Snacks before bed!

Rice Pudding (no added sugar)

Do you or don't you give your little ones a snack before bedtime?

When Tilly & Florence reached 2, they both started waking up in the middle of the night. Each of them asked for milk and sometimes even milk & "somfink for my hungwy tummy". This could have been a tactic to slowly worm their way into our bed through sheer persistence (!) but I decided to give them a snack before bed and hey presto, they started to sleep right through! Not only were they less grumpy in the daytime, we were too! I could stop being mad with my husband's 'selective hearing' and the "oh were they up in the night, I must have been in a deep sleep".............

So, what do I give them? Often a choice between the following:

  • Carrots/Breadsticks & Hummus (this makes a regular appearance!).
  • Fruit.
  • Homemade Rice Pudding (with no sugar, instead I used dried fruit or date reduction or I add a tiny bit of honey).
  • Toast or a simple sandwich.
  • Homemade Chicken soup (Yes, it's made another appearance but we have it is a fave!).
  • Yoghurt.
  • Toasted pitta or toasted wraps. They love toasted wraps and will eat them plain or with dips.
  • Cereal.
  • Warm Milk to drink.

Wreath of puff journey filled with lentil salad Salmon?

Tonight however, on half term in Slovakia, dinner & snacks could be a little different, cue sheep cheese dumplings & Puff Journey of delight.................... ;-)