sneaking food/bedtime snack??

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Registered: 06-10-2004
sneaking food/bedtime snack??
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Mon, 08-30-2004 - 10:02am

HELP!!!! My 10 year old ds has been sneaking food in the middle of the night.

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Registered: 06-08-2004
Mon, 08-30-2004 - 2:47pm

We've had a bedtime snack forever.

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Registered: 06-10-2004
Mon, 08-30-2004 - 7:19pm

What kinds of foods do they eat for their snack before bed.

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Registered: 07-29-2004
Mon, 08-30-2004 - 9:54pm
We've had a family snack at bedtime forever as well. I used to worry because my kids were such picky eaters. When they were little they'd have a package of oatmeal (a single package) Now they eat peanut butter toast with hot cocoa. It doesn't matter what season it is....that's what they want. The warm bellies have no problem falling asleep and it seems to relax them. We used to hve plain toast, but it just didn't seem to stay with them.
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Registered: 06-08-2004
Tue, 08-31-2004 - 2:17am
We've had good luck with graham crackers and milk usually.

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Registered: 06-10-2004
Tue, 08-31-2004 - 7:46am

Thanks!

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Registered: 07-11-2003
Fri, 09-03-2004 - 11:47am
Christine,

We've had bedtime snacks since the beginning too. I'm pretty flexible about what they have, as long as it is not complete junk. We've been successful with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanut butter apples, a bowl of cereal, cereal bars, Goldfish crackers, you name it. I also allow cold pizza for breakfast...

Keep in mind that this is a prime age for food to take on a "control" aspect for your child. The bigger deal you make of it, the more chance that it will become an issue with your boy. I'd let him eat, as long as he knows he has to eat in the kitchen - a compromise. I'm not trying to be alarmist, jut some "food for thought"

Karen

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Fri, 09-03-2004 - 2:51pm
My kids do get a snack an hour before bed.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 06-08-2004
Fri, 09-03-2004 - 3:35pm

Hi Karen,


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