Bedtime Tip #2 for an almost-toddler

Did you read yesterday’s bedtime tip?

Today’s tip is:

offer a snack

When I first read this, I thought “um, no – you should have a full tummy from dinner.”

But the more I thought about it, the more sense it made.

Babies and kids grow exponentially and I forgot what that felt like until I was pregnant and nursing. Thirst and hunger can hit like a freight train!

So maybe your toddler CAN truly be hungry or thirsty.  It is no fun going to bed hungry!  So if this is the case, by all means: do a snack.  The book suggests milk, turkey, cheese – a healthy snack.

Side note: I have read a lot of books on why adults eat what they eat and want to warn against creating a food crutch.  This can come from sugary foods AND savory foods.  The goal is to create a feeling without food.

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Jen P - September 9, 2011 - 12:22 pm

My kids have always had snacks before bed, still do.

Heather - September 9, 2011 - 12:45 pm

how much time is between dinner & evening snack? what do they like to have? 🙂

Kasia - September 9, 2011 - 4:36 pm

turkey and milk (especially warm milk) also have naturally occuring things in them that make you sleepy.

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