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Toddler asking for snacks and not eating them

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vincettenoir · 25/01/2023 10:41

My 3yo dd asks for snacks a million times a day and a lot of the time she doesn’t even eat them. I was previously laid back about the food she left but I’m starting to feel really annoyed about all the food I prepare that she doesn’t eat. Has anyone found a good way to deal with this?

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QforCucumber · 25/01/2023 10:42

I just respond ‘not just yet dinner time soon’

or ‘there’s a drink and a babybel in the fridge’

if anything is left they are given it back again later

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Seeline · 25/01/2023 10:48

One snack time morning and one afternoon. Equally spaced between meals.
You decide what and when. Any other time, just say no.

Are you sure she I not mistaking thirst for hunger? Offer her water if she keeps me asking at non-snack times.

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Raindropsdrop · 25/01/2023 11:34

Offer a drink instead
Say no
Is she maybe abit bored?

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SeaToSki · 25/01/2023 11:36

Keep offering the same snack

Say no its not snack time

Say after you have a drink

Distract with a book or other activity

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NuffSaidSam · 25/01/2023 13:40

Stop giving her snacks all the time!

One in the morning, one in the afternoon. If something doesn't get eaten, put it away for later if possible.

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ChildminderMum · 25/01/2023 14:01

I'd stop doing all the snacks, they don't really need them.

Breakfast, lunch, snack mid-afternoon if tea is late, tea.

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itwasntmetho · 25/01/2023 14:06

It’s habitual, say no.

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Lcb123 · 25/01/2023 14:14

just say no? And offer water. If meals are adequate they shouldn’t need contact snacks. If you make snack and not eaten, just give it when asked again

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