+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 42
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    330
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked
    214
    Reviews
    0
    My bub isn't here yet. But in my experience with my niece/nephew, 2.5 years old seems way too young to me. I'm really surprised with the comments on here. Would you really send a 2.5 year old to bed with nothing to eat because they refused to eat what you prepared for dinner?

    I personally wouldn't start anything like this until 5 years old at least.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,312
    Thanks
    3,126
    Thanked
    6,315
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bigmummahen View Post
    My bub isn't here yet. But in my experience with my niece/nephew, 2.5 years old seems way too young to me. I'm really surprised with the comments on here. Would you really send a 2.5 year old to bed with nothing to eat because they refused to eat what you prepared for dinner?

    I personally wouldn't start anything like this until 5 years old at least.
    For me , If they are not eating it - and have eaten it many times previously and have no health issues - then at that age absolutely I would not offer another meal - it's imperative to set ground rules and standards otherwise they will refuse to eat dinner knowing there is cereal or yogurt etc that they know mum will give them later, this is how fussiness can start - If they don't like a particular food then that's fine but it's quite normal for them at that age to test your boundaries!

  3. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Elijahs Mum For This Useful Post:

    Best Things  (12-07-2015),JR03  (11-07-2015),Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (12-07-2015),Sethysmum  (12-07-2015),smallpotatoes  (11-07-2015)

  4. #33
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,110
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked
    652
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I have always been strict with eating and I now have 2 really good eaters and my last bub is on the hard road of learning that she eats what she's given or she gets nothing. She is just starting now to try and eat different foods. I wasn't born with good eaters... I made them that way.

    I don't lose it or go off my nut if they don't eat their dinner or finish it they just don't get anything else or any dessert.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Renesme For This Useful Post:

    cheeeeesecake  (11-07-2015)

  6. #34
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,216
    Thanks
    961
    Thanked
    477
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bigmummahen View Post
    My bub isn't here yet. But in my experience with my niece/nephew, 2.5 years old seems way too young to me. I'm really surprised with the comments on here. Would you really send a 2.5 year old to bed with nothing to eat because they refused to eat what you prepared for dinner?

    I personally wouldn't start anything like this until 5 years old at least.
    Agreed. My kids are 6, 3 and 2. If they are still hungry after not eating all their dinner they get the choice of an apple or a carrot. I don't want them going to bed hungry. But it rarely happens anyway, maybe less than once a month if I had to average it out? They usually eat all their dinner, in spite of knowing they will always get an alternative.

    Sent from my SM-G900I using The Bub Hub mobile app

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to just her chameleon For This Useful Post:

    mrswhitehouse  (12-07-2015)

  8. #35
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1,054
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked
    433
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I don't force the kids to finish their dinners but I will persuade my dd to eat, she gets distracted so easily and doesn't eat because she's fluffing around, we do the how many spoons do I need to eat etc. my ds eats fantastically so I just dish up his food and he eats what he wants from it. I don't ever offer an alternative unless I know I have intentionally cooked something the kids don't like. My kids don't have any sensory issues in aware of but if they did I imagine id be happy to offer alternatives on a day to day basis if it was between me feeding them or them not eating. Food is such a tricky subject with kids sometimes.

  9. #36
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    7,376
    Thanks
    2,575
    Thanked
    3,785
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Thanks for all of the responses!! I totally agree with a lot of what you're saying regarding food not being a battle but also making a clear expectation that there is nothing else on offer.

    Sort of related, tonight hubby is out and my daughter and I had homemade pizza, she had 2 slices, then strawberries and now yogurt and granola. Maybe he's the bad influence on her lol!

  10. #37
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    330
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked
    214
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    For me , If they are not eating it - and have eaten it many times previously and have no health issues - then at that age absolutely I would not offer another meal - it's imperative to set ground rules and standards otherwise they will refuse to eat dinner knowing there is cereal or yogurt etc that they know mum will give them later, this is how fussiness can start - If they don't like a particular food then that's fine but it's quite normal for them at that age to test your boundaries!
    I can absolutely understand that, if they've eaten it previously with no worries, then I can understand pushing them to eat it. But I still would never send my child to bed hungry at that age.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to bigmummahen For This Useful Post:

    FrothyFrog  (11-07-2015)

  12. #38
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,378
    Thanks
    775
    Thanked
    1,775
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I guess the thing for us (and I know this doesnt apply to every family,especially with special needs, i mean my family....), I am not 'sending them to bed hungry. I am giving them a good, nutritious meal. If they dont eat it,theyre obviously not too hungry! If they dont eat, I assume that they arent feeling hungry tonight or are unwell, so I never make them eat it - I let them choose not to eat it.

  13. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to cheeeeesecake For This Useful Post:

    Best Things  (12-07-2015),CMF  (11-07-2015),DT75  (11-07-2015),Elijahs Mum  (11-07-2015),Patience86  (12-07-2015),Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (12-07-2015),smallpotatoes  (12-07-2015)

  14. #39
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,872
    Thanks
    5,195
    Thanked
    3,896
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bigmummahen View Post
    My bub isn't here yet. But in my experience with my niece/nephew, 2.5 years old seems way too young to me. I'm really surprised with the comments on here. Would you really send a 2.5 year old to bed with nothing to eat because they refused to eat what you prepared for dinner?

    I personally wouldn't start anything like this until 5 years old at least.
    Easily do it and I start earlier at 18mths ish. I'm giving them healthy nutritious food that tastes awesome (I'm a bloody awesome cook) that generally they have eaten parts or all of it before. They are choosing not to eat it. I'm certainly not forcing them to eat.

    Im a mum and this is our house, not a restaurant.

  15. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Rose&Aurelia&Hannah For This Useful Post:

    Elijahs Mum  (12-07-2015),Sethysmum  (12-07-2015)

  16. #40
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,710
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    7,295
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts

    Default At what age do you get strict with dinner or nothing?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigmummahen View Post
    My bub isn't here yet. But in my experience with my niece/nephew, 2.5 years old seems way too young to me. I'm really surprised with the comments on here. Would you really send a 2.5 year old to bed with nothing to eat because they refused to eat what you prepared for dinner?

    I personally wouldn't start anything like this until 5 years old at least.
    My children could understand perfectly at that age that there was nothing else. My youngest is 2.5 and she knows that if she doesn't eat dinner, then there's nothing else.

    My eldest at 2.5 would only eat sausages, corn cobs, spaghetti bolognese, scrambled eggs for dinner and would refuse anything else. She started waking 2/3 times s night for a bottle because she was hungry. I took the bottle away and it got better. She's still my most fussiest eater and occasionally I will cook a variation of a meal if I know she genuinely doesn't like something I'm making. Example is tonight. We are having roast. She really doesn't like roast potatoes so I might make home made chips instead. But I've got 3 kids aged 7, 4, 2 and I am not going to cook each of them a different meal. I work 3 days, got dancing 2 afternoons a week, footy training 2 afternoons a week, girl guides, swimming lessons etc. I need to cook meals that are not only nutritious but quick that fit in with our busy lifestyle.
    Last edited by BigRedV; 12-07-2015 at 12:31.

  17. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to BigRedV For This Useful Post:

    Elijahs Mum  (12-07-2015),Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (12-07-2015),smallpotatoes  (12-07-2015)


 

Similar Threads

  1. How strict are you at mealtimes?
    By my2monkeys in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 26-05-2015, 22:02
  2. Dinner
    By RuffledPansy in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 15-08-2014, 09:13

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
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
Cots on Bubhub
Looking to buy a cot or bassinet? :: Cot safety checklist :: Local or online nursery shops
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!