Mom Confessions: My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast

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mom confessionsIt's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

"My kids have had pizza for breakfast. At least they are eating something and have food in their stomachs. I would rather feed them a non-traditional breakfast than have them be hungry!" -- anonymous

"I give my toddlers chicken nuggets and french fries first thing in the morning if they want it." -- anonymous

"My kids eat fish sticks for breakfast." -- anonymous


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Should moms let their toddlers eat dinner-type fast-food or convenience food for breakfast?

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that good habits start early. Will this practice ruin your toddler's chance of developing lifelong healthy eating habits? Do you let your toddler eat anything he wants for breakfast?

We all have secrets and opinions -- so thanks to these brave moms for sharing their honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!


Past Confessions:

I'm Dying My Toddler's Hair

I Leave My Toddler Alone in the Bath

Our Children Aren't Invited to Our Wedding

I Scold Other People's Kids

I'm on Vacation, But My Kid Is Still Going to Day Care

I Favor My Older Child

I Let My Toddler Eat Food Before Paying for It

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nikki... nikkit311

wow, I mean this is why america is the largest in obesity and diabeties. I am trying so hard to go to healthy eating almost all the time, because this is all that brings it on, its ok just this one time, 2 times, and so on.... yea some countries don't have food but some countries also don't have fast food clogging their arteries just b/c we have pizza and fast food doesn't meant we should eat it all the time. Countries not having food is a reason to celebrate life and eat healthy in order to be alive longer for our children that we are able to feed healthy as well. sorry just my opinion but like I said I am not perfect, nor do I really judge anyone's situation just wish the view made more sense.

mbc324 mbc324

Whats the difference ?? You feed it to them for breakfast or they have it at school for lunch?? Its not healthy in the morning but at lunch time its healthy?? Makes no sense to me. My son eats lots of things I wouldnt eat for breakfast..Im not going to dictate what he should like and when he should like to eat it. Hes healthy and happy and its ok for him to be different than me and to think differently and like different things.

jus1jess jus1jess

A little of topic, but damn people! Will you stop with the fucking starving comeback! Every time someone notices a parent feeding their kid something they shouldn't, the parent says "At least they're not starving." Yeah. AT LEAST. If you have to compare yourself to the worst thing to look better, what you're doing must not be too good. Don't beat the least. Go for the best. Or AT LEAST try as often as you can instead of defending yourself by saying you're better than parents who starve their kids. Your job isn't to be better than someone else, but the best you can be.

s.teph s.teph

I don't think it's a big deal. You have to pick and choose your battles. Food is food, and it's no different than making eggs for dinner, which some people do. It also helps to switch things around for kids sometimes.. make it exciting again. Cereal for dinner? fishsticks for breakfast? I'm sure that's more of an attention grabber than the average meal time. Who really cares as long as it's not a pile of sugar, and it's not all the time. What's the difference between pancakes with syrup and pizza? Pizza sounds healthier to me.. actually. Hell.. I'd be happy if my kid ate PERIOD lol.

nonmember avatar Momofone

My son has had peas for breakfast at times and even tomato soup. Sometimes I do not feel like breakfast foods either. We ususally have breakfast foods in the morning, but occasionally we have dinner for breakfast or breakfast for dinner. Yesterday we had buscuits, sausage, gravy, and eggs for lunch.

chris... chriscandi

my son is on adderall which supresses his appetite and his doctor said if hes hungry let him eat whatever he wants when he wants...not candy or whatnot but food anything is better than nothing and we arent our parents...lol ..give me a break i dont eat breakfast food either i would rather eat a pasta salad for breakfast

mikes... mikesmom65270

I used to make grilled cheese for my kids for breakfast, or have leftover pizza or other things. If it is good for supper, then it is just as nutritious for breakfast. Many cultures do not eat radically different things for breakfast, just pretty much the same as they eat for other meals. I also like to do "breakfast" for supper.

iluvm... iluvmommyhood58

I'm kind of the same way and it's not just the kids, I mean, I'll eat pizza for breakfast. So, they eat what I eat. Breakfast type foods for breakfast are served on weekends at my house.

Curio... CuriousSarahM

DD had cake for breakfast 2 days last week and a 3rd came from the drive thru. It's not a daily thing and last week was a bit much, but I figure she's young, it's not going to her hips yet, and she might as well enjoy life and indulge in her cravings while she can! (and while I still have to power to answer her "Why can't I have cake for breakfast" with a simple "Because I'm the boss")

nonmember avatar Hollarin'atU

So you're using the excuse that you would rather feed your kids pizza for bf than let them go hungry? If they go hungry whose fault is that? Give them healthy food that will help them stay full, fiber rich foods and so on. Do each of your kids weigh 300lbs? Keep it up and they will! What a cop out! To actually use the excuse that you feed them non traditional foods so they won't go hungry. Eggs, toast and some fruit goes a long way. Or cereal, pankcakes, oatmeal and so on! We're not talking teens here, but toddlers! Very sad

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