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22/05/2013 at 09:04
I'm gathering from fb and here that toddlers getting up early doors is fairly common at the moment! P#s current waking time seems to average 5.30/6am. lot earlier than her usual 7/7.30am. I think it's a combination of her molars and the early mornings.
Anyway, if you do have toddlers who are up this early what time do you give them breakfast. H usually gets up with her, he says he likes to as he doesn't see her the rest of the day and usually gets in just as she's going to bed. Anyway, when i get up with her she has water, then milk abit later and breakfast no earlier than 7am (on my days off, work days she has breakfast just before 7 as we leave the house just after). Reason being i don't want her to think she can get up and eat whenever she feels like it.
I discovered yesterday that H has been feeding her as soon as she gets up though. So by 6am some mornings. Which is far too early i think as it makes it a really long time until lunch, even with snacks.
So if you have early risers at the moment what do you do re milk and food once they are up?
22/05/2013 at 09:13
What do you mean toddler? My eldest is 7 and he's normally the first of them to wake up - normally around 6am, sometimes just before!
Anyway, to answer the question, no we don't give them breakfast till 7am, they have to play or watch TV until then, when me and OH can drag ourselevs out of bed!
22/05/2013 at 09:18
On the mornings J is up early, he NEEDS breakfast. If I try and hold off, he'll go and start making his own... He won't drink water first thing, he likes "tea", which is actually just warm milk. His milk consumption doesn't have an impact on how much he eats, so i'm OK with him having milk.
J is a big eater though, and he can easily eat 2 weetabix, toast and yoghurt... This, with snacks keeps him going.
22/05/2013 at 09:40
Well F is coming up to 16 months, so not too different to P, and his waking time can vary from 5:30am to 7:30am. I tend to give him a cup of milk once we're up and downstairs. If it's really early I try to hold off a little before giving him his breakfast. On these early days, he'll have a bit of toast with daddy when he gets up a little later.
22/05/2013 at 10:10
Isla is up between 6-6.30 every morning. She has her milk straight away then breakfast at around 7.30-7.45. On Mondays it's slightly later as she goes to nursery I think they have breakfast around 8.30.
ETA on the very rare occasion she sleeps til 7 we don't bother with milk at all. Jut straight to breakfast at around 7.30
22/05/2013 at 10:13
Always between 7.30/8.00 regardless of what time he gets up.
22/05/2013 at 10:18
S has always been an early riser. Until fairly recently he'd have a cup of milk when he woke up (usually about 6) because he has breakfast at nursery at about 7.45 so I thought it was too long to wait for something. If it's the weekend he'll have breakfast about 7.30
22/05/2013 at 11:01
Thanks ladies. P is a BIG eater and it's hard to hold her off breakfast, H generally likes an easy life so that's why he feeds her i think!
She always has milk with her breakfast anyway. On a usual morning she'll have 2 TT beakers of milk, either one early then one with brekkie or both with. Looks like i'm right then to hold off a bit On the mornings i go to work she has breakfast here and then usually toast or similar and milk at Mums when she gets there.
22/05/2013 at 11:11
He has a beaker of milk at whatever time he gets up after 6, although normally he gets up around 7. Breakfast is always around 8am as that's what he has at nursery 3 days a week. Unless it's a weekend day and H is up with him as he always forgets to feed A breakfast.
22/05/2013 at 11:45
Mine are 3&4 but tend to help themselves to a pancake or similar first thing with a glass of water or orange juice. Then if I'm not quick enough with breakfast A makes them ham sandwiches! I've come out the shower 3 times recently to find them eating ham sandwiches with cucumber and grapes on the side lol
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