What is a typical daily menu for a 10 month old? (ie. breakfast, lunch,dinner and snacks)

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My 10 month old pretty much eats everything I do plus his food, so I'm just wondering what a typical schedule and menu for other 10 month old's is? What should he be eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks ?? I need a sample menu for my 10 month old!

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Erica - posted on 05/24/2013

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My son Gage is ten months on and ONLY eats his (crawler foods)....anything else makes him gag, or throw up. That includes the jarred foods with chunks, or even mashed potatoes that I cook...any ideas? I feel as if he should be stepping up with it comes to foods? maybe even eating off my plate...he has three front teeth, and four bottoms....ideas mommy's?

Dr Naina - posted on 03/13/2013

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hi my baby is 10months old but he does not eat anything sometime one or two spoon of rice water. he only breastfeed what can i do?????/ plz help

Missy - posted on 08/29/2012

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My little guy just turned 11 months old. He's never been a big fan of puree so we've experimented with solids a lot! Also- a 100% organic food household. Here's our schedule:



*5:00-5:30 AM- 6 oz bottle(goes back to sleep until7:30-8 AM)

*Breakfast 30 min after he wakes: Items we feed on a daily basis; fruit (strawberries, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries), whole grain (cheerios, waffles, pancakes, toast with butter, oatmeal), yogurt (yogurt bites or everyday yogurt.

*10:00 AM 6 oz bottle and nap immediatly following. Sleeps until 11:30-12:00

*12:30-1:00 Lunch Items fed on daily basis: Protein (chicken nuggets, chicken, grilled cheese, quesidilla, turkey dog, beans, cheeses) Veggie (peas, carrots, corn, green beans, sweet potatoe. Whole grain (pasta, toast w/ hummus, rice. Dessert- fruit (watermellon, peach, mango, apple, pear, pinapple, mandrine oranges)

3:00 PM 6 oz bottle and nap immeidalty follwoing. Sleeps until 5:00-5:30

6:00-6;30 Dinner. Same as lunch but rotate fish, pork, beef.

8:30 lights out.



Snacks: between meals- puffs, yogurt, homemade smoothes, Plums puree pouches. I always make sure I get 1-2 Plum pouches in him becase he feeds our dog from the highchair so its hard to say how much he takes in.



Drink: he gets Apple/water juice 50/50 ratio in his cup with breakfast and I typically have to refill it around 2:30. each cup holds 5 oz of fluids.



He's starting to not want his bottle as much so starting next week I'm going to take 1 bottle away and compinsate with a sippy at breakfast. I'll repost and let everyone know how it goes!

Parvathi - posted on 07/19/2013

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by baby has 10 months old..which type food is advisable to eat

Erica - posted on 05/24/2013

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Isabel - posted on 12/22/2013

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From experience... start out avoiding sugar, salts, and processed food (like fake cheeses) as much as you can!! Once you introduce the chicken nuggets and ketchup and KD and processed slices, it's reaaally hard to take them away and can create a picky eater. It's better to stick with plain roasted or steamed unbreaded chicken seasoned with non-salty spices, regular veggies not in cheese sauce, etc. Plain old yogurt usually goes fine with babies until you give them the sugary baby flavoured yogurts (minigos, etc). Mixing in your own chopped/mashed fruit and/or purees is way better (or even the baby food pouches/jars!) As soon as you give some toddlers Fruit Loops, they'll never want Cheerios again.

If your baby is really not into unflavoured or plain veggies/meats, a trick I found is to mix them with sweet potato or squash like a stew. One easy recipe my son loves from about 8 months+... brown some stewing beef in a big pot even onion/garlic if you feel your baby is ready, then pour in about 1 cup water and 3/4 c broth, any spices you want except salt of course, then throw in veggies like carrots, parsnips, sweet potato or regular potato, really anything you want... then bring to a boil. Once it's boiling, lower it and just simmer covered for about 1 hour 45 mins. If you want to throw in softer veggies like celery or peppers, throw them in around the hour mark so they don't mush out. Then at the end, throw it in a blender and chop it up. It comes out so tender and has a sweet edge if you use sweet potato, or even just the carrots! And it freezes so well. I like one pot meals like this because I can cut it up and throw it on the stove/oven while he naps, then quickly get it done even if he wakes up early.

Making meals ahead saves me so much money. I also do things like chicken and lentils and veggies... that way each serving works out to about 1oz chicken and 1oz lentils (protein substitute) and then 2oz veggies. It's more affordable if you are working with a tight budget (I am). It's about $60-80 a month for me to prepare his meals which sounds like a lot but comparing to 2-4 jars at average $1.25 a day, that's really not bad!! Sometimes I use the jar/package meals at dinner along with homemade veggies, but I try to always do homemade lunch.

I find meals like that work out the best to get into my 10 month old because he gets tired if he has to sit and pick up his whole meal just yet. He will eat a mashed/chopped blended meat and veggie dish like that, then he has finger foods on the side like chopped green beans, small pieces of squash, bites of toast, etc

I'm not saying all this to rag on mommies who do give their little ones these things, just trying to offer some help from experience. :) I know everyone is doing their best. I really had to learn a lot because my family was very into convenience food and fast food, and most of the kids in my family are picky eaters.

Parvathi - posted on 07/19/2013

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hi sravanthi this is keerthana u can give him to morning time all mixed cereals like rice.wheat,ragi,dal,cashew,almond,......these all mixed powder one spoon boil in to water.....that is gud for his health

Safina - posted on 04/30/2013

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and my baby is 10 month old.. very moody at eating!! squashes every finger food... dosent even put any hting in mouth.. loves to eat noodles only... n jelly...
how should i make her eat veggies n other fruits..

Jessica - posted on 09/12/2012

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My 10 month old eats a lot less than what I am reading here......nothing like feeling like you are starving your child!!! Upon awakening (8 a.m) I give her 7 oz bottle. At 10 she gets breakfast usually 4 oz of fruit and lots of cheerios. At noon I give her a 6 oz bottle and another one at 4:00. For dinner around 6ish I give her 4 oz of veggies, more cheerios and little bits of whatever we are eating. Depending on her mood sometimes I give her cheerios or mum mums throughout the day. Before bed around 8 p.m she gets a 7 oz bottle. I am going to start giving her dairy this week. Maybe start trying some cheeses and yogurt. Cora is 20 lbs and her doctor said to keep doing what I've been doing so I guess she is just a light eater. She doesn't fuss very often so I think she is satisfied. She is a cheerio addict.

SRAVANHI - posted on 07/07/2012

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Hi All,
my name is sravanthi, i have one year old son he is love to eat but iam doing job iam giving less food becoz no time some times only half cup rice and milk.
but now onwards i want to give good food to grow healthy please help to give him good food and sncaks ......
can we give snacks and biscuits and fruits nuts
mail id.. mv.sravanthi4399@gmailcom.
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SRAVANHI - posted on 07/07/2012

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Hi All,
my name is sravanthi, i have one year old son he is love to eat but iam doing job iam giving less food becoz no time some times only half cup rice and milk.
but now onwards i want to give good food to grow healthy please help to give him good food and sncaks ......
can we give snacks and biscuits and fruits nuts
mail id.. mv.sravanthi4399@gmailcom.
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Carolyn - posted on 06/30/2012

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My twins do the same they would eat their stage 2 out the jar food and then eat anybody else's food and then take a full bottle to top it off b4 going in for a nap but naptime lasts only ten min.

Ayesha - posted on 05/18/2012

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i feed her in the morning Semolina mixed with 2 oz of formula ,then for lunch i cook pilaf which includes rice,chicken,beans,potatoes,carrot,i wheat crackers.i cook it till the things become tender and when i need to give her food i blend it with kraft cheese with butter on it.its very healthy food for baby.and for dinner i give her Custard wd some mashed bananas or apple.

Melissa - posted on 05/04/2012

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just be happy he is eating, and make it nutritional too. i dont think that there is a 'typical' menu for toddlers because each family is individual and each child has their own tastes, if you want to fill him up tho, porridge is a good cheap healthy option, with brown sugar or honey on, get him to practice making his own sandwiches now (you supply the right amount of spread) and then by the time he is three he will be making sandwiches perfectly for the whole family.

Jaime - posted on 01/21/2012

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My daughter's typical starts around 9-10am

9-10 am - Frozen Waffle ( usually Nutra Grain) or If I made homemade... sometimes I give her Arrowroot cookies crushed with rice cereal and formula... or oatmeal. I break the waffles apart into tiny pieces. Formula in a Sippy Cup and after she eats her waffle I will give her blueberries, strawberries or some type of fruit that I cut up!

1-2ish - Yogurt, String cheese, Tomato, or mixed veggies

2-3ish - formula in a bottle

5-6ish- dinner usually whatever with eat with the exception of fish, nuts, etc... so chicken cut up into small pieces, potatoes, mixed veggies...

8-9ish- Formula in a bottle

Also juice mixed with water during the day too and snacks of puffs, goldfish crackers, animal crackers,

Pretty - posted on 09/22/2011

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Feed my son with milk early at 6am because that`s when he usually wakes,for breakfast it can be cereal mid morning it can be fruits/yoghurt and for lunch it can be irish potatoes mixed with margarine&boiled chicken soup,avocado with juice/warm water and mid afternoon milk and for dinner pumpkin with g.nuts&a vegetable

Romy - posted on 03/30/2010

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My 11 month old eats:
7AM Nurse, yogurt and/or pureed fruit
9:00 4 oz pumped milk
11:00ish gr. cheese, leftovers (she only eats lunch 4 days a week or so) 4 oz. bottle
2:30 4 oz. pumped milk
She also gets snacks of puffs, graham crackers between lunch and dinner
4:30 Nurses
6:00 dinner-she loves ravioli, peas, sweet potato, baked beans, cheddar cheese, shredded pork, green beans, chopped pears, peaches, sliced banana and blueberries. She will only eat chicken if I make homemade chicken nuggets.

I thought she wasn't eating enough, but I read babies stomachs are still quite small and she is over 21 pounds, so she is certainly not malnourished! She gets protein from cheese and yogurt (and breastmilk). I do give her an iron supplement because she doesn't like the cereal. Its sometimes hard to gauge how much she is eating because she shares with the dog!

Stina - posted on 03/30/2010

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My dd is still BF so this is her typical day:

4/5 am (stupid time change) she joins me in bed for an early morning nurse

7:00 cheerios and/or oatmeal followed by another nurse If I have pumped milk in the fridge, I offer a sippy with a small bit of milk in it but she still likes to end her meal with nursing.

9 or 10ish (I nurse on demand) she has milk before an am nap.

nurse upon waking briefly.

12:00 she likes banana, noodles, cheerios are a standby grain for her if I don't have noodles cooked already, maybe a slice of bread for her to munch on, cottage cheese, yogurt, shredded cheddar. I let her self feed just about anything I can- even if it's messy.

Nurse after lunch.

Nurse before PM nap and briefly when she wakes up

Dinner- she eats whatever soft food we have on the table cut up very small and put on her tray. For protein I give her shredded cheese or a spoon of cottage cheese- she loves picking up the small curds... sometimes I open a jar of baby food meat but she's really not a huge fan of purees and is honestly past that stage. She only has two teeth though so everything has to be really soft.

Nurse after dinner and again before bed.

I want to nurse her for at least the first year, hopefully 2 years and possibly as long as 3 so we aren't pushing the use of a sippy cup. I offer it and help her drink from it, but figure, when she is able to do it herself, we will start moving away from the mealtime nursing sessions. At this point, snacks are her between meal nursing sessions.

Shelley - posted on 03/30/2010

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hi my son eat alot, he has baby cereal in the morning with 4 onz of sma in it plus 4 onz of sma in bottle. lunch he has 7onz of sma and 2 yogs and half packet of baby crisps. snack he has farley rusk teddys, yogurts and small pieces of fruit or some grated cheese (throughout day not all at once ) dinner he has a fruite pot and a jar of 10 month cow and gate baby balance. before bed he has a 6 onz bottle of sma. hope that helps with a menu for your 10 month old.

Denise - posted on 03/20/2010

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Hi! my daughter has a pretty cosistent schedule 6:30 she has 6 ounces of formula never has increased to 8 oz then at 9:30 she has oatmeal (Quacker oatmeal packages) loves the ones with fruit like apples and cinnamon or peaches and cream she will have this with a couple of tablespoons of fruit like applesauce usually won"t finish the pack of oatmeal but comes close... and to drink about 3 oz of formula. at 12:30 lunch time, sometimes I mix the baby food stage 3 sweet potato with some pastina or sometimes she has mac and cheese or turkey rice veg baby food with fruit about 1/2 a jar of each, with 3 to 4 oz of juice, then a bottle at around 3:30 again 6 oz and then dinner at around 5;30 mashed potato with gravy, or whatever we are eating cut up fine. and a bottle around 9:30 and then lights out..she also get snacks through the day like yogurt snacks, or a yougurt 4 oz size, arrowroot cookie, or sometimes a piece of bread usually the end piece of a baguette keeps her busy and happy also massages those gumbs! teeth still coming in.Also has water and juice throughout the day according to her activity level.(thirst factor) Last time at the dr's back in Feb she weighed in at 18.6 lbs and 28 inches long I believe she is at about 20 lbs now. We visit the dr in April. We recently started to venture into the "Dining out world" and so she will try anything and my husband and I have made it a game to see what is baby friendly at any restaraunt. Surprise!!! not every place has kids menu but they almost all can make mashed potato's with gravy..LOL...

Stephanie - posted on 03/19/2010

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my 11 month old girl usually has a bottle when she first gets up then some baby cereal or toast for breakfast, then after her morning nap as she usually gets up around lunch time, she has yogurt and a banana for lunch, then afternoon snack of fruit and a sammie, occasionally if she wants it she has an afternoon bottle ethier before or after her afternoon nap, then dinner if its suitable for her she has what we have or tin baby food if its not, then a bottle before bed :) but usually she'll nibble on whatever else everyone around her is eating aswell, and she has a sippercup of water that she has access to all day

Mande - posted on 03/19/2010

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My son just turned 11 months old and his routine usually goes something like this:

6 oz formula when he wakes up
Breakfast 30 minutes later - oatmeal and fruit, gravy, scrambled eggs, or ham (varies)
Lunch - yogurt, vegetable puree and fruit puree, and bites of what I eat
Snack - Cheerios, fruit, yogurt melts, graduate puffs, Froot Loops, etc.
Dinner - cut up chicken breast, sliced "Cutie" oranges, steamed veggies
Sippy cup during the day with 1/2 juice 1/2 water or yogurt juice
6 oz. formula in afternoon and before bed

Louise - posted on 03/19/2010

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My son is 11 months old and at the moment his schedule is



breakfast at 8 baby porridge

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bottle 7oz at 10 -10:30

lunch normally fruit and custard pureed at weekends and potato and veg pureed in Creche midweek 12 - 12:30

nap

snack at 3:30 Normally fruit pureed midweek or yoghurt at weekend.

Dinner at 5:30 - 6 normally what we have pureed at weekend and either baby pasta with pureed veg or pureed beans and toast

bottle at 7 and then bed. He has always had a larger interest in food than bottles and he had a beaker with juice half and half with food.

Fern - posted on 03/19/2010

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mac n cheese is macaroni and cheese. as for meat i think that is included in purees. who would seriously feed a baby a big mac really? also when babies are eating from the table and with their parents ie; eating whatever i eat, which i saw on a lot of peoples comments. mine also eats lunch meat, chicken and turkey, meat sticks made by gerber. there is other ways to get protein. besides really our bodies were not meant to digest large amounts of meat. that is why we have eggs, soy and many other things. They also get protein in breastmilk and formula.

Caroline - posted on 03/19/2010

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mine eats: Breakfast- cereal (weetabix) if still hungry some yogurt or fruit pot,
lunch: home cooked food blized up, ie pasta with chicken, veg & sauce, bolognaise, tuna & tomatoe sauce, mashed potatoe with meat, & veg etc. Dinner is same sort of thing as lunch. She often picks from some of my food as snacks. Milk- she has about 6oz mid morning and 7ox before bed- she is not keen on drinking any more despite my efforts

To be honest I am shocked at what some other babies are eating- there is not much meat which is vital for babies on the move- protein! and what the hell is mac & cheese? - surely you can't mean Big Macs (mcdonalds?)

Ashley - posted on 03/19/2010

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My son has 3 tbsp of cereal and cheerios at 8:30. Lunch at 12:30 is a 4oz jar of fruit and finger foods and dinner is 5:30 with a 4oz jar of veggie and some meat and what ever he will eat that we are having for dinner. He still drinks about 5 4oz bottles during the day and will not drink much from a sippy cup.

Fern - posted on 03/19/2010

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My little guy loves to eat!!! Breakfast is usually baby cereal with a jar a of fruit or scrambled eggs with toast, sometimes we do cherrios and yogurt it varies. snacks are lil crunchies, animal crackers, yogurt melts, 1/2 of a banana, banana cookies. Lunch varies from mac n cheese, quasadias with cheese, peanut butter and jelly, with fruit and a veggie added in. Dinner is usually whatever we are eating plus some purees if he gets hungry later. He also drinks a sippy with 1/2 juice 1/2 water in it thru out the day. was nursing 5-6 times a day, just started weening him due to him clamping down and biting ouch. So he has been drinking formula every 3-4 hrs thru out the day. and likes to drink water from my camelbak water bottle. I also have a 4 y/o so he likes to eat and do what big brother is doing or eating.

Kristi - posted on 03/18/2010

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my 10 1/2 y old son eats oatmeal porridge in the morning, for lunch he has soup, for tea time he has yoghurt or mash with gravy/pasta/fish - depending how well he has eaten at lunch time and before going to bed he has some porridge. With every meal he always drink either water or some juice. He doesn't get any formula!

Jezi - posted on 03/18/2010

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I feed my daughter either yogurt and sliced fruit or cereal in whole milk with a small bottle of juice. She eats a small snack like garden chedder goldfish or graduates puffs. For lunch she eats a fold over sandwhich with a bottle of juice. Between lunch and dinner she might eat another small snack of puffs of goldfish and for dinner she has one jar of fruit and one jar of veggies with 4oz of water+floride. I hope this helps with a 10 month old menu!

Chelsea - posted on 03/18/2010

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Breakfast: 1 veggie, 1 fruit, and a yogurt



Snack: Veggie dip crunchies and a bottle before nap



Lunch: A meal, such as speghetti, a veggie and a fruit



Snack: fruits puffs, pudding, or veggie dip crunchies



Dinner: A meal, veggie and fruit



a bottle before bed



I have been giving Landen toddler meals now and he also eats my food

Francesca - posted on 03/17/2010

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My little monster has always refused to have her own menu right from the start. She has always refused to eat anything pureed.



Now she eats pretty much what I eat, with the exception of milk, nuts and honey. Aside from that, everything is fair game. She loves spicy foods and stir frys. Although it gets a little messy at times.



She has three meals a day plus two snacks. (one inbetween lunch and dinner and another before bed) Breakfast depends on what I eat. Sometimes some scrambled eggs and toast, or multigrain cherios, or yogurt, or hot oatmeal. Lunch is usually leftovers from dinner before, or I try to get some baby food in, or steamed veggies. Although her favourite lunch is Avocado Grilled Cheese. Dinner is whatever we are having. Pastas, stir frys, She will try anything. Dessert consists of yogurt or fruit. Snacks usually consist of fresh fruit, All Bran Fruit Bites, or baby cookies. She LOVES mandarin oranges. And she still nurses on command about 3/4 times a day and 3 times at night. When she eats she may only take a few bits, or eat everything on her plate. She refuses to eat unless someone else is eating at the table. A real social eater. It really depends on her mood. I just want her to develope a taste for everything and enjoy the experience.



Every baby is different. Mine just hates to be excluded. :)

Vera - posted on 03/16/2010

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my daughter eats baby cereal in the morning . for lunch she eats yogurt. in between all mealss alwayss some fruit and snacks. and for dinner whatever household food i make! and she only drinks like 4 oz of milk every 3-4 hours and of course juice and sometimes water

Terra - posted on 03/15/2010

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My son is eating the following:



1--4 oz cereal in the morning first thing.

4 oz fruit and 4 oz veggies at 11

4 oz fruit and 4 oz veggies at 4



little puffs and bottles inbetween... and table food with me at supper time... he is a little piggy lol

Brittany - posted on 03/14/2010

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i don't make him special meals really.. just whatever i'm eating if he's interested in eating at that time. for the first year, technically babies only need milk (breast or formula), so real food is just for fun and practice :) i usually make myself a bagel or breakfast sandwich for breakfast, and he eats some of that and maybe some yogurt or cheerios. then for lunch whatever i'm having, if it's good for him i'll share, otherwise i make him a half a sandwich with some cheese wedges or something. then for dinner i try to get the veggies in, he loves steamed broccoli. he'll eat chicken and fish but not too keen on beef. and he LOVES mac 'n cheese. he can pretty much eat whatever i'm eating, so i guess i just try to eat healthy so i don't have to make extra food, because he doesn't eat a whole lot anyway :)

Rebecca - posted on 03/14/2010

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My twins eat the following

Breastfeed when they wake up, breakfast of yogurt and fruit, nurse before their morning nap, lunch: leftover dinner cut up small with a cup of formula, nurse before their afternoon nap, sometimes nurse after the nap, snack : cracker or butter cookie, dinner is usually whatever we are eating cut up small with a cup of formula, nurse before bed.

(My boys will eat anything you put in front of them. Yet they are still underweight. Go figure.)

Vanessa - posted on 03/13/2010

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my daughter has cereal for breakfast, just whatever is on hand, a mid morning snack, usually fruit, lunch is either dices ham or turkey, mac and cheese, and a veggie, afternoon snack is veggies again, and dinner is whatever we have, and she gets 3 cookies a week, 4-5 bottles a day, and a sippy cup to carry around during the day, half juice, half water

Shelley - posted on 03/30/2010

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hi my son eat alot, he has baby cereal in the morning with 4 onz of sma in it plus 4 onz of sma in bottle. lunch he has 7onz of sma and 2 yogs and half packet of baby crisps. snack he has farley rusk teddys, yogurts and small pieces of fruit or some grated cheese (throughout day not all at once ) dinner he has a fruite pot and a jar of 10 month cow and gate baby balance. before bed he has a 6 onz bottle of sma. hope that helps with a menu for your 10 month old.

Louise - posted on 03/19/2010

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My son is 11 months old and at the moment his schedule is



breakfast at 8 baby porridge

nap

bottle 7oz at 10 -10:30

lunch normally fruit and custard pureed at weekends and potato and veg pureed in Creche midweek 12 - 12:30

nap

snack at 3:30 Normally fruit pureed midweek or yoghurt at weekend.

Dinner at 5:30 - 6 normally what we have pureed at weekend and either baby pasta with pureed veg or pureed beans and toast

bottle at 7 and then bed. He has always had a larger interest in food than bottles and he had a beaker with juice half and half with food.

Jezi - posted on 03/18/2010

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I feed my daughter either yogurt and sliced fruit or cereal in whole milk with a small bottle of juice. She eats a small snack like garden chedder goldfish or graduates puffs. For lunch she eats a fold over sandwhich with a bottle of juice. Between lunch and dinner she might eat another small snack of puffs of goldfish and for dinner she has one jar of fruit and one jar of veggies with 4oz of water+floride. I hope this helps with a 10 month old menu!

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