What do i feed my 13 month old?

Leonnie - posted on 09/04/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hello ladies!! My son is 13 months today, and he had his 12 month checkup this morning. Dr said that i should take him off of the formula (Similac, Go and Grow) because he is taking in too many calories (since he also eats table food). Now i'm a lil lost because I depended on the formula at least 2 times a day, one bottle in the morning and one before he went to sleep. Now that he can eat eggs and fish and stuff, i'm just curious as to what his meals should be during the day? What are you feeding your 12/13 month olds? And should i still wait 3 days before i give him a new food? Thanks!!

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Jen - posted on 09/06/2009

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hey again, glad you did mind my rabbling :) you seem to be on the right track. just try and stop the formula all together. Sarah has get ideas and seems to to them in to words much better then i could! your son should prob be able to eat scrabled eggs in the morn try adding a lil cheese my son love it. boiled eggs are fine as well, you can just cut it into little bites if you still think he'll chock. as for my son he doesnt like the taste of them that way. As for bed time just just stick to something other then the formula, he really doesnt need it he's just use to having it. try and give him some reg milk and something filling if you think he will still wake up hungrey such as yogurt, bread, crackers. even rice or the baby stuff if he still eats it. He really should be able to eat what you eat and having 8 teeth makes it that much better. I also think it's us who think our children are going to starve if we dont feed them before bed :) i was the same way!! you'd be suprized on how long then can go w/ out snacking or eatting if they are eatting the right types of foods.

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Jen - posted on 09/06/2009

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opps if i can spell today, i ment rambbling i'm sure you knew that and ment sarah has great ideas!

Leonnie - posted on 09/04/2009

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Quoting Sarah :

Honestly? my daughter eats what we eat.

I do make sure she gets oatmeal with raisins in the morning for breakfast...we also have yogurt for a snack in the afternoon with some sort of fruit.

but if we have a sandwich for lunch , lets say. we usually cut off a corner or make a roll over sandwich (one piece of bread just rolled over in half) for her since she probably won't eat that much.

at dinner time she usually gets a small portion of what we have as well. I don't want to ever encourage to her that i'm a short order cook lol she can eat right along with us and we've always felt that way.

Now she is 18 months and can handle things a little more advanced than a 12 month old. I really would suggest ..noodles perhaps, soups, mashed potatoes , oatmeal, yogert, stuff like that. Nothing to crazy, and you can always go with the babyfood in the jars as well. We did that allot when we were introducing new foods to kate.

Just don't try pees..i've never met one person whos child actually liked pees. lol I'm not sure if I was helpful or not..I basically just wanted to stress to not stress about it and just go with the flow and try new things.

If they like it, theyll eat it..if not..well try some thing different. Also instead of baby formula they have toddler formula.. Which we use to make sure she still gets the nutrients during the day that she may not get from the food shes eating.


what kind of sandwiches do you make her? I feel like once the bread gets soggy from the saliva it hard ball up and he will choke. yes, it does sound a little crazy!! But i just want to be safe, thats all. and eggs? how do you cook it, fried, boiled, or both? isn't it a little harder to chew if its boiled, the white gets kind of ruberry? idk.--- Funny you say that because my son like peas...lol..he didn't before, but all of a sudden he's eating it! i was shocked myself..lol.. thanks for your reply, i appreciate it :)

Leonnie - posted on 09/04/2009

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Quoting Jen:

hi, my son was 11 months when i took the bottle away and also formula. I just gave him a cup instead and w/in a week there was no more fussing. just replace the formula w/ milk and if he's getting to many calories then get low fat but i think they are suppose to be on whole til atleast 2! your son should be able to eat almost anything by now so really shouldnt depend on the milk. how many teeth does he have? mine at that age had alot! anyways if he has a few he should beable to eat most things. mine was picky andi had a hard time getting him to stop eatting baby food. but there is lots to choose from out there so if your worried about whay he can eat stick to the baby food, all the veggies and meats and mixed foods they have and fruit.

i'm sorry im rabbling anyways yes when he wakes give him breakfast whatever you think he'll eat and some milk or water/ juice to go w/ it. he will stay fuller the more he eats and wont need the formula.then a few hours later give him a snack crackers and or fruit something healthy but filling yogurt is always great! then at lunch once again whatever you think he'll eat w/ milk or something else. through out the day always offer water if he wants a drink he will drink it and if he's hungrey and seems to want milk or you think he misses formula he may be hungrey so just try and offer snacks til its meal time (healthy ones) a few cups of milk should be fine. yes always wait 3 days before trying a new food i work in a pediatrics office and i see this happen all of the time someone gives their child a new food thinking if something was to go wrong they would react asap and thats not the case sometimes it doesnt show up for a few days thats why we are always told to wait atleast 3 days before offering a new food that way if something does happen you will know which food cause the problem. good luck to you and im soooooo sorry i went on and on :)


LOL, no worries..i love when people go "on and on"..lol..



he has 8 teeth, and he loves rice and beans, chicken, veggies, oatmeal, fruit. he had 2% milk for the first time last week and he seems like like it a lot. i guess because it's a little sweeter than his formula. I mean, he eats.. alot.. he's 25lbs now, I just wasn't sure how i should feed him, but you made it a little clearer for me. Like today for instance, i gave him 8 ounces of formula when he woke up. 2 hrs later, he was hungry.. he then had 1/2 a cup of mac n cheese AND half a cup of mashed potatoes.. AND a piece of chicken! (water to drink). 3 hrs later, 6 ounces of formula, 2 hrs from then- 2 packets of the instant oatmeal microwavable, and some water. that was right before i posted this thread...he is NOW opening his mouth so i can give him some of my rice and beans! so i guess i can replace his formula with pancakes for breakfast, but its something about him eating at like 7 and not having anything for the rest of the night that gets to me! i feel like it won't hold him while he sleeps through the night and he'll wake up crying. okay. now im rambling!! but you get what im trying to say! well thank you for your reply!!! feel free to go "on and on" anytime :)

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Honestly? my daughter eats what we eat.



I do make sure she gets oatmeal with raisins in the morning for breakfast...we also have yogurt for a snack in the afternoon with some sort of fruit.



but if we have a sandwich for lunch , lets say. we usually cut off a corner or make a roll over sandwich (one piece of bread just rolled over in half) for her since she probably won't eat that much.



at dinner time she usually gets a small portion of what we have as well. I don't want to ever encourage to her that i'm a short order cook lol she can eat right along with us and we've always felt that way.



Now she is 18 months and can handle things a little more advanced than a 12 month old. I really would suggest ..noodles perhaps, soups, mashed potatoes , oatmeal, yogert, stuff like that. Nothing to crazy, and you can always go with the babyfood in the jars as well. We did that allot when we were introducing new foods to kate.



Just don't try pees..i've never met one person whos child actually liked pees. lol I'm not sure if I was helpful or not..I basically just wanted to stress to not stress about it and just go with the flow and try new things.



If they like it, theyll eat it..if not..well try some thing different. Also instead of baby formula they have toddler formula.. Which we use to make sure she still gets the nutrients during the day that she may not get from the food shes eating.

Leonnie - posted on 09/04/2009

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Quoting Jen:

hi, my son was 11 months when i took the bottle away and also formula. I just gave him a cup instead and w/in a week there was no more fussing. just replace the formula w/ milk and if he's getting to many calories then get low fat but i think they are suppose to be on whole til atleast 2! your son should be able to eat almost anything by now so really shouldnt depend on the milk. how many teeth does he have? mine at that age had alot! anyways if he has a few he should beable to eat most things. mine was picky andi had a hard time getting him to stop eatting baby food. but there is lots to choose from out there so if your worried about whay he can eat stick to the baby food, all the veggies and meats and mixed foods they have and fruit.

i'm sorry im rabbling anyways yes when he wakes give him breakfast whatever you think he'll eat and some milk or water/ juice to go w/ it. he will stay fuller the more he eats and wont need the formula.then a few hours later give him a snack crackers and or fruit something healthy but filling yogurt is always great! then at lunch once again whatever you think he'll eat w/ milk or something else. through out the day always offer water if he wants a drink he will drink it and if he's hungrey and seems to want milk or you think he misses formula he may be hungrey so just try and offer snacks til its meal time (healthy ones) a few cups of milk should be fine. yes always wait 3 days before trying a new food i work in a pediatrics office and i see this happen all of the time someone gives their child a new food thinking if something was to go wrong they would react asap and thats not the case sometimes it doesnt show up for a few days thats why we are always told to wait atleast 3 days before offering a new food that way if something does happen you will know which food cause the problem. good luck to you and im soooooo sorry i went on and on :)


LOL, no worries..i love when people go "on and on"..lol..



he has 8 teeth, and he loves rice and beans, chicken, veggies, oatmeal, fruit. he had 2% milk for the first time last week and he seems like like it a lot. i guess because it's a little sweeter than his formula. I mean, he eats.. alot.. he's 25lbs now, I just wasn't sure how i should feed him, but you made it a little clearer for me. Like today for instance, i gave him 8 ounces of formula when he woke up. 2 hrs later, he was hungry.. he then had 1/2 a cup of mac n cheese AND half a cup of mashed potatoes.. AND a piece of chicken! (water to drink). 3 hrs later, 6 ounces of formula, 2 hrs from then- 2 packets of the instant oatmeal microwavable, and some water. that was right before i posted this thread...he is NOW opening his mouth so i can give him some of my rice and beans! so i guess i can replace his formula with pancakes for breakfast, but its something about him eating at like 7 and not having anything for the rest of the night that gets to me! i feel like it won't hold him while he sleeps through the night and he'll wake up crying. okay. now im rambling!! but you get what im trying to say! well thank you for your reply!!! feel free to go "on and on" anytime :)

Jen - posted on 09/04/2009

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hi, my son was 11 months when i took the bottle away and also formula. I just gave him a cup instead and w/in a week there was no more fussing. just replace the formula w/ milk and if he's getting to many calories then get low fat but i think they are suppose to be on whole til atleast 2! your son should be able to eat almost anything by now so really shouldnt depend on the milk. how many teeth does he have? mine at that age had alot! anyways if he has a few he should beable to eat most things. mine was picky andi had a hard time getting him to stop eatting baby food. but there is lots to choose from out there so if your worried about whay he can eat stick to the baby food, all the veggies and meats and mixed foods they have and fruit.



i'm sorry im rabbling anyways yes when he wakes give him breakfast whatever you think he'll eat and some milk or water/ juice to go w/ it. he will stay fuller the more he eats and wont need the formula.then a few hours later give him a snack crackers and or fruit something healthy but filling yogurt is always great! then at lunch once again whatever you think he'll eat w/ milk or something else. through out the day always offer water if he wants a drink he will drink it and if he's hungrey and seems to want milk or you think he misses formula he may be hungrey so just try and offer snacks til its meal time (healthy ones) a few cups of milk should be fine. yes always wait 3 days before trying a new food i work in a pediatrics office and i see this happen all of the time someone gives their child a new food thinking if something was to go wrong they would react asap and thats not the case sometimes it doesnt show up for a few days thats why we are always told to wait atleast 3 days before offering a new food that way if something does happen you will know which food cause the problem. good luck to you and im soooooo sorry i went on and on :)

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