Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby FestiveTidings » 13 Oct 2012, 13:22

That's a relief. She' really got me worried there for a while. I'm not sure what her problem was, as shes usually on the same page as me. I might ask next time we meet.

I've been giving weetabix simply because roo asked for it. He took my hand, led me to the kitchen and pointed at the box. He's been having it every night since.

Ches, your point about eating more calorific foods before bed is interesting. What can I give that's easy to digest?
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Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby Popsie » 15 Oct 2012, 16:16

Does your friend BLW? Maybe it was the idea that he would be eating such a messy snack pre bedtime.
Weetabix seems normal to me! It's milk and banana round here.
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Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby Scozzie » 15 Oct 2012, 19:55

And a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk here... but that's for me, has been my favourite pre-bed/late night snack since I was little.

I read recently that peanuts & grains have high tryptophan (sp?) levels which can help with sleep. So maybe I should be feeding it to the Poppet instead!

It might fit your high calorie thing too, actually Sweetcheeks?
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Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby Morlyte » 15 Oct 2012, 20:05

Really?! I might have to smear peanut butter all over the weetabix then and start giving it to Noah too!!
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Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby Scozzie » 15 Oct 2012, 20:37

TBH I don't understand the science behind it. If anyone who does could explain, I'd be grateful!

Morlyte since I read the article I've been tempted to spoonfeed some. Like half a jar before bed. "Here comes the aeroplane" and all that. It might get me ejected from the forum but if it got the kid to sleep well I swear I'd do it!!
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Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby Morlyte » 15 Oct 2012, 20:41

Be sure to pm me before you go hahahahah I could do with some sleep! :D
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Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby cvious » 19 Oct 2012, 19:40

I heard giving cheese before bed was good for sleep, then read the same thing on webmd that dairy products were a great bedtime choice and not to be afraid of bedtime snacks. We've been giving cheese and crackers on nights when dinner was early compared to bedtime. It works very well!

I think the article mentioned nuts too, but I would have glossed over that seeing how S is allergic.
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Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby Morlyte » 19 Oct 2012, 21:42

My Nan used to say that cheese gives you nightmares lol!
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Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby twilightfan » 19 Oct 2012, 22:01

Morlyte wrote:My Nan used to say that cheese gives you nightmares lol!


This is what I thought!
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Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby FestiveTidings » 20 Oct 2012, 05:52

Lol - he loves penut butter Scozzie so that will be a great alternative!

As will melted cheese on toast. That's what I used to have EVERY night before bed as a kiddie. With a little touch of black pepper (I was a connoisseur even then :-) ). I was (still am) a cheese fiend and it never gave me nightmares! Although my gran used to say that too - usually as I was taking that first oozingly sumptuous bite.

Is cheese on toast ok for breakfast? I'm hungry now ;-)
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Re: Weetabix before bed? Is this wrong?

Postby Morlyte » 20 Oct 2012, 06:31

Cheese on toast for brekkie is a weekend fave here, Noah and his Dad love it. :D
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