Feeding & Bedtime ??

Colleen - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi,



I was reading all the post on here. And was wondering is anyone still feeding there child Babyfood? Or has everyone started on tablefood? Right now for dinner my daughter will eat some cut up fruit and babyfood. I have to mix the veggie babyfood with the fruit babyfood as she will not eat it. I have not tried any kind of meats from the table. So I was just wondering what everyone is feeding there child?



Also, I feed her dinner around 5. Then she will have a snack and a bottle of formula (6 oz) When I put her to bed around 8:30pm. She get's up alot. Usally If she goes to bed at 8:30pm She will be up around 12:30am,2pm,4pm and 7:30am. When she gets up she wants formula. She drinks about 8oz a night. I don't know how to get her to sleep longer and to not want formula. About 2 days a week she will get up once a night. I am not sure If I am lucky those night or what goes on... Please Help!!

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Kirsten - posted on 04/02/2009

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When I was making Taj seperate meals I use to make a couple of different meals on the Sunday and then seperate them into small containers and freeze them and then your done for the week. I still feeze our leftovers so there is back up meals incase we have something that he can't have on night. If your having broccoli for dinner steam some for her and then cut it into smaller pieces and see if she'll pick it up and eat it herself. Another good meal which most babies love is Tuna mornay and it is realy easy to make, it only takes about 15min. You just cook up some pasta (you can buy boxes of baby pasta in the baby food section which is smaller or just cut up some bigger pasta), add some tinned tuna and some tinned/frozen corn and grate some cheese into it and then chuck it into the microwave for a few seconds.

Hannah - posted on 04/02/2009

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hi again,



try not to give cereal i her bottle, it confuses the food from milk - which will become a drink. how about doing a stew for her?? i have a child minder so have to prepar meals for a week too due to work, i use chicken, leaks, broccoli and carrots with pre boiled water and an oxo cube. goes down a treat every time. macaroni cheese is also a good idea - can buy the tins or tesco do some good fresh kids meals which can be frozen. amelia loves corned beef hash which is nice and simple to make, and sardines with bread and butter. just need to find the tastes they like - i cant stand fish!!!

Hannah - posted on 04/02/2009

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hi again,



try not to give cereal i her bottle, it confuses the food from milk - which will become a drink. how about doing a stew for her?? i have a child minder so have to prepar meals for a week too due to work, i use chicken, leaks, broccoli and carrots with pre boiled water and an oxo cube. goes down a treat every time. macaroni cheese is also a good idea - can buy the tins or tesco do some good fresh kids meals which can be frozen. amelia loves corned beef hash which is nice and simple to make, and sardines with bread and butter. just need to find the tastes they like - i cant stand fish!!!

Colleen - posted on 04/02/2009

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Hi,



I have started giving her whole milk at night. 4-6 oz a day. I am going to start giving her table food. My Husband and I are on a diet so we usally eat Chicken or Broccoli. I hate veggies. I know it's bad :-) I just started eating Broccoli. So I guess I will be cooking seperate meals for her. If I steam veggies for her for the week. Is it better to freeze them or keep them in the fridge? We are on the go alot. So I need to come up with some dinner ideas that can be taken with us.



The last few nights. I have started putting cereal in her bottle before bed. She has only got up 2-3 times a night. So that's helping alot. I also have a pillow in her crib. It was alot worse when she didnt have that. Thanks for all your help!!

Kirsten - posted on 04/02/2009

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Hi Colleen I'm a first time mum too. I've been feeding my little boy table food for a couple of months now, I basically give him whatever I have cooked for us as long as it's not too spicy and just cut it up realy small. Speghetti Bolognase is good to start with intruducing meats (you can use either beef or chicken mince) because you can cut it up small for them to chew. I also let him feed himself either with his fingers for pieces of soft fruit (he loves grapes and strawberries) or by filling up a fork and letting him put it in his own mouth because he really enjoys it and he will eat larger amounts and a bigger variety of foods. For lunch I give him finger foods suck as sultanas, cheese sticks and sandwhiches. Start with small pieces that you feel comfortable giving her and just gradualy make them bigger you'll be suprised how good she is at chewing.



In regards to waking up at night time I was having problems with this as well a few months ago thinking that he wanted milk but I realised that it had actualy just become a habbit for him. Some babies won't start sleeping through the night on their own, as long as you keep giving them a bottle they'll keep waking up not because the need it but because they want it. As long as she eats her meals until she is full and has enough milk during the day she shouldn't need a bottle at night at this age. I started by weening him off 1 feed first, when he woke up I just went in and soothed him until he went back to sleep (some people recommend giving them a bottle of water instead of milk, He has a dummy so I just used that). Once she starts sleeping through that bottle start weening her off another . Because she's a bit older it might take a bit longer and she might cry a bit more when you don't give her a bottle but don't give up in the long run it's worth it. My boy will wake up when he's teething but I just use Bonjela and it seems to work.



Hope I've helped, good luck

Hannah - posted on 04/01/2009

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teethin will cause troubles with some, neither of my first two children suffered at all but my little one has had every symptom going - runny nose is always a tell tale sign along with a chesty cough. i combat these by steaming the bedroom out before she goes to bed and putting a pillow under her mattress at the head end so she is slightly tilted. a great teething powder called ashton & parsons (small white box) always does the treat for irritated tummies as well as the pain of the tooth coming through. and its herbal so can be given hourly or as and when. doctors aren't great really with babies an mild symptoms - to them. when are you going to move onto cows milk? i know they're suppoed to be a year old but istarted a week early (sat) and amelia is more settled already. id keep the mashed food while her teeth are coming through, then gently and slowly try moving her to our food - just cooked a little longer so its softer.roasting or steaming is always good. ah, another hint is amelia loves to teeth on raw carrot, its hard for her gums but she loves the juice she gets too. hope this helps. you know where i am - just leave a msg xx



 

Colleen - posted on 04/01/2009

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Hi, Thanks for taking the time to read my question. She is on Enfimil gentle. It's the purple can. This is our first one so were not sure about alot. Our doctor isn't much help! LOL She is teething right now too. She has 4 now. And has two more coming in. I think that is adding to my troubles at night.

Hannah - posted on 03/30/2009

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hi, what milk is your little one on?? maybe she isn't being fulfilled so is waking for the extra. try giveng an 8oz bottle of progress formula before bed as milk will lay in her tum longer than the snack  - also its warm and so soothing, i always give a bottle just after a bath at around 7 and she is in bed for half past and sleeps til 730 next  morn. also i've always feed my own food rather than babyfood, my little girl still likes it mashed when her teeth are playing up but mostly will tak table food now such as carrots, new potatoes and pieces of chicken and pasta etc. i hope this helps, feel free t get in touch.

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