Variety of Food

Sarah - posted on 07/22/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I have twin girls, nearly 10 months old & i'm worried that they are not eating a big enough variety of solid foods yet. What sort of foods do your babies eat? Can you let me know a rough idea of a usual day breakfast/lunch/dinner

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Marijke - posted on 07/23/2010

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I've seen on alot of earlier post that in the US they tend to feed baby's warm meals both for dinner and luch, over here in Belgium we mostly do warm meals for lunch and a breadmeal for dinner.
Ok so this is how our daily meal schedule roughly looks like:
Breakfast 7.30: formula with chocolat cereal
10 am after nap: slice of brown bread with butter and a baby
yoghurt.( she especially likes to nibble on the
crusts, good for her teeth)
Lunch: veggies ( carrots, green beans, pumpkin, colly
flower) with patatoes and meat (beef, chicken, ham,...)
or fish. Spaghetti, macaroni, risotto with mediterranean
veggies and etc.
3pm: fruit ...she doesnt like it mashed up any more, so now
most of the time i will feed her a kiwi by spoon or she will
eat half a banana and she loves peaches.
Dinner: slice of brown bread with either mashed fruits on it
like appelsauce with chunks, mashed bananas...
or mashed veggies( or fresh soup.After that if she is still
hungry she will get a babydessert.
hen bottle and bed at 7pm.
Hope this helps you out a bit :)

Julia - posted on 07/23/2010

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My 10 month olds schedule is as follows:

Breakfast 7:30am - bottle and a bowl of baby cereal

Lunch 11:30am - bottle and something like
- grilled cheese, veggie and fruit
- homemade mac and cheese, veggie and fruit
- toast, veggie and yogurt
- scrambled egg yolk, some cheese and fruit
- french toast (egg yolk only), fruit

Supper 4pm - bottle and something like
- homemade chicken noodle soup, cheerios and fruit
- homemade beef stew, crackers and fruit
- pieces of chicken, rice, veggie and fruit
- spagetti, toast and yogurt

Bedtime 7pm - bottle and a bowl of baby cereal

My daughter does have small snacks between meals like cheerios, rice krispies, baby mum-mum, fruit and yogurt and normally drinks water between meals. Sometimes I will still give her some stage 3 baby food if we are on the go. Hope this helps.

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Sarah - posted on 07/25/2010

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Thank you all for your comments. I really need to get my bum into gear & give the girls some more variety i think. I am just finding it hard as i work full time so they are in day care mon-fri which means we really only have weekends to experiment with new things. They love feeding themselves finger foods but it is so messy, i think the floor gets more of it than they do :) I will persist - we will get these girls eating new things if it kills me :)

Aicha - posted on 07/25/2010

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my daughter will eat whatever I am eating she loves peanut butter on wheat bread cold cereal oatmeal I haven't really found anything she won't eat

Jennifer - posted on 07/23/2010

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my son who will be 10 months on the 25th for breakfast he eats 1/4 cup of whole grain oatmeal mixed with applesauce for flavoring, and a third of a banana. for lunch he either eats a hotdog, or those gerber meals that are in a container they include spaghettios, mac and cheese, etc. blueberries, eggy toast (bread soaked in egg yolks and cooked on stove) yogurt, for dinner he eats pretty much anything but mainly i do the gerber 3rd foods the meals. He loves the lasagna one and the turkey rice.

Julia - posted on 07/23/2010

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Rashmi
My daughter is 10 months old and only has one tooth but that does not stop her from eating. The front teeth are intended for biting not chewing after all so as long as the food is in small pieces they will be able to mash it with their gums.

Amber - posted on 07/23/2010

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I give my daughter very little "Table foods", she is lactose intolerant and that makes feeding her very difficult. She does not eat meat yet, because When she was first intoduce a month ago she had diarehha for 3 days. She is healthy and growing just fine on fruits, veggies, grains and formula. BTW I read someone was giving 2% milk, I was told that a child between the ages of 12 months and 24 months should only drink whole milk, so maybe you should discuss this with the dr. And also why so young because Cows milk is hard for an infant under 12 months to digest and the kidneys have trouble filtering the enzymes milk create in our bodies.

Rashmi - posted on 07/23/2010

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Man...looking at all the posts I feel my daughter is having nothing of that sort. The thing is she really doesn't like to eat much (she doesn't have teeth yet). She still prefers milk over everything else...though she does eat some veggies and fruits (not all of them ...if she doesn't like it then she pukes it out). My daughter is really a fussy eater and all she wants is milk. Was wondering whether any of you guys have trouble feeding your kids ?

Sherri - posted on 07/23/2010

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Since my little one turned 10 months I've been giving him what his doctor calls "table food" In the morning for breakfast I give him instant oatmeal (the flavor kind like maple and brown sugar orthe cinnamon apple) and a sippy of milk. (His doctor wanted us to start weening him from formula to 2% milk at 9 months and now he's fully on 2%). For lunch I make him either a grilled cheese sandwich cut into little bites with some fruit or a piece of bread with a very thin layer of PB (like a PB sandwich) with some juice. Dinner he gets the gerber toddler chicken, veggie and stars or white turkey stew, sometimes the ravioli with some milk. At night before bed he gets 6oz of milk and formula (half and half) During the day he gets the gerber snacks which you can check out on gerber.com They're awesome and he loves the sh*t out of em. Hope this helps doll!

Marijke - posted on 07/23/2010

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@Christy: She sleeps anywhere between 10 and 11 hours a night and sometimes she doesn't even finish her bottle in the morning, so yes i think she feel satisfied with the amount of food she gets throughout the day. I do think lighter meals in the evening are better and its a good eating habbit for later on in life.
No she doesn't get bored with eating bread twice a day, in the mornings she just likes to nibble on the crusts...her breadmeal in the evenings has a different spread on it each day...or she eats it with fresh soup.

Christy - posted on 07/23/2010

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@Mariijke - I like the idea of a lighter dinner. I often give toast for morning snack. Does she get bored having toast in the morning and at night? And does she feel satisfied with the bread at night - meaning does she need more food? I have always thought a light dinner is better for sleeping.

Christy - posted on 07/22/2010

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Oh my gosh was thinking the same thing. I tend to cook a lot of the same stuff. And I wonder if that will make my son have a very limited appreciation of food. I make him pasta dishes, minestrone soup, pumpkin soup, roast chicken, avocado, toast with butter and jam. He has lots of veggies. He gets cheese pizza every couple of weeks. He loves yogurt. I was told to try everything we eat with him because it is all pretty much ok - just no nuts, honeyor peanut butter. What do you try?

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