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Old 03-25-2009, 02:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
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hi mamas,

so, does your kid eat their crusts? does it bother you if they dont? do you do anything about it?

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Ds does mostly, dd doesn't. It doesn't bother me.

I don't like crusts much myself. I've thrown out a shocking number of ends of the loaf of bread (after they turn moldy) because I just couldn't bring myself to eat them. Dh likes them, but doesn't like 'my' kind of bread (whole wheat).

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My kid does eat his crusts.

I wouldn't care if he didn't though (because I sometimes don't eat my own. )

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Sometimes. Why would I care?

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DS doesn't eat sandwiches yet.

DD, it depends on... well I don't know what it depends on, sometimes she eats them, sometimes she doesn't. I really don't care either way. I eat crusts because I was taught that it was bad not too, I hate crusts. First and only time I had a crustless sandwich, I loved it!

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I would prefer that my kids eat the crusts, but it's a battle I've picked not to have with them. If I don't remove the crusts (or peels of apples, etc), they eat 'around' them, and more gets wasted than if I were to just remove the crusts or peels beforehand.

I had to eat crusts, peels, etc as a child and just feel it's wasteful if it gets thrown out. Now, I'm OK throwing out the peels of non-organic fruit, but *I'll* eat the peels of my children's organic apples rather than toss them.

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Sometimes. I don't are if they eat the crust--if they don't, I get to finish it for them!

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Sometimes DD does, sometimes not. She usually does not like toasted and pizza crusts. But, at the moment, it works out great. DS loves to teeth on them.

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Sometimes. Why would I care?
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I actually don't know for sure, between the four of my kids. I know I sometimes toss crusts after clearing the table, and other times I don't recall seeing any.

Generally, *I* don't like or eat the crust on sandwiches or pizza. Sometimes I do, but not often.

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Sometimes yes, sometimes no. And no I don't care. Sometimes I don't eat the crusts either.

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DD isn't eating any solids yet, but when she I almost hope she doesn't eat crusts. They're my favorite part of bread so I would have no problem eating hers.

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I hate crust to this day...so no, it's not something I care about.

It bugs SO when I don't eat my crusts, though...

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I've never cut them off for him, nor has he witnessed anybody else doing so. He sometimes eats them and sometimes not. Same as me!

I would probably be reluctant to give him another sandwich if he left a lot of the first one on his plate. Luckily, it has never occurred to him to toss the crusts aside and ask for another helping. I've seen other kids take a couple soft bites from the middle and consider the rest of the sandwich to be garbage. I'm not sure how I'd deal with that. Probably not by making another sandwich.

But generally we're not big on seconds anyhow. I'd rather have him choose some fruit or cheese than have a second PB&J, for variety. My DS is not difficult about food though, so there's no struggle there.

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None of my 3 kids(ages 7, 8 & 10) eat crusts. 2 will eat the heel fo the bread though.

I sometimes eat the crust, sometimes don't but I don't eat the heel.
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I've never thought about it. They just eat the bread, sandwich, or whatever. If they get full before they finish, then sometimes some is left on the plate. Are crusts an issue?
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both older kids (1 and 4) do. the baby doesnt

they will literally sit and eat a whole loaf if i let them, crusts are definitely not an issue!
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It depends on her mood at the moment. Today was an only crust day, she ate around the hole sandwich, eating all the crust and leaving the rest. Yesterday was a no crust day.

Kind of drives me nuts at times, not because she is or isnt' eating something but because I never know what she wants at that particular moment. She gets upset if I leave the crust on and its a no crust day.

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no and no.
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Dd does, and yes I do care. I care about wasting anything.
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Yes he does - unless its 'dry' ...and in which case, I dont blame him! I try to make sure the contents of the sandwich/toping on toast go out to the edges, otherwise the edges are just not enjoyable to eat (depending on the kind of bread - you know, some breads are just really dry and some are rather moist! hehe) and he will leave them behind. No big deal, the birds will eat it (or not, as we do have two outdoor cats...but something eats it. I put it on the grass, no need to be thrown away - its not 'wasted' then). I couldn't imagine trying to force my DS to eat anything he didn't want to eat!

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not always and i make a point of not caring

i distinctly remember being forced to sit at the table till i ate all my crusts. i hate crusts. i ahte the loaf ends, i rarely eat pizza crusts.

Stepdad 1 was a horrid person, forcing me to sit till all my crusts were gone, going balistic if he ate more than 1 loaf end a month etc.

when my mum left her abusive partner (Stepdad 1) things lightened up but she still tried to get us to eat our crusts, i thinkit was a hold over from SD1. when SD2 came on the scene well it was great. he LOVES the loaf ends and asked they be left in the loaf till the end as it "helps keep the bread fresh" and we knew they wouldnt get wasted as he would eat them.

as i got older mum lightened up, made suggestions like spread to the ends, dip crusts in stuff etc but didnt make a big deal out of it.

when i had kids i swore that i would not force crust or loaf end eating but if DS1 leaves a lot of "good" bread on the crust end and askes for more he gests asked to finish off his crusts. i dont mind the actual border crust being left but any "good" stuff can at least be nibbled off as bet they can.

yeah we waste a lot of crusts but in grand scheme of things crusts are not a battle i really want to have, now putting to loo seat down is a different matter!!

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it depends on the day. I don't care

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Younger DD - Not normally.
Older DD - Usually
Baby DS - Always, if we give them to him.

I don't care. I always assumed that the crusts weren't as nutritious. I have cut crusts off when it seemed that removing them got the child to eat more of the sandwich.

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Yes. And the fight over the end piece. Silly kids.

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: Depends on the bread and on the child . . . usually they eat at least some of their crusts, though.

I don't care either way . . . if they don't want them, we'll cut them off and put them out for the birds.

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Sometimes, sometimes not. I really don't care either way, but I don't cut them off. I'll cut the sandwiches into triangled quarters to ensure there is as little waste as possible in case they decide today is a "no crust" day.
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In our house we don't throw food away. I guess I wouldn't care if we had a dog or something who could eat the crusts. Maybe she'd like to feed her crusts to the birds or whatever. I don't care as long as they don't end up in the trash.

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She didn't used to, but she generally does now.

A small amount of wasted food is not more important to me than forcing children to eat things they don't want.
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Nope and nope. I figure that people who worry about crusts don't have picky eaters, lol. I would go insane if I worried about all the things that ds doesn't eat. Crusts are last on my list.
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In our house we don't throw food away. I guess I wouldn't care if we had a dog or something who could eat the crusts. Maybe she'd like to feed her crusts to the birds or whatever. I don't care as long as they don't end up in the trash.

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