This might sound silly, but what should I feed my son at the age of 1?

Lindsey - posted on 05/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I still use jars of babyfood to feed my son for dinner. I do cook him things like scrambled eggs and he eats bread, cheese, yogurt, bananas, mangos, and certain veggies. I guess I just don't know that much about cooking and I want him to eat healthy foods but I would love anyones advice. I bought one of those chicken and stars things to see if he would eat it but he wouldn't and I don't think he did well with the chunks of chicken. ??

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Jolene - posted on 05/09/2009

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You can pretty much feed them everything by 1 year. My daughter eats salmon sandwhiches, occasioanlly tuna, eggs, pasta, cous cous, all fruits, yogurt, oatmeal, soups, all meats...pretty much anything you eat, they can. Still keep some jars of baby food in the pantry though for those times when your on the run and don't have anything, or just ran out of time to make dinner!

Kelly - posted on 05/09/2009

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Like someone else said...whatever you eat cut some up for him. Thats what I did. Also, I used to buy my daughter those gerber microwaveable meals. They are usually in the aisle with the baby food. Graduates I think they are called. They come with a main meal a vegetable and sometimes a snack. They were easier when pressed for time. Otherwise she eats what I eat

Melissa - posted on 05/09/2009

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No worries Lindsey. My twins are 14 mos, 12 corrected and still eat some baby food as well. One is very picky on texture and still prefers baby food, while the other will eat anything. I don't believe in pushing children and per my family doctor and pediatrician they suggested not feeding thyem much table food prior to 12 months as it's hard for young bellies to digest and can lead to allergies later on. I love the gerber toddler snacks for snacks...for breakfast they eat yougurt, breakfast biscuits (heinz), applesauce, cereal, etc. Lunch I try soup, grilled cheese, sandwiches, etc and supper a small portion of whatever we're having. If they don't eat it, I top them up with baby food and some days that's all they get. Each baby does things in their own time and way. Just because others are strictly on food, don't feel like yours has to be as well!

Victoria - posted on 05/09/2009

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both my sons had exactly what i ate from about 9 months, at first i pured it, then mashed it, and just increased the size of the food. i would get him off baby foods as soon as poss as my friends who didnt had a right job trying to wean them later on!

Mel - posted on 05/08/2009

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you can feed anything and everything at one. mine is behind and doesnt eat right so shes still on the pureed vegies and just finger foods because when we make her something she wastes it but just some finger foods suggestions from my daughters dietician and speech pathologist are; fish fingers, potato gems, watermelon/rockmelon, slices of cheese, chicken drumsticks, biscuits, pealed apples whole, toast/crackers with butter, peanut butter, jams (but jam is sugary so not too much), and cheese spread, icy poles in the hot weather either make your own with baby juice or i buy the yogurt ones, fruit bars, rusks with spreads, cooked frozen vegies, mince and spaghetti with cheese, potato bake, porridge, weetbix cant think of anything else off the top of my head sorry. keep up the scrambled eggs we've been told to give our daughter this for brekky but she wont eat it! so have to stick to yogurt or cereal. good luck

Jacy - posted on 05/08/2009

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by a year old you should start weening off the baby food. my daughter was off baby food at like 11 months. i just fed her whatever i ate. just cut in to small pieces lol. give him a lot of variety. heres what my daughter eats (shes 2 now)-

breakfast foods- eggs, bacon,sausage, cereals, oat meal, yogurt, fruit cups or fresh fruit, apple sauce, pancake or waffles. (a fruit is always served with breakfast)

lunch/dinner foods- chicken nuggets (the dino brand they have omega 3s and dha and ara or something like that), grilled cheese (1/2), pb and j (1/2), 1/2 a hamberger/turkey pattie, and sides are veggies (always with lunch/dinner), string cheese, raisins, pretzels, animal crackers, fries. also my daughter likes to dip (i give her about a quarter size amount to dip in). just give him a variety.

the veggies my daughter eats are- peas, corn, green beans, carrots.

she will eat anything i place infront of her becuase i dont make maore then one meal. my rule is that you eat whats served. also she doesnt get her drink until shes about 1/2 way done with dinner. lunch im a little more leniant on and she gets juice after breackfast because she drinks a cup of milk first thing in the morning.

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