How do i get my toddler to eat breakfast

Peter-Gaye - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Anyone have any suggestions of what i could make my toddler for breakfast before pre-school in the mornings?

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Diane - posted on 01/13/2009

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Make a pancake with 2 banana circle eyes and strawberry nose and a raisin smiley face.  It's a hit at our house

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We have a very long commute to and from work.  On the way to work, I will give my daughter a slice of whole-wheat raisin bread... or we will share a bagel.  She'll also have a small bag of grapes or pre-cut oranges or apples.  Something else that we love is those Danimals yogurt drinks.  Instead of peeling back the lid, I take and use a straw to punch a hole in the top for a more spill-proof drink.  On really cold mornings (we live in Indiana), I will give her a drink of hot apple cider (with an ice cube to make the temperature good for her).  There is sugar in that, but considering that 95% of what she eats is really healthy... I don't make a big deal about it.  If you feel like being creative, I've made her homeade sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiches on english muffins before.  It's compact... she likes it... and I'm not buying it at the local McD's. 

Regina - posted on 01/12/2009

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My daughter really likes mini bagels, blueberries and sometimes i give her the pancake minis they are microwaveble too. Brown and serve sausges are also a hit, real quick too on the George Foreman grill!

Brooke - posted on 01/12/2009

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My 2 and half year old was having a the same problem, I told her if she ate breakfast she could have a treat. I know i know, no the best thing but it worked. After a week she forgot about the treat and just wanted breakfast.

Melissa - posted on 01/12/2009

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When my DD was a toddler (and even now) she loved cereal and fruit. She likes Cheerios, Chex (all varieties), Crispix, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, etc. You can even buy the generics and most kids won't know the difference to save some $$$. The key w/ cereal & toddlers is more cereal & less milk in the bowl. Then give them a sippy cup of milk to drink w/ it.



Also, I give her fruit that are great finger-foods like bananas, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, mandarin oranges, grapes (cut in 1/4 sizes due to choking hazard) & peeled apple wedges.



Hope this helps.



 

Karen - posted on 01/12/2009

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Cinammon Instant Oatmeal with blueberries "on the side" is a hit at my house with both my 2 and 4 year old. Yogurt is also good, quick, but can be messy for a 2 year old.

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