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Just curious, any moms out there not give your kids snacks between meals?

I find myself to be an oddity in this, and I'm just wondering if there's anyone else...?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:37 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Depends on if we ever have any snacks for them to eat. Mostly no
    luvmygrlz

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 11:41 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • No i give my kids snacks whenever they are hungry and im not about to give them a meal . Now we eat healthy snacks only like fuirt a veggies w/ dip rarely do i give them like chips or fuirt- snacks
    Cherriemama831

    Answer by Cherriemama831 at 11:42 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I usually don't. We have regular mealtimes and they eat well. In my house, offering snacks just increases their begging for them and that just drives me nuts! However, there is always fruit available to them if they get hungry...which also helps reduce the times they ask for a snack out of boredom, heh heh heh...

    Plus we keep a lot of snacks out of the house because I have zero willpower when it comes to eating "just one."
    SandyHack

    Answer by SandyHack at 11:42 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Some days I do but I usually don't. I'm so sick of all the snacks kids get.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • We do five or six small meals throughout the day. Both my little ones are susceptible to blood sugar drops and their behaviors are much better when they eat small and frequent. So yes, they do "sack" but really, it's little meals.
    eema.gray

    Answer by eema.gray at 11:48 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • during the day, not really...but she does have a yogurt every night, after her shower, before bed..
    but if i do let her have a snack..its always something healthy...yogurt, grapes, banana..etc
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 11:50 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I encourage my kids to snack here and there, mostly because they don't really eat much and I want to make sure they are getting enough.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:51 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • My dd is extremely small (36 inches and 30 lbs at 4 year old) so her doctor said let her eat anytime she will, however of course we keep it healthy, I try anyway. She gets one junk food snak a day (unless we eat fast food that day, then that is her junk) other then that it is fruit, veggies or yogurt (for the most part). There are days that this just doesnt happen, but it is what I try to stick to.
    JLS2388

    Answer by JLS2388 at 11:51 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I give snacks to my DD. She loves fruits and cold carrots. If it's healthy, I am all good with it.

    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 11:55 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • YES....snacks are good for them and teaches them a healthy way to eat. I am talking healthy snacks not junk.
    hill2

    Answer by hill2 at 11:55 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

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