feeding one yr old ..i need a variety of ideas please

Justine - posted on 08/10/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hello, my baby just turned one and i still feed him baby food b/c hes a little late on his teeth. He now has 2 bottom teeth, and is getting better with different kinds of foods, but now i have no idea what to feed him.



its the same everyday. fruit puree mixed with oatmeal for breakfast, toast and yogurt for lunch and veggie puree mixed with rice cereal for dinner.



i want to feed him real food and more of a variety, but i dont eat very health and would never give him what i eat for dinner as his dinner!!! lol

Please tell me what you give your one yr old for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Thankyou!

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Nicole - posted on 08/11/2010

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I found a book called The Mommy Recue Guide - Toddler Meals. It has great recipe ideas in it and it's set out by age. I also bought 'baby cubes'. basically they are 2oz containers with attached lids that you can freeze. They come in sets of 8. I can make my sons meals ahead of time then defrost and reheat when needed. My son has 8 teeth. For breakfast it's usually baby cereal mixed with yogurt and pureed fruit. After that it's almost a free for all. He gets meat, fruit, veg, bread and cheese.

Angie - posted on 08/11/2010

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I usually give my 1 year old rice cereal or oatmeal for breakfast and then some sort of real fruit. His favorite is bananas. If you haven't tried giving your son bananas yet, that's a great place to start. My son is starting to get sick of cereal/oatmeal so I mix it up w/ yogurt. Then for a morning snack he'll get peanut butter toast or fruit or yogurt or some sort of cereal, like cheerios or chex. I always try to do healthy snacks. For lunch I like to do some sort of meat and then a side. The easiest is to do a "sandwich," which is just the ingredients of a sandwich cut into bite sized pieces (lunch meat, cheese and bread). Otherwise I'll heat up some leftovers, like chicken or hotdish, whatever is in the fridge. Then he gets an afternoon snack, which is similar to the morning snack choices. For dinner he gets whatever we eat.

Since you don't want to give him your food, I'd just recommend making stuff ahead of time so you'll have leftovers, like pasta, chicken, potatoes, veggies, etc. They don't need teeth to eat finger foods. Just make sure the food is pretty soft or dissolvable and that they are in smaller pieces if he isn't used to more solid foods.

If he likes to be spoon-fed, try yogurt and applesauce to have a variety instead of baby food. Good luck!

Alicia - posted on 08/11/2010

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alright this is gonna sound weird but when my daughter only had 2 teeth we started feeding her banquet tv dinners. for dinner. she gets meat vegetables and starch that way and everything was soft enough for her to eat. now with almost 6 teeth for breakfast sometimes we do pancakes or scrambled eggs, but always we have fruit. mandarins, cantaloupe, watermelon, or bananas. oatmeal on occasion. toast. lunch she has mac and cheese, or a sandwhich. the uncrustables are really nice :) they make for a quick and easy lunch.

Keshia - posted on 08/10/2010

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my daughter also only has the 2 bottom teeth (though i suspect from the tantrum i got today more are in the process of showing themselves!) she eats about everything though.
cereal, chunks of fruit, steamed veggies, yogurt, bread, elbow maceroni (well cooked) meat cut into very fine pieces, even hamburger helper (make sure all meat is well done).
a lack of teeth doesnt have to hold ur baby back and neither does your diet. try to cut out some of the salty stuff and fast foods but chances are if you cook it, it will be ok for him to eat. you have the control over how healthy a meal is for both of you. good luck and dont be afraid to try new things! (example, lexi even likes black olives! you'll never know what they will eat till you let them try it)

Jacqueline - posted on 08/10/2010

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We have food allergies so things are sometimes tricky on what to feed her but this is what she typically eats. (She also has 8 teeth)
Breakfast- yogurt, whole grain toast w/ jelly, diced fruit.
Lunch- diced veggies, diced fruit, sandwich. cheese, meat, or jelly.
Snack- cheese and crackers usually fruit
Dinner- whatever we are eating. veggie, steak porkchops chicken
Most babies can gum quite alot even if they don't have teeth. Good luck!

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