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User - posted on 07/25/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I really need some advise in how to do the right thing by raising my little boy,like what to feed him at his age that mainly my big concern, so any advised from experience mom would help me a lot.

Thank you.



Mariella

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Emma - posted on 07/25/2009

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My daughter is 16 months old she eats really anything we eat. I don't add salt or sugars to our foods so it's healthy for her. I feed her lots of vege and fruits and once in a blue moon she has a little bit of pizza or a few chips but those are rareities in our house. Good luck

Linn - posted on 07/25/2009

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Hi Mariella. I also have a one year old, and he eats more or less what we eat. Atleast for dinner, he eats whatever is on the table. Other than that, he gets bread or bun with spread or ham etc. Lots of fruit, he especially loves kiwis and cherries. He also loves to snack on sweetcorn and green peas! :) But yes, at one they can pretty much eat anything as the other mums have been saying, but ofcourse you want to ensure he doesnt get too much of the bad sugas from sweets etc.. My son only drinks milk and water, and gets water also between meals. I think with food for your children, it maily comes down to common sence, and I am sure you will find it easier after a while.
good luck :)

Alicia - posted on 07/25/2009

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My daughter liked anything that she could feed to herself, so i would make sure to have a variety of finger foods. Examples: she loved green beans they are perfect, and i found some small cans that can go into the diaper bag for on the go. Also carrots, the little bites lunchables with little pieces of meat and cheese with crackers. She loved any kind of cracker. And as some of the other parents say she was eating pretty much everything that we were as long as it wasnt to spicy or anyting like that! Good luck! It is such a fun age! They want to be so independent!! LOL

Mel - posted on 07/25/2009

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at one anything and everything, like Daniela said feed all the same things you eat. the only thing we do not give our daughter is sushi and sea food, but do feed her tuna. her dietitian put her on solids at 3 months for weigt gain and always said she should be eating everything we are (except honey) just as long as its pureed, but after they are 6 months + pretty much anything goes

Daniela - posted on 07/25/2009

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At the age of 1 year my sons were eating pretty much the same we ate. I just made sure it wasn´t too spicy. I always try to get them lots of fruit and vegetables and not too much fat and sugar. But I don´t force them to eat something they don´t like.

Brandy - posted on 07/25/2009

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At a year old and assuming he has no allergies he can be eating pretty much anything. If you feed him hot dogs make sure you split them down the center long ways to help prevent choking hazards. You can look at a food pyramid and of course talk to his doctor as I said before. The USDA has a great site for the food pyramid that also has a lot of helpful tips and information along with some ideas for menus. (http://www.mypyramid.gov/preschoolers/Fo...)

Hope this helps you and don't forget he'll let you know if he doesn't like it. You can always try another way of fixing the food or just try again after a week or even a month, taste buds change often and sometimes it depends on their mood just like with adults.

Brandy - posted on 07/25/2009

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What you would feed your child would depend on his age, any health or weight concerns, allergies, etc. The best thing to do would be to talk with your sons doctor and express any questions, concerns, or worries to them. You should always speak with the doctor about these things before taking into consideration what anyone else is going to tell you since the doctor will know more of what may or may not hurt your child when it comes to things such as that.

Of course there are other things that people can give you advise on that can really help such as different views on toileting, breaking from the bottle, school, friends and many other things as well. How old is your son?

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