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    Default Is 4.45pm too early to give toddler dinner?

    My nearly 3yo is really hungry right now and I'm thinking that I might just give her her dinner now instead of arguing with her later. She didn't have a nap today so she'll be going to bed early tonight anyway.

    I'm just really not in the mood for dinnertime dramas tonight...*groan*...

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    My kids have always eaten between 5 and 5:30.

    and sometimes we have really alte lunches that turn into dinner...

    You should eat when you're hungry, not because it's a certain time. Food is flexible.

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    Default Is 4.45pm too early to give toddler dinner?

    Mine's eating hers right now! I think early dinners are awesome.

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    DD (nearly 2) has dinner at 4pm...every night. Most nights DS (8) has his then too..and has a substantial supper about 7.30pm.

    Early dinners, before they are tired and grumpy...rock!

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    Default Is 4.45pm too early to give toddler dinner?

    We're all eating dinner now too..

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    Default Is 4.45pm too early to give toddler dinner?

    Mine are eating now... They norm eat between 4-5pm depends what's going, iv been busy so it's a bit later and hey guess what 2 min noodles!!! Lol I didn't know what to give them everything makes me feel ick lol

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    Nah, we have early dinners at 5-5.30 but sometimes eat as early as 4-4.30.

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    All my kids have always eaten dinner at 5pm!

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    Not if she's hungry, I'd much rather deal with a child that is hungry and happy to eat, than hold off and deal with a grumpy over tired child who although hungry makes a fuss about eating due to being over hungry etc.

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    Default Is 4.45pm too early to give toddler dinner?

    I've just given her dinner and she is hoeing into it like there's no tomorrow. Seriously, I'm not new to this whole parenting thing, but why I haven't been doing this before is beyond me. Smileygirl is right - dinners before they get tired & grumpy do rock!

    Thanks girls

    Btw, what's everyone else having? We're eating leftover hedgehog meatballs with green beans, peas & colcannon.


 

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