Food Help

Jodi-Rae - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son just had his 12 month check up today and he has fallen to the 10th percentile in weight. I need to get him eating more calories during the day. Can anyone help me with food ideas to feed him?? I am looking for suggestions for regular food and not baby jar food please.

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Emily - posted on 09/20/2009

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Well to add carnation good start into his milk would give you more calories, and look at the fat content on labels. Hopefully your little guy starts putting on weight. But Chef Boyardee has some single serves of not only pasta but rice with gravy, chicken, and veggies that my son loves. Also for breakfast eggos has mini pancakes so breakfast is either pancakes with yogurt, ( or the yogurt drink mixed with whole milk), and a fruit. or oatmeal Snack is usually crackers, string cheese, or fruit. Lunch I like the meals for toddlers from Gerber Graduates because it is a whole meal except the fruit, so I give him whole water and fruit with it. Then for snack crackers and water. dinner is usually what we are eating and milk. Hopefully this is helpful!

Ashley - posted on 09/18/2009

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Whole milk, avocados, cheese, yogurt, eggs,...those things all have good fat in them.

Elisa - posted on 09/18/2009

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Mashed potatoe with pasta just add a white sauce or melted cheese in with it. It's still healthy but more filling and carbs. Lots of sandwiches just do avacado, chicken ones etc.. My son loves spegetti o's or baked beans all the high carb food little bugger lol. Youghurts etc... You have to add into consideration that he may be more active now.

Caryn - posted on 09/17/2009

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It seems weird to me that the dr is worried about his weight? They usually only worry if baby looses weight. My DS is only in the 10 percentile for weight and 5th for height but thats how hes always been. He's growing at a steady rate, hes just little. IMO if your DS is not loosing weight he is fine. 1yr olds tend to slow down quite a bit on weight gain because of new-found skills (i.e. walking, running...) plus they tend to get on, what I refer to as, "the toddler diet". Some days they want to eat all day, some days your lucky to get 3bites of food into them. He will eat when he's hungry and as long as your feeding him healthy choices (i.e. fruits, veggies, dairy, grains, ect) and hes not loosing weight he should be fine!

Tanya - posted on 09/17/2009

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I used to have a great eater, who was usually around to 50th percentile for her age, but now that she is walking and teething, she isn't too interested in food anymore, it's hit ot miss! But perhaps your son is more of a snacker like my first child, he is still in the 5th percentile, but he has been like this from birth. Try giving him more meals/snacks throughout the day?

Jennifer - posted on 09/17/2009

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I am having the very same issue with my LO. I think they are so excited about walking around that they have lost interest in eating. I have noticed that she would rather walk around and me feed her on the go. Breakfast I feed her a plain ego waffle or one with strawberry cream cheese and a banana. She loves the stage 3 apple cinnamon earths best oatmeal. I can't get her to eat regular oatmeal yet, I guess she doesn't like the texture. I am having a hard time with textures with her right now as she spits everything out of her mouth. Lunch I give her some minimally processed lunch meat pieces and a slice of cheddar cheese. I bake a whole chicken and save the left overs for her to nibble on for lunch or dinner. I am having a hard time getting her to eat veggies, which really bothers me, so I make sure to give her a liquid vitamin with iron. She has about 4-5 milk bottles a day. For snacks I found some organic nutrigrain bars, gram crackers, cheese crackers. Other lunch and dinner ideas: I tried frozen cheese pizza yesterday, grilled cheese, quesadilla, I did a pb&J (be careful if nut allergies run in your family) I made some beans (smashed) and rice and added some cheese. Snack or breakfast, the activa yogurt with the cereal in it tastes so yummy and has fiber in it. Strawberries, cantalope. It is a trial and error with table food until they get used to the textures. My LO only has two bottom teeth so it does make it a tad bit harder for her to chew =)

Jodi-Rae - posted on 09/17/2009

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My doctor wasn't worried but wants me to take my son back every 4 - 6 weeks to get him weighed for the next 6 months to make sure that he is gaining weight. My son loves tofu and beans so I need to get him eating more calories. I am just at a loss of what to feed him.

Jessica - posted on 09/16/2009

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Whole milk fat yogurt (4% MILK FAT), whole milk, meats are great; anything that's high in protein, fat or calories will be good. Is your pediatrician worried? My little guy was usually in the less than 5% for weight & now he's in the less than 3%, my ped wasn't worried though. She just said to make sure he get's whole milk & higher calorie & protein stuff.

Brandy - posted on 09/15/2009

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My son was 1 on Set 3rd and he eats what we eat usually. For breakfast he eats either oatmeal, grits, pancakes or waffles and a fruit of some kind. Then for lunch he usually eats a pasta either the single serving mac and cheese or the single serving hambuger helper with a piece of whole wheat butter bread and either a yogourt or fruit. For dinner he eats with us. He snacks a lot during the day on either the erber toddler snacks or yogourt or fruit. He has a very healthy appitite so I am not worried about his weight at all. I hope this helps. :)

Jodie - posted on 09/14/2009

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i feed my son a lot of raviolis and beef a roni as much pasta n stuff as i can and he loves wheat bread with a lil cottage cheese its supposed ot be whole grain pasta to get the nutrients and stuff but whatever my sons chubby in the face but not so much everywhere else and he never ever stops moving its crazy ill tell ya his eating schedual and what he has everyday pretty much just to get an idea

Breakfast- he eats a banana and some of whatever i eat

Snacks he has ritz crackers or a nutrigrain bar

Lunch he eats prolly a half can of chef boyardee something or other and the other half when he gets hungry again

Dinner he eats whatever we eat usually a soft meat n the veggies and whatever else i make wih it usually pasta or potatos and hes a healty weight hope i was of some help

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