What do you feed your 13month old?
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Anne-Marie - posted on 04/09/2010
for breakfast i give him weetbix or fruit, (they need something healthy in the morning), lunch he normally has a vegemite sandwhich or yoghurt or something easy to make but is healthy and then for dinner he has wat we have unless it is curry or has penuts in it. his most favourite things are beef n black been and tinned spaghetti.
Lauren - posted on 04/09/2010
My daughter eats what we eat. If I don't have much time, I'll make up some stuff in a crock pot over the weekend and freeze it into single servings. Gerber is ok but nothing beats homemade.
Breakfast is usually a banana and some oatmeal or freeze-dried fruit packets (called Crisps and you can get them at Costco). She hates eggs so I'm working on that.
Lunch is usually leftovers from dinner. I get those Single Serve Frozen Veggies in a little baggie that take 90 sec. in the microwave and she'll eat one of those as well. She also loves cheese quesadillas and pasta. I take a tortilla, put a layer of American cheese slices and sprinkle some canned tuna or chicken over it and maybe some canned peas or corn, fold it over and microwave for 45 sec. Then slice it up into little bites with a pizza cutter.
Dinner is whatever we eat. She LOVES meatloaf since she only has 6 teeth and can chew it up. I make extra so she can get lots of protein for the next several days as leftovers. If my daughter struggles with eating anything, I mix it up with ketchup or mayo (lots of Vitamin E in that!) and she loves that. I've heard that teaching them to dip helps them to eat lots of food because it's so much fun to dip stuff that they eat pretty much whatever if they get to dip it. Another good one is fruit cups with diced fruit. And sugar free Jell-O is fantastic as a treat instead of cookies or candy. Enjoy experimenting!
Christine - posted on 04/09/2010
my boy is in a picky stage right now.. he barely eats anything! his favorite thing to eat is in the morning, a piece of toast with a hole in the middle with an egg in the middle then fry it up!
he loves everything usual so it's hard!
Dee - posted on 04/05/2010
my girl has rice cereal as its high in iron and as i am still breast feeding n low in iron she needs it followed with a banana or apple any fruit really than later she snacks on greek yogurt n fresh blue berries grapes and rice cakes plain or with vegemite or peanut butter than she has luch which is mixture of whole meal sandwich and or fruit salad orleft over vege's ranging from spinach to sweet potato peas corn pumpkin brocolli u know everything except potato i think it's way to starchy n has no nutrients for them than snack in afternoon which is a mixture of the day u have read and dinner is vege's and meat of fish salmon chicken no snags as they are high in salt and i dont know what preservitives r in them, and all in all she still breast feeds after her meals and only drinks water occasional i will make fresh juice for her but water is just fine and has no sugar or crap, she doesnt eat any junk foods as u have read, her treat is the head of a freddo frog every now and again, and home made vege pops n fruit pops where i make her ice blocks from the vege juice and from purree fruit, thats all i can think of for now lol we dont have eggs as she has an allergy to them n no wheat products pasta isnt a need as its just a filler no nutrients in it,
Rachel - posted on 03/19/2010
JT eats everything....on a binge! For a month it was avocado right out of the skin! Pear apple berry sauce was big! Anything with cheese...mac and cheese, grilled cheese! He eats bananas everyday! He would eat chili everyday! (diapers are toxic after that meal) Veggies in any form usually outrank meat! But even that changes...loves milk, water and juices....(still has a small bottle of milk and formula at bedtime)..............and dessert is always welcome! Definitely hooked on sugar if we let him at the goodies! That is my boy!
Amanda - posted on 03/18/2010
My daughter eats the same things we eat for dinner. However, for breakfast she will eat oatmeal (regular, not baby cereal) mixed with yogurt. For lunch she will usually eat a pb & j with some kind of fruit or more yogurt or cottage cheese. She eats whatever we eat for dinner. If it is something she can't eat, (ie to spicy, wrong texture, etc) I will make her scrambled eggs or mix a jar of baby food meat with rice. She can eat this with her hands. She doesn't like to be fed anymore.
Chelly - posted on 03/18/2010
DD is still mainly BF. She sits with us when we eat and she usually has a little of whatever we have. Yesterday she had banana, avocado, steamed carrot, green beans, and some shaved coconut. She's also 13 months
Amanda - posted on 03/16/2010
my son eats everything that we eat. I always offer silverware although he still mostly uses his hands. The only things that I dont let him have are to many sweets and some stuff thats harder(like nuts) Otherwise everything we eat is good enough for him. Hes also not picky.(Thankfully)
Rachel - posted on 03/15/2010
My daughter goes to a nutritionist and she said that my 13 month old can have any food that we eat. I agree with the comment earlier about watching for additives,etc in "adult" food, but I try to do that for the whole family anyway! She said that I can use my own judgment regarding "choking" hazzards--ie raisins, nuts, etc. We watch/monitor our daughter very closely during meal-time so she said to go for it. Since my family doesnt have a history of allergies, she said my daughter was fine to go ahead with those foods as well--she just said to mix up the peanut butter with applesauce to keep it from being too "sticky" and dangerous.
Specifically she said to stay away from the "GERBER" food, pre-packaged "baby" foods as they have WAY too much sodium and not enough nuturients!
She says to feed my daughter whatever we are eating, including spices, sauces, etc--just stay away from the salt.
She says its important to eat fish 2-3 times a week--so we eat shrimp at least once a week and either salmon or tilapia. I also try to introduce "not-so-common" foods like starfruit, mango, kiwi, avocado, etc. She eats black and green olives as good sources of fat (just not too many since they are high in sodium!!) She seems to be becoming a "foodie" and Im very happy about that!!
The nutritionist did fuss at Nana and said one of the most important things is setting a good example. I noticed a HUGE improvement in my daughters table manners when we started eating all of our meals at the dinner table together, saying grace with conversation etc. She now eats just about everything we put in front of her, she also insists on feeding herself and eats with a spoon and fork. (Though--not always successfully!!) We try to set a good example and model both healthy eating and good table manners!
Kasie - posted on 03/15/2010
My daughter is 14 months old, and she eats whatever we eat. She stopped eating any of the Gerber snacks, like the yogurt melts or fruit puffs, by the time she was 9 months old. We don't eat anything spicy, so I don't have to make seperate meals for her. She'll eat spaghetti, pizza, meatloaf, any kind of cooked veggies, chicken. She's not picky. Although, we found that she can't have oranges, it makes her bottom enn and her belly, break out in hives. We are farmers, so we obviously push for our kids to like dairy products. She loves milk, yogurt, and I'll give her a cheese-stick and she can handle eating that by herself. I never liked going by the books because both of my daughters were so different. I feed her everything that we eat, she gets to try new things that she wouldn't be eating if she was eating jarred food. Although, throughout the day, I give her a bowl with a snack in it, which usually consists of cereal, goldfish, every now and again, I'll give her fruit snacks, like her big sister.
Angela - posted on 03/10/2010
I am Indian and my husband is American, Micah (our son) eats EVERYTHING, the other day he ate half his favorite book!! I give him either cornflakes or cheerios with a fruit in the morning...fruit or cheese for a mid morning snack. For lunch he gets rice, lentils a veggie and meat cooked really well (spiced with some amount of cayenne, tumeric and cumin, fresh ginger and garlic) but not mushy - they need to start chewing. Mid afternoon snack is a couple of crackers with some milk. Dinner is some kind of pasta with sauce and a veggie....and 1/2 cup of milk before bed!! He drinks a lot of water and his snacks vary..... yogurt, raisins, fruit, cheese, bread with peanut butter etc. Have fun!!
Tabetha - posted on 03/09/2010
Caleb eats whatever we are eating. Everything is just cut or sliced into very small bites.
Cheerios and yogurt or a breakfast bar for breakfast. Also a sippy cup of milk.
Sliced bologna and cheese with bread or hot dog with V8 V Fusion juice (fruits and veggies) for lunch.
Corn, peas, or green beans, with applesauce, and whatever meat we have for supper. Usually with milk and juice to drink :)
He will snack on juice/milk and animal crackers or more yogurt during the day if he gets hungry.
Natalie - posted on 03/09/2010
My twin boys eat whatever you put in front of them! The other night, we had ranch baked pork chops and buttered potato chunks. The boys couldn't get enough!! Last night we had meatloaf and mashed cheddar taters. Reg food is just like when they were babies...give them a bit at a time and watch for rashes, etc.
Emily - posted on 03/06/2010
My son pretty much eats what we eat he can't really eat beef though. But he loves chicken and broccoli. He usually has an apple cinnamon cereal bar in the morning with about 10 oz of milk and I'll give him some dry cereal and a banana when we have them. My older kids usually get to them first.
Ali - posted on 03/06/2010
my 14 month old's favourite meal (i gauge this from the excited look on his face) is homemade pizza cut into small portions for him to feed himself. i doesn't matter what i put on it, he gobbles it all up! ps i do use lebanese bread as a base which is easy to chew.
Jennifer - posted on 03/04/2010
My daughter eats just about anything. We don't give her nuts or shellfish, but other than that, she eats fruits and veggies that are soft. Corn, cauliflower, and broccoli are her favorite foods in the world. She loves poached eggs, toast, sloppy joes, yoghurt, goldfish, and the list goes on and on. I am using up my pureed fruits and veggies, and she refuses baby cereal in favor of cornflakes or rice crispies.
Carla - posted on 03/03/2010
I am having trouble with my daughter. Somedays she will eat fine. And other days she spits everything out. I don't know what to give her then. I give her regular food chopped up and make soups for her. I guess I concerned because my oldest son used to be such a good eater at this age.
Melissa - posted on 03/03/2010
My 13 mo. old eats Yobaby yogert for breakfast and usually some cherrios for snack or raisins in the morning. For lunch and dinner usually a yobaby yogert meal that has fruit and veg. in it or a vegi burger or beans, mandarine oranges. He also likes peanut butter and jelly, so he'll have a half a sandwich for a snack or with lunch with fruit sweetened only jelly and organic peanut butter with no sugar. He also really likes hummus, so I'll spread that on a piece of toast. I have a hard time getting him to eat vegetables though. He loved them all as a baby in his baby food, but not now.
Melanie - posted on 03/03/2010
Logan eats whatever we eat unless it's spicy. Breakfast always has fruit with a bagel/waffle/eggs or cream of wheat/oatmeal. Lunch is usually pasta or a sandwich/quesadilla with veggies. He loves cream cheese rolled in lunch meat. Dinner is almost anything we are eating. He snacks on yogurt, cottage cheese, raisins, crackers. I haven't found much he won't eat which makes it easy for us.
Malia - posted on 03/03/2010
Everything.. She loves it all. Try and make sure she has protein, fruits, veggies at her meals. I giver her gerber snacks or yogurt something healthy. Drinks about 24 oz of milk a day, trying to get her off the bottle but it isn't going so well. She lets me know when she's done by fussing or throwing her food on the floor.
Z - posted on 03/03/2010
Ha! I can't believe how many people say they give their child "leftovers" or "whatever we have"! My boy has freshly prepared meals daily ranging from bean burgers made from beans for the protein (any - kidney, haricot, borlotti, butter), and vegetables high in a range of vitamins such as spinach, broccoli, carrots and kale; spaghetti bolognese; pizzas loaded with veggies and arancini sauce with hidden veg blended in; tofu and grated veg rissoles; salmon balls, cottage cheese pancakes and sunday roast with potatoes, veg and Yorkshire puddings. Snacks are home-made cheesy straws, houmous, fruit or yoghurt. Yum. I'm thinking about opening up a Baby Restaurant!
Katherine - posted on 03/03/2010
My 13mths old eats basically the same as the rest of the family( we are veggie)... anything from lentil stew to casserole to pizza etc. If going out and taking packed lunch I put in humous with cucumber and carrot to dip, raisins, cold sausages, olives etc. Scrambled eggs and beans on toast are great quick meals.
Carmen - posted on 03/02/2010
Well my son eats everything we eat, and then some! LOL... He usually has his 8oz of milk followed by a bowl of oatmeal. for lunch could be anything from rice and beans to a mixure of steamed string beans, carrots, broccoli, etc... And dinner, well depends on what we have. He drinks from a straw so those gerber smart sips are good or juice with straw. It also depends on how much he eats on how many naps he takes. he used take two long naps (2-3 hrs), now I'm lucky if there's two but one short and the other long.... Hope my experience helps a bit... =)
Nequita - posted on 03/02/2010
Well, my son has teeth already. So he is eating solid food. He eats bananas, apples, grapes, chicken, rice, hotdog, egg (fried, scrambled or boiled), noodles etc. He drinks from a sippy cup or from a juice box. He still takes the bottle also.
Genevieve - posted on 03/02/2010
Leo's been eating whatever we eat since he was about ten months. I would feed him the baby stuff I spent a fortune on and then I'd try to eat. He wuld walk up to me and want to try whatever I was having, and if it wasn't something I was comfortable with him eating that young he would cry. So I started sharing more and more things with him until eventually he was eating more of my meal then I was. lol. So I stopped buying the expensive baby food he refused to eat and started feeding him whatever I made. Breakfast is usually waffels or french toast or pancakes (no syrup, just butter) with some fruit (favorites are bananas and strawberries) and cereal (usually cheerios or kix). Lunch is usually mac n cheese or chicken nuggets or if I don't mind bathing him afterwards chef boyadee or spagettios. Dinner is whatever we're having for dinner: beef stroganoff, homemade chicken noodle soup, enchiladas, lasagna, whatever. He loves mexican food (no wonder thats all I craved while pregnant with him lol) like burritos, quesadilla, beans, etc. :) He's on soy milk (lactose intolerant) and drinks out of a sippie. We give him one sippie of juice a day, because of his sensitive skin he gets rashes easily. But yea that's my Leo. :)
Marsha - posted on 03/01/2010
Khaela loves everything. Normally for breakfast its pancakes, waffles or cereal with some sort of fruit (apples, blueberries, pears, peaches) and milk. For lunch she has vegetarian taco, past or turkey & cheese sandwich with vegetables and fruits. She is at daycare during the day so there are different food items. Snacks are normally animal crackers, pieces of fruit or crackers. So also likes the snack from Gerber for toddlers. Dinner is what every we have, so it could be rice, chicken, beef, fish, vegetables. She eats pretty much anything we eat.
Candice - posted on 03/01/2010
My son eats oatmeal and fruit for breakfast..some times I made him little pancakes shaped like stars or hearts or toast in fun shapes.
For lunch he eats peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese..or whatever we eat.
For Dinner he eats pastas..he LOVES pastas and he has a lot of vegies and fruits...especially sliced apples because that is his favorite..oh and baby carrots make his heart happy
Christina - posted on 03/01/2010
I give my 13 month old,Bananas chopped up she loves the gerber graduates meals she loves chicken noodle soup greenbeans any kind of pasta cooked and basically what ever we eat.I don;t feed my daughter hot dogs they are nasty.She also likes mac and cheeseand yougart.
Tullina - posted on 03/01/2010
My son is on 50/50 formula/milk. I mix a fruit puree in it to make a smoothie in his sippy and he has that for breakfast along with his cheerios. The rest of the day, he eats anything we eat that will dissolve easily as he doesn't have his back "chewing" teeth yet. He still eats the Stage 3 Gerber foods but only likes the mixed veggies with turkey, chicken or beef. He also gets 1 8oz sippy a day of 50/50 fruit juice/water that the Dr recommended, as well as 2-3 other formula/milk sippies. We also let him have the gerber snacks (cheese puffs, banana puffs, etc) Again, anything that dissolves easily. He's getting better about eating small pieces of chicken and beef too. Any pastas, just a little spice.
Lea Anne - posted on 03/01/2010
my 13 month old is picky, doesn't like any meat except ham! loves breakfast food. scrambled eggs with cheese, waffles, nutrigrain bars, pancakes, would eat diced fruit all day! eats cut green beens. won't touch any other veggie. likes mac n cheese, mini ravioli, still give her baby cereal for one meal for the vitamins. On the toddler formula until she gets better at more table food. snacks on cheese, bananas, gerber yogurt whips(a special treat), cheerios, goldfish. drinks 1/2 apple juice with 1/2 water. you can also give her a 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich on wheat bread cut into chunks to feed herself. At dinner, we give her what we are having, but she won't even try it half the time. be careful not to load them up on liquids, or they won't want to eat.
Erika - posted on 03/01/2010
I know lots of people do "table food or whatever we're eating" my caution to that is becareful of food additives, food coloring, msg, trans fats, highfructose cornsyrup, preservatives, pesticides... they are so little that these toxins build up very quickly in their bodies. We try to feed them as close to natural as possible and try to avoid processed foods.
Erika - posted on 03/01/2010
Avocadoes - they are a wonderful source of good fats that babies need for brain development. We just cut it in half and spoon it right out of the "bowl"! Sprouted grain breads because they are so much easier to digest and so healthy (if the avocadoes get soft we spread them on the bread). Lots of veggies we roast squash with garlic cloves and carrots. Tofu cubes with baked sweetpotatoes. Grapefruit is one of his favorite (who knew? I gave it to him as a joke.. to see him pucker up) he loves a variety of fruit. Fresh is best, organic for those on the "dirty dozen" list.
Katherine - posted on 03/01/2010
My little girl is 13 months old and she what we eat the only thing that she doesn't like is eggs. She has only got 3 teeth. She loves feeding herself as well. Any ideas on how to get her to eat sandwiches? She just seems to play with the bread and filling.
Elise - posted on 03/01/2010
Everything we eat!! Just avoid things you know she won't be able to chew and may choke on. My son is 14 months old and we just started giving him even bigger pieces and he is doing very well at biting pieces off. He can do whole bananas now and breadsticks. Babies can eat the same things we eat, remember they are just miniature adults!!! My doctor tells us the only things to stay away from are peanuts (obvious choking hazard at this age!) and give as little juice as possible (although my son LOVES juice) because it's just a source of sugar. Basically whatever you are having for your meal, give your baby some! You know how well she can chew, so it's up to you to decide how big the pieces will be!! :)
Kristina - posted on 02/28/2010
My son is the same age and he eats everything. I buy him those tv dinners with the mac n cheese and the fish sticks and the ones with the chicken nuggets. He loves them lol and it helps with his hand eye corrdination. Also my son loves chicken stuffing lol!! But frankly hes a mini dumpster lol :P usually whatever I eat my son eats.
Caroline - posted on 02/28/2010
On days when he's home my 13 month son has weetabix or baby porridge for breakfast, a sandwich (cream cheese, tuna or sardines) or scrambled eggs or cheese on toast, with tomato, carrot or cucumber, followed by a fromage frais for lunch, and then whatever we are eating for dinner (eg: mild curry or spaghetti bolognese with some veg) then fruit. He only has whole milk first thing in the morning and bedtime - the rest of the day just water.
On nursery days he gets two hot meals, but the portions are smaller and timings earlier than when he's home so I top him up with a fromage frais or banana when he gets home.
His favourite foods are beef stew, salmon in cheese sauce, fruit puree, rice and most veggies.
He doesn't like potato (mash, fries, roast, boiled or jacket!) or some fruits.
Annette - posted on 02/27/2010
for breakfast, Cody usually has organic oatmeal and half a banana or a piece of toast with a little margerine on it; for lunch he always has a vegetable and a fruit, sometimes with meat mixed in, he loves chicken and turkey the best; for dinner more veggies and fruit, maybe some pasta and sauce. He loves organic yogurt and pineapples and strawberries are his favorite fruits. I make applesauce from scratch and he really loves it! i have to make extra or my 12 year old will eat it all!! I found out this time around that I could easily make all his food and did.
Georgeanna - posted on 02/27/2010
Mia pretty much eats whatever we are eating unless something is too spicy or sweet. We also live by the no junk food rule. For breakfast she really loves a bagel with a little strawberry cream cheese is her hands down fave but she also enjoys pancakes or waffles especially if they're blueberry. For lunch pasta of any type is a big hit, cheese tortellini being a favorite. Peaches, cottage cheese, yobaby yogurt, mandarin oranges, applesauce, pb&j on wheat bread, steamed carrots, cheese sticks, and wheat thins are a few of her favorite snacks. She also LOVES homemade veggie soup.