Just wondering what people's thoughts were on frequency/necessity of snacking for toddlers. I have 14 month old twins. They are very good eaters, and we have been doing a breakfast (around 7), a lunch (around 11:30), a glass of milk (around 2:00) and dinner around 5:30.
However, an experienced mom friend was saying that she thought the girls would be happier with a small snack morning and afternoon (total of 5 meals a day). I've been pretty anti-snack so far. Pretty much the only time snacks are given is to placate the girls when we're out running errands. I'm not a huge fan of the constant eating, and it seems that snacks tend to be lower quality food than sit down meals (easy to reach for the peanut butter crackers, the bunny crackers, etc.).
Am I crazy? The girls are literally up only about 9 hours a day (sleeping about 12 during the night, with total naps of anywhere from 2 - 3 hours a day) -- so going to 5 meals would mean they are eating every other hour.