What do you feed your 12 month old for breakfast?

Keelin - posted on 04/17/2010 ( 99 moms have responded )

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I really need some new ideas for my little girls breakfast. Right now she gets Gerber Oatmeal & apples. Is there anything else I can try out there?

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Thomsen - posted on 10/27/2013

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My twins Will turn 13months. Just always get confused which type of breakfast to give. I only give oatmeal with milk( cooked). And he loves it. But her twin sister she's a bit special, doesn't like it instead she still eat baby porridge, and dont like so much. I still feel oatmeal is not enough for the whole breakfast. I need some ideas. My Girl has low apetite with every food. Sometimes she doesnt eat at all

Lisa - posted on 05/01/2010

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I love all the reinforcement for the breakfast ideas! My kids eat pretty much all the same thing as the other posts. We do lots of scrambled eggs with cheese and whole wheat toast. He also likes waffles, cheerios, yogurt, bananas, strawberries and any kind of canned fruit (I buy the kind canned in pear juice).

Ayisha - posted on 04/17/2010

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i give my son the gerber oatmeal and apples or yogurt but i just recently started to feed him eggs. he really enjoys them

Stephanie - posted on 04/23/2010

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My daugther eats pretty much everything we do. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, cereal, yogurts, cottage cheese, strawberries, apples, bananas, watermelon, sometimes cantelope and grapes, toast with a little jelly. She stopped eating baby food 2 months ago and has pretty much been eating regular with us. She has 8 teeth but she uses her gums alot to eat regular foods.

Lisa - posted on 04/21/2010

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My daughter will be one on the 28th and I give her Cheerios, Kix cereal or sometimes Yo Baby yogurt. I have also made a batch of banana pancakes (a little bigger than silver dollars) and put them in ziploc bags and froze them. When I am ready for one, I just pop it into the toaster oven! Next batch, blueberries!

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Salma - posted on 05/07/2014

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Gerber have rice cereal too. Try that. I also buy Beech nut, they have oatmeal, granola or cereal. It's very delicious, he loves it.

Salma - posted on 04/27/2014

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My son eats that too. Rice cereal and oatmeal for breakfast and breast milk or formula after oatmeal or rice cereal then takes a nap until lunch.

Karenloves - posted on 10/11/2013

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My son just turned 1 and he eats everything I feed him but I need more ideas for breakfast ??

Julie - posted on 11/08/2012

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My toddlers loved hard boiled eggs. Scrambled as well. Buckwheat pancakes, cheerios.

Stephania Van - posted on 11/06/2012

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eggs was my first thougt, however at the day care i worked at, we mixed the cerial with differant fruits and even lunch stuff for vegies...

the kids all ate it up...

however i am one of those evil moms out there that gives there kids table food when they are readdy for it...

differant ages for different kiddos...

i would only try one new thing a week or so, that way if any was alergic to it, we woiuld know... none of mine where....

Shawna - posted on 01/08/2012

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what do i give my son he just turned 12 months and i dont know what to give him

Shawna - posted on 01/08/2012

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what do i give my son he just turned 12 months and i dont know what to give him

Monique - posted on 05/16/2010

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I give my son toast he loves it, with jelly, biscuit and jelly, girts and cheese, eggs, and sausage. He always have apple or orange juice to wash it down. oh I forgot mini pancakes sliced oranges, strawberries,bananas, and yogurt.

Ashley - posted on 05/04/2010

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My son just turned a year old and he wont eat eggs unless its on bread. If she wont eat anything by itself, try giving it to her on a slice of wheat bread. My son wont eat cereal anymore, actually since he was about 9 months old. I give him a little bit of jelly on wheat bread and Gerber yogurt with a spoon. He has a blast with it. I also sometimes give him waffles or pancakes. He doesnt seem to like syrup so I leave that out. Hope this helps!

Sarah - posted on 05/04/2010

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I give my son pretty much anything i eat...he does love weat bix and likes 2 get in2 his brothers rice bubbles lol

Karen - posted on 05/02/2010

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My little girl is currently loving a Weetbix (kids) with slices of banana on top or a little honey sometimes & Vegemite 'Cheeseybite' on wholemeal toast (without crusts). Seems to go down a treat as she can feed herself with the toast and share cereal with mum! Hope this helps ...

Louise - posted on 05/01/2010

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Something I do is I use baby wholegrain porridge as I don't get much time mid week and I either mix in pueed fruit that I take out of freezer night before and defrosted in fridge overnight, or yoghurt. Instant different tastes with minimum fuss. Have lots if different fruits and fruit combos. That way you also get 1-2 portions of daily recommended into them at the same time.

Harmony - posted on 04/28/2010

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My little guy loves bagels and cream cheese or english muffins and jam and fruit.

Amber - posted on 04/28/2010

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We do many of the ideas listed, but here are two I didn't see...

*BLACK BEANS-my daughter LOVES them (I get the low sodium canned beans and rinse them and just barely warm them in the microwave.)

*SPINACH FRITTATA (eggs, spinch, little garlic & onion) or whatever other veges we have left over in the frig with eggs. It is a lot easier now that she can have the whole egg.

We try to make sure we have a protien and fruit/vege for breakfast (diabetic diet). I know I eat better when I feed her nutritious meals.

Teresa - posted on 04/28/2010

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cheerios, bananas, Levi loves minute oatmeal (stove top) with milk poured over to cool with bananas on top. Frozen waffles. They can pretty much eat what the rest of the family is eating. scrambled eggs are good. hope this helps

Jennie - posted on 04/27/2010

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my son wants Texture to his food! and he wants whatever i am eating! soft, small pieces of fruit, aplesauce, dry fortified breakfast cereals, don't be too worried about if its traditional breakfast fare or not, if she likes it and won't choke, let her eat it. keep intorducing tastes of new things too so she isn't too picky and watch out for too many sweet things. bits of cheese, yougurt, cottage cheese are ok if no allergies . g'luck!

Paige - posted on 04/25/2010

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Y daughter can't have protein so I am quite limited on what she can eat so she gets lots of fruit cut up so she can feed herself, I wouls love to give her most of this stuff but she can't have the dairy or eggs or anything. She does have a low protien cereal that is like cheerios that she loves.

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My son gets weetbix every morning softened with formula (hot milk) and fruit puree or banana. He loves it.
Another idea is french toast. Once they hit 1 there isn't much they can't have unless they have allergies.

Lisa - posted on 04/25/2010

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I give my daughter weetabix, she loves them! Sometimes I mix fruit such as banana into it, or yogurt.

Jenny - posted on 04/25/2010

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milk is calcium. protein can come from many things. i do personal training and food education if u ever need any food ideas. id be glad to help =)

Jenny - posted on 04/25/2010

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oh yeah, he also likes cheerios, whole wheat bagels with reduced fat cream cheese. my daughter shares her toaster studdles with him. biscuts. he will eat anything we are. yogurt melts are his fav anytime and i know hes getting his nutrients. i have tried oj as well and he loves it, along with pineapple juice. just try whatever and see how she does with it. somethings take several attempts =)

Jenny - posted on 04/25/2010

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My son has been eating more solid foods since 10-11 months. FOr breakfast we do a variety. All healthy too of course. Whole grain oatmeal (not instant) and I slice lil peices of bananas to put in it with some brown sugar. Also, gerber yogurt along with the oatmeal. Scrambled eggs. French toast (whole milk, egg, and vanilla extract) topped with very lil butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. His FAVORITE is hard boiled eggs minus the yolk. Gerber cereal bars are good too! Hope these ideas help.

Erika - posted on 04/24/2010

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Becca still really likes her jarred fruits with cereal, but also loves YoBaby yogurt and pieces of toast (we give her whole grain or whole wheat). I made banana pancakes the other day, but she's not too into them yet. She also likes the banana muffins her daddy made.

LaTisha - posted on 04/24/2010

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My son is 12 months and he eats a normal breakfast. He like pancakes, waffles, fruit, cold or hot cereal, and sausage. He doesn't do the Gerber and baby foods anymore. It all depends on what kind of eater your child is.

Kirsty - posted on 04/24/2010

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My boy is 1 and he has been eating weetbix with yogurt or steweed apple since he was 6 mnth he loves it..

Kristen - posted on 04/24/2010

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I try Gerber oatmeal or multigrain cereal and then mix in a 2nd foods fruit. Most days she loves it but on off days, she will have a banana and Cheerios or Gerber baby yogurt. They just started a bunch of new flavors we have to try. If that's not enough, I will add some toast or a Gerber cereal bar (she also like Newton's Fruit Crisp bars, my mom got her hooked on them.) P.S. Pavneet, has your daughter been checked for food allergies?

Theresa - posted on 04/24/2010

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My daughter was one on friday, 23rd. She has been eating regular food for about a month or so now. She still does eat baby food, just not as much. She prefers regular food, I just fear she doesn't eat enough of it, that is why I still feed her Gerbers food. She eats eggs, cheerios (non sugar), sausage, bananas, and bread. I feed her potatoes, salad and mashed, steak, green beans, peas, cheese, and pizza. She also drinks whole milk. Don't be scared, just try some new things and watch how she does, that way you are there if something were to happen. Happy Feeding! :)

Jamie - posted on 04/24/2010

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My one year old son eats regular oatmeal, eggs, pancakes (no syrup), eggos(calcium), yogurt. He basically eats anything we do now and some cereal cherios and kix

Francesca - posted on 04/24/2010

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My daughter is 1 & I usually feed her Ready Brek with pureed fruit for breakfast. I make all my purees using fresh apples or pears, even together with a pinch of cinnamon is tasty. She does also like to eat toast, crumpets, scrambled eggs or Weetabix for breakfast. I always give my daughter a beaker of milk to wash her breakfast down too.

Anna - posted on 04/23/2010

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My little girl eats whatever we are eating, which is usually eggs, oatmeal, bagels with cream cheese (cut up in little pieces), toast, cereal, pancakes, waffles, grits, field roast vegetarian sausage, oven baked hash browns, banana's, apples. She loves to eat!

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Quacker (porridge), Weetabix, Crumpets, Yoghurt, Fruit (Bananas, Apple, Strawberries, Pear, Oranges), Pitta bread with feta, just starting on eggs... likes omolettes! He doesn't really like the baby cereals... we are turning 1 next week!

Katie - posted on 04/23/2010

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my son eats whatever I eat for breakfast. he always has a fruit and some sort of bread (pancakes, whaffle, toast, cherrios) we just started to give him protein like eggs, turkey bacon, soy sausage

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Hi:) I have one year old twins and they really like oatmeal, I started making mine from scratch, I make one big batch and add another time more water then it asks for, I also put in flaxseed..then every morning I get out what i need, I usually add a little milk if it needs it, and then put in either fruit or honey..healthy and easy!

Daryal - posted on 04/23/2010

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My daughter loves pancakes, oatmeal (grown-up), and bacon!! I try to add some of her apples sauce or just plain fruit, as a side. But honestly my daughter pretty much eats whatever we eat.. within reason of course. Good luck!!

Cassandra - posted on 04/23/2010

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Hello Ladies, I have to say that although I agree with the fact that they should be eating heathy because their habits start now, I also believe that we should not be judging each other. That is what is really wrong with today. Stand together and teach each other. Sorry- off my soap box. Anyway, I think pancakes are great, you can get an organic,whole grain, just add water mix and add things to it. My daughter was 1 on the 1st and loves pancakes. I put everything in them from bananas to green beans and everything in between. A little vanilla and cinamon and she gobbles them up. Hope that helps.

Emma - posted on 04/23/2010

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I give my 11 month old girl wheat bic's with a little bit of water in it to make it go soggy then heat it up in the microwave for a little bit then put some of cold milk in it to cool it down my 11 month old girl loves it.

Lynn - posted on 04/23/2010

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My 1 year old has a slice of buttered toast followed by porridge oats and then a bowl of fresh fruit. At the moment he is enjoying blueberries every day and he has juice followed by lots of water.

Brandi - posted on 04/22/2010

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cheerios and mashed banana. If she is going to get a bath, I put out pureed veggies or fruit and put o's in them. She can feed herself and has a great time! (Only do this if you are prepared to give a bath afterward!=)

Elissa - posted on 04/22/2010

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at 12 months there are a lot of other foods you can try. My son changes up the fruits almost every morning - bananas, apples, peaches, blueberries, etc. Scrambled eggs are also something we do just about every morning (or fried or hard boiled depending ...) then we also change up the grain - sometimes Oatmeal (real steel cut oatmeal), cereal (cheerios, etc.) toast, pancakes, waffles, etc.

Francesca - posted on 04/22/2010

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This morning my little one started off the day with her morning breastfeed. And then we had some Activia Peach Yogurt (her absolute favourite), scrambled eggs and slices of pear.

My little girl doesn't like meat so breakfast is one of the few meals that I can get protien into her. If it weren't for eggs and yogurt, Ella would practically be a vegan. And she has never liked baby food. She will only eat what she sees us eat. Which has only forced us to eat healthier, a happy biproduct (but not if you ask my Dh).

Stephanie - posted on 04/22/2010

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WOW I cant believe some of the junk people feed their kids!! They are 1yr old feed them healthy foods so they learn healthy eatting habits! Make time to make sure they eat healthy..... get up a little earlier to prepare their food!

JoManda - posted on 04/22/2010

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I feed mine pancakes, toast, eggs, mandrian oranges, a banana, pretty much what I eat he'll eat as well. Let's put it this way, when we go to Denny's for breakfast he has his own Jr. Grand Slam

Jess - posted on 04/22/2010

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Oh and "YoBaby" Yogurt (different alternative to just cereal found by Yogurt section in Walmart). It has fruit and baby cereal mixed right in with the yogurt and comes in tons of flavors. Available in soy version too (which tastes gross-we bought by accident once). Otherwise regular yogurt too.

Jess - posted on 04/22/2010

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Start experimenting. Our daughter (just turned 1) eats everything we eat right now. Cereal, toast, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, blueberries (cut in half), grapes (cut in pieces), melons, pretty much everything made to be in little pieces. In general, if she will eat it, we give it to her. We have stopped buying the Gerber version of things and are on to just normal foods. Good luck!

Andrea - posted on 04/22/2010

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eggs, fruit, original malt-o-meal is excellent too since you can mix in some fruit with it and it fills them up, or pancakes, french toast. my son has been off of baby food for a whole 2 months now with only 4 teeth and doing just fine. just make sure they get their daily intake of fruits veggies and meats. as long as its cut up good and easy for them to chew up with limited teeth then you should be fine!

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