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#21 AmynTony

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:54 PM


mine don't snack per se but occasionally Ian will ask for a piece of cheese before bed...dinner is around 5-5:30 or so and bed is 8 pm...and of course what one has the other one must so then Abby gets a piece also
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:04 AM

Mine do the same thing, so our rule is the kitchen closes an hour before you go to bed, whatever your age and bedtime. So for our 13 yo, he has to be done by 9, the twins by 7:30.

We normally eat dinner around 6 but with baseball, football, etc it varies.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

What would you do in this situation? My kids have never used food as a way of manipulating their bedtime, which is 8, especially not Al who loves her sleep as much as I do. Last night, Alice ate dinner finishing at 6:30, had a snack at 7:30 and was in bed at 8:10. At 8:30 she came downstairs and said that she was hungry. I'm still not sure if she was trying to play around with bedtime, or if she was legitimately hungry. We gave her some pretzels. She ate a reasonable amount, then went back to bed.

ETA: Ooooooh, now I see it, she was having bad growing pains the day before, screaming and crying. Growth spurt.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:47 AM

Nothing wrong with snacking before bed! We always allow it if they ask. Healthy food, of course. My kids are tall and lean with a crazy high metabolism just like me, and heck, I even need another meal right before I go to bed! I wind up eating like 4 meals a day, and snacks, so I know what it's like to NEEDTOEATRIGHTNOW!!! And I'm not even in the middle of growing inches every year.
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