What Do You Moms give your 3yr olds for BREAKFAST???!!

Audria - posted on 12/03/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I need Help, I've got the rest of the year to experiment with different breakfast items for Kyle, who starts school in January. He doesnt want anything to eat in the mornings. He has literally weaned himself from formula in the mornings, now what do I give him when he doesnt want to accept anything at all.

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Laura - posted on 12/03/2009

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what to give a toddler for breakfast? ANYTHING you can actually get them to eat! lol. my neice ate HOT DOGS for breakfast for a while. i make fruit smoothies with oats added to it-my son loves those. you just have to experiement with what he likes and also get rid of the idea that there are actual BREAKFAST foods. also my son still has a sippie cup of milk when he first wakes up, so there are definitely mornings where he is not as hungry, and then like yesterday, he came and got me and said, "mama, i want some pancakes and syrup for breakfast"! also my pediatrician said to not look at each DAY of a toddlers diet but to look at the WEEK. toddlers can survive on next to nothing! life is far too exciting for them to slow down and actually EAT!, just always offer things at breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner. don't pressure them into eating, as my sitter said, they will eat when they get hungry! good luck!

Jodi - posted on 12/03/2009

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My daughter is 4 1/2, and she has a bowl of cereal and a piece of wholegrain toast (with some sort of spread - it varies each day depending on what she feels like). Depending on the cereal she chooses (we have a few different types in the house because we have a larger family), she sometimes has crushed fruit on top. On weekends (when school isn't a rush), we sometimes do bacon, eggs, pancakes, maple syrup, etc. But that is a treat. School days there just isn't the time, so probably better to get him in a routine for school day breakfasts that you can maintain when he starts school.



Some mornings, she has second breakfast an hour later, LOL......



Anyway, this has been her breakfast routine for a couple of years.

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Rachel - posted on 05/30/2011

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cookies (animal cookies, or some low-sugar alternative). she dips them in her milk. she hardly ever drinks all the milk. she also loves cheerios, and she ends up drinking more milk with those. once in a while she'll scarf down french toast with honey, fruit and whipped cream. If your son is just too busy to eat, then maybe a banana and a yogurt drink, or make your own shake for him and let him drink it in the car. My daughter likes to play or watch tv and seems to just hate concentrating on eating, so I make sure she gets toys out of the way and no tv at breakfast time.

Emily - posted on 05/30/2011

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My son loves readybrek, he was really hard to wean off milk and baby food so this was a perfect combination. Its worth a try, good luck x x

Allison - posted on 12/04/2009

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Oatmeal, any hot cereal, fruit, pancakes, bagels, french toast sticks, sausage links, dry cereal. Anything he can feed himself or is quick enough for you to feed him.

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My little girl will ONLY eat cereal for breakfast! On a rare occasion she will eat a scrambled egg.

Deepa - posted on 12/03/2009

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If my kids wake up an hour and a half before they have to be in school , they have enough time to feel hungry and have milk and cereal or PB&J sandwiches. If they have trouble waking up its just milk. So what works for me is really making sure they're 'early to bed and early to rise'

Jenn - posted on 12/03/2009

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My son eats a variety of cold cereals (rice krispies, raisin bran, mini wheats, etc.), oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, yogourt, bananas, eggs and toast.

Audria - posted on 12/03/2009

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Thanks guys, your suggestions are helpful. Its definitely going to be an experiment for me for the next couple of weeks.
Because all I hear is "Mommy cant want that, mommy dont want that, mommy dont want breakfast" So I will try something different ever so often. This morning he just had a ripe banana.
Now its to convince daddy that, we really dont have to force him, because he does eat, just seems he is not an early eater.

Michele - posted on 12/03/2009

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I sometimes give my son a fruit and grain bar in the morning for breakfast. He loves them. They are quick and easy and you can find them in the cereal aisle.

April - posted on 12/03/2009

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I've been dealing with this for a few years now. My daughter just doesn't like traditional breakfast items. I've basically given her anything she will eat. Some days it's dry cereal. The next it might be the soup from the night before. As long as it's healthy, I don't really care if it's a more traditional lunch or dinner item.

Lol - posted on 12/03/2009

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My daughter is also three and doesn't like eating breakfast too often. I usually give her a choice between homemade banana milkshake (which she helps make), toast, and cereal. I leave the more "complex" breakfasts for the weekend.

Fruit milkshake is a meal in itself for the kids... and fun for them to make. I let her butter (with a kids knife) the toast. Maybe start him off with some yoghurt to get his appetite going first thing in the morning.

Hope this helps.

September - posted on 12/03/2009

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Well I don't have a 3 year old but I do have a one year old. He eats oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, cheese toast, scrambled eggs. I don't see why a 3 year old could not eat the same kinds of things :)

Sharon - posted on 12/03/2009

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The kids ate what I ate. Cereal, eggs, toast, pancakes, whichever.



sometimes it was dry cereal and cut fruit.

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