How To Solve The Problem of The Hangry After School Child

Picture this: you’re waiting at the school gates, ready for them to be opened. Ready to pick up your little darling from their day at school. You’re looking forward to seeing them and hearing about their day. They’ve missed you too, right? Then strolls out my five-year-old from his classroom, hands me his bag and barely says hi. Was his day at school that bad?

Since becoming a ‘school run mum,’ I have come to know that being hangry is a thing. Like, a big thing. I’d not really come across it before until Max started school. But how can I blame him, he has never had such a strict or long schedule as a day at school brings. So I have now learned that having a snack ready for him on the walk home from school is a must (especially on the days he has got a class like tennis or swimming straight away after school). I don’t want to just fill him up with sugar just before the activities, and before he will be eating his dinner.

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Luckily both of my kids love eating dried fruit as snacks, and I can’t really argue with that. As long as they are the kind that don’t have added sugar in them, then it is all fine with me! They work well as an after school snack, as it is something to fill them, but nothing major before having dinner.

We have been fans of the BEAR Yoyos for a while now, as, for me, they tick all of the boxes. They are just 100% pure fruit (and a little veg too), no nonsense added, which I’m all for, especially when it comes to feeding the kids. The kids love collecting the cards that come in the packs too, reading through what is on there and what country it might be about and learning about top secret spy adventures! Now that there are Super Sour Yoyos from BEAR, it is pretty much a dream come true! Because they have the sour element to them, the kids see it even more as a treat (which is the best parenting hack that there is)! Who needs Haribo sour mix when the can have a fruit and veg mix that gives that same sour buzz? I’m so impressed that the sour taste only comes from lemon.

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We played a bit of a fun game to try out the super sours versus the regular yoyos; a game of roulette! I think I was the biggest wuss in the game, though. I was expecting some funny faces when they tasted the yoyos, as they do have a bit of a sour kick to them. But I was the only one; the kids weren’t phased by the sour taste, but they did love eating them. They did tell me that they tasted different and more lemony. So if your little ones like to have these, then I’d recommend trying the super sour ones for a change. They have definitely helped my hangry five-year-old on the way home from school.

Have you seen these out and about in the shops?

Rebecca x*written as part of my partnership with Bear Nibbles. However, all thoughts are my own.

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3 Comments

  1. 26th May 2017 / 8:39 pm

    My girls LOVE these. And I love them when they’re on offer too!

  2. 26th May 2017 / 11:19 pm

    The first thing my daughter says when she comes out of school is “have you got anything to eat” – like I’ve made a sandwich on my way from work! These are a good idea, will have to try them!

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