what do you feed a 20mth old for breakfast? He has been refusing cereal and has only 7 teeth.
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Sarah - posted on 06/02/2010
My 18 month old didn't like cereal either. I was giving him plain cereal with no milk. But then I started adding a little milk and spoon feeding it to him and he likes it a-lot better than self feeding.
Also, I feed him all sorts of things like yogurt or cottage cheese, peaches, toast, oatmeal, eggs. I give a small variety of things and let him eat what he wants.
Pretty much anything you can eat a toddler can eat.
Just kinda steer clear of chewy things like bagels or overly crunchy stuff like granola. And watch them just to make sure your baby can handle the food you've given without choking.
infant cereal? i stopped feeding my kids infant cereal at about 8 or 9 months. I gave them scrambled eggs, diced up banana, dry cheerios, yogurt (mine liked the yobaby that has fruit and cereal mixed in it), toast, otameal, grits (we're from the south), french toast sticks, pancakes w/ butter (didn't do syrup b/c it was messy). He's not an infant anymore. He should be eating the same thing as you by now.
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Heather - posted on 06/04/2010
My daughter is only 13 months but I feed her french toast, pancakes, yogurt, bananas, pears, peaches, empire apples, they are softer; dry Kix or cheerios, an egg, cinnamon toast and I know there is more, I just can't think right now. My daughter is at the age where she wants to do things herself so amnything that is soft enough for her to chew/gum but solid enough for her to pick up herself is perfect. I have to say that she really is not picky at all so that is a plus too.
Meredithahearn - posted on 06/04/2010
Scrambled eggs, yogurt, banana, melon, pancakes, french toast sticks...the list goes on and on. He is probably tired of eating cereal and wanting that variety of foods. Don't be afraid of the fact that he only has 7 teeth, he will be able to use the combination of his teeth and gums to chew it up good.
Camille - posted on 06/04/2010
Mine is 16 months old with 8 teeth and she eats whatever I eat. Depending on what it is, I mash it up or cut it up. But she eats regular cereal with soy or rice milk, fruits, pancakes, eggs, toast, and all kinds of things really. =)
Christie - posted on 06/04/2010
At 20 months he can eat almost any regular breakfast food - just cut it into small pieces. Fruit, pancakes, yogurt etc are all great things to start with! I remember my own kids didn't eat breakfast foods like pancakes and such for while. Just keep letting him try the foods and eventually he will eat them. Good luck!
Miranda - posted on 06/03/2010
My 15 month old loves scrambled eggs and toast with a little butter, sometimes sausage if we have any. Yogurt, with some fruit is good too. I also give him cereal every other day like Cheerios, or LIFE with some milk. I haven't made him pancakes or french toast like some other women, but he has eaten that for dinner (when we make breakfast for dinner....) and loves it. Good luck!
Darci - posted on 06/03/2010
My son is only 15 months and has 8 teeth but he has been eating whatever we eat since about 10 months. For breakfast I feed my son pan cakes or french toast with a dairy free butter and very little syrup (syrup is basically straight suger thats the last thing he needs first thing in the morning. hah) , or scrambled eggs and toast or malt o meal or Oatmeal.Right now his favorite is those instant oatmeal packs from quaker oats. It makes breakfast easy and fast and oatmeal is good for you. :) I always give him fruit with his breakfast and lunch. So wheather he eats Oatmeal or french toast he has a fruit with it and usually soy yogurt since we limit his dairy intake due to a milk alergy he has. Sometimes with his brakfast I give him some multi grain cheereos on his tray too. I try and give him a big variety to eat from. If we dont give him variety with each meal he eats only a few bits then is done, so he needs variety. Some of the fruits that he really likes with his meals are any type of berry (his favorite are berries) and pears or bananas. He wont usualy eat as much fruit if you cut it up,he likes to hold it. So we let him hold whole strawberries and bananas and things. The first time I let him hold his banana he was about 10 months and would take huge bites but I just watched him and made him spit out the big bits hes really good at taking small bits now. We usually dont give him juice, he gets it watered down once in a while so with his meals he gets soy milk for his drink. So thats what we feed our son and with only 8 teeth he does fine and he has been eating stuff like that even when he only had for so your baby will do just fine with the 7 teeth. Hope that was helpful enough.
Ashley - posted on 06/03/2010
Waffles, scrambled eggs, rasin bread, yogurt, fresh fruit my daught loves bananas, oranges, kiwis, apples and pears ( I peel the skin off, and cut in little stips that she can hold and take bites off) she also loves toast with a little peanut butter, and oatmeal I actually mix a jar of the DHA fruit baby food. I hope this helps! :)
Betty - posted on 06/03/2010
Eggs, toast, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, rice crispies.... Pretend that YOU are going to eat it he will most likely take anything willingly. He can eat lots of stuff without a lot of teeth just make him take it slow and cut the food up really tiny.
Katie - posted on 06/03/2010
My daughter is extremely pickie. She loves oatmeal,creme of wheat,fruit and scrambled eggs. She didn't have many teeth at that age either, so I had to make sure all of the fruit she ate was cut up. What helped me to get her to eat really well, was that i ate with her. She saw that I was eating and wanted to eat too.. Good Luck!
Christina - posted on 06/03/2010
I have a 13 month old & a 2 1/2 year old & they both eat infant oatmeal, especailly the 13 month old, but the older one I give a pancake cut into 8 slices like a pizza; she eats it with just a little butter on it with her hands, and the 13 month old usually gets a bowl of banana oatmeal or whatever flavor I have around. They both eat one of those Dora yogerts with whatever they have for breakfast. Good luck!
Jannell - posted on 06/03/2010
Scrambled eggs!! Oatmeal,PANCAKES were and still are my sons FAVORITE!!!! the mini muffins are soft, and breakfast bars.,...mac&chz.....i know thats NOT a breakfast, but sometimes as long as they eat it shouldnt matter! LOL Good luck!
ANd remember, if you offer something and he wont eat it, try again, sometimes it take s few trys!!!
Nazevyanga - posted on 06/03/2010
he has 7 teeth! No nutrigrain bars!!!!!!!!!!! Stick with the the toddler cereal bars......choking hazard! There will be time for nutrigrain bars! LO is 20 with ALL of her teeth but I am not a fan of causing trouble...please don't take the risk! No nutrigrain bars....the toddler bars have apple/cinnamon filling or strawberry banana, etc...they are whole grain. You can get the tots or the organic ones, even Gerber makes them...they have a good variety.
Carla - posted on 06/03/2010
I have had three children, and run an inhome private preschool program. Children do not get their chewing molars right away, some earlier than others, mine-much later too! The dr. told me to feed him everything we eat, all cut up in little pieces. Such examples, include waffles, pancakes, french toast, egss, biscuits, cinn. rolls, etc. I have always switched children in my program from infant food to table food at age one, regardless of how many teeth they have. You just cut it up really small. They love it! I also always give them fruit and milk with whatever bread/grain food they are eating that morning. I believe that all that chewing with their gums, encourages those molars to come on down!
Sandy - posted on 06/03/2010
I would say feed him anything he will eat. It does not have to be "breakfast" type of food. It took me a while to get over that, but some times my daughter likes pizza for breakfast. I figure at least there is something in her belly, who cares what it really is. Find anything he likes to eat. Hope that helps.
Sandrine - posted on 06/03/2010
My son would have a banana (or half if it's a big one) and some cheerios he would eat with his hands and milk in a sippy cup on most weekdays before daycare. Baby cereal becomes boring at that age so try regular (adult) oatmeal from Quaker. There are lots of flavors to choose from and if you find them too sweet, you can mix it with plain oatmeal.
There is also toast with whatever you wanna put on it. I take one toast and slice it in half and put the two pieces together to hold as a sandwich so it's less messy and sticky.
On weekends, it's usually scrambled eggs, french toast and pancakes cut in small pieces. These are all foods that are soft and easy to eat.
Ellen - posted on 06/03/2010
I would give him Nutrigran bars to eat on or bananas. My cousin's son was a very picky eater and the Dr told her that children will eat when hungry. Kind of like grazers. So just put the food out in front of him and if he doesn't eat then eventually he will. But he recommended the nutrigran bars since they are soft that should work.
Michele - posted on 06/03/2010
My son loves Bagels, lightly toasted with cream cheese (thinly spread). He also loves cottage cheese (low sodium kind), waffles, pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage links. Cheerios (mixed with yogurt or milk), oatmeal...pretty much anything I would eat - he would eat better:)
Heather - posted on 06/03/2010
scrambled eggs, soft fruits (bananas, kiwi, etc) oatmeal with cinnamon, umm... thats all i can think of right now. He doesnt have a lot of teeth for a 20 mo old, i would say give him some ovaltine with breakfast. That way he can get some of the vitamins he misses out on from foods he cant eat.
Susie - posted on 06/03/2010
cereal is generally full of sugar and those lovely growing new teeth wont stick around long with all that sugar content. Have you tried fresh fruit made into a smoothie and toast fingers to grind those sore gums on. Better still, dip those soldiers into a nice organic free range egg for protein.
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