what do you feed your 1 year old in a day

Danielle - posted on 08/24/2010 ( 48 moms have responded )

93

14

1

could mums please tell me what they are feeding their 1 year old from the start of the day till bedtime and also times of when they have feeds. i just want to make sure im giving my little boy enough to eat. thanks

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Emma - posted on 09/10/2010

41

32

0

i think its not about are you feedin him enough it more about does no understand whether hes hungry or not? if you were to give him food does he understand to eat it if he wants to? cuz if you over feed them while they are young they will never no what hungry feels like if you get what i mean. at that age they are not a baby any more but a growing toddler and ther diet will change as will everything about them. my 1yr old has normal cereals i.e cheerios, cornflakes, nesqiuk for breakfast, a morning snack either friut or something with calcium but not milk, lunch could be a sandwhich which nutrisous filling and i make vegatable pasties for her and fiut/yogurt pudding, afternon snack as well as a 7oz of milk then tea which is always a hot meal with pudding and then 8oz before bed. she has friut jiuce during the day too and she has already understood the difference between hungry and full, thirsty and fine and will let me no wht she wants and when she wants it. so tryin a more toddler led meal plan will help you and your son understand eachother when it comes to food and drink as hell be happy to see you no if its just drink he wants and youll be happy to see that he prob doesnt actually want feeding all the time. toddlers only need around 20oz of milk a day and this can be in drinks, shakes, cereal or cooking hope that helps xx =]

[deleted account]

Thanks to all the great posts it has actually helped me feel a little better about what I'm feeding my son as well. :) Sometimes I feel like it's just a guessing game since he's my 1st!
Morning: 8 oz whole milk
Breakfast: Oatmeal w/fruit
Lunch: usually 1/2 to whole scrambled egg with 1/2 to whole piece of dry toast and 1/2 banana; or sometimes 4 oz plain yogurt w/ mashed banana; also 4 oz apple or pear juice mixed w/water.
Afternoon snack: 8 oz whole milk
Dinner: cheese ravioli or other pasta; or mac-n-cheese; always at least 2 vegs; sometimes chicken noodle soup which he loves; sometimes meat or tofu
Bedtime: 8 oz whole milk

Amy - posted on 09/02/2010

9

13

0

I worry about what im feeding my two, but i guess you just got to go with it!!! Coming up with new ideas and keeping it varied is my real challenge!
A typical day for my 1 year old twins would be something like:
9am - 7oz growing up milk
followed by weetabix/porridge and toast
mid morning- drink of milk and maybe snack of biscuit/rice cake or similar (all depends on when they have their morning sleep)
12:30 (ish) lunch - spoon feed them something like suasage and mash or lasagne, then a dessert like rice pudding, fruit and custard
3pm (ish) - milk or smoothie, and a snack, ie banana, breadsticks, cheese biscuits
5pm (ish) dinner - some kind of finger food, ie sandwiches, frittata, potato wedges, pizza etc, followed by yoghurt or fruit
7pm - 5oz growing up milk

but i have to say it varies day-by-day. Some day they are hungry and eat loads, some days they eat hardly anything!!!

Emily - posted on 08/24/2010

2,233

8

295

My daughter breastfeeds when she wakes up. I don't have any set times for meals and she doesn't usually eat the same thing or same amount every day. Generally whatever I'm eating she eats too. I try to keep a balanced diet for all of us. She eats as much as she wants until she's full, then nurses as often as she needs to throughout the day as well.

I take a pretty laid-back approach. In general I think it's a good idea to simply trust your child's judgment. Most kids aren't going to starve themselves. They let you know if they're still hungry. And most kids this age haven't developed bad habits like emotional overeating. Their bodies do a good job of letting them know how much they need. It's our job to provide lots of healthy choices, but I don't think we need to stress about the amounts.

Jesica - posted on 08/24/2010

4

5

0

Every kid is different...I give my son when he first wakes up, half an egg, scrambled (sometimes he eats it all), half a banana and 4-6 oz of toddler formula, i usually give him a snack between breakfast and lunch which is either or graduates fruit bars or the puffs, and for lunch he eats like a beechnut meal either lasagna or mac and cheese and a veggie and some fruit with 4-6 0z of formula, the dinner is pretty similar to lunch only i might forgo fruit for more veggies or vice versa...he loves canned peas as a snack or part of his dinner! Throught the day of course he gets plenty of juice as well. I hope this is helpful but hey im no genius i actually modeled his diet by the menu given on www.Gerber.com/MenuPlanner....its very very easy to follow once you get the hang of it =)

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

48 Comments

View replies by

Michelle - posted on 08/07/2013

11

0

0

I'm having a hard time getting my son to drink milk from a sippy cup, what can I do?

Andrea - posted on 09/28/2010

42

25

0

Hey my son is 13months old and he eats for breakfast (8 or 9am), a bowl of porridge (or weetabix etc) with a bottle of 7oz full-fat cows milks, For dinner (11.30 to 12 pm) he will have a proper home cooked meal, with a sippy cup of juice. At 5 - 6pm he will have tee, sandwiches or a small portion of what his dad and I have, with juice. At bed time 7.30 pm he will have a 9oz bottle of full-fat cows milk. :o) He might have a snack (fruit or a biscuit) before dinner and a small snack before tee if he seems hungry! Every child eats different amounts though and different things. As long as he is eating the right sorts of food and doesnt seem hungry, I wouldnt worry :O)

Banu - posted on 09/10/2010

5

29

0

Hi Danielle,
I feed my son every 3 hours. Fisrt at 9:00 breakfast: cheese, honey, egg(boiled), rice,oatmeal cereal OR other cereals are fine. I mix all of them and feed him. In addition, biscuits with milk
at 11:00 I give him 4 onz formula or milk
at 1:00 pm lunch time: vegetable-meat soup or pasta or whatever I cook that day, yogurt and fruit
at 3:00 pm 4 onz formula or milk again
at 4:00 yogurt and fruit and cracker, cookies
at:6: 00 formula or milk again
7:30 pm dinner, yogurt vegetable-meat soup, bread sometimes and milk with cherios
at 8:30 formula or milk
at 9-9.30 sleep time

Magdala - posted on 09/07/2010

28

16

1

I feed her fruits and vegetables. Pasta, rice, whole grain. She has juice and water, yogurt for babies.

Sandra - posted on 09/05/2010

2

44

0

I do this 100%. Yay Extended Breastfeeding and Baby Led Weaning! Keeps Life simple, the way its meant to be :)

Angie - posted on 09/03/2010

284

37

32

7 am - breakfast is usually either baby oatmeal (mixed w/ pureed veggie b/c I have to sneak in his veggies) or yogurt and some type of fruit (he loves bananas!) or toast with peanutbutter. Then he gets a 4oz bottle with a mixture of formula and whole milk (only 1 oz formula now - will quit mixing with formula once the can is gone)

9-10 am - snack is usually something small like cheerios or graham crackers or fruit with milk (he may take a few sips)

12 pm - lunch is typically a leftover dinner from the fridge (like mac 'n cheese or a meat of some sort) or I make a "sandwhich" by giving pieces of bread, lunch meat and cheese. He also gets yogurt and some sort of fruit and veggie and whole milk.

3 pm - snack similar to morning snack

6 pm - supper is yogurt or applesauce and whatever we are eating. If he doesn't like it, he'll get lunch meat and fruit. Also he gets whole milk.

7 pm - 6 oz bottle mixture of whole milk and formula.

Laura - posted on 09/03/2010

13

18

0

i give my lil one a bottle when she wakes ups
9am-give her breakfast either yougurt or cereal
11am-snack which is normal a biscuit
11.30am-bottle 6oz formula
1pm-lunch jar or what ever i have
3pm-snack
3.30pm-milk 6oz
5pm- dinner our food or jar
8pm- bottle of milk
9pm-bed
water thoughout the day

Claire - posted on 09/02/2010

48

32

3

first thing in the morning i give my daughter a bottle in the crib to drink until she is happy, then about half an hour after she is awake I give her Nestle baby cereal, all flavors (About 8:30 am) then right before and after first nap i give juice or milk in a sippy, sometimes a cookie if she is interested, noon I give her whatever I am having for lunch, soup, pizza, sandwich with pb and j or honey, as long as it doesnt have something too hard for baby to chew, so not bacon but eggs OK. juice or water right after lunch to drink. afternoon snack at 3 if interested, rice puffs, you can get them at walmart for $1.50. just 5 or 6 of those, cause tummies are so small. Supper at 6 or 7, stew or spaghetti is ok, as long as meat is soft and chewable, or whatever your eating if they can chew it. for snack before bed at 730 or 8 either fruit or baby cereal. My doctor recommended cereal 2X a day for iron, but I use toddler EnfaGrow formula to provide calcium, vitamine D and iron. The babies love Vanilla. You can still give whole milk and formula, alternating to avoid suplements or worrying about diet, because Toddler formula can be very pricy.

Valerie - posted on 09/01/2010

12

20

0

The last posting fro Jessica was pretty much what we're doing in addition to trying to master the Gerber menu planner. Only problem with that is doesn't allow me to put non-Gerber brand baby foods in there to calculate nutrition to see we're on track. I try to remember the color wheel of foods (fruits/veg) for balanced diet as well. My daughter is 1 and only 3 1/2 teeth so planning menus is challenging based on what she can eat, but she's been walking with no assistance since 9 months. I am mixing milk and formula to ease her into just milk also. She hates the sippy cup. We try to introduce everyday but for some reason it upsets her right now. We'll get there eventually!!

Maria - posted on 09/01/2010

1

9

0

emily wakes up between 6 and 7 she has 8oz todler milk as soon as she wakes up has a slice of toast an hour later. has her lunch at half 11 which is some kind of meat/fish potato and veggies. then yoghurt or fruit for pudding maybe a snack in the afternoon if she is wanting and tea at 330/4 maybe a toddler meal or finger food pudding of some kind she loves the fruit pruree sachets then 8oz toddler milk before bed at7/730

it totally depends on the baby and their mood on the day some days emily is hungrier than others and will eat more and some times refuse most of her meal. they will not let themselves go hungry

Jennifer - posted on 09/01/2010

18

24

1

My schedule with my son goes something like this:



8am (or whenever he gets up....maybe earlier or a little later)- 6 oz bottle of 2% milk (dr recommended)

10am- one banana and a handful of cheerios (sometimes with milk on them and sometimes dry)

11am- 4 or 5 oz bottle of 2% milk

Naptime

Somewhere between 1-2pm is lunchtime and he generally eats half a peanut butter sandwich or some kind of pasta or something and some fruit. I always try to offer fruit with lunch and veggies with dinner. He also drinks diluted apple juice in a sippy cup with his lunch.

Around 4pm or so he usually takes another nap

5-6pm (somewhere in between then depending on when he's hungry and when dinner's ready,etc.) whatever we're eating (chicken, pasta, etc and some veggies) He usually drinks water with dinner...sometimes milk from a sippy cup.

9pm he gets yogurt and a 6 oz bottle and goes to bed.

If he seems hungry at all in between those times I give him crackers or cheese or something to munch on, especially if we're out and he's fussy about it and it also seems to help with teething.

Lisa - posted on 08/31/2010

15

4

0

My daughter Bella is on a pretty set schedule... mainly because of daycare:

7:00am - Wake Up
7:30am - Breakfast: 2 cubes of Pureed Fruit (apples, peaches, mangos, etc.) mixed with baby oatmeal... sometimes real oatmeal or pancakes on special occasions. lol.
10:00am - Snack #1: Greek Yogurt mixed with 1 cube of Pureed Fruit (Pineapple, Cherries, Blueberries, etc.)
11:30am - Lunch: Vegetables (Peas, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, etc.) and Shredded Chicken or Fish
12:00pm - Before Nap: 6oz Bottle of Formula... Soon to be Whole Milk!
2:00pm - Snack #2: Finger Foods (Zucchini, Scrambled Egg, Mini Grapes, Diced Strawberries, Pasta, etc.)
5:00pm - Before Nap: 6oz bottle
7:00pm - Dinner: Shredded Meat (whatever we are having), Rice/Potato/Pasta and a Veggie (usually Spinach or Avocado which is her favorite!!)

Still working on getting in more protein and transitioning over to sippy cups with whole milk, instead of bottles.

Joy - posted on 08/31/2010

3

24

0

i found this really helpful , thanks girls . I wasn't sure if I was doing the right thing either , we're all so different in our aproches but yet all right . My little guy wakes at 7 gets a bowl of porridge made with his formula then apx 30 mins drinks between 2 - 4oz milk , snack after our run , he usually naps , lunch apx 12m will be fruit and yougart maybe snack on bread of some baby finger snacks , between 4- 6 oz of formula , nap at1 , 3.30 dinner , anything that we eat or loves hipp organic dinners then 4-6oz of formula , supper is at 6pm apx and will have bisciut , custard and smoothie , can varry , bath cuddle 7.30 7-9oz of bedtime formula , try him daily with water but refuses to take it, just loves milk . My mum said i was the very same and we both love our food and we're not over weight , try your baby with most foods don't be afraid , if its not going to cause an allergic reaction or choke them , then let them try it . I let him try my homemade chilli for the first time yesterday and he loved it , god knows he tasted it enough times when i carried him , good luck ladies and well done completing our first year of motherhood x

Tanya - posted on 08/31/2010

316

42

7

Desi's approximate feeding schedule
6:30am Nursing Session
7:30am Breakfast - dry cereal, toast with spreadable cheese, or eggs
8:30/9am (sometimes a quick nursing session, usually skips) A quick snack - fruit, wheat thins, or crackers
10am Nursing Session and Nap
12/12:30pm Lunch - Grilled Sandwich, Pizza, Rice, or spaghetti (whatever I'm eating)
2pm Nursing Session and Nap
5pm Quick Nursing Session or snack - usually goldfish crackers
6/6:30pm Dinner - some veggies and whatever we're eating
8pm Nursing Session

Ali - posted on 08/31/2010

108

22

16

my daughter dosent eat at the same time everyday but she gets her 3 meals a day none the less. But i usually give her porridge and toast for breakfast and a formular feed. Then at lunch she has a small fruit salad and with cows milk and dinner varies alot she eats alot of diffrent things but it is usually pasta! and for inbetween meals she has carrot sticks melon any finger foods!

Lindsay - posted on 08/30/2010

115

23

13

My son turned 1 year on the 7th. Ive always fed him lunch and dinner with table food since he was 10 1/2 mnoths old. My son was off the bottle by the 9th so i started giving him breakfast instead of his bottle ( every bottle since 5 months HAD to have cereal in it or he wouldnt eat it, so it would fill him up). This is our usual schedule, sometimes he doesnt take a morning nap so he will just nap after lunch. Right now we are in between 1 and 2 naps a day. My son is 19 lbs, smaller than the average but he eats a lot and the dr said he's healthy so im not concerned. His dad and I are both smaller people as well.

7-8am- wakes up has a waffle or french toast or pancakes with fruit, whole milk
10-11am nap
1230-1 hot dog (cut up small) or half a sandwich- pb and J, ham, turkey, with fruit or veggies, whole milk
3- nap
4- snack, usually puffs or gerber yougart bites, juice
6- dinner, whatever we eat, chicken, hamburger usually with some kind of whole grain and veggies, whole milk
7-8- bed time.

He also has a water throughout the day. No more than 4 oz.

Kenya - posted on 08/29/2010

30

41

0

I went to gerber.com/menuplanner and put in what stage he was at (because he's not walking yet) and they suggest 5-6 meals a day. I can only fit in 5 and that has him eating every 3 hours, depending on what time he wakes up. He drinks 4 ounces of milk at a time with a fruit and a snack or a vegetable and a snack. His daycare provider is introducing more table foods and he takes a longer nap, but he still sleeps through the night.

Lisa - posted on 08/29/2010

1

7

0

allright well my daughter has been 1 for 2 weeks now. and since about 2 weeks prior to her birthday we started this diet:

600 am-wake up
615 am-sippy cup of whole milk
630 am-breakfast such as minimuffins,pancakes, eggs(scrambeled), french toast, or cereal(dry)
8 am-morning snack such as gerber puffs or ritz crackers with her sippy cup of milk
930 am-morning nap
1030 am-wake up
1145 am- lunch such as fish sticks, chicken nuggets, leftovers from previous nights dinner, or mac & cheese. with lunch i also include a fruit cup as well as a vegtable cup. with lunch she gets a sippy cup of milk
1230-nap time
230 pm-wake up
300 pm-afternoon snack such as ritz, graham crackers, gerber puffs, or fruit(if she didnt eat hers at lunch time) with this snack i usually give her a sippy cup of 100% juice
600 pm-dinner time which is mostly whatever we have for dinner only cut up smaller. however if were eating foods such as steak then i opt for a gerber graduated meal, or leftover meat with a vegtable. with dinner she gets a sippy cup of milk
700-730 pm-bedtime

[deleted account]

well sounds like you baby is doing what my oldest did, I call it the living off air or living off love diet!!! i never forced but i always offerd i often left bowls of stuff that she would nibble where she would play and she would take a few bites here and there. Another thing you could do is if she can open the fridge i cleared out the bottem shelve and dedicated it totaly to the kids this is where i would cut up a viarity of thing like oranges grapes and cheese pickles and would put o couple sippy cups with water milk and juice and i would tell them when you want something you came get your nummies ok... and that made them feel more independent because theycould do it them selfs and they ate alot more

Danielle - posted on 08/28/2010

2

18

0

7:15 a.m. 6 ox Bottle of whole milk mixed with 1 scoop of formula
8:00: Breakfast: Usually toast with some fruit oatmeal/fruit, eggs/pancakes, etc.
10:00: Snack (Gerber snack puffs, cereal bars, crackers, etc.)
11:00: 6 oz. bottle of whole milk with 1 scoop formula mixed in.
12:00: Lunch: Bread/Cheese or Pasta with meatballs/tuna, veggie, and fruit.
3:00: Snack (same as above)
4:00: 6 oz. bottle whole milk with one scoop formula mixed in.
6:00: Dinner (whatever we are having served with veggies)
8:00: 6 oz. bottle of whole milk with 1 scoop of formula mixed in.
8:30/9:00: Bed

Nichole - posted on 08/28/2010

36

9

1

During the day Im at work and daddy has Kaleb. So what he eats during the week, im not too sure about it. But I know he eats, and he eats well.. However, he normally gets dinner about 7pm. Thats about the only scheduled meal he has. Some days he eats ALOT and some days he doesn't eat much. It all depends on his mood and at the moment his teeth. (he's cutting his 1-year molars) He gets whole milk and juice throughout the day, so he drinks whenever he wants and goes back to it whenever he wants to. He eats whatever we cook. And he's in bed between 9 and 930. Depending on his last nap.

I don't have much of a schedule for him. Im not to big on a kid has to eat at designated times, because I don't. I eat whenever Im hungry and feel that he should to. He lets us know when its time to eat and take a nap.

Nazima - posted on 08/27/2010

53

13

2

wow!it amazes me on how organised meal time can be..im working and all the meal plan is according to my mum in law..my daughter turned 1 on 8th and drinks only 2 oz of milk each time :( i still breastfeed her when i get back from work and at night (unless im oncall)..it worries me a bit dat she doesnt eat much nor drink a lot of milk..but otherwise, she's an active and intelligent baby.. any suggestions on how to turn on her appetite?

Lani - posted on 08/27/2010

34

36

6

Wow, I'm very impressed with the schedules! Abbi does not really have a schedule. When she wakes up she doesn't really want to eat anything, she just wants her bottle. I've been mixing a little bit of cereal and fruit in with her milk in the bottle just to give her a little bit of extra substance in the morning, but she will not eat anything in the morning, except when she's with my mom, and then she shares her dry toast..but will not eat it for me. She gets a snack a few hours after she eats breakfast, usually fruit or she shares my yogurt. For lunch she eats what the other kids are having...and a jar of fruit or veggies. snack again is a fruit..sometimes a fruit cereal bar. For dinner she eats what we eat. She has a sippy cup through the day that is filled with water, then juice, then water and at nap time and bed times she gets a 6oz bottle of whole milk. She goes to bed between 8 and 830 normally and she goes to bed with a 6oz bottle of milk.

[deleted account]

Kids/babies aren't like adults. They haven't been trained to eat because it's time...they eat when they're hungry. My 1 year old son (08/13/2009) weighs 20 lbs 12.5 oz, so your son's weight is just fine. More than likely he's eating less right now due to teething. It's very common for babies to dramatically change their eating habits as they're teething. As long as you're offering him several food options several times a day, I wouldn't worry about it. Just try to make sure that the little bit he is eating is as healthy as possible and you should be fine. Babies will not starve themselves. He will eat when he really needs to.

My son can go from eating barely any yogurt in the morning to eating an entire yogurt, 2 breakfast sausage and 1/2 a scrambled egg (all in one sitting). It has a lot to do with teething and growth spurts. My daughter (10/18/2007) is the same way. She's cutting her last 2 two year old molars so she's been very slow to eat. I know in the next few weeks I won't be able to keep food on her plate :)

Emily - posted on 08/27/2010

2,233

8

295

Regina--totally agree about quality, not quantity. Also about water/milk only!

Selene - posted on 08/27/2010

3

35

0

WOW.. i feel so bad.. your babies are eating so well. My 1 year old doesn't eat so much. But he does get 32 oz of milk per day. He hasn't been wanting to eat for the past week. I don't know if i should force him to eat or just let it be. He's not sick or malnurished.. weight 23lbs. How do i get him to eat? should i cut down on the bottle?? help!

[deleted account]

I usually feed my son what ever I make for my daughter, husband and myself. If we're eating grilled chicken and broccoli he'll eat some of that. He does eat more at breakfast than other meals, but he usually eats 3 meals a day with a small snack in between meals. I do feed him on demand (carry over from breastfeeding) and that seems to work. I did the same thing with my daughter (turning 3 in October). They're both very healthy, and have continued to grow on the same curve from birth on (10-25% for weight and 75% for height).

I think the most important thing is not the quantity that they eat but the quality. I always have a lot of fresh fruits, veggies and meats available for them. They both go through stages where they will eat more and less, but they're always eating healthy. Also I only allow milk and water. I don't believe in fruit juice/flavored drinks for kids.

Brittany - posted on 08/27/2010

453

30

48

My son gets up at 6:00 in the morning and has breakfast. Usually he has a packet of oatmeal, toast and an egg, or plain Cheerios with a 6oz cup of milk. He takes a nap around 8 and once get gets up has a snack. Usually he has Cheerios (if he didn't have them for breakfast) or he'll have a graham cracker or a couple slices of orange or an apple, whatever is on hand with a 4oz cup of milk or water. He then plays and once he gets hungry again (usually 11:00 or 12:00) he has lunch. I either make him a (heated up) lunch meat sandwich, grilled cheese, soup, a hot dog (cut into TINY pieces), whatever we've got in the house really with another 6 oz cup of water. He plays, takes another nap around 3:00, and when he gets up he has another light snack of cheerios or a graham cracker and a 4oz cup of water. Then we eat dinner around 6:00 and whatever we have is what he has with a 6-8oz cup of milk. Dinner is the last meal he eats because he usually goes to bed between 8:00 and 9:00. If he has anything after dinner it's a cup of water or milk.

Andie - posted on 08/27/2010

1

34

0

Hi danielle, my 12th month old boy has a 200ml bottle @ 6.30am then at 7.30am he has 1xweetbix with fruit, morning tea at 9.30 is wine bicky/cruskit with water.lunch at 12pm is youhurt,cheese slice and vegemite sami plus water. 1.30pm he has 200ml bottle.3.30pm will have a piece of fruit/cracker. 5pm veges. 6.30pm 200ml bottle and bed. hope that helps :)

Sarah - posted on 08/27/2010

105

22

12

My little girl was 1 last week;
between 7 and 8am wake up
9ish- breakfast - 1 and a half weetabix with cows milk and fruit or yoghurt
10ish - 8oz cows milk bottle
10:30 nap
1ish - dinner- something snacky like sandwiches or cheese and crackers or beans on toast
3ish - biscuit or fruit
5ish - tea - meat/fish and veg and carbs with a baby sauce
6ish - - bath time
6:30 -8oz bottle
7pm bedtime xx xx

She has rather big portions but is not at all overweight, she eats brilliantly and will try anything, whilst out with friends we gave her a slice of lemon to see how she'd find it and she tried to eat the whole slice without even flinching!
I tend to help her eat as much as i think is a good amount then leave her with the dish to feed herself if she wants anymore.
xx xx xx xx

[deleted account]

Wow everyone has such a time line! LOL my kids eat as soon as they open there eyes and i feed then cearal fruit or otmeal or toast sometimes pancakes as well. To drink lactose free milk for snack he gets cheese or friut frozen yogut tubes or baby cookies or gerber graduates, and he may sip thew the morning on juice or water, for lunch i allow him to have hotdogs or spagettie or soup if I make it sometimes i give him zoodles and he get his milk again, then he sleeps after lunch till about 4 and he will have milk again and then we have super witch includes meat veggies potato or rice and a saled, and the kids get milk again, then for bed time snak i let then go wild and have some cookies i dont have a lot of option for my youngest because he has 3 major allergies that dont give the poor guy any options, my kids were never aloud pop when they were younger and i NEVER gave then candies or juice with lots of suger i always told them that carrots and cheese and crackers were snacks...if they dont no it excits they dont ask for it!!!

Renee - posted on 08/27/2010

23

7

3

She nurses when she wakes up, so breakfast is a bit late, at around 8:30. Usually baby formula mixed with fruits and a bit of milk.
Every once and awhile I try giving her a morning snack but she doesn't seem interested.
Lunch is at noon and it seems to need to be something she can eat by herself so it's usually bread and peanut butter, with a bit of milk on the side.
Afternoon snack is sometimes yoghurt with fruit if she's not too fussy, otherwise it's something she can do herself like fruit and crackers or cheese. Preferably something with some protein, grains and fruit. I also give her a bit of chamomile tea in the afternoons.
Dinner is just a smaller, more cut up portion of whatever we're having. If it's too spicy or hard for her, I've saved up and frozen portions of bland dahl which she really likes.

N'Keesia - posted on 08/26/2010

22

6

1

Breakfast-Cereal with milk or what I am eating
snack-sliced fruit with water (does not drink alot of the water, but I offer it to her anyway)
Lunch-Peanut & Jelly sandwich or a gerber toddler meal with water
snack-yougurt
dinner -whatever I eat or a Gerber Toddler Entree with Juice
Bedtime-milk from her cup, brush her teeth and off to sleep.
Hope this helps

Alicia - posted on 08/26/2010

468

13

89

my daughter turned 1 on the 19th, and i said we would be off of formula by then, so we are :) she wakes up about 930 we have either scrambled eggs, pancakes, cereal, oatmeal, toast, hasbrowns, pretty much anything i feel like breakfast, she has too, i always give her fruit in the morning, grapes, cantaloupe, mandarins, bananas..whatever. 12 we have lunch, sandwhich, pizza, again whatever i decide to have, unless its spicy of course then i will make her something else. she naps then from 1-4. at 4 we have a snack, sometimes ill cave and give her cheetos, but usually its crackers and cheese, and a little more fruit. at 7 we all eat dinner (my husband gets off late, and then we dont have to worry if shes hungry before bed too.) pastas, she likes tacos, and lasagna, i give her whatever i think her 4 1/2 can handle. :) she seems to like it all. except spaghetti for some crazy reason, she puts it in her mouth then sticks out her tounge and pulls all the noodles out!! lol. then bed at 900. i keep giving her food til shes done shes pretty good about letting me know when shes no longer hungry, she starts throwing her food on the floor. sometimes she takes the top tray of the highchair and throws that too. hope this helped!!

Stacey - posted on 08/25/2010

36

24

1

my sons up around 7:30 n he has 2 weetbix mashed with baby cereal, (just for taste n texture) sometimes he will have a couple of bits of toast with vegimite if hes hungry.
9-10 has a snack, bickies usually and fruit plus some water.
11-12 he goes down for a nap so he has his formula, the amount varies sometimes 200ml sometimes less.
1:30-2 hes up n has lunch, little tin of spaghetti with fruit. (used to have yoghurt but he had a reaction to it)
between 3 and 6 he has little snax like rice cakes n rice biscuits when ever he wants them plus water.
6pm he has dinner, varies from whatever we r having cut up or spaghetti or jars or baby food or i steam up vegies for him cut up with meat.
7pm he has a 200ml bottle of formula for bed doesnt always drink it all.

Amanda - posted on 08/25/2010

26

19

3

Hope this helps, I get most my ideas from an article that was in American Baby a few months back.

Breakfast: 7 am: 6oz yogurt I mix in 1TB of baby cereal so she gets some grains, 4 oz whole milk
Lunch 11: meat from previous night's supper or 2 slices deli meat, veggie (either steamed broccoli or canned mixed veg), some fruit. 6 oz milk (may or may not drink it all)
3ish snack: usually some of the Gerber snack foods
Supper 5pm: Very similar to lunch.
Bedtime: 7:30-8pm 6oz milk

I swear she eats healthier than I do which is a good thing. :)

Helen - posted on 08/25/2010

70

22

15

my son usually has the following:

7.30/8am 1 weetabix or a bowl of cereal
10am snack usually a banana or dried fruit such as raisins
12pm sandwich and baby/toddler crisps or rice cakes or pasta with a biscuit or rice cakes for pudding depending on his main.
3pm 7oz bottle (whole milk)
6pm a small portion of what we have for tea any thing from fish to quorn (vegetarian substitute) and a pudding - yoghurt/rice pudding pot/rice cakes
7.30pm 7oz bottle - currently formula until we run out then will be whole milk.

it doesnt seem alot but it does him fine!

[deleted account]

sure. it varies based on whether or not i have school that day, but most days it is as follows:

6:30am-handful of cheerios, 1 cheesetsring, handful of berries or a whole fruit cut up
7:15am-6 oz. of whole milk
8:15am-bowl of rice cereal w/1/2 jar baby fruit or a bowl of rice krispies with milk
10:00am-6 to 8 oz. of formula
12:00pm-a bowl of food-it varies, but usually a mix of starch, veggies, and meats (it's daycare and they cook the same food for babies as for everyone else and just cut it up smaller)
1:00pm-6 oz. of formula
1-3pm is a nap
3:00pm-baby yogurt, whole fruit cut up
5:00pm-a whole fruit cut up or a handful of berries or a 1/2 jar of applesauce, cheesestring, and a handful of cheerios
6pm-a hanful of cut up veggies, and a bit of whatever we are having. if he doesn't like what we have then i give him a slice or two of turkey deli meat
7pm-6-8 oz. of whole milk, although sometimes he doesn't want it and will just go to bed
7:0pm-bedtime

Sarah - posted on 08/24/2010

40

45

8

Im curious to hear others to :o)

My 1 year:

6.30 awake

7am-i try some cerials like weetibix+ cornflakes some morning she doesnt seem that keen so most i give her toast or raisen bread with a cup of juice with water/cows milk

9am- nap with a 8 oz bottle of milk

10 am awake- some fruit- normally banana/ grapes+ blueberries

11.30am lunch-sandwich with cream cheese/pasta with tuna/sausages with veg/ ect-with a cup of water and a bit of fruit

2pm- nap with a 8oz bottle milk

3pm awake- snack crackers/biscuit with raisens

5pm-dinner alway meat or fish with 2 veg then yogurt ( littles ones they are called, full of goodness and no crap)

7pm another 8oz bottle of milk and bed :o)

[deleted account]

I actually have the same concern, so I am curious to see other responses! But in any case, here is what we are doing:



6:30am - oatmeal w/fruit

7am - 8 ounces whole milk

9am - light snack (usually cheerios, or something like that). Water from sippy cup (he doesn't drink more than a few sips usually at most).

9:30 - Nap

11:30 - lunch (usually diced fruit, with either grilled cheese, or pasta of some sort; it really varies, but I always offer fruit with lunch)

1pm - 8 ounces of whole milk

2pm - Nap

4pm - snack (usually yogurt, or something fairly satisfying)

6pm - dinner (I always give a veggie, and then usually just cut up what we are having.)

7:30 - 8 ounces of whole milk

8pm - Bedtime



* I give him his sippy cup with water throughout the day. We are also mixing his milk with formula at the moment as he isn't 12 months yet, but when he does turn 1 (next week) it will be just whole milk.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms