What are they eating nowadays?

Lora - posted on 03/24/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I wanted to know what everybody else's baby's been eating lately. Mine's not a very big fan of eating much but this is how her day of eating goes:



9 AM: 6 oz. formula & ice cereal mix --> 2 heaping tbsp. of rice cereal, 3/4 scoop formula, 3 heaping baby spoons of vegetables or fruit gerber baby food.



2 PM: 6 oz. formula & rice cereal mix



7 PM: 6 oz. formula & rice cereal mix



If she's up at around 10 PM I give her about another 4 oz. of milk



She likes the cereal mix a lot but sometimes she dreads having to have the bottle. I know the bottle should still be their main source of food. Do you guys think this is enough? I mean she doesn't ever complain about wanting more food. She likes to be busy all the time & I try to make her mealtimes just for eating & not let her play with anything until she finishes.

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Jan - posted on 03/24/2009

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Quoting Tiffany



Suggestions for making food that is a little bit easy for a beginner?? My son does not like baby food from the store and I am thinking it might be the texture.





if he likes finger foods but spits them back out  try giving some ripe banana, or avocado.  I started my son this way with small pieces that I smushed in my fingers first a bit so he would keep it in his mouth better until he got the hang of eating.  I skipped the super pureed foods and just steam or bake fruits and veggies then mash them up so he still gets a bit of texture and he is doing really well with it.  He also never liked the really runny cereal so maybe it is just that some kids have an easier time with chunks??  As for good starter foods, like I said banana and avocado are great because they don't require cooking, but I found sweet potatoes, squash, and pears to be super easy because you just have to peel, steam, and mash.  If you have an immersion blender they are wonderful tools for taking care of things with skin - peas, beans, plums, nectarines, etc. - because they let you control how smooth or chunky it gets rather than having the food sitting on the blade or a blender or food processor.  Try this site for tips and recipes also.  I found it to be a great resource : http://wholesomebabyfood.com/



 

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Amanda - posted on 03/25/2009

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Madysons schedule goes like this:



8:00 - 6 oz. bottle and 9:00  - 3 tbsp of cereal



12:00 - 1/2 jar veggie and fruit 2nd food and 6 oz. bottle



4:00 - 6 oz. bottle



6:30 - 1/2 jar veggie and fruit 2nd food



7:30ish - 7 oz. bottle



She also eats cheerios, gerber puffs, zwieback toast or biter biscuits for snacks. And we ust gave some of the gerber pin wheel things and she really likes those.

Veronica - posted on 03/25/2009

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My daughter eats like this:



9am:  3tbsp cereal with 2oz formula and 3tsp of fruit(gerber 2nd foods) and 4oz formula



12-1p:  1-1 1/2 containers of fruit (gerber 2nd foods) if she only eats 1 then add 6oz of formula



4p:  6oz of formula



7p:  1 container of veggies & 1 container of meat or dinner combo (2nd foods) & 6oz formula



10p:  6oz formula if she wants



She will let u know if its enough or not enough.  All kids are different.

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Quoting Jan:



Quoting Tiffany




Suggestions for making food that is a little bit easy for a beginner?? My son does not like baby food from the store and I am thinking it might be the texture.









if he likes finger foods but spits them back out  try giving some ripe banana, or avocado.  I started my son this way with small pieces that I smushed in my fingers first a bit so he would keep it in his mouth better until he got the hang of eating.  I skipped the super pureed foods and just steam or bake fruits and veggies then mash them up so he still gets a bit of texture and he is doing really well with it.  He also never liked the really runny cereal so maybe it is just that some kids have an easier time with chunks??  As for good starter foods, like I said banana and avocado are great because they don't require cooking, but I found sweet potatoes, squash, and pears to be super easy because you just have to peel, steam, and mash.  If you have an immersion blender they are wonderful tools for taking care of things with skin - peas, beans, plums, nectarines, etc. - because they let you control how smooth or chunky it gets rather than having the food sitting on the blade or a blender or food processor.  Try this site for tips and recipes also.  I found it to be a great resource : http://wholesomebabyfood.com/






 






Thanks so much! I'll try all of those suggestions. My husband wants an immersion blender anyway so we'll just get one. I didn't ever have a problem with my daughter eating any baby food so I was stumped when this one wasn't too interested in cereal and then continued to have little interest any pureed items. I appreciate your post and link.

Loni - posted on 03/24/2009

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Brayden has a bottle about 2-4am of 8oz formula then he gets up for 9-11am for 3-4tbsp of a cereal, 3-4tbsp of a fruit or veggie and 4oz formula. He has this meal at 2-4pm and then again at 7-9pm. We just tried a beef and veggie mix yesterday and he thought this very interesting! He'll sleep anywhere from 4-6 hours after his night feed and still wants the one in the morning but he's definitely set with 5 hours between feeds in the day. He'll only nap like an hour maybe 2 right before each feed too. It makes it quite easy to put him down and prepare his food then have lunch to myself!!

Jemma - posted on 03/24/2009

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Hey, yeah Poppy is on 3 meals a day,  3 - 4 tbsp of cereal in morning, a jar of organic food for lunch followed by a rusk then at dinner either cereal or apple puree plus a few 5 oz bottles during the day. She sleeps 7pm to 7am. So no complaints except this week she is teething and not interested in anything but me!!! I feel pregnant again carrying her all day!!

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Quoting Andrea:



I am doing pretty much the same except that I am breast feeding and I have started with proteins. Daniela loves her food. She never liked rice cereal so I changed it to maize cereal which she prefers. I also make my own food and she has always enjoyed it.






Suggestions for making food that is a little bit easy for a beginner?? My son does not like baby food from the store and I am thinking it might be the texture. He will eat finger items like Cheerios, Mum-mums, and Gerber puffs. He also seems open to some table foods like pasta and mashed potatoes but just hasn't gotten the swallowing thing down and pushes everything out front. He's breastfed so I don't know if that affects his taste or not.

Andrea - posted on 03/24/2009

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I am doing pretty much the same except that I am breast feeding and I have started with proteins. Daniela loves her food. She never liked rice cereal so I changed it to maize cereal which she prefers. I also make my own food and she has always enjoyed it.

Lana - posted on 03/24/2009

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My daughter is similar to Nichole's. She gets rice or oatmeal cereal in morning & within 30 minutes about 6oz formula. For lunch she gets 1/2 2nd veggie & 1/2 fruit, then 6 oz formula. While dinner is cooking for the rest of the family she will eat cheerios or kix. Then she gets 1/2 2nd dinner & some applesauce (unsweetened). Before bed she gets another 6-8 oz and usually sleeps through the night.

Nichole - posted on 03/24/2009

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Well I guess that I am total different

My doctor said they should be eating 3 meals a day just like we do a jar of food morning noon and night and then bottles in between that is if your baby is 7 mths

This is what my son eats

I actually have started him on some real food like mashed potatoes and other things like that.

Angela - posted on 03/24/2009

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I think that sounds great! I am feeding Grace only 1 TBS of cereal in the morning with fruit. For lunch I feed her 2nd foods Gerber veggies and for dinner 1 TBS of cereal with fruit....along with breastfeeding. She really wont eat more than that.



The dr. told me I could start her on some meat...so we are going to try that in a few days :)

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