Breakfast

Lindsey - posted on 02/08/2011 ( 25 moms have responded )

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My 13 month old is suddenly picky and wants more variety at breakfast. We have done instant oatmeal (varying flavors) for quite a while now and suddenly she's protesting it. We switched last week to yogurt and fruit and now she's protesting that. I made her scrambled eggs & toast this morning and she was happy. Without getting into sugar-cereal or other sweet breakfasts I(pancakes, etc), I'm out of ideas to mix things up for her. Do you have any other suggestions?

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Jill - posted on 02/17/2011

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My husband makes pancakes on the weekends and freezes them for the week. He makes mini ones for my 13 month old. She also loves scrambled eggs and oatmeal. I also buy canned fruit in water or natural juice. I rince and drain it and give her that too.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/17/2011

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My daughter loves pancakes (whole wheat or whole grain) with apple sauce. We had so much baby food from WIC and this was something they suggested (using baby fruits instead of syrup).

We use these pureed fruits:
Apples and cherries, pears and raspberries, apples and bananas, and really any other combination (except the mango kiwi, it's too sticky!)

I make a bunch of 4-inch pancakes, cut one into strips and give it to her with the fruits already on it or on the side for her to dip her pancake strips in. She loves it! She usually can eat one and a half.
I put the rest in the fridge so she can have breakfast for a few days without a ton of effort from me. ( I reheat in the toaster, but microwave is just fine).

Also, I make her scrambled eggs with salsa, it adds some flavors and some veggies, she gobbles it right up :)

Julie - posted on 02/16/2011

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My son went through the same thing last month. He used to love oatmeal and then wouldn't eat it. I figured out that it was really an independence thing, he wants to feed himself, so scrambled eggs, waffles cut up and even fruit, he loves mandarin oranges. Lots of blessings to you.

Kimberly - posted on 02/12/2011

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I know you said you didn't want to give her pancakes, but instead of using syrup (they have low sugar syrup), you could cook with pancakes with fresh blueberries that way you don't really need any syrup...my daughter loves them! Also when you cook eggs add some vegees (spinach, tomatoes, peppers, etc.) it'll add to the flavor and get another serving in.
Good luck.

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Melissa - posted on 02/21/2011

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My daughters new favorite is ego waffles. I buy the whole grain ones and just give them to her whole (no syrup). She likes them because she has control and it has helped with her learning how to bite things instead of licking everything.

Patricia - posted on 02/21/2011

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make pancakes and french toast waffles, i put peanut butter and applesauce on top no syrup, she loves it

Alexandra - posted on 02/21/2011

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we give waffles, different cereals, baby yogurt, fruit, milk, juice, crackers.

Kayle-Ann - posted on 02/19/2011

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whew, I think its a phase because I'm having the same problem. I noticed too that it gets worse when a new tooth is coming out. So that could be another reason why your bub is so picky. There are some days where I can only get him to drink milk.

Patricia - posted on 02/17/2011

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your lucky your husband does this mine won't do a dam thing for me or the kids and we have 9

Patricia - posted on 02/16/2011

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weetbix and fruit nutri grain look i am having the same problem one day they will eat and the next no way he is my 9th child and by far the fussiest and you just want to make sure they are eating properly i cook stewed fruit or give fruit without any thing else like seedless watermelon banana things they can eat but a variety of each in the plate it becomes very hard

Julie - posted on 02/15/2011

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Whole grain waffles, some brands have them with blueberries that make them sweet enough. My son just eats them plain. I guess you could put a little jelly on them if needed. Fresh fruit is always a hit too. Grapes cut up small and not in round pieces, blueberries, strawberries, banana, apple slices, etc.

Shelby - posted on 02/14/2011

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My daughter loves scrambled eggs, French toast and pancakes, but not with syrup, just a little bit of butter. She also LOVES toast and yogurt too. Or if she is really picky we give her pieces of banana and some juice or water in a sippy cup.

Emily - posted on 02/13/2011

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My son gets picky after awhile but I find that adding dried fruit to his porridge really helps. We change the fruit everyday and manage to keep him eating porridge for quite a few weeks at a time. Hope you find something that she likes soon!!!!!!!

Kellie - posted on 02/12/2011

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Wow, my daughter is suddenly picky with breakfast too! Sounds like it must be "that age" :-D

Cara - posted on 02/11/2011

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My 13 month old daughter has been the same way lately. I gave her cinnamon toast a few times and she loved that. You could leave out the sugar and just do butter and cinnamon if you wanted. I was doing oatmeal forever too, I would add apples and raisins and she loved it! But suddenly she wants nothing to do with it. It's not easy being creative so early in the morning! Good luck.

Jennifer - posted on 02/11/2011

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I guesss I am lucky because my daughter is not very picky she will eat almost anything but really loves her fruit as well as fried eggs and toast

Stifler's - posted on 02/11/2011

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But lately he hasn't wanted to eat anything and just throws it or clamps his mouth shut when we try to feed him.

Jennifer - posted on 02/11/2011

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My son had all the same things yours did and stuck with oatmeal for how long....i usually give my son eggs and toast one day....then slices of banana...grapes or oranges with a piece of toast another day.....another morning i cooked up some ham which by the way had no preservatives and stuff like that in it....anyways cooked that up with toast or eggs and he loved it.....also when your cooking eggs and that add something with it to make it more interesting and not always boring....like scrambled eggs with some cheese melted on it or ketchup with the ham or eggs as well....i don't do it that often but it just adds something to the food to make it exciting for your child once and while....hope this helps

Jessica - posted on 02/10/2011

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My girls went through that. They have a lot of variety throughout the week so we dont get tired of something. granola bars, toast with either butter or jelly, i make breakfast breads (blueberry, banana, pumpkin etc), eggs and biscuits, fruit, cheerios. right now they love toast and bananas.

Kati - posted on 02/09/2011

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Mine is picky too! Must be a phase... I've tried endless amounts of things, even non-breakfast items (vegetables, pasta, soup, herbed chicken, etc.). I've noticed that my daughter loves things that have a lot of flavor. So, the most successful things my daughter is eating lately are scrambled eggs with black pepper, pancakes with low sugar jam, french toast, clementines and oranges (when at room temp she seems to like better). There's nothing wrong with trying non-breakfast things too, so maybe try something that she likes at other times of the day like graham crackers or rice and beans. Good luck! :) I'm hoping this doesn't last forever! haha!

Kerry - posted on 02/08/2011

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bagels with cream cheese are a big hit in our house, even cheerios dipped in cream cheese, cereal bars sometimes go over well too

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