What's your April baby eating?

Kim - posted on 01/05/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )

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My boy, Kyler, is eating a bottle for breakfast, a bottle and 2oz. of food for lunch, a mid afternoon bottle, 2oz. of food, a bottle and a snack at supper, and a bottle before bed. Now he started to wake up hungry in the middle of the night again and I'm not sure where to add more food to avoid this. Figured I'd see what everyone else is feeding their April babies so I can get a better idea of where we should be at. Thanks.

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Kristy - posted on 01/17/2010

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I am a mother of 4 girls and Finley, my 9mo old is doing what seems like every other baby here is doing. She loves to eat, table food that is. I don't buy into that Gerber Graduates business, table food is way better for them if properly prepared and don't hold back let your baby try anything (except honey) their palate will flourish and in the future they will not be picky. However, Fin is picky about when she wants her bottle. She likes her one 8oz bottle through out the day and then during the night time she wants 2 8oz bottles which I am okay with - she is only 9mo old. I hear a lot of parents get fustrated with their babies and question why theirs is not sleeping through the night yet, they are only 9mo old. If they are still not sleeping through the night come their first birthday, then you might have a problem, but let them be. They are learning themselves and their growing bodies. As long as your baby is eating healthy wholesome foods and drinking 28-32oz of formula a day then they will blossum. Each one of my girls were different from the other, some slept through the night since birth and others still like to say hello during the night at 9mo and I am okay with that. It's what you as their parent feel is right for them, but don't compare other babies to yours, every human is different even as babies.

Evelyn - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hiya - Happy New Year.... my lil man has been waking during the night a lot during the past month (the outside temperature has been much lower than any of us are used to) but a tight cuddle and he does goes back to sleep. He was slow to adapt to solids.... tried him at 5 months and 6 and half wasn't having any of it however at 8 months he started getting hungrier and is now getting into his stride. Like Tiffany's lil one Callum just loves his bottles and has about 4 during the day and we're now on 2 solid meals a day (he has a milk after his breakfast and lunch/dinner)... he loves weetabix, banana, liquidised veg and stew, chewing on farleys rusks, banana as well as yoghurt and custard of all things. Not sure whether he should be eating custard at this stage however he's teething like bad so the custard (ready made cartons) cools his gums during the day and is an alternative when I'm out of yoghurt. Callum is no. 3 and like his older siblings loves his food however unlike them is taking his time with the weaning... am following my instincts with this guy, he's different to the others - best of luck...

Jayde - posted on 01/16/2010

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Chloe has a breast feed when she wakes up at 6 / 6:30 then breakfast of weetbix & fruit about an hour after that. She has a mid morning breast feed and then a juice and a Vegemite sandwich for lunch plus some steamed veggie fingers. She also loves cruskits with advocado. She has a mid afternoon breast feed and then usually around 5 ish a little snack of mini corn cakes / rice cakes or fruit bar. At 6pm it's dinner time, she usually has a homemade baby food, pretty chunky now although she still doesn't have teeth, she seems to cope fine regardless. Then a bottle of formula at bedtime around 7pm.

Caroline - posted on 01/16/2010

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For breakfast my girl has baby cereal/ porridge/ or one weetabix, then a bit of formaula milk mid morning (she only manages about 4ozs) lunch is mashed/pureed homemade food- her favourites are bolognaise or tuna pasta, cheesy sauces etc, then again about 4oz milk in afternoon. Dinner at 5pm- similar to lunch, mashed food (equivelant to stage 2 jar size portion) and milk before bed- approx 6 oz



food like chicken/cheese/ etc are good source of protein especially for babies on the move

Jess - posted on 01/13/2010

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Personally I am a firm believer in "let them be little, they are only that way for a while." Babies should not be eating pizza or whole foods like that. Most 9 month olds only have 4-6 teeth. How would you like to eat those things with only four teeth? Food for nine month olds is to give them nutrition. I am very disappointed to read what people are feeding their babies. I am worried that parents are not giving enough meat to their children. Meat is so important for them at this age because of the protein it give them. Just remember "YOUR BABY HAS THEIR WHOLE LIFE AHEAD OF THEM TO EAT JUNK!!" Give them their fruits, vegetables, and pureed meat!! This is plenty to satisfy their hunger. Oh, and fruit snacks are a huge "no,no."

Madison - posted on 01/12/2010

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mine eats the breast (its only producing 2 oz) ,a 5 oz bottle, and a jar of fruit with cereal in it for breakfast...



lunch is a handfull of the gerber puff's, a jar of vegetables and a 8 oz bottle,



dinner is a jar of meat and a jar of vegetables with the breast and a 5 oz bottle of juice....



then night snack is handful of gerber puff's with breast and 5 oz bottle



throughout the night he eats breast about 3-4 times

Cara - posted on 01/12/2010

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Mine does the same - wakes up 5 minutes after we get into bed just to be cuddled then wakes up at 5 to eat about 6 ounces. He doesn't eat a ton during the day so I'm sure it is some of it - but he also goes to bed at 7 pm, so he sleeps 10 hours before he wakes, I'd wake up hungry too! I hear rice cereal or oatmeal before bed helps, but I think it is just a phase (hopefully)

Lisa - posted on 01/12/2010

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I spoke to the health visitor when my Daughter was 7 months old and she told me she should be having between 16 and 20 ounces of formula a day.. she went from 4 bottles a day to two 8 oz bottles morning and night and one 4/5oz middle of the day.. then once I had had her on 3 meals a day I got rid of the middle of the day bottles. Tilly is almost 9 months and currently has two 8 oz bottles, 3 meals and two snacks a day.. she started waking up in the night about a week ago and we realised she wasnt getting big enough portions during the day.. so once they were made alittle bigger she slept fine.. hope this helps :O)

Tiffany - posted on 01/12/2010

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my daugther is having about 4 bottles, one after breakfast, one for her morning nap, one around lunch time, another one when she has an afternoon nap.. plus food as well she loves cheese and youghts and then she has a bottle when its bed time... she only wakes up once a night which is around... 4.00am. i am unsure if i am giving her to many bottles a day, if any one can give me some advice.. thanks

Gina - posted on 01/11/2010

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I was told to not feed my baby between the hours of 2am and 6-7am and he would start eating better during the day. I started doing that and I have noticed a tremendous difference.

Gina - posted on 01/11/2010

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I breastfeed by baby at 7am and 9:30am. I feed him 4 tablespoons of cereal with a tablespoon of pureed fruit at about 11:30am. He also breastfeeds a little bit at about Noon. Breastfeeds again at 2:30pm with a little snack (usually a few Cheerios or something). He eats about 3-4 tablespoons of various vegetables and about two teaspoons of meat (chicken, turkey, or beef usually) at about 5:30pm. He then breastfeeds a little at about 6:30pm and then a little more at about 7:30pm when he goes to bed. He doesn't eat again until 7am. I am starting to think about giving him 2 tablespoons of cereal or fruit in the morning at about 7:30. Trying to decide if he needs it since he just started crawling.

Abbe - posted on 01/11/2010

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Try some cereal between dinner and bed. We did that on and off with my first daughter when she had hungry spurts and it helped. My second daughter is a much better sleeper so we have not had to so far. Her eating schedule is similar to yours but she has a full jar of food, not a snack, for supper.

Lisa - posted on 01/11/2010

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My girl has a 5oz bottle when she wakes up, the food for breakfast (just about whatever my 2 yr old is eating), we have food for lunch, a 4 oz bottle for nap time, a snack after our nap (Gerber puffs, yogurt bites), food for dinner, 6 oz bottle at bed time....she may wake around midnight for another bottle, but then that is normally it.

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my boy eats an egg with cheese, a yogurt and dry cherrios for breakfast. 1/4 piece pizza and yogurt for lunch and a portion of whatever I eat for dinner. Has maybe 20 ounces formula a day and just starting 4 nights ago takes NO bottle from 730pm to 730am- I had a 1 day transition with water bottle, give binky twice at night to compromise. Very healthy per pediatrician.

Wendi - posted on 01/09/2010

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I hear ya on the fun part of watching my hubby feed the girls as well. He works alot and therefore isn't home much so when he does feed them they are in shock and eat everything he gives them. As for the dressing part, that is just too hillarious but I love him for helping with all 3 of our children when he is home.

I also don't think you are behind on the food department with your child. Every child is different and it does depend on mother and baby as to what stage you are at. My girls are totally different and Jessie is 17 lbs and eats 3 times as much as Madalyn who is 20 lbs. But this being said, they just switched that a couple of days ago and now Mady is my good eater and Jess is being fussy. But kids will be kids and the changes are going to keep coming in every department. I wouldn't worry about what your child is eating as babies will let you know when they are not getting enough :)

Romy - posted on 01/08/2010

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On Fridays my husband is off, so I had him feed Isla cereal-or try. I asked if she was done because he wasn't feeding her and he said "she has both spoons!" I, nicely, suggested he take one back...Its so funny watching him do the morning routine. I can take a shower, make lunch, pack the diaper and dry my hair and he is still getting her dressed! I think it is hysterical and I love him for it!

Tricia - posted on 01/08/2010

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My daughter eats a 6oz (stage 3) jar of baby food, usually fruit or fruit mixed with some kind of cereal plus a 4 oz bottle of Soy formula. At lunch she'll have an 8 ounce bottle. For dinner Ill do a stage 3 entree mix or a stage 2 entree with a stage 1 veggie along with 5 oz bottle of formula. She gets a last bottle thats about 8 ounces. My baby is on a four hour feeding schedule. Throughout the day though, I give her a taste of what Im eating (just enough for her to hold), she loves chilled tomatoes or bananas, sugar free popsicles (not the whole thing, she'll share with me), gerber graduate snacks (her favorite is the zesty tomato puffs, sweet potato stars, apple cinnamon stars). She doesnt eat all of that everyday, just listing what I may give her between feedings to snack on.

Jane - posted on 01/07/2010

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Romy my son is just like you daughter, I didn't start solids until almost 6 months. Now that he's 9 months I'm going to start w/ more finger foods (except I never game him cereal only stage 2 pureed foods). I was just @ the Dr today & he weighs 21 lbs he was almost 10 lbs when he was born. I guess it just all depends on mom & baby as far as eating goes.

Romy - posted on 01/07/2010

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Apparently, my daughter is behind in the foods department-I am amazed at what your kids eat! Isla has boob for breakfast, and an ounce of cereal and fruit mixed with a scattering of puffs, then she has 3, 4.5 oz bottles of bottled breast milk while I am at work and then for dinner she has some puffs and, if she is really interested, perhaps 3/4 of a jar of Stage 2 food. (I also have frozen homemade food) She has boob before bed. She just started having a snack at lunchtime. And last night she had cheese for the first time. She didn't start solids until five and a half months, so maybe she is behind on eating. But she weighs 21 pounds and sleeps through the night 99.9% of the time so I think we are doing alright.

Wendi - posted on 01/07/2010

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My twin girls get an 8 oz bottle of formula when they wake up at 6am, then at 9 they have step 3 baby Oatmeal cereal and some juice, then for dinner at 12pm they eat whatever I choose to feed them (no baby food as they prefer whatever we are eating) and some juice. I give them a snack after they wake up from their afternoon nap (which is usually about 2 hours or more) they have some crackers or fruit snacks. For supper at 6pm is the same as dinner, they eat whatever we are eating and have some juice or water to drink and then get an 8oz bottle of formula before bedtime at 8pm. Sometimes they don't drink much formula but they sleep through the nite without hesitation. They are very happy eating table food and Madalyn loves it when she can feed herself. The odd time she will wake up through the nite but she doesn't want anything other than something to chew on as she is teething really bad right now.

Cheryl - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son eats a stage 2 fruit baby food and 6 oz bottle at 9am, snacks between breakfast and lunch, 1pm lunch is a 8 oz bottle, snacks between lunch and dinner, 5pm dinner is a stage 2 veg/meat and 6 oz bottle, maybe another snack, and then 9pm is ceral (rice, oatmeal, or fruit rice) and a 6 oz bottle.
All last week we had problems with him waking up every 4 hours during the night. We tried giving him a bottle a few of the times, but he just didn't want it. I was told it could be his top teeth hurting, or just a growth spurt that he is waking up.

Caryl - posted on 01/06/2010

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I feed my daughter in the middle of the night if she is hungry - sometimes she's hungry, sometimes she just wants to chew on the bottle (teething). She will eat 2 oz. of cereal in the morning, plus fruit, 2 oz. in a sippy cup; she takes 4 oz. of yogurt as snack in the morning and afternoon; veggie and protein with cheese for lunch; similar for dinner plus sippy cups at lunch and dinner. She still takes 2-4 oz. of formula every few hours but I noticed she is declining the bottle more and more. Every baby is different, that's for sure! Good luck!

Lauren - posted on 01/06/2010

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My son has 3 meals, each 4-6 ounces of homemade baby food a day. He has one afternoon snack of 2-3 ounces of fruit and some finger foods ( Cheerios, toast, some sort of grain ). He's having about 16-24 ounces of formula a day. He typically gets a 4 ounce bottle after each solid food feeding, and one each at wake-up and bedtime. Often times, he won't finish the bottle, if he's had a lot of solid foods. I'm currently trying to cut back his formula consumption and just offer larger solid meals. I'm letting him eat as much solid food as he wants, and curtailing his bottles. He's been sleeping through the night with the formula decrease, so it seems solid foods hang around longer in the tummy. I also found that a protein served at dinner helps him sleep a little later. We've done baked chicken, lamb, beef and ham.
Good luck!

Emily - posted on 01/06/2010

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Try putting a little bit of rice cereal in a warm bottle before bed. It thichens the formula and fills them up more than just formula or milk.

Kayla - posted on 01/05/2010

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mydaughter eats everything!!! lol she drinks about 3 8oz bottes a day, 2 sippy cups of juice, 2 jars of baby food, her fav snacks are graduate puffs, cereal bars, bread, cheese, rice, noodles, and she pretty much eats wat i do only littler peices or a creamer substance

Cassandra - posted on 01/05/2010

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My son, Cole who has no teeth yet will eat anything you put in front of him...except baby food. His favorite is pea soup and sucking on steak (my husbands idea). I am trying to figure out when I should feed him and when he should have formula. If it were up to him, he would eat 24/7. I am having the same problem as Kristin that replied and he has been waking up several times in the night screaming. Should I let him eat in the middle of the night?

Amber - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter eats a bowl of cereal w/fruit and a 5oz sippy cup of formula for breakfast, a 3-4oz sippy cup of apple juice & veggie cheese puffs for mid-morning snack, a stage 2 jar of baby food of veggies and a 5oz sippy cup of formula for lunch, banana puff snack and 3-4oz sippy cup of juice for afternoon snack, a stage 3 of something w/meat like; turkey w/veggies and brown rice, and a 5oz sippy cup of formula for dinner and then she nurses before bed. My daughter sleeps through the night just fine w/out anything else to eat until morning. She has been that way since she was 2 weeks old. I also started her on a sippy cup at 3 months and now she hates bottles! She won't even take one!

Kristin - posted on 01/05/2010

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Sounds like my guy! He woke up and wanted a bottle at 2 a.m. and he hasn't done that since he was 3 months old. He eats solids but likes the bottle better...he's a bottle baby that's for sure :) He loves mashed up bananas, squishy pasta and moreso stuff I make, he kind of turns his nose up at jarred food. He has a bottle when he wakes up at 6:30, usually 6-8 oz then he has breakfast of cereal and a fruit at 8 then naps...wakes up at about 10 has bottle of about 6 oz and a snack, like a fruit or some banana. Then plays until close to lunch, has lunch of solids then a bottle then back to bed to nap then afteroon snack of bottle and then eats a decent sized dinner and has bottle again at bed time.I started giving him an evening snack too but is still starved when he wakes up! I don't know what to do either, lately he has been waking up at 5,wanting milk then going back down. Kind of 'reverting"...I'd like some advice too :)

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