What does your baby eat??
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Michelle - posted on 03/23/2010
my 10 month old son is so independent now and rarely likes to be spoon fed. the only feed now with the spoon is breakfast which is usually weetabix, ready brek which we mix in banana or any other cereal that mixes well with milk. he LOVES to feed himself toast, so he gets this too and sometimes a yoghurt if he wants it. the trick is to not force him with food once he shows any sign that he is full.
if my son hasn't woken for a bottle at night, which sometimes he still does, then i start the day off with a bottle then wait an hour or so to give his breakfast.
usually mid morning he will take another bottle before his mid morning nap. usually 7/ 8 ozs.
lunchtime he usually gets baby pasta with a bolognese sauce or mushroom/ tomato based sauce, or couscous with peas/ sweet potato. again this it proving harder given that he prefers to put food into his own mouth and is not old enough yet to connect putting food into his mouth from the spoon. so usually we improvise and make french toast/ scambled eggs, homemade fish fingers/ chicken fingers etc for him to feed himself. it's a real transitional period for us and we are making it up as we go along. try cutting up some kiwis and skin and de-seed grapes. babies just love them. the same with bananas too and other fruits like ripe pears, peaches etc
another bottle around 3pm which is usually around 7/ 8 ozs.
dinner, last night we made home-made mini burgers which my son really enjoyed. this was followed by cut up fruit and if he wants it some yoghurt.
during the day he can snack on bits of fruits or baby biscuits if we're out and about.
before bed around 7/ 7.30pm he gets his finally bottle for the day. as mentioned before, depending on how much he eats during the day he may wake in the night for a bottle. my husband and i are ok with this and don't have a problem getting up to give it to him. on days when he's eaten enough he sleeps through, other days when he's fussing because of teething or whatever, he requires extra calories during the night. do what you feel comfortable with.
on another note, my sons' patterns change, some weeks he refuses his milk, some weeks he doesn't want all that many solids, every baby is different so just do what feels right, and try not to put pressure on yourself or your baby. let him/ her lead the way and all will fall into place.
Gretchen - posted on 03/22/2010
This is a great conversation! Fun to read what everyone feeds!
nurse upon waking
8:00am -- breakfast. Yo baby yogurt, and oatmeal, usually with some fruit or sweet veggies stirred in, and some cheerios for finger food.
12:30 -- lunch. Jar of veggies, rice cereal and some shredded cheese and nursing
4:30/5 -- supper. Veggies, fruit, and something of what we are eating.
When I buy baby food, I put a good variety in the cupboard so that I go through all different kinds before I repeat. She eats really well and is happy to try anything! We are vegetarian, so she hasn't had meat yet.
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Kim - posted on 03/24/2010
My son is now on breakfast-lunch-dinner routine (recc by peditrician)
breakfast-6oz bottle between 8-9am
lunch-cereal/gerber fruit&veggie stage 2 around 12pm
dinner-1/2 of stage 3 gerber dinner w stage 2 fruit and veggie around 6pm
6oz bottle before bed 9pm
seems to be doing really well with that and we are also starting to share small bites of our dinner as well with him, chicken, potatoes, eggs, and such
Katie - posted on 03/24/2010
I don't have an actual menu I stick to, but Jamie nibbles on Cheerios, pasta (I give him small pieces), bits of cookies or crackers, mashed or baked potatoes ... He still drinks formula. I've also given him small pieces of chicken.
Jo - posted on 03/24/2010
today Oliver had
breakfast : Weetbix with formula on it
Snack - Banana
Lunch - Vegemite Sandwiches, peaches, yoghurt and sultanas and tinned spaghetti(he was hungry)
Afternoon snack - Bottle formula and 2 nice biscuits
Tea - sausage casserole with potatoes and mixed veg
bottle before bedtime.
Leah - posted on 03/22/2010
Whatever you can get them to eat now do so!!! I was very fussy with my son who is now 4 and an extremely fussy eater so I learnt from this, he doesnt eat anything adn it is very difficult for us at mealtimes. My daughter, 10 months, has maybe 1 or 2 milk bottles during the day and eats anything you feed her:) She is a healthy weight (in case you were wondering:)) Lots of veggies would be a plus, for brain development etc...
Melissa - posted on 03/21/2010
I feel my son table foods and baby foods. It really just depends on what the rest of the family is having for supper. For example, one night we had lasagna for supper so Skyler at this with the rest of the family. I just made sure to cut it up so he could have it.
Anna - posted on 03/21/2010
My daughter's schedule usually goes...
8-9am wake up, nurse
11am 3-4oz organic yogurt with fruit (she LOVES bananas and mangos)
2pm baby biscuit/Graduates puffs
6pm 10-12oz meat/veggie/rice (i.e. chicken, green beans, rice)
8pm dinner with the family (eats table food with us)
sometimes she has 4 oz of formula to help her feel full to sleep
Stacey - posted on 03/21/2010
This is our daily routine food wise,
Breakfast - tablespoon of watties apple museli with some hot water to make it mushy and then 3 teaspoons of baby apple, sometimes a little bit of marmite / peanut butter on toast (if im having it for breakfast).
Lunch, Yoghurt, and 1 healtheries Bread Stick (can get them from the supermarket in the chip isle) packets have about 10, they are like cruskits but they are sticks.
Dinner, Cooked pumpkin potato and kumara that I cook ahead of time and freeze, with a sachet of watties "just add vegetables" and my girl loves them. they are rich in iron and you get meat at the same time.
Nneka - posted on 03/21/2010
My son will be 10 months on Tuesday and he wants a taste test off everything we eat.
Today's menu so far was...
1. a 6oz bottle of formula with a bowl of oatmeal (baby cereal) and I mixed it with Apple/Blueberry for breakfast.
Later he'll probably have...
2. Some apple juice in a sippy cup with a bowl of Banana/Apple puree mixed with some rice cereal.
3. Another bottle about 7oz. and some crackers (I break them in tiny pieces so he can gum it.)
4. For his snacks I usually give him apple slices to gum but I hold it while he gums it so he doesn't choke because he is quick to bite a piece off that is too big.
5. For dinner I usually give him a meat and veggie blend and mix it with rice cereal.
6 Before bed he will have a 7oz bottle and I put a scoop of cereal just to keep him a little fuller through the night
So roughly he has 3-4 bottles of formula a day. 2-3 bowls of cereal with fruit, veggie, or meat puree. 4-6 ounces of water a day. For snacks apple slices, crackers, and I'll let him taste what I'm eating also. About 4oz of apple or grape juice in a sippy cup but not everyday.
Shanna - posted on 03/21/2010
My daughter loves to eat foods she can pick up and feed herself. I give her pasta, vegetables, she loves fish and chicken. Anything I eat she wants to eat, so I keep my diet pretty mild. I really like the V8 fruit juices or anything that is 100% fruit juice with no sugar added.
Jamie - posted on 03/20/2010
My daughter is 10 1/2 months and she eats anything that i make for dinner for the rest of the family. Of course, i make sur eto cut it extra small so that it's not a possible choking hazard. My daughter Sofia aslo has no teeth. For example, I may cook a steamed veggie, rice and a meat... and she eats every last bite.
Lisa - posted on 03/20/2010
My 9 1/2 month old daughter typically eats the following ;
7-8 am - 6 oz formula
9am - multi grain baby cereal and 1/2 jar of fruit puree
12-12:30pm 6 oz formula before nap
2pm - rice cereal and 1/2 jar of vegetable puree
6-6:00pm - 1/2 jar fruit, 1/2 jar veggies and approx 3 tbls. of meat
8-9pm 5-7oz formula
* she also drinks juice throughout the day and still takes the breast 1-2 times a day (but not for very long). She also eats baby biscuits and puffs or cheese, yogurt or toast as snacks once during the day.
Check out Annabel Karmel on the net to get some ideas. Really helpful. My daughter loved the food or still does. I guess you can cut up any type of fruit and veggie so that it fits in her mouth nicely. I give my daughter: fruit, veggie, scrambled egg, Cottage Cheese, Cheese, Avocado, minced meatballs etc..
Susan - posted on 03/20/2010
Isabelle will be 10 months next week. She has suddenly started going off her bottle and her milk very rapidly, but will eat almost anything, especially finger foods.I try 2 make all my own food for her and she often joins in with family meals ( just take her out a portion before i add the seasoning)
On an average day She eats
6.30 - 7am A small bottle on wake up 3/4 oz (5 if i'm lucky!!!)
8.am Cereal and milk for breakfast (e.g.1 wheetabix, handful of cheerios/shreddies, porridge etc)
10.30 am Depending on how much she ate for breakfast and her naps she sometimes has some fruit for mid morning snack (eg, half a banana, pear, orange etc)
12 - 12.30 A home cooked meal, usually chicken/fish, pototos and veggies, mostly given as finger food, followed by a yougart/fromais frais
2.30pm A breakstick/ricecake and some more fruit (a handful of grapes, seeded, skinned and chopped up; some blueberries ; peices of melon etc) Sometmes she ll have an oz of 2 or milk with this.
5pm - Tea, usually a lighter meal so its not so heavy 2 digest at night and as shes more tired something easy 2 eat (homemade soup and bread roll/sandwich : mini pasta in veggie/cheese/milk sauce : cauliflower cheese bake etc) followed by another milk based dessert and fruit.
7pm Her bedtime bottle, again 3/4 oz at the moment (5/6 on a good night)
She also drinks cooled boiled water from a sippy cup throughtout the day.
Hope this helps :o)
Erin - posted on 03/20/2010
My son still nurses in the morning when he wakes up.
Then a yogurt for breakfast.
Nurses again mid-morning.
A 4 oz jar of either fruit or veggie for lunch.
Nurses again at nap time.
Snack is yogurt bites or some other gerber baby snack.
Supper is whatever we are having (last night was cheesy chicken and rice)
Various snacks again over the evening.
Then a bottle of formula at bedtime.
Vicky - posted on 03/20/2010
my daughter was born on the smaller side but has had consistent growth & is now really chunking it up! :-)
she has always fed well so we have her on 3 meals a day with 3 bottles a day (200mls each) & she loves alot of water with her food.
for breakfast we give her 1 weetbix & sometimes add a small amount of fruit to it then a bottle after breakfast
lunch is usually the biggest meal & depending on what i have available is either custard or yoghurt & fruits or pasta or rice/ noodles with vegetables. bottle again after lunch possibly a snack in between of cheese, sultanas, rice crackers, teething rusk.
dinner is usually fruits or vegetables as mentioned before (if food family is eating is appropriate & can be altered for baby then this is offered) then a bottle before bed
it is also a great idea to give your babies some meals on their hi-chair & feed all of this to themselves (ie cut up steamed vegies & pasta) as they want to become more independent during mealtimes even though most snacks provided are finger foods she is getting a bit more defiant during mealtimes & sometimes give her a spoon also so she will maneuver into her mouth so there are no tantrums!
i know alot of mums that are overfeeding their babies due to their size but u have 2 remember that a babies stomach isnt that big & it has been said in books that baby will close their mouth when full- i dont think this is always the case as my baby just keeps goign & going so have tried to keep her meals to about 1 cup each sitting. your baby doesnt need to be eating every minute they are awake as overeating on snacks may make them disinterested in actual meals. my baby also stopped vomiting at about 5-6 months old but i know alot of older babies still vomiting & i believe this is in relation to overeating, it is true some babies are just big eaters but you also need to use some common sense in the matter & we are responsible for what goes in their mouths!
Sara - posted on 03/18/2010
My son has a 250ml bottle for breakfast, plus 2 weetbix, he eats lunch and dinner (usually with the same size bottle) plus a half bottle or sometimes a full one at supper in bed. He eats practically anything - toast, scrambled egg, chicken nuggets, steamed veggies, fish fingers/crumbed fish, spaghetti bolognaise, chicken curry (with some extra cream to make it milder) yoghurt. I would not reccomend raisins at all as they have LOTS of sugar in them, which is bad for your children's teeth. My son also loves feeding himself...
Cristina - posted on 03/18/2010
Avalyn is eating anything she can get her hands on! Food-wise, she loves instant mashed potatoes with 4 oz baby veggie (glass jar). She does still drink 4-5 bottles a day cause she goes to daycare, but I try to feed her dinner and breakfast snacks.
Tori - posted on 03/18/2010
Mason is just over 10months by a week. Today he had:
Breakfast - Porridge with apple puree
Snack - Fruit pot (various fruits)
Lunch - Cheese and brocolli pasta, yoghurt pot, a few wotsits and biscuit
snack - 1 piece of buttered Toast
Tea - mashed potato, peas, breaded fish pieces, yoghurt pot.
Bed - 7oz Full cream milk and a rusk
Mason also has picks of my meals, watered down juice throughout the day.
He eats just about anything (no nuts)...
I hope this helps....
Pamela - posted on 03/17/2010
Today Max had:
bottle of formula when he woke up
some rice cereal with yogurt apples and bananas (I bought it like that)
some diluted apple juice in a sippy cup
homemade beef stew cube with chopped steamed carrots, peas, corn and beans for lunch
bottle before nap
yogurt when he woke up around 3:30
bottle around now - 4:20pm
supper will be chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and cauliflower
some pureed fruit
bottle again before bed
Basically he eats what we eat as long as its appropriate, if not, I pull out the cubes from the freezer and warm it up for him.
Jessica - posted on 03/15/2010
Today my son got up at around 10 so we skipped breakfast but chicken nuggets for lunch and for dinner he will have mac and cheese he eats just about anything that I eat except hard meat becuase I am afraid he will choke because he has no teeth... I would advise not to feed your baby hot dogs becuase they are the number 1 choking hazard.
Ayisha - posted on 03/15/2010
Millie has had a few problems eating but finally we have her eating
Breakfasts: Baby cereal or baby porridge or toast and 5 oz
Lunch: 1 boiled egg with butter or baby jar food vegetable and 5oz
Dinner: 1potato and 1 carrot mashed up or baby jar and yogurt or jelly and 3oz
Supper: 1 toast and 8oz
Through out the day she had some diluting juice and some fruit or biscotti biscuit
Hope this helps
Lauren - posted on 03/15/2010
Today she had:-
Breakfast - 2 weetabix with full fat milk and half a banana
Lunch - Tomato and broccoli pasta bake with cheese, and a pureed fruit pot
3pm - 6oz Milk
Dinner - Chicken, parsnip mash, carrots and sweetcorn, then a yogurt and a handful of grapes
8pm - 6oz Milk then bed!
Dawn - posted on 03/15/2010
today we had....
breakfast - hot cross bun
lunch - tuna sandwich, slice of apple, little stars fromage frais
dinner - baked salmon, mash potatoe, veg and parsley sauce. apple and mango fruit puree.
inbetween there is lots of breastmilk and my daughter loves raisins!
we've mostly done baby led weaning so all the food is as we eat it but cut up smaller.
Kylie - posted on 03/15/2010
I'm in England so some of our products etc might be different. Here is todays!
9oz bottle on waking
Breakfast : 1 weet a bix with full cream milk
Lunch: homemade tomato and marscapone pasta sauce with pasta stars
fruit puree for dessert
Dinner: cauliflower and brocolli cheese
Joseph eats a lot of fish, he loves pork and lamb and chicken
He is especially fond of spinach!
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