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    Default Getting up in the morning

    So one of the other threads got me thinking. At what age would you feel comfortable letting dd/ds get up themselves and watch tv and grab something from the fridge(eg my dd would want a yoghurt)?

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    DD1 is 7 and will hop up and grab her and her 3 sisters a banana and turn on the tv but she will come in and ask first!

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    Dsd is 5 and she got up a lot herself over the school holidays and turned on the tv and grabbed herself something to eat until I could get up and make breakfast.

    She always happens to wake up as I'm laying in bed feeding her sister and Dp is away so it's either wait until I can get up or I'm happy for her to do it herself.

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    DD was 4 last week and would definitely be capable of this. I also have a 17mth old though - cant wait until they can get themselves up and have breakfast by themselves!!

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    DS1 is 29 months and already does this. I'm usually not far behind him though. He can get fruit out of the fridge or off the bench.

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    At 7 and 4 my two are allowed to get breakfast (cereal) and on the weekends turn the tv on. Our bedroom is right beside the kitchen so I can hear them and if they can't lift the milk they'll tell me. If they want porridge I still make it.

    They can access the fridge and pantry but won't take anything without asking, I don't remember actually telling them to ask but they do.

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    My eldest is very responsible and has been making herself sandwiches and then toast since she was 4 and turning the TV on. The next 2 siblings have followed except they are far lazier and will wait for breakfast if the eldest isn't up.

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    We started DS1 being able to do this at 2.5 when I was pregnant with DS2. He would wake up and come cuddle with me then go out to the loungeroom and turn on the tv. We usually had it set to ABC and if it wasn't he knew to press 22 and it would go there. He also really likes dry cereal so I would set some up in a bowl with a lid for him to eat but also had milk in a cup in case he wanted it with milk.

    It helped on the really bad mornings. Now he comes in to me and I'll send DS2 to play with him for 10 mins while I wake up. I get breakfast because it is up high.

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    DD is 3.5 and we often do this on the weekend while dh and i sleep in But usually one of us gets up and makes her a proper brekkie and she eats it while watching cartoons and we sleep


 

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