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Quick opinions ladies?

Is giving a kid a mug of hot chocolate right before dinner a good idea or bad idea? I say it fills them up and then they don't want to eat. DH says otherwise. What do you guys think?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:12 PM on Dec. 5, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

Answers (11)
  • honestly it depends on the kid. it would not make a difference for my 5yo, but my 2yo would rather drink than eat anyway so that would be a bad idea for him lol

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:14 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • I agree with you, it will definitely spoil dinner!


    Answer by older at 8:14 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Yes, it fills them up. It's also full of sugar, not the best thing to eat before dinner.

    Answer by shanlaree at 8:14 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Bad idea, fills them up with sugar.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 8:18 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • A cup of hot chocolate is not going to fill someone up enough that they won't eat dinner. I am with your husband. As a matter of fact, my son often has hot chocolate with his meal and he still eats well.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:22 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • It depends on the child, but I say bad idea. Let them have hot cocoa for dessert!!

    Answer by sweetpotato418 at 10:39 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • If its once in a while, I say no biggie. Maybe a treat on the weekend kind of thing but for sure not a regular thing.

    Answer by choco_mom at 1:13 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • it will spoil dinner. maybe a bit of water will be better.

    Answer by sodapple at 4:59 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • I think I would want it to be dessert for them not pre-dinner.

    Answer by MomIWant at 7:44 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Hot cocoa is for after dinner.

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:08 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

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