What's an easy breakfast that my 3-year-old could grab for himself?

My son has taken to not getting me up in the morning when he gets up. Anyone have any idea for some easy breakfast food he can grab for himself ? Because lately he has been grabbing whatever my husband leaves on the counter in range for him to reach and its not usually good breakfast food. Any help would be great. Thanks

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keiths.mommy

Asked by keiths.mommy at 9:37 PM on Dec. 11, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • ok...i have a little one that does this as well...and as a mother of three i KNOW that you cant ALWAYS be up when they get up.....i use tupperware bowls with lids and put cereal in them and milk chug containers that i refill...or other items such as poptarts....mini muffins....bananas.....to all who dog her for not being up...you never know when they are going to wake up and try telling a three year old to wake you when he gets up...yeah right....he is a BIG boy ruinning the house...didnt you know that
    jheitkamper

    Answer by jheitkamper at 1:32 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

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  • waffles you can put them in the toster..the good kind is the cinimain and no syurp needed
    mama2twins07

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 9:39 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • Maybe you should set your alarm and wake up with him!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • oh for him...
    geez. for a 3 yr..wouldnt want them eatting alone
    so tell dh to put things up to make your ds wake you up. or a baby monitor
    mama2twins07

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 9:40 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • a bowl of dry cereal should keep him occupied. Maybe fill it up every night with his favorite cereal and leave it on the table for him. Maybe even a glass of milk in the fridge that he can reach (if he can open the fridge...my 2yo can and gets into everything, lol).
    My 2yo always gets up before I do on the weekends but she always comes knocking (or barging right in) when she is hungry. That is if my older kids don't get up and get her breakfast first.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 9:42 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • leave the fruit bowl within reach, leave him a pb&j sandwich in a covered bowl and ask your hubby to leave a glass of milk out for him before leaving...
    secondrose

    Answer by secondrose at 10:02 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • Girl, don't you know how dangerous it can be to leave a three year old on his own? Gotta' keep a close eye on those little ones. Put up a child safety gate.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • I know what you mean. My boys ages almost 3 and 4 love to sneak out of bed in the morning. While I sympathize, I must strongly suggest finding a way to wake up before him. My oldest went as far as to learn how to unplug my alarm clock! After I woke up to an entire carton of eggs smashed on the floor, I installed door alarms that they can't reach. You can get them at wal-mart for under $10.00 and they are easy to use. Now when my kids' bedroom door opens, the alarm goes off automatically, and they can't sneak around the house. It's just not safe for them to be awake roaming the house while mommy is sleeping. He most definitely shouldn't be eating without you being awake. He could choke and you would never know. Get the alarms, TOMORROW!
    bestmommyeber

    Answer by bestmommyeber at 11:14 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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  • I would really suggest finding a way to know when he's up too. Not just leaving some food out for him. My 3 year old will try to sneak out before I get up, luckily the dog usually comes and wakes me up. But the times I haven't gotten up, he's made a huge mess, or gotten a hold of scissors or something like that. It's so scary to imagine what could happen to him. You would never leave him home alone, but if you're sleeping and letting him run around the house, that's almost as bad.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 AM on Dec. 12, 2008

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  • MINI MUFFINS!
    Ophy

    Answer by Ophy at 12:58 AM on Dec. 12, 2008

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