what should i give my 10 month old or lunch??

Michelle - posted on 05/26/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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im still giving jarred food for lunch and tea she never wants breakfast or toast, what should i offer for lunch?

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Amanda - posted on 09/03/2012

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I'm having rough time feeding my 10-month old. She HATES being spoon-fed and doesn't really like any jarred food. I'm trying to create different things for her to eat. My pediatrictian told me that my daughter can eat pretty much anything except peanuts, shellfish, and cow's milk. He gave the OK for eggs. Every pediatrician is different and will make reccommendations based on each child.

So check with your pediatrician just to make sure. Sometimes they will have meal ideas too.

Jamie - posted on 06/14/2010

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My little girl had 10 teeth at 10 months old, so she ate mac n cheese, gerber meals, yo baby, fresh fruit in small pieces, for breakfast, scrambled eggs, cherios, oatmeal, dinner what ever we are eating, easy mac is good every once in a while when you are in a hurry, I asked my pediatrician because I thought mac n cheese had too much salt and she said " its a staple food for kids her age through 5 years" she said as long as she doesnt eat it for every meal its fine

Erin - posted on 06/10/2010

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My daughter is one now, and when she was ten months she started getting very sick of jarred food, so we stopped giving it to her. (we've never had a problem with going from jarred to table!) A typical meal schedule for her would be breakfast-toast or pancake or bagel with diced canned fruit (it's really soft)or yogurt and milk lunch-grilled cheese, meatballs, fish sticks, ravioli or pasta, with fruit and veggie (basically a meat, something whole grain, fruit and veggie.) and for dinner it would pretty much be the same deal, usually whatever we ate. Once she learned how to eat on her own, she didn't want to be fed anymore, she really enjoyed feeding herself and it was nice to be able to sit down with her and eat or do the dishes while she was in the high chair. Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 06/09/2010

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Where do you live. At Walmart here they have these little mesh bags that you put fruit in and the kids can chew on the bags and eat the fruit without choking. My kids loved them!!! See if you can find one, they are awesome!

Bonnie - posted on 06/09/2010

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At that age I would finely chop different fruits for my son and feed him that. He was always a big kid and it seemed to be able to fill him up. Most times I would breast feed him shortly after for nap and he never ate extra then. My husband said he thought fuirt wasn't enough so I added either cheerios or vegetables.

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You could mash up some sweet potatoes, carrots and cheddar cheese. Or regular potatoes, cauliflower and mozarella or white cheddar.

Also try avacado (must be very ripe) mashed up on its own, other fruits or veg.

For my son, his gag reflex is still very strong so he can't have his cereal before his first nap. He has formula ( up to 9 ounces) until he goes down. After first nap he has cereal (2-3 teaspoons) mixed with fruit and formula. Then play for a bit and some pureed veg (broccoli, cauliflower, courgette, etc) just a little. Then formula and second nap. Then dinner is whatever we're having, or some of the potato blends I mentioned above.

Jarred baby foods are disgusting, have you tried them? UGH!!!! No wonder babies don't like them much, they are vile! Catfood, thats what they smell like and I'm sure if I tasted cat food it'd be a close match in the flavour department!

Catherine - posted on 06/09/2010

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my son is 10 months and has never eaten jarred baby food. He eats most things we do (without the salt) he has spag bol, fish pie, maccaroni cheese, meat, vegetables. He eats fresh fruit, yoghurt, home made custard, rice puding, and this weeks i even did he sweet potato chips. I have found to that he loves to feed himself so things like pitta bread and soft cheese fingers, or carrot sticks he loves. Oh and scrambled egg is a good one for breakfast with toast soldiers. Good luck

Molly - posted on 06/08/2010

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uh-oh..I was told by a lifetime nanny to my cousins 3 daughters when my 1st son was just a year old that the danger of giving them too much jarred food is that its very diluted and gives them a taste for that diluted flavor and then the real thing is too intense and they wont like it / refuse it...I quickly started steaming real veggies and now my son is a good eater *knock on wood that doesnt change soon!*

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My son was on baby food until he was over a year old as if was anything with chunks he would spit it out. My daughter on the other hand only ate baby food for a month and then if it wasn't something she could get her hands on so to speak she wouldn't eat it. Small pieces of cheese, soft noodles with butter or Parmesan cheese would work well for lunch. Peanut butter sandwiches if she is not allergic to peanuts and cut into bite size pieces would be great. Left of mashed potatoes with some left over bit size pieces of chicken along with left over mashed veggies is another option. I am concerned though about offer a 10 month old tea already. I would think water and/or milk would be a better choice.

Kate - posted on 06/07/2010

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yams with cinnamon, avocado, potato, anything soft. Don't do canned baby food, that stuff has pesticides and preservatives, sits on the shelf for years...you can fork mash or get a small food mill. I have an electric one for home and a manual one for traveling. So easy to do, and you know what your baby is eating. We also feed her whatever we have for dinner, tonight she had some plain rice, which she likes very much. You can also make porridge from brown rice, just grind the rice in a food processor and then cook it, it will turn into a mushy cereal. Then you can mix it with fruit or egg yolk or whatever you want.

MiChelle - posted on 06/05/2010

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Try soft fruits cut very small. (peaches, pears, plums) Children should not have eggs, seafood, peanut butter, or a variety of other things before there 1st birthday, and sometimes even later...My daughter ate all kinds of things at 10 months, and she only had her bottom 2 teeth. We used to cook whole grain spaghetti and cut it super small. Or she loved the little vienna sausages (good protein and SUPER soft) Mac and cheese, steamed veggies, oatmeal with soft fruit bits... the options are endless, as long as it is super soft or can be cut very small... Cooked yams were another favorite of hers.

Lu - posted on 06/04/2010

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My son is now 16 months and he has been eating table food since before 9 months. He never really cared for baby food, and he always wants to eat what big sisters are eating. I do oatmeal for breakfast, then lunch and supper are whatever we eat. I just used to chop it really small or mash it when he was littler. He had a month full of teeth by 8 months, so eating was never really a problem.

Kerri - posted on 05/29/2010

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anything that is mash worthy, you can try her on. miss 10mths usually has toast crusts for breakfast & few scoops of jar food...but lunch varies from crushed peaches or anything that is of her interest. no 2 days are the same. steamed veggies especially carrot are a fave too, the ideas are endless. scrambled eggs with grated cheese are maybe once a week thing , as she gets it EVERYWHERE lol

Candice - posted on 05/28/2010

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my son is 9 and a half months. i do a cereal jar food mix for breakfast ( we are trying to get him to gain weight since hes on the small side and the doc is a little concerned.) and then he gets to sit in his exersaucer and have cherios and after that a bottle

lunch is toast and cheese , leftovers from the night before or basically anything we are having :)

and dinner is again a cereal baby food mix AND some of what we are having :)

Jessica - posted on 05/28/2010

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We have a 10 month old as well :) Our daughter is not being immunized so she can have eggs. We also have no allergies so we offer fish as well. For a quick lunch I will offer her banana chunks, tuna, saltine crackers and shredded cheese. She loves it. For breakfast we do eggs and toast or yogurt and fruit. Dinner is whatever we are having.

Louise - posted on 05/28/2010

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My daughter would not eat anything other than jarred food. She was really late getting her teeth and did not want to eat sandwiches until she was 14 months old and had teeth top and bottom. When her teeth did come through she ate soft rolls with cheese spread or meat paste on, dried fruit and yoghurt as she got older she had a few vegetable toddler crisps as well and flapjack made with fruit juice rather than sugar. Now she is 18 months old she eats shredded ham and tomatoes, fish sticks and all fruits in fact there is nothing that she wont eat.

Bethanie - posted on 05/27/2010

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Steer clear of the graduates entrees...they are loaded with HALF of your childs daily allotment for sodium! Ick. A 10 month old doesn't need that. At 10 months, my son loved his yobaby yogurt for lunch. He would sometimes have scrambled egg yolk with cheese for breakfast. If you offer toast again, cut it into really tiny bites that she can easily gum and pick up and try spreading it with mashed avocado. My son loved this. Sometimes, I would mix in some of his mango food puree with the avocado, too. You can cut string cheese up into really small bites, cheerios, blueberries cut in half or quarters (they aren't one of the "allergen" berries), my son also liked the baby mum mums and puffs. Remember, at this age, they don't really need three "meals" a day. Make sure to offer some water with her "meal".

Aliska - posted on 05/27/2010

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You don't have to stick just to jarred or canned baby food. Try mashed banana on its own or mashed with avocado, yoghurt, stewed apple or other fruits, mashed potato/sweet potato and/or pumpkin. Some grated cheese for fun finger food. Custard. Steamed veges cut into fingers that she can use as finger food. Canned sardines make good finger food too and they are a good source of calcium, only give just before bath-time though!

Christina - posted on 05/26/2010

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lil graduate entree's is a good choice and they're not that expensive thery're only $2 at walmart and they have a good variety and it fills them up

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