Breakfast foods for toddler

Kara - posted on 06/08/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My 16 month old eats so well for lunch and dinner, but can't master a spoon to eat "breakfast" food like yogurt, cereal etc, and doesn't want me to feed him! What are some good breakfast finger foods?

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Laura - posted on 07/14/2009

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french toast waffles are great and easy with a side of sliced bananas or apples. big chunks of scrambled eggs that he/she can pick up. My 18 month old isn't a spoon pro, but i give him one anyway just to practice with, even though 95% of the food is picked up with his little fingers

Pamela - posted on 07/12/2009

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melon apples banana and a bit of toast . or bacon and eggs my son loves eating poached eggs and bacon with his fork. my little man is the same refuses to be fed but with some things its hard for him to master eating by himself it just take s along time and I sit with him chatting and occasionally getting something on the spoon for him and then handing it to him .. good luck

Valerie - posted on 07/02/2009

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I feed my son the pancakes, waffles, etc. but when I want him to eat yogurt or other liquidy food, I give him a spoon that he can use and I feed him with another spoon. It does get messy at times, but he needs the practice and I get him to eat yogurt!

Darella - posted on 06/28/2009

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porridge, you can make it as thick/runny as you like, with a bit of cinnamon on top, my girls love it.

Kristin - posted on 06/26/2009

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My son loves scrambled eggs with alittle bit of cheese mixed in. I usually give him some turkey bacon to go with it. He loves dried cereal, especially apple jacks and cornpops. He doesnt care for cheerios much. He loves bananas, apples, peaches and pears. I give him canned peaches and pears sometimes but i find those are easier for him if they are refridgerated first. They dont just slip out of his hand so easily. He loves frozen waffles heated up in the microwave to make warm and soft. Oh and pancakes, but i dont give him them with any syrup. just plain.

Kristin - posted on 06/25/2009

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I mix cereal like Cheeros with yogurt its thicker and easier for little people to put on the spoon.

Maya - posted on 06/15/2009

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My son likes cold cereal, fruits, waffles with a tad bit of syrup...and also Carnation Breakfast drink.

Lynda - posted on 06/15/2009

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My daughter loves those Gerber cereal bars, Eggo mini pancakes, pop tarts, and "pancakes on a stick" (I take the stick out though).

Elizabeth - posted on 06/11/2009

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also- justtomatoes.com (spelling?) -- they make great freeze dried fruits & veggies, that are just the fruit/veggie, nothing else. check them first- some fruits are chewy, but most of them are melt in your mouth texture, like those fake marshmallows in sugary cereal. I add them to her cereal, or throw them on her tray for snacks.

Leslie - posted on 06/10/2009

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Pillsbury has frozen pancakes that take 30 sec in the microwave, scrambled eggs with cheese, banana, grapes, apple, dried fruit. My daughter loves Kashi vanilla flavored mini wheats. We add a little milk to make them soft and she loves them. If you are in a hurry in the morning try hard boiled eggs. Heck you can cook the whole dozen at one time and keep them in the fridge till you need them.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/10/2009

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first- as long as they're getting a balanced diet, it doesn't have to be "breakfast" food. Sometimes my little girl will have spagetti and veggies left over from last night! as long as she's eating, right? For breakfasty foods our staple is scrambled eggs- made so there's big clumps that are easy to pick up. sometimes i stir in chopped spinach b4 cooking for extra veg. usually i melt a little cheese over them at the end. her fave! also kashi's go-lean waffles, which are whole grain & far superior to most other frozen brands nutrionally. i cut them in to finger width strips for her. toast cut the same way- with butter or real fruit jam. and she lives on dry cereal- esp Cheerios- day & night. hope this helps! he looks like a big healthy boy so you must be feeding him right!

Sandy - posted on 06/10/2009

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I do the mini pancakes, toaster waffles and french toast sticks. My kids especially love the pancakes and the waffles and we eat them just "dry" for a quick and easy breakfast. Also dry cereal (as my daughter mastered the spoon more I gradually added little sips of milk, just enough to moisten it). My son LOVES scrambled eggs. I find they master a fork qicker than the spoon and have a lot of fun feeding themselves.

Joanna - posted on 06/10/2009

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i get my son yogurt in pouches that he can almost manage by himself i just need to hold the end of it while it is full to prevent him squeasing it all over himself

Mandy - posted on 06/08/2009

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For my little one, we give her cereal with a little milk. We actually poor out any extra milk so she doesn't dump it out. We give her a spoon but she use her hands mostly. She also eats eggs, frozen waffles, bagels and toast. She also eats fruit with breakfast.

Tina - posted on 06/08/2009

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My daughter likes toast or mini bagels, cut up strawberries, bananas or apples. You could also do dry cereal and just give the milk in a cup.

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