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#1 cherubcheeks

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:23 PM


What routine does/did your LO have when dropping down to 1 sleep?

I am having trouble getting him to eat lunch before nap because it's too early for him.  If he has lunch after he wakes, he's not really having a decent dinner.

Any tips?


#2 ~spirited~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

I change depending on the day- what time he's woken up, what we have on (eg if I need to be somewhere early arvo I'll put him down a bit earlier).

The average is morning tea at 9:30, lunch at 11:30, nap at midday, arvo tea when he wakes up around 2:30-3:00. Dinner at 5:30. Morning tea and arvo tea are fruit (eg third banana and a slice of watermelon) and a milk arrowroot or Sao with vegemite or PB, nothing too filling.

Sometimes though if I know he'll have an early nap it's a decent size morning tea at 10:30, nap at 11, lunch at 1:30-2:00 then nothing until dinner at 5:30.

I read that as long as your toddler is having 2 decent meals a day then don't sweat over the third.

#3 Leee

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

My DS is 12 months in about a couple of weeks but is transitioning to one sleep most days. Today he has slept from 1045 and just woken up at 145. He has breakfast at 8, a snack at 10. He will have lunch about 2, a bit late but he doesn't seem to mind.

#4 Chelsea86

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

my 18mth old has brekky around 8, mt 10:30/11. Naps 11:30/12 - 3ish, and has lunch as soon as he wakes up.

#5 cloudstreet

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

It's a tough one! I found the transition quite tricky and even now  my daughter has been on one sleep for a few months, I have to be really flexible with food.
So usually I give her some morning tea around 11am but it's really like half a lunch. So half a sandwich or some yoghurt and fruit or cheese, something like that. Then she sleeps roughly 12-2pm and then I give her the other half or some crackers and sultanas or whatever. My DD is not a big eater though so she is a bit of a grazer, but it works for us.

#6 antsy

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE (Chelsea86 @ 13/12/2012, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
my 18mth old has brekky around 8, mt 10:30/11. Naps 11:30/12 - 3ish, and has lunch as soon as he wakes up.

This is very similar to my 18 month old. I find he isnt very hungry in the mornings. I have tried giving him snacks before he sleeps but he usually ignores them. He goes down at 11, wakes around 2 and has lunch as soon as he is up. He does have a BF before his nap though. Will your child be having milk before their nap? If not then maybe give them lunch before they go down.

Edited by TooManyToys, 17 December 2012 - 09:00 PM.

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