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What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 19:52
by FestiveTidings
We offer weetabix (or other cereal) or toast and peanut butter with a cup of milk.

I remember being given roast with melted cheese on top.

What do you give your LO's before bedtime?

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:02
by Pics
Nothing! Am i cruel? We have tea at 5 which often lasts til about 5.30, and then that's it!

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:04
by Gizmo
Dinner at 5, then only milk and bed at 7.

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:07
by FestiveTidings
Pics wrote:Nothing! Am i cruel? We have tea at 5 which often lasts til about 5.30, and then that's it!


Not at all. roo doesn't ever eat loads at dinner which is usually at 5:30 so he looks for a snack about 6:30 which happens to be before bed.

Just my memories of cheese on toast and giving roo cereal made me wonder what others had before bed.

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:08
by elaruu
Mine have dinner at 5 or 5:30 (depending on whether they're having a bath after), then pretty much straight after that or after the bath then jarmies, teeth, stories, bed by 7. No time for anything else.

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:18
by qbm
Erm, dinner!

We eat at 6 so that OH can join us then it's jammies, boob, stories and bed by just after 7.

I used to have cereal or toast when I was at home as my mum always had dinner really early.

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:19
by babydsmummy
Mine have something on Nursery days because tea there is at 3:30/4. J has a bit of yoghurt (mainly for purposes of his medicine) then a bottle of milk. He has the last two nights had a homemade gingerbread man too though :oops: It's calories!! D has a range of things eg crackers and cheese, toat and jam, dry cheerios, whatever we've baked. Plus his funsize chocolate if he's done a poo that day and no poo accidents :oops: I'm a terrible mummy aren't I!!!

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:22
by Morlyte
We have tea between 4.30 and 5 and at 6.20(ish) weetabix is offered to Joe.

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:23
by peasmummy
On nursery days when she eats her tea at 4.30, she'll have Yoghurts, fruit or a bowl of cereal and a drink. On days at home we eat our dinner together at 5.30 and that's it until the morning.

I have been pondering giving her a warm milky drink like ovaltine as she recently went through a phase of waking in the night or early in the morning saying her tummy felt funny, but she wasn't ill so I assumed it was hunger. We used to have ovaltine some nights before teeth and bed, but I'm not sure of the sugar content.

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:46
by Seriously_Nutty
Nothing.... they have tea at 5.30 and that's it for the day.

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:50
by cvious
cheese and crackers. I read on a webmd article that cheese before bed was good for sleeping. That and nuts, but she's allergic to nuts. I started the snack when we night-weaned, and she slept through the night the first time she had the snack. If we eat dinner very late, I skip it to save time.

I nurse her after her bedtime snack and then we brush teeth.

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 21:41
by Fuz-Chan
I don't either - but babydsMummy - not terrible at all, bribery works! Especially where poo in concerned.

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 21:57
by catkin
Currently nothing - mouse doesn't need it any more, and hamster doesn't yet. We had a phase where mouse was waking in the night hungry and I wanted to night wean, so stoked him up with a mug of milk and rice cakes at bed time. It was also part of making sure he could go to bed the same with daddy when he couldn't bf.

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 23:01
by A_W
Nothing here too but we eat tea at 5.30 to 6pm and they both have a decent sized meal. Once a week H will have a banana but that's her only option as I hate crumbs in beds ;-)

Re: What do you offer before bedtime?

PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012, 00:17
by ToothFairy
Tea is 5.30 - 6.00 here too, then pretty much straight up for a bath after tea, so nothing here either!