What is a sample meal plan (Breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner) for a 10 month old?

Megan - posted on 09/20/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I am not sure if I am feeding my daughter too much or not enough and would like some insight as to what others are feeding their children at this age. Thanks for all of your help!! :)

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Michelle - posted on 09/20/2009

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At nine months this is what my daughter eats:

Breakfast: 5-6 oz bottle (1/2 formula and 1/2 homo milk); 5 tbsp oatmeal; 1 jar of fruit

Lunch: 5-6oz bottle; 1 jar of meat/veggies and 1 jar of fruit

Dinner: 5-6oz bottle; 1 bowl of whatever we're having (as long as she can eat it and it works out to almost 2 jars of food); 1 jar of fruit

We don't give her snack because she A- won't eat them and B- won't eat her next meal if she does for some reason decide to eat the snack.

Jasmine - posted on 09/20/2009

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This may also be helpful to you:

Grains = 6 servings (1/2 slice toast, 1/4 cup cereal, 2 crackers)

Fruits & veggies = 2-3 servings each (1/4 cup)

Protein = 2 servings (1/4 cup or 1 oz.)

Milk = 3 cups

Dana - posted on 09/20/2009

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These are really good ideas... I'll have to try them on my daughter. She eats normally half a jar of baby food at lunch time and then the other half at supper time. She has her sippy cup with her formula in it available on demand all day. After all her formula is gone for the day, she can have watered down juice or water.



She's a vegan (medical condition - PKU) so she can't have most of the foods I fed my last daughter.

Helen - posted on 09/20/2009

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it also depends on how much they are moving and burning it off. my little man is now 14 months and has all adult food but the equivalant quantity to 7-8 jars a day but is still technically under weight. he just wont stop moving from 5 am until 8 pm with only 1 nap.

Yanira - posted on 09/20/2009

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My girls are 10 month now and this is their schedule (sort of)
6-7a 8oz bottle
9ish breakfast: 3oz cereal w/3oz formula w/ 2oz fruit
12-1p lunch: 4oz of food (veggie w/ chicken w/ pasta) and 4oz of fruit or yogurt
3-4p 6-8oz bottle
5-6p dinner: 4 oz food (again veggie w/ chicken or meat w/ pasta) and 4oz fruit
7-8p 8oz bottle

Hope this helps. Remember every kid is different so just feed on demand, specially if you're still breastfeeding.

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Dana - posted on 09/20/2009

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And she's fat! Her specialist wants her to reduce what she eats and her nutritionist says she is doing fine.

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my opinion would be to make it more meals and then a snack. . . so breakfast lunch and dinner and snack

8 1130 and 230 work well then dinner

Also your child can be exposed to meat now

and really juice is not essential with all the real fruit they are getting. I think that babies really need to enjoy water so that they like just plain water as they grow

Megan - posted on 09/20/2009

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She gets a bottle at 7:30am, 1/2 container of YoBaby yogurt at 10:30am, bottle at 12:30, small snack w/ juice in sippy cup at 4:00, veggies, fruit and water/juice at 6:30, then bottle at 8:30 before bed.

So basically it is (per day) 18 oz of formula, 3 tablespoons of yogurt, 1/2 cup mix of cherrios, cheese puffs, and yogurt puffs, 9 tablespoons of fruits and veggies(example: 3 tablespoons of sweet potatoes, 3 tblspoons of peas, 3 tblspoons of applesauce) (dinner), and 8 oz of juice/water mix

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I am an infant teacher. . . I would say for a ten month old. . .Breakfast.. . a sippy with water and a piece of jelly toast. . . lunch water sippy and manderin oranges, mixed veggies, and a half of a turkey and cheese sandwich.

snack is a handful not another meal such as vanilla waffers.

In our class we cut everything up so it is the size of little dice.

We give them water because we dont give children whole milk till they are one

The 10 month olds in our class still have 2 naps one after breakfast and one after lunch and if your child still is on a bottle that is when we give it to them

hope this helps

what are you feeding them that makes you feel like it is too much??

Erin - posted on 09/20/2009

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At ten months, food should still be "an extra" to formula or breast milk. I'd not worry too much about it. After nursing/bottle, I'd just offer some soft fruits or veggies.

Lesli - posted on 09/20/2009

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I am a mother of a 1 yr old and an infant teacher. If your child is hungry let them eat but offer healthy meals or snacks.

At 10 months my son's meal schedule looked like this:



7am 5oz formula in his sippy cup

9-930am Morning nap

730am Breakfast (cereal, fruit, toast, waffles etc.)

1130am Lunch (3oz formula in his sippy offered with a meat, veggie, fruit and usually a rice or potato)

12-2 Afternoon nap

230pm Snack (water or juice offered with yogurt, crackers, cheerios, cereal bar etc.)

430/5 3oz Formula sippy cup

6/630 Dinner (water offered with meat, veggie, fruit and rice or potato)

815pm 5-7oz fromula bottle



don't be too worried as long as she is happy and healthy and you pediatrician doesn't have a problem with her being under or over weight then your doing great!



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Debora - posted on 09/20/2009

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IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT HER WEIGHT THEN ASK THE DR IF SHE GAINING TO MUCH.SINCE EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT MINE ATE WHAT MOM AND DAD HAD IN SMALL AMOUNTS AT UNDER 4 MONTHS ,I KNOW WHAT YOUR THINKING FAT BABBY WELL THEY STARTED OUT AT OVER 8 LBS SO THEIR DR SAID IT WAS FINE AS LONG AS THEY GOT PLENTY OF WATER SO AS NOT TO HAVE ANY HEALTH PROBLEMS .THEY ARE NOW 12 5FT 7" AND 10 4FT 7".THIS DR FELT MOM KNOWS HER CHILD BEST SINCE THEY ARE WITH THEM MOST.

Victoria - posted on 09/20/2009

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Go to www.heinzbaby.com that site has everything you need for meal plans.. =) hope this helps

Helen - posted on 09/20/2009

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our little man ate what we ate (in smaller bits) from 6 months just keep the portions small and if you are worried about overeating just offer the fruit and veg before he see the other food. just avoid processed as much as possible - lunchables etc are awful for hidden fat and addetives - a samdwich is much better and cheaper. When you are out carry a pot of rasins etc so you won't be tempted to get him crisps if you are caught short

Samantha - posted on 09/20/2009

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7-8am For breakfast I usually put into an 8 ounce bottle, a jar of fruit, 1/4 c cereal, and formula or milk.
she will usually nap at 10am
12 another formula bottle, them some cherrios for snack,
1-2pm lunchable snacks, it has cut up ham or turkey with cheese, and crackers, and some garden harvest juice.
then nap from 3-4
bottle at 5:30 only
6-7pm dinner pasta dish or meat and fruits

then she is down for the night!! till 6-7 am rolls around!

Nicole - posted on 09/20/2009

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My kids are out of the baby stage but I was the lead teacher in the infant room at a day care. The most frustrating thing is when a parent tries to control how much their child eats. If they are hungry, feed them. You can control what they put in thier mouths tho. Banannas,Kiwi, waffles, pancakes.are easy finger food and they don't really need teeth. Oatmeal (not the baby stuff) is also a good food to let them start feedig by themselves because it sticks to the spoon. Very messy!! FYI those Gerber graduate meals in the box are gross. If you won't eat it why should they?. (Stay away from things that smell like somthing your cat or dog eats. lol) mashed potatos, steemed or canned carrots. meat loaf. pretty much anything that you like and that they can gum up. Just don't be afraid that you are going to over feed her. Just make sure you give her healthier stuff most of the time.

Tracy - posted on 09/20/2009

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type in hp organic food meal planner, its fab and was my bible through the soliods stage xxxxxx

Megan - posted on 09/20/2009

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Quoting Jenifer:

At 10 months, we were still keeping the meals pretty simple - mixed steamed veggies, mixed fresh fruit, pasta with sauce, macaroni and cheese, shepherd's pie, toast with spreads, etc. I let him eat as much as he liked. If you're worried about how much nutrition she's getting, make sure you always offer the formula/milk first. There are lots of good recipe ideas (plus a weekly sample menu) here:

http://wholesomebabyfood.com


Thanks for your help!! :)

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At 10 months, we were still keeping the meals pretty simple - mixed steamed veggies, mixed fresh fruit, pasta with sauce, macaroni and cheese, shepherd's pie, toast with spreads, etc. I let him eat as much as he liked. If you're worried about how much nutrition she's getting, make sure you always offer the formula/milk first. There are lots of good recipe ideas (plus a weekly sample menu) here:



http://wholesomebabyfood.com

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