Snack Ideas for my 10 month year old

User - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Hi Everyone



I am looking for some healthy ideas for snacks. At the moment Maia gets Rice cakes in the day. She doesn't have any teeth, so finds it hard to eat an apple. Any ideas welcome.

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Deanna - posted on 09/11/2009

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I like the peeler idea. I'll have to try that. No egg or milk products for us either until after 1yr. If you slightly bake the apple, it will soften it, and then you can give it to your baby in small (pea sized) bites. My daughter loves avacados mashed, cherrios, mango diced, peaches diced, apples cooked and diced, grapes cut up, bananas diced and plums diced. These are the things she gets for snack time.

Becky - posted on 09/10/2009

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Hi Gail - a friend just told me of a great idea - to give them finger foods (fruits), use a peeler to peel slices of ripe fruit. Haven't tried it with my son yet, he has no interest in sticking anything in his mouth (by himself), but will probably start trying that soon.

Lacy - posted on 08/28/2009

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Bella is 10 months old she eats mostly whatever I eat just in smaller bites of course ,,

Liz - posted on 08/28/2009

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Mine is also 10 months & he seems to eat EVERYTHING :) I chop up nectraines, grapes,bananas & canned peaches. Our budget is tight right now & really don't have extra cash for all those Gerber snacks. For a cracker I'll give him Ritz no salt crackers, cherrios, & for a once in a while treat those mini Nilla wafers. He has several teeth but does very well. My childs doctor told me not to give anything dairy nor eggs until his 1st birthday. Reason milk products could make them anemic. Eggs because the 1st year shots contain egg by products & if they have an allergy they will have a reaction to those shots. My oldest son is 6 yrs & I remember giving him egg & milk products all the time before his 1st b-day.

Laura - posted on 08/27/2009

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My daughter, who has only recently gone from 2-6 teeth, loves peas, green beans, corn, avocado, mummums, blueberries, pasta, those fruit/veggie puffs and the Gerber crunchies. We also used those mesh thingies with mushed apples and bananas when she only had her bottom teeth.

She also insists on feeding herself these. She has pretty good aim.

Ashlee - posted on 08/27/2009

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our little guy loves avocados, gerber puffs, cheerios he has his days with others some days he loves toast some days you can't get him to eat a bit of toast. He also likes cottage cheese with fruit.. I don't think there is a fruit he doesn't like, but veggies he is starting to have more of an opinion. But snack wise it fruit or puffs quick easy and always ready to go. My little guy has 8 teeth so that is not a problem with us, but even with no teeth they can mush stuff up pretty good. Good Luck

Michelle - posted on 08/27/2009

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Hi there!

My little boy is also 10 mths and has 6 teeth. Here is a list of his favorite snacks:



avacados cut up in cubes

bananas

steamed apples in cubes

Mum Mum crackers

blueberries(even if they are frozen he loves them).



Even if your lo doesn't have any teeth their gums can smush things up really well. Take care!

Cindy - posted on 08/26/2009

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My daughter is almost ten months and has two teeth on bottom. She likes whole wheat bread, fruit, cheerios, cheese, Gerber yogurt melts and cereal puffs.
Before she got teeth she seemed to have a hard time with anything solid. Have you ever tried that little gadget that you can put a chunk of fruit or food inside and it has a handle for baby to hold and they suck on the mesh and get all of it that way, so no choking hazard or chewing required...it was great with my baby!

Andrea - posted on 08/26/2009

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Egg yoks are great my son likes them hard boiled or scrambled they make great finger foods. Pasta is good to its easy to mush, any mushy fruits or veggies.

Rachel - posted on 08/26/2009

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My daughter only has her two bottom teeth. For snacks I give her cheerios, whole wheat bread, Gerber Puffs, those Gerber crunchie snacks,and fruit.

Jackie - posted on 08/26/2009

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My daughter loves bananas and cheerios. I think she'd eat those all day. She also likes the gerber snacks, yo-baby yogurt, cheese. She really likes rice and meat too. Seems to really like peas too. She's been doing really well the last couple days with feeding herself the food i give her. My daughter only has 2 teeth, but seems to be able to eat pretty much anything. Oh she also loves cottage cheese. Loves any kind of fruit.

Shreai - posted on 08/26/2009

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My baby is 10 months on Friday and I give her the Gerber cookies, Yogurt Melts (baby isle of course!) little star puffs and some veggi dips. She loooves it!

Sarah - posted on 08/26/2009

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My 10mo. old only has one tooth, so we are still giving her the easy to eat foods too. Her favorites are of course fruit, she will eat her weight in bananas, berries, oranges (those little tangerines are perfect), and whatever else I cut into bite sized pieces.



We make little quesidillas with whole grain tortillas, leftover BBQ or Mole, or whatever meat we have leftover, shredded squash/zucchini, mashed black beans and white cheddar. I let those cool in the fridge after I cook them, and then cut them into small pieces. Those are great and they disolve pretty well.



Leftover scrambled eggs. Mina likes hers with finely chopped broccoli and cheddar cheese, sometimes I shred some carrot in there too. Frozen broccoli is easy, just put into some warm water to thaw and finely chop and throw into eggs.



What else do we do.......



Easy things are whole grain cereals, string cheese, those dehydrated yogurt bites are addicting for her, rice cakes too...



We also do whatever is leftover from her main meals....she loves chicken soup, so I make big batches and freeze them in individual containers and pull them out of the freezer as needed



OH! Jerky! Mina L-O-V-E-S jerky. and with no teeth they can't get too big of bites off of the big pieces, they slowly melt into their mouths (kinda a wierd picture with meat I know).



Hope that helps

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