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With bananas and apples, we just save them for oatmeal or muffins. Most of our available snack foods are things that you can eat part of and put back, like hummus, beans, cheese, triscuts, grapes or berries, tomatoes or cold leftover meat. Most of our snacks DD, almost 5, can just get for herself and has been since about 2. I don't really keep up with how many times a day she is eating. We do have meals and I offer when I'm fixing something but she usually just eats when she wants to, on her own. The few things I cook, like eggs, DD usually eats. At 2.5 DD probably wouldn't have eaten more than a few bites of a bagel. I made really small portions until she was 3.5 or so, like a eighth of a bagel. It's easier to fix more than unfix something. We have avoided letting food be an issue and we don't have much waste.
Mama to twin boys, Oct-'09 and baby girl, Apri-'12!
I have a stupid question....
My boys are little, but eat a lot of table and finger foods. A lot. Most days, I eat a lunch of leftovers from dinner the previous night. Which is fine, but sometimes, there's like only one small serving. Any stay at home moms... when you're eating leftovers, what do the kids eat? It's starting to become a problem that they want what I have... but then if I make something for all of us, then the leftovers don't get eaten - augh.
Megan, wife to K, mama to C (9/07), (4/10) (11/10)
And our rainbow is here! E 10/11
I think the "I want it - I don't want it!" stuff at that age has as much to do with testing your limits and reactions as it does with asserting independence and control, so if you can take you out of the equation maybe that would eliminate the testing. That setup only lasted maybe a couple of months, and then the phase was passed and onto the next issue.
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