Let them eat something on the go …
That’s it! You can go back to whatever you were doing before you clicked this post because that’s my trick. Still here? Still wondering how the hell does it work? It’s simple!
My daughter loves the idea of holding something in her hand while she walks. I have no clue why, but it works. So I usually give her a GoGo Squeez Applesauce right before we leave the house and then she eats it while walking to school. (GoGo Squeez is really good by the way, like so good I’ve eaten a few myself, but shhh, don’t tell her that. Lol)
I seriously have no clue why this trick works, but if you have a hard time getting your child to eat breakfast before leaving the house, I’d suggest you give this a try. I used to wake up every morning extra early to make her breakfast before we left, and then she’d eat absolutely nothing. It would drive me up the freaking wall, and by the time it was time for us to leave, I’d be so freaking upset I’d walk her to school silently. So I just stopped making breakfast.
Which she loved apparently because for some reason she likes going to school to eat their breakfast. Don’t ask me how school food is better than the pancakes I make her every other week because she loves them so much, but whatever. Then I noticed that sometimes she wouldn’t eat breakfast or lunch because she didn’t like what they served. So, of course, I needed to make sure she ate something before she left the house.
One day I told her to grab a yogurt out of the fridge so she could eat while walking and her face lit up like a Christmas tree! It’s been on like Donkey Kong ever since. LOL
I’ve found that snacks she can hold with one hand, work much better, than snacks she’ll need two for. Simply because having to look down to use two hands will slow her down. (Have you realized how bad they are at multi-tasking. Lol) So I’ve been buying Gogo Squeez at Target to make sure she eats something. Thank goodness they have yogurt and applesauce, and there’s a ton of different flavors. You know in case I need something to eat while we walk. Lol
Give it a try, and let me know if it works for you!