It depends on what you mean by 'snacks'. I think at that age your child still needs to eat every four hours or so, so you should plan a snack (or a small meal, if you'd like to think...(more)10-16-2008 7:27pm
^^^Other than that, I completely agree that they shouldn't be snacking. I know some kids who seem to be eating all day long, and have food EVERYWHERE, then their parents complain that...(more)10-16-2008 7:28pm
It's tough, huh? I just make meal times a big deal, meaning I put the food on plates, we sit together at the table, etc. And I will say "Oh, we'll have a snack/lunch/dinner in a few...(more)10-16-2008 7:34pm
minutes" and make her wait. Having said that, I do feed my toddler at least four times a day, usually five, because I agree with the poster that frequent small meals are best - for kids and grown ups!
I think it's healthier at 2.5 to snack throughout the day on healthy food than to eat 3 big meals. Their stomaches are not ready to go for long time w/o food. Until very recently,...(more)10-16-2008 7:28pm
children just nursed here and there to tide them over.