+ Reply to Thread
Page 8 of 11 FirstFirst ... 678910 ... LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 108
  1. #71
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2,182
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    4
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Sausage roll aside... this is what I do with my boys...

    i offer them choices for their meals - would they like, weetbix, toast or porridge for breakfast? whatever they choose, they need to eat. if they don't finish that meal or what I consider a good amount of it, then they don't get their snack, they have to wait till the next meal. it's taken some getting used to for them as they were used to just getting snacks whenever they asked for some but I found they ended up just snacking all day and not eating meals. So now they have set meal times AND set snack times. If they want something outside those times, it depends on what they have eaten that day - also on behaviour sometimes they get a treat.
    Food wastage has decreased heaps. i still chuck out heaps - the chooks get it now though - but no where near what it was before I got strict with them.
    also, portion sizes... I was once told that a good guide for a portion size for a child is the size of their palm - remember they are much small than adults and don't need anywhere near as much as we do and even then most adults eat more than they need anyway.

    ETA - they don't get a choice at dinner time. they eat what mummy makes! I'm not going to be making 4 different meals!
    Last edited by Butterflies&Hurricanes; 20-09-2010 at 13:21.

  2. #72
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    13,847
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    We don't eat sausage rolls of course

    However, if she's given something to eat that is what we would have either as a treat or as a normal type food and she refuses to eat it, that's fine, I don't make her, but she isn't given anything else and she's not eating again until the next meal time.

    But apparently I'm mean and nasty to my child

  3. #73
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    8,705
    Thanks
    581
    Thanked
    647
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Oh yeah! I signed up for the mean and nasty course and got a A+!

    If DS asks for a particular food when out than he will eat it! I'm not made of money! Generally though- both he and I are not big eaters so I usually get something between us and if he doesn't want it- more for me! If he asks for something later- I'm sorry, you'll have to wait.

    Lunch, dinner and breaki are usually treated different around here (not purposefully). Breaki- his choice of what's in the house (within reason). Lunch- as he goes to daycare 5 days, it's only usually weekends and we usually decide together. Dinner- eat whats in front of him or go to bed.

  4. #74
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    22,001
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    1,782
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    so today, for breakfst, i offered him a choice of weet bix, rice bubbles, nurtigrain(which he has at home), cornflakes or toast. he wanted rice bubbles but did he eat them no!!!

    for lunch i offered him either a sandwich with cheese, vegemite or meat on it or he could have some yoghurt with some banana and strawberries. he chose the sandwich but did he eat it no!!!

  5. #75
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    417
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by me n he View Post
    so today, for breakfst, i offered him a choice of weet bix, rice bubbles, nurtigrain(which he has at home), cornflakes or toast. he wanted rice bubbles but did he eat them no!!!

    for lunch i offered him either a sandwich with cheese, vegemite or meat on it or he could have some yoghurt with some banana and strawberries. he chose the sandwich but did he eat it no!!!
    Simple answer

    don't give him choice
    especially more than 2 choices
    it will blow his mind

    Put the food infront of him if he doesn't eat he doesn't eat
    he will eat when he's hungry

    or if you must give him a choice
    put 2 bowls I front of him

    What he doesn't eat you have it

  6. #76
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    417
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by SausageFest View Post

    She's not pouring lard down his throat .

    The whole objective of this thread was to get some advice about how to stop Coop wasting food and not eating when he has asked for food, not whether you agree with the whole sausage roll "controversy". Good lord.
    Well actually the average bakery sausage roll contains
    40% of an adults daily saturated fat
    25% of an adults daily salt
    so it pretty much is lard

  7. #77
    Mrs Molly Coddle's Avatar
    Mrs Molly Coddle is offline I've admitted in writing that veve is awesome - eeek she has proof!!!
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3,296
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked
    221
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Bec do you sit down with him and eat the same thing?? I find that helps with E especially at dinner time. And DH and i try to eat reaaaally slow so we finish at the same time iykwim.

  8. #78
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,027
    Thanks
    4,429
    Thanked
    550
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by me n he View Post
    so today, for breakfst, i offered him a choice of weet bix, rice bubbles, nurtigrain(which he has at home), cornflakes or toast. he wanted rice bubbles but did he eat them no!!!

    for lunch i offered him either a sandwich with cheese, vegemite or meat on it or he could have some yoghurt with some banana and strawberries. he chose the sandwich but did he eat it no!!!
    I wouldn't worry about it too much. If he doesn't eat, he doesn't eat. Obviously he is going through a stage where he doesn't have much of an appetite. They all go through that. He's not going to starve himself, he will eat when he's hungry. Just a question though - what does he eat/drink between meals? Perhaps he's filling up on too many snacks or milk? I had to cut down on DS's milk intake, as it was filling him up and leaving him with no appetite.

  9. #79
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    22,001
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    1,782
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Tweak View Post
    Well actually the average bakery sausage roll contains
    40% of an adults daily saturated fat
    25% of an adults daily salt
    so it pretty much is lard
    geeze, sorry for not being so perfect unlike so many others. perhaps i will go and shove a can or better still a bottle of coke down his throat to make it better for him. i am pretty darn sure i am not the only one giving my child a sausage roll. it was only an example of yesterday. he doesnt eat them 24/7 as some seem to think.

    Quote Originally Posted by lambkin View Post
    Bec do you sit down with him and eat the same thing?? I find that helps with E especially at dinner time. And DH and i try to eat reaaaally slow so we finish at the same time iykwim.
    yeah we sit down pretty much every meal apart from lunch time. i always sit with him for dinner otherwise i wouldnt eat tbh and i feel better if i eat regular meals which i can do with him.

  10. #80
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    13,847
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Tweak View Post
    Well actually the average bakery sausage roll contains
    40% of an adults daily saturated fat
    25% of an adults daily salt
    so it pretty much is lard
    It's not about the sausage roll


 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Springfree Trampoline
Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift Springfree Trampoline
The World's Safest Trampoline™ is now also the world's first Smart Trampoline™. Sensors on the mat detect your every move and your jumps control fun, educational and active games on tablet. Secure the Ultimate Christmas Gift today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Shapland Swim Schools
Semi private learn to swim classes for a maximum of 3 children in specialized heated teaching pools. Our swim schools are located across Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast, ensuring there's a school near you.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!