whats your typical day with a 13 monh old?

Mindy - posted on 02/21/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I need a typical day of what a 13 month old does, like what they eat and how to keep them occupied. My child will eat any cereal, any crackers, and only chicken nuggets, hotdogs, green beans, raisins, bananas, and applesauce. He wont eat any other table (not even macaroni's or mashed potatoes) and doesn't care for baby food anymore so I have no clue what else to feed him cause chicken nuggets and green beans for lunch every day I know has to get boring, Also, he wont play wit the toys in his toy box unless some one else is playing with him. I read to him and play with him but I need to get chores done to and cant keep him occupied long enough to get things done. Here's his typical day:

7:30-cereal, toast, or nutria-grain bar
8:30-milk
then we play with the toys together until nap
10:30-11:30 -he naps and I take a shower and get ready for the day
12:00=chicken nuggets and maybe a banana if he'll eat it
1:00-milk
then outside or run errands
3:00-4-nap-i help his brothers with homework
4:30 snack(some type of crackers or raisins) and milk
then brothers play with him while I cook supper
5:30 or 6-hot dog or chicken nuggets with green beans or crackers- I try to give him some bites of our food but usually just spits it out
6:30 bath and read books and watch little t.v. if he sits still
7:30milk
8 bed

so as you can see I need more food options that he might try or a Menu I can go by to start trying different foods on it and activities that he might play with by himself long enough for me to wash dishes or fold clothes etc. I tried the letting him help thing and he either gets in my way or wants me to hold him so he can watch which hurts my back. love his "schedule" but need a menu or food ideas and activities or your typical "schedule" that your child does and eats. Thanks :)

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Stephanie - posted on 02/21/2013

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Hi, I have a fourteen month old, this is a typical day for us:
7 am wake up and nurse
7:30 fried egg and bacon with milk to drink
8 am she plays with tupperware and books or follows me around the house as I do things
when I go grocery shopping for the week it is at 8 am, I find she is least fussy at this time
9:30 nap, I relax or prep for dinner
10:30 drinks water from sippy cup and has cottage cheese, and some kind of fruit for lunch
11 play, read books, listen to music and dance, sometimes we go outside if it's not too cold
1:30 nap
2:30 we play together
3:30-4 snack of mandarin oranges, crackers or bread and butter or minced chicken and mashed bananas mixed
4:30 daddy gets home and takes over, they play legos and blocks together or read
5:15-30 family sits down to dinner, she eats what we eat, or pasta wheels with sauce plus fruit for dessert
directly after bed is bath time every other night otherwise we play for a few minutes, brush teeth and wash hands, sing, nurse and bed
6:30pm in bed
Some good foods to try might be: avocado, mandarin oranges or pears or peaches in 100% fruit juice, smooth peanut butter or sun butter, rice cakes (my daughter likes the apple flavor, cottage cheese, plain whole milk yogurt, shredded cheese, frozen raspberries or other berries (I do not thaw the raspberries, she likes them frozen, but I do thaw the blueberries and organic strawberries) note: It is wise to serve only organic strawberries, as the conventional ones are one of the most heavily pesticided foods out there.
Some other good foods are: whole wheat bread and butter cubed, sweet potato cubes, rice with chicken bullion flavoring, ground beef, pasta wheels, baked green bean snacks.
I used to make rice with mashed broccoli and minced chicken and put some balsamic vinegar on it, that was a fav for a while.
Good luck!

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Mindy - posted on 02/21/2013

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may have to try the tupperware thing as I wash dishes and try the mandarine oranges, other fruits, rice cakes, and shredded cheese, etc that you mentioned. Thanks so much!

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