We’ve been told for as long as we can remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to make the time to have a healthy meal in the morning. That’s why we were so pleased to see the importance of breakfast highlighted in new, interesting ways with Farmhouse Breakfast Week.
Held from 22 to the 28 January, this initiative exists as part of the wider Shake Up Your Wake Up campaign, emphasising the importance of eating breakfast and celebrating the importance of good quality food.
Managed by HGCA and run on behalf of arable farmers, the campaign raises awareness of the wealth of quality breakfast produce available around the UK. It encourages people to think about where their food comes from and who produces it – these are valuable lessons for our children to learn.
While we know that the “what” is the most important when it comes to breakfast (i.e. making sure children eat in the first place), the Farmhouse Breakfast Week approach encourages little ones to think about the “why” and the “how”. This type of learning makes things more fun and interesting – as with any element of toddler and child development, this can only be a good thing and encourage healthy habits.
When it comes to potty training, eating regular and healthy meals is essential. Inconsistency in meal timings, missing meals and/or too much junk and processed foods can really upset your child’s digestive system and habits. This makes potty training much more challenging and may even leave your child constipated which leads to a whole new set of issues such as fear of the loo or potty-training regression.
Consistency is so important in toddler milestone training and the events of Farmhouse Breakfast Week have really helped to emphasise this in fun and interactive ways such as tasting sessions, school breakfast clubs and cookery demonstrations.
We encourage all parents to continue this entertaining, light-hearted and informative approach to healthy eating with their children. Create your own cookery demonstrations on weekend mornings and include fun tasting sessions with different breakfast foods to see which your child likes best.
Encourage all members of the family to get involved and make sure to gently remind your child that they may need to use the Family Seat after they have eaten when they may be distracted by the fun and games. The last thing you need is for an accident to upset their progress!
As far as possible, it’s best to sit around the table and eat breakfast and other meals as a family as well. Not only is this important for building strong relationships, it also encourages a healthy and relaxed attitude to food that will set your child up for life. It also makes it easier to keep things consistent when every member of the family is in one place for mealtimes.
The Family Seat Progress Chart and Door Hanger are a great way to set up a rewards-based system for potty training. Every Family Seat comes complete with these potty-training essentials and a 10-Year Guarantee.
For advice on any aspect of potty training and for any help purchasing a Family Seat, email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org . Family Seat supports the children’s communication charity I CAN, who are experts in helping children to develop the language, speech and communication skills that they need to thrive in our 21st-century world. We donate 50p to I CAN on each and every seat purchased through the official Family Seat website.