Food Ideas Please!!

Michelle - posted on 02/15/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )




My daughter is almost 10mths and has gone off anything but finger food, she also wont eat pretty much any fruit or bread although she loves potato and pasta. Has anyone got any suggestion for foods I can give her as I am working and my milk production isnt that great and formula is too expensive


Anastasia - posted on 02/16/2011




I agree with Louise. This is a fun time too for your toddler, she can learn different textures and words with her food.

Fun Finger Foods to Try:

Steamed veggies (sweet potato sticks, peas, carrot sticks)

Grated soft cheese

Large curd cottage cheese

Soft cooked legumes

Soft ripe fresh fruit, like banana, peach, papaya, demembraned orange

Soft cooked fruit like apple chunks, pear slices

Hard cooked egg yolk

Ripe avocado

Toast sticks


Cooked pasta shapes

Stale bagels for teething

Whole Grain Dry Cereals, sweetened or unsweetened

Peanut butter

Fresh fruits with yoghurt

•Always think about the risk of choking when choosing foods for your toddler. Never feed them round foods, like hot dogs, grapes, or popcorn. These foods must be chopped or mashed before feeding..

•Also avoid hard candies, nuts, celery or anything that may be too hard for your toddler to chew..

Enjoy and have the camera ready this could be real fun!

Louise - posted on 02/16/2011




Most children love yoghurt so let her have yoghurt with a few bits of cereal in. My daughter liked the soft bread rolls with cheese baked on the top with cheese spread or ham inside. It is strange that she will not eat fruit as this is sweet, each to there own, my daughter wont eat pasta or rice which is a real pain. Try your daughter on raisins as these seem to be a favourite. My daughter also went through a phase of not eatting bread so I gave her breadsticks which she loved. I also found that she prefered toast to bread. Most of the time children will like a food one minute and hate it the next. I keep some ABIDEC in the house for the days when she is playing up. This is a multivitamin for babies and it is not a substitute for proper food but it does make sure she is getting what she needs to stay healthy when I have a nightmare of a day feeding her.


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Laura - posted on 02/16/2011




Anastasia has some excellent suggestions! I would add mango, strawberries, blueberries, cooked pieces of broccoli, cooked asparagus (my daughter's favorite) cut into pieces, cooked green beans that are cut up, and pieces of cooked squash (winter varieties). Yogurt is good, too, though be mindful: Flavored yogurts contain a LOT of sugar! Opt for plain that you can lightly sweeten yourself if you want to. You'll use less sugar that the pre-sweetened stuff!

Billie has a point, too: If you are not breastfeeding, you will need to purchase formula, at least for a few more months. Breastmilk/formula is the primary source of nutrition and calories for babies, not foods. Once she is past a year, you can switch from formula to whole milk or a fortified non-dairy option. Hope this helps and Bon Appetite!

Billie - posted on 02/16/2011




One thing to remember is that children's main source of nutrients is either breastmilk or formula. If you're unable to provide her breastmilk, then you have to buy formula until she's 1yr old whether you like it or not. At this age they need milk, solids are important AFTER they are 1yr old.

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