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How often do your kids snack?

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Asked by kaitilala at 10:15 PM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • whenever they want. they are both fit and healthy, and they don't go crazy with the snacking.

    Answer by autbot at 10:17 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • same here

    Answer by mommy_jules at 10:18 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Same as they said. She likes healthy snacks so I let her eat them whenever she says she's hungry and it never seems she's just eating to be eating to me.

    Answer by genagina at 10:22 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • A couple times a day, usually mid-morning and mid to late afternoon. I generally let him eat healthy stuff whenever he wants though, even if that means he has two snacks in the morning--usually things like fruit, oatmeal, cereal bars, yogurt, etc. He's usually around the 30th percentile for weight, so it's not a big problem. I have noticed that he tends to be hungrier in the mornings than in the evening, so if he says he's still hungry in the morning I get him something else to eat. Also, some days he just picks at food most of the day and then other days it seems like he eats a lot all day long. Maybe he's having growth spurts or he burned a lot of extra calories those days?

    Answer by pam19 at 10:45 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • My kids usually have a small bowl on the table that they pick at through out the day in between meals.

    Answer by MOM2DYLnHAYLEE at 12:11 AM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • My 15 month old is constantly snacking. She's not happy unless she has something in her hand. But she's so skinny! haha I don't give her anything unhealthy though and it doesn't seem to ruin her main meals when the time comes. Some of her favorites are cheese, veggies and fruits. I figure it can't hurt, right?

    Answer by Humanerror99 at 12:45 AM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • We have set snack times - mid morning and mid afternoon. If he's not hungry at snack time, then he waits until the next meal. I don't allow around the clock snacking.

    Answer by missanc at 9:14 AM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I am a type 2 diabetic and my doctor has required I eat several small snacks a day. My DS always seems hungry at that point so I allow him to have small snacks with me. Usually I go the unhealthy route because as a 2yo my son has eating issues

    Answer by proudmommy42008 at 1:10 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

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