What should 10 month old babies eat, for breakfast, lunch or dinner? I need ideas plz. my girls love to eat solid food, but i am not really sure what to feed them.

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Sarah - posted on 04/30/2012

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Toast, yoghurt, oatmeal, fruit, cereal, french toast, pancakes, waffles. Anything cut into fingers or cubes.

Grace - posted on 02/17/2009

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By 10 months, I fed my baby pretty much anything that I ate (unless it was too hard for her to chew.) I would cut foods very small, use a food grinder, cook things to a little softer consistency and things like that to make sure that she could chew the food. Other than that, I let her have just as many foods as I did on a daily basis. (Of course, I would never give her foods that are unsafe for small children, such as honey or whole grapes.) Now she loves a wide variety of foods (including ethnic foods) and people always comment on what "mature" tastes she has (she is not one of those kids who insists on only mac-n-cheese or nuggets!)



Breakfast:



cereals (hot or cold- oatmeal, cheerios, cream of wheat)

breads (toast, muffins, rolls)

eggs (scrambled or hard-boiled)

pancakes/waffles

fruits (bananas, applesauce, mandarin oranges, cut-up grapes, pears, mellon)



Lunch/Dinner

Sammys (peanut butter- skip the jelly)

pastas (for a change, try with just a touch of oil, garlic salt, and parmesean cheese, or red sauce) and meatballs

quesadillas

rice/grains (couscous is a favorite in our house as well as a mixed rice pilaf)

veggies-cut into small pieces, steamed to tender if needed (corn, beans, potatoes, green beans, spinach(finely cut with scissors), mixed veggies, tomatos, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower)

cheese (sliced or chunked or sticks if you child can do that)

yogurt

tender meats (chicken, fish, beef or pork, cut into very small pieces)

soup (anything from tomato to chicken noodle to french onion)

breads/rolls (breadsticks are a hit!, pita, injera)



I started giving my girls salad (cut very finely with scissors) as soon as they had their molars in- started heavy on the ranch dressing and backed off as they got used to the flavor of it. Both of my kids enjoy chinese foods, Ethiopian foods, Mexican, Italian, Greek and all different kinds of foods. Expose your children to as many different foods and flavors as you can so that they learn to like a variety of things. (Just be careful- you may need to tone down the "spiciness" of your cooking.)

Pamela - posted on 02/18/2009

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If your child should resist eating meats, do not force them upon her. Many children born since 1986 are far more sensitive souls and should be treated with respect in terms of not forcing foods as was done to many of us.



Be aware and watch to see what the preferences are. Offer balanced foods. STAY AWAY from processed foods and foods that contain sugar. Use honey or pure maple syrup (not the imitation type) for sweetening foods.



Good eating habits start early. Bad eating habits are difficult to correct! Instead of offering candy offer sweet fruits, grapes, apple, peaches, apricots.....fresh is best if you can find and afford!

Amanda - posted on 06/15/2011

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you can give them the egg yoke not Whites they cant have that til after a year old

Kerry - posted on 02/17/2009

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Breakfast - Cheerios, Cut grapes, Scrambled Eggs, Oatmeal, yogurt puffs, cut up eggos, pieces of muffins, cut up apples, blueberries, strawberries



Lunch/Dinner - Cut up lunch meat, cut up pizza, spagetti Os, Ramen Noodles, Hot dogs, Meat loaf, Mashed potatoes, french fries, carrots, corn, chicken



I give basically anything that will not be hard for him to eat, i cut everything up, I watch him eat everything.

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Joy - posted on 02/18/2009

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You're not supposed to give raw honey until the baby is 1 year old, and that's one I've honored. I've given my 10 month old all kinds of things, but the most un-baby-proofed foods have been french toast and tuna sandwiches. I roll the bread out to flatten it a little, and she loves it. She also eats food in restaurants, like refried beans and rice in Mexican restaurants (plus avocado, of course!); steamed tofu in Chinese restaurants, etc. I just recently tried giving her barley cereal (like oatmeal only made from barley flakes), and I think she actually prefers that to oatmeal. Yes, I agree to start good eating habits now.

Heather - posted on 02/17/2009

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I have found that my daughter loves veggie burgers.  I get the ones from Gardenburger (in the frozen foods area) She especially likes the Vegetable ones....there are pieces of corn, carrot, broccoli and peppers in it.  I just cut it into little pieces and it helped her with finger foods and at 16mos. she still loves them.

Patty - posted on 02/17/2009

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Both of my kids loved cottage cheese too -- still do as a matter of fact. I used to watch a little girl who loved frozen peas and shredded cheese for lunch. I'm with Grace Kirk though, as long as it is not a choking hazzard, my children always ate what everyone else was eating. Expose them early and often, and don't censor yourself and think "They'll never go for that". I hate asparagus, but my kids love it because I gave it to them. Same with cooked spinach!

Ashley - posted on 02/17/2009

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Check out the soup aisle and see which ones have small soft chunks like chicken noodle with the little stars. My 10 month old is a little picky but she loves the different soups. Also, cottage cheese is a big hit. She doesn't like many of the meats, so for protein we do canned pinto bean and she loves them. If they like to feed themselves instead of having you spoon feed them, canned green beans are soft enough and brocolli cooked well.

Jolene - posted on 02/17/2009

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My 11 month old has oatmeal every morning for breakfast. Real oatmeal though, not the baby ones. I'll make up mashed potatoes and carrots for lunches or dinners, cous cous, speghetti. She loves taking bits of chicken off her try to eat them. For snacks she will have unsweetend fruit cups, yogurt, rice crispies off her tray or those little freeze dried friut snacks. Best thing to do would be to get a food mill (if you don't already have one). That way you can grind up whatever you are eating for lunch or dinner and give it to them!

Christine - posted on 02/17/2009

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Good question.  I am in the same boat with you.  What I do is allow my little guy to try everything.  I give him small bites.  Some things he likes.  Something he doesn't.  He usually eats Cheerios for breakfast along with yogurt.  He loves yogurt.  I also give him juice.  At lunch he has soup, and now is able to eat his own town house cracker.  He loved dinner last night.  Hamburger, rice, in tomato sauce.  I give him puddings, applesauce, hot oatmeal and anything I can get ahold of that he can eat easily.  Hope this helps a little.  I am always on the hunt for things to try with him. 

Erica - posted on 02/17/2009

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My daughter is 9 months i give her the baby oatmeal with a little bit of fruit really mashed up in it, then for lunch i giver her just any kind of vegitables or soups and then for dineer she usually has like little bits of meat and some kind of vegitable and fruit. but i just wanted to add this.I have a little sister who just turned two ans she will not eat food hardly at all because when she was younger my parents gave her pedi sure and she got addicted to it, so now all she ever wants is milk. So be careful when you give them that stuff.

Erica - posted on 02/17/2009

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My daughter is 9 months i give her the baby oatmeal with a little bit of fruit really mashed up in it, then for lunch i giver her just any kind of vegitables or soups and then for dineer she usually has like little bits of meat and some kind of vegitable and fruit. but i just wanted to add this.I have a little sister who just turned two ans she will not eat food hardly at all because when she was younger my parents gave her pedi sure and she got addicted to it, so now all she ever wants is milk. So be careful when you give them that stuff.

CHRISTINA - posted on 02/17/2009

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Quoting Lindsay:



feed them what ever you are feeding your other kids...eggs, toast, eggo's my kids loved that especially with teething, give them a frozen eggo and they are happy. applesauce, nutri-grain bars were a big hit, pizza...hope this helps ;) let me know if you need anything else...I will try and help...





Thank you Lindsay and everyone for the great advices. My girls love to eat and i would love to prepare them a meal, not just from what im eating, but to serve their own food.

Lindsay - posted on 02/17/2009

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feed them what ever you are feeding your other kids...eggs, toast, eggo's my kids loved that especially with teething, give them a frozen eggo and they are happy. applesauce, nutri-grain bars were a big hit, pizza...hope this helps ;) let me know if you need anything else...I will try and help...

Melissa - posted on 02/17/2009

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Quoting Sarah:

My son is 9 1/2 months old. I give him shredded cheese, chopped boiled egg, small bits of any meat, all cooked veggies(he loves peas!), rice, mashed potatoes, plain yogurt, bits of bread, small pieces of softer fresh fruit.


My Baby loves chesse lol, yah like sarah said bits of bread.. i though you couldnt give your baby eggs till once they were a year old?

Sarah - posted on 02/17/2009

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My son is 9 1/2 months old. I give him shredded cheese, chopped boiled egg, small bits of any meat, all cooked veggies(he loves peas!), rice, mashed potatoes, plain yogurt, bits of bread, small pieces of softer fresh fruit.

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at 10 months....and even now, my son LOVES LOVES LOVES hotdogs. i cut them into 4ths the long way and into little pieces big enough for him to pick up, but small enough so he doesn't choke on them. Also, i agree with Melissa, he loves his mixed veggies! I went and got him the single serving microwave pouches of brussel sprouts and he chows em' down! Mixed veggies and some chicken with no seasoning, I just spray on a little I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spritz because that doesn't add any extra un needed calories. Be careful with what fruit you give your child. I still haven't given my son strawberries and he is 14 months, as that is the most commen fruit allergy in children. But just be patient, if she doesn't want to eat it, don't force her. You'de be surprised at what your kids know, but you don't. My mother had a friend with a daughter that seemed like a VERY PICKY eater. She tried to give her a wide varity of foods and she wouldn't eat them. Frustrated she brought her to the pedi and turns out she was allergic to 90% of the foods she refused to eat. Good Luck!

Melissa - posted on 02/17/2009

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Cherrio's, mash potatoes, mixed frozen veggies, cut up roast or any other kinds of meat, plain yogart, cut up fruit.

Myra - posted on 02/17/2009

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my pediatrician gave me a site that is great!  www.wholesomebabyfood.com  It gives all kids of food and when to start giving them!

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