my son is bored with porridge, what else can i feed him?

Yong - posted on 02/12/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my son is taking porridge & oatmeal as main course since 1yr old, he starts to reject his food now. he is 21mths now. what do you feed your kids at this age? please help....

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Jenn - posted on 02/13/2011

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At 21 months, he should be eating all of the same things that you are eating. I'd be bored with porridge day in and day out too - blech!

Louise - posted on 02/13/2011

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For breakfast my daughter ate toast and marmite or weetabix or porridge and I also let her have dried cereal and dried fruits or a banana for breakfast. For lunch she would have maybe a cheese spread sandwich and apple slices and a yoghurt and for dinner, minced beef, potato carrots and peas mashed up to make it easier for her to eat. In fact she ate the same as the rest of the family unless we were having something that I deemed to spicy or greasy for her. Unfortunately my daughter does not like pasta or rice but alot of toddlers do so try him on that. At 21 months their is nothing your child could not try just be sensible.

Kym - posted on 02/12/2011

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I was feedding my young children cereal for breckfast. and cut up fruit and salad ham and cheese for lunch and soup f with bread soaked in it for dinner i was very worried about chocking so i would boil the fruit and veg so it would mash in there mouth and grate the cheese

Kimberly - posted on 02/12/2011

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My son would also always pick his starchs over his fruits and veggies so I would always put those on his tray first so that he ate them and then give him his starch and meat after.

Kimberly - posted on 02/12/2011

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Everything that you are eating he can and should be eating. For breakfast my son always has either toast, pancakes, waffles, eggs, cereal, or oatmeal and some sort of fruit whether it be a banana, some berries a peach or anything. For lunch I will make him his main dish such as a grilled cheese, pb&j, soup, whole wheat noodles with parmesan, leftover spaghetti or whatever, and I will add a fruit and/or veggie (snap peas, carrots, cucumber, zucchini, celery, spinach etc) and a yogurt or cheese. For dinner he has whatever I make whether it be chicken and rice with veggies, turkey burgers, tacos, roast, etc. Sometimes I will seperate things for him because he is like his dad and doesn't like things mixed together in a casserole or stir fry but other than that he eats what he is served unless it is something he just truly doesn't like(like potatoes for example).
He is probably getting tired of eating the same thing all the time and wants something new. Just give him things that you eat, just in smaller portions and bite sized pieces. He might not be sure at first because he hasn't had a large varitey but introducing him to new healthy foods now will be easier than when he is older.

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Everything you eat in managable bite sized pieces. He should be eating (or at least offered) a wide variety of fruits, veggies, meat or other protein foods, and dairy in addition to the starches. Toddlers are quite notorious for being picky eaters though, so don't worry if he only eats a couple of bites of the other things here and there.

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