Putting Gerber oatmeal cereal in my sons milk!?
Dove - posted on 07/18/2014
Stop feeding children calories through their liquids!! Seriosuly people. If they CAN eat after a year... they should eat. At 15 months you could have a 'picky' eater that doesn't eat a lot, so a snack of a sippy of formula (or breastfeeding... if breastfed) is not crazy, but do NOT stick food in your child's drink. That's ridiculous... unless under the direction of a doctor that knows your child and their conditions.
Chet - posted on 07/18/2014
No. You don't want to bulk up the liquids your son drinks with extra calories. Sometimes this sort of thing is necessarily for a child with serious health problems, but in general, it's a bad idea. It can interfere with how the brain recognises calories which can cause them to overeat, or for some kids, they rely on the high calorie bottles and don't get into the habit of eating properly balanced and sized solid meals.
Also, at 15 months food doesn't need to be mashed up or pureed, and I hope that you're long past the new food every 3 to 5 day stage.
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 07/16/2014
At 15 months, solids should be being introduced and expanded upon, and the bottle should be getting less and less.
For the introduction of solids, one new food every 3-5 days (to watch for allergies), serve him the same as you are eating, veggies, fruits, etc, mashed to help him digest. He should be starting to try to use a spoon (albeit messily) and learning to feed himself
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