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Old 07-18-2012, 10:59 PM   #11
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wow, very interesting thread. I don't think mine really do that yet, at least not much, (they'll tell me if they do "sneak" something, lol, either that or they'll do it right in front of me) but I really like the idea of having a cupboard just for them for their snacks. Will have to keep that in mind... my LO's would love it

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Old 07-18-2012, 11:24 PM   #12
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i must be doing something wrong bc 2 of mine are hiders/sneakers of foodfirst of all we do 3 meals and 2 snacks a day but the kids can always have something (healthy) at other times. we dont make them finishe everything on their plate, dont typically do "dessert" (never as a reward for eating) and we usually have some fun snacks in the house(chips, popcorn, fruit bars, etc) the 4 year old will sneak food during naptime and at night and hide it in her room. usually its the junk stuff(she ate 1/2 a bag of semi sweet choco chis yesterday during nap ) nothing is safe, she got chips off the top of the fridge today the 2 year old saves food. like lastnight he ate 1/2 his chicken sandwich and stuck the other part in a bag. i didnt know til he pulled it out at bedtime he also had crackers in his pockets the other day. i dont know what to do, they eat all day as it is??? i cant feed them more and i have no clue where they are getting this any ideas?
I LOLed at the bolded! I used to get under the kitchen table with the sugar jar and a spoon. I was around 5. I still have a pretty good sweet tooth

This is an interesting thread. I was going to say maybe try discipline when they sneak food, but if they're doing it bc of all the changes, that's a different story. My kids snuck food (the junk kind) when they were 2 and 3 when mommy and daddy slept later than them. We would discipline them for it and they learned not to get food without asking.

We also have a snack drawer. They have to ask before getting a snack, unless its 10am or after quiet time, then they know it's ok. They also know when they are allowed a healthy snack and when they can have a "treat".
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:32 PM   #13
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When DD1 was 3 we found her in her closet with a bag of brown sugar and a spoon. I think it's just that they can control what they have. I think sweets are the usual "sneak" food since as parents we limit them. Hmmm, maybe I should be limiting broccoli instead.
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When DD1 was 3 we found her in her closet with a bag of brown sugar and a spoon. I think it's just that they can control what they have. I think sweets are the usual "sneak" food since as parents we limit them. Hmmm, maybe I should be limiting broccoli instead.
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