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Old 09-05-2018, 02:22 PM   #1
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What time preschoolers eat dinner

What time do you serve preschoolers dinner? My kids are hungry 4-4:30 so I try and serve before 5. Iím thinking to move closer to 4 and just offer a hearty snack before bed (7pm). Anyone doing this?

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Old 09-05-2018, 02:56 PM   #2
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Re: What time preschoolers eat dinner

I don't but we did growing up. My dad was a truck driver so my mom could make the schedule however. She didn't eat breakfast, we had lunch at 10:30 (in the summer) and supper as soon as we got off the bus which was between 4 & 4:30. Then we usually had a snack at some point in the evening.

For us, I would like DH to be home but also don't want to make the kids wait too late. We eat between 5:30 & 6.

Breakfast is at 7.
2yo gets a morning snack at 10ish
Lunch 12
Little kid's snack at 3:30ish
Supper 5:30ish
We don't do a night/bedtime snack, the preschool set goes to bed between 8&8:30.
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Re: What time preschoolers eat dinner

We do the snack around 4:30-5:30.

Supper is at 6:30ish in winter and 7-7:30 in the summer. Or later in summer. We sometimes don't come inside until 8:00 or later in summer.

It really seems like the kids eat all day long. We should probably have more set times to eat but we just don't. 🤷🏼*♀️
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Re: What time preschoolers eat dinner

They eat dinner whenever we eat dinner. If they need a snack, they get a snack.
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Re: What time preschoolers eat dinner

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They eat dinner whenever we eat dinner. If they need a snack, they get a snack.
What time does your family eat?
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Re: What time preschoolers eat dinner

Typically between 6-7.
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Re: What time preschoolers eat dinner

We eat late because I want DH to be here to eat with us, so we wait on him. Last night it was 9 :-/ generally we do a light snack when he wakes up from his nap though (anywhere between 3 and 5), like fruit or a cheese stick or a piece of ham.
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Re: What time preschoolers eat dinner

We eat dinner at 6:30p. Since we both work, then after school activities it works. Generally 4ish is snack time. DD is the youngest at 4.5y.
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:16 PM   #9
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Re: What time preschoolers eat dinner

My little ones will be at nursery 9-3 starting from monday. When they're at nursery lunch time is at 11.30. They get fruit in between that time but come 3 o'clock they are usually very hungry so I take a snack when I pick them up. They usually have dinner at about 5.30pm but I'm considering changing it to 4pm, so that they eat dinner shortly after they get in. Is this too early? Then I'm planning to give them supper/or a type of pudding at about 6pm.

What time do your's eat?
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