food for a twelve month old

User - posted on 01/18/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 12 months and very picky and refuses baby food now any ideas on things she can eat im running out of ideas!!

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Amanda - posted on 01/18/2010

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When my Lo was one. i did a lot of baby food making on the weekends. boil any veggie and cut up into cubes. freeze in ice cube trays and when it is frozen pop out into a zip lock and reuse your ice tray for ice or more food. I did carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, brocolli, ground sirloin with spinach, chicken, etc. Little one loved the finger food and it saved me tons of money

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Nikki - posted on 01/18/2010

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We started giving our daughter people food at about 8 months old when she had her top 2 and bottom 2 teeth i believe. Everything my husband and I ate fro dinner, weather it was pasta, meat with veggies and rice, anything and everything we introduced it to her and we blended it in the food processor to cut it up in small pieces for her. Ever since then she ate and still eats everything we give her. Another mistake some parents tend to make is that just because a toddler spits food out doesnt mean he/she does not like it, you gotta keep trying to feed it to them on and off and another time because the taste of foods needs to be aquired, they wont just start liking it from the beginning if its new to them. I read an article once that it is a mistake when parents believe that children eats only bland type of foods (not pointing fingers at you) im just explaining..now my daughter is 18 months old and her favorite veggie are cut up aspargus, carrots and she loves cauliflowers, although she eats EVERYTHING. We go out to eat out and parents are shocked to see her eat, salad with ginger salad, sushi(cooked), hibatchi, mexican, italian, u name it. Give her a little of everything and keep trying to give it to her, she sees us eat the same food she is eating and she eats really well.

Venessa - posted on 01/18/2010

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Try using our food processed. She may like that much more. Lots of my friends kids perfered food that way.

Amber - posted on 01/18/2010

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Try sitting and eating with her, if she can watch u eating it, she will want to do just like mummy, maybe even let her try and feed u a piece of finger food or something, she will love that mummys doing it too and it will be really encouraging for her

Kelly - posted on 01/18/2010

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I fed my daughter anything i ate, i think she eats alot more than other kids because she sees me eat things rather me trying to feed her what i want her to eat.

Lisa - posted on 01/18/2010

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my 10 month old is obsessed with whatever im eating. the doctor told me he needed more protein but he refused baby meat so i let him he small bits of my dinner. he went crazy for the christmas ham. :) bite size fruit chunks rolled in crushed cheerio dust (or whatever healthy cereal you have on hand.) the cereal makes it easier for them to pick up. try cooked vegies that you would eat yourself. small cubes of cheese too. at 12 months they can have pretty much anything except honey. doctors will advise against peanuts and shellfish until two years but as long as your watching for allergic reactions they'll be fine. just make sure that whatever you give her is cooked well and bite size, just in case she doesnt have the chewing thing down yet.

Michelle - posted on 01/18/2010

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She should be started on some table foods by now. Maybe? My son was a picky eater mac and cheese, mashed potatos, but he didnt like them unless I added a lil of gravy, chicken nuggets, hot dogs but you have to slice them down the center long way and then cut them in half so that their not in a circle shape to avoid choking. And just always keep in mind green beens are great also, and good practice for them to pick up!



Picky eaters....my son is 6 and still is one, dont know if they ever grow out of it. lol good luck!

Faith - posted on 01/18/2010

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she can eat pretty much anything. just watch choking hazards. My 12 month old has been eating all adult foor since he was 9 or 10 months as he refused it too!!!

Lisa - posted on 01/18/2010

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my 10 month old is obsessed with whatever im eating. the doctor told me he needed more protein but he refused baby meat so i let him he small bits of my dinner. he went crazy for the christmas ham. :) bite size fruit chunks rolled in crushed cheerio dust (or whatever healthy cereal you have on hand.) the cereal makes it easier for them to pick up. try cooked vegies that you would eat yourself. small cubes of cheese too. at 12 months they can have pretty much anything except honey. doctors will advise against peanuts and shellfish until two years but as long as your watching for allergic reactions they'll be fine. just make sure that whatever you give her is cooked well and bite size, just in case she doesnt have the chewing thing down yet.

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She is old enough to eat regular foods cut up well. Have you tried some of her favorite flavors of baby food (like carrots) as dices. I don't know if you have seen the toddler foods in the baby section or not but my kids loved those. When my kids were that age they realized Mommy was eating different foods than they were so I added some table foods to there diet.

Rebecca - posted on 01/18/2010

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Cut up chicken nuggets, make veggies wtih pasta and put cheese wiz melted mixed in...it's so good:) I haven't had this issue with my kids...what types of things does she liek to eat already? Has she eaten any adult food yet? Start to give her things you eat, make sure pork is cooked very very well and it is best to avoid it becuase once cooked so well it can become hard to chew. Chicken breast...my son could eat it morning noon and night! Hamburger helper, cheese wiz sandwiches, grilled cheese, cheese sticks, cheese and crackers, yogurt, sliced banana, fruit cocktail(i buy it in the big can to last about a week)

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