What did your baby actually eat today?(74 Posts)
I thought it might be interesting, and also hopefully inspirational for those of us who might feel we're making the same things regularly! So, what did your baby - 6m to 18m, any age that still has some milk and might be playing around with weaning - actually eat today?
12mo DD had...
4oz formula when she woke up
A bowl of Shreddies and the rest of the formula (2oz) for breakfast
Some sultanas is mid-morning
Chicken and lentil stew and some
tinned mandarin segments for lunch
A considerable amount of Pizza Express pizza crust to keep her distracted while we ate - my parents were over and food always seems to go downhill when they are here, plus it did at least keep her amused
4oz milk before her nap
A banana when she woke up
A pile of plain cauliflower and broccoli, a kiwi, and a fromage frais for dinner
Then it will be 6oz of formula before bed
Anyone else wants to share?
Ds is 8.5 months:
7oz of formula when woke
1 Weetabix with cows milk
Slice of toast
Veg soup and crumpet
Cottage pie with veg
A Heinz fruit pot thing
7 oz formula before bed.
12 month old ds had:
About 3oz of cows milk first thing.
Went out for breakfast so different to normal and had a slice of buttered toast, natural yoghurt with fruit salad and some raisins.
Rice cake and rest of raisins at 12
Tortilla wrap spread with Philly and a banana.
About 3oz of cows milk.
Dinner was cheesy pasta mixed with spinach and sweetcorn then some blueberries.
Will have breastfeed before bed
Dd is 7.5 months and had:
BF at 3:30
BF when woke
A couple of spoonfuls of Readybrek and a quarter of apple
BF when woke after nap
Pasta tubes with Philadelphia and spinach - about 5 tubes and lots of spinach
Kiwi and apple purée mixed with yoghurt - lots of spoonfuls!
BF when woke after nap
Tomato and cauliflower curry (about 2 tablespoons worth), rice balls (2) and strips of spiced lamb (2)
5 strawberries (first time she'd had them - went down a treat!)
She'll now have a BF before bed and another around 11:30
DS 9 months (7m corrected) had:
- A few spoonfuls of porridge with fruit purée (reluctantly)
- Spinach, leek and pea purée, and some sticks of pear
- Two fingers of pitta with houmous
Plus bf, which I don't really keep a track of.
Not a great food day, but not unusual for him.
Tea, DD used to be like that, she would get through the day with a yoghurt and a few crusts and that was it. It's tough to stay relaxed sometimes, isn't it? Now I can't get enough in her some days.
Blushing - tomato and cauliflower curry sounds nice, I'd eat that as well as DD - any chance of a recipe (for a very poor cook!) or a link to it?
Please excuse how processed this is! End of the month eating out of cupboard/freezer. My 13mo had:
Small bowl of porridge with milk,
cup of Milk,
Slice of wholemeal toast,
2 spoons baked beans
Small bit of chocolate tiffin,
Small pot raisins,
Spoon mashed potato,
Cup of milk.
He also totally refused to try a bunch of vegetables...
17 month old:
BF at 5am (still doesn't sleep through )
Breakfast: 1 slice of toast and banana
Lunch: cheese spread sandwich, cucumber, grated cheese. Small cup of orange juice (shes never had juice before and loved it!)
Dinner: homemade mushroom curry with home made egg fried rice
Snacks: huge handful of raisins, rice cracker with philadelphia and half an apple
BF throughout the day but no idea how much, def more for thirst not big feeds. She's been too busy playing in the snow to want milk!
DD is 13 months.
9:30 1/2 slice of toast and dairylea
10:30 wheetabix and organic fruit pot
3:30 beans, toast, plum.
6:00 pasta with tomato sauce. Petit filous rice pot.
Nelly I know I keep telling myself that it is ok as he is still having plenty of bf.
I could probably shovel more into him (literally ) if I stuck with purées, but I wanted to encourage him to try and feed himself - up until this week he has insisted I hold everything for him while he sits there like a roman emperor, but all of a sudden he is getting the idea! Unfortunately this means he now wants to be in everything, resulting in weetabix and yoghurt being flung all over the room - thankfully finger food is a bit less messy!
DS 15 months had:
6am 7oz milk
7.30am 1.5 weetabix and milk
9.30am half a small banana
12.15 - couple of small falafel, 2x baby plum tomato, 1 mini quorn scotch egg type thing and carrot
3pm 3 cut up grapes and a babybel.
4.45 slice of toast, bit more carrot, 1 baby fromage frais
6.15 7oz milk.
Not sure how that compares to most his age.
DS 7.5 months
Night time-milk bar aka breast milk-a few times
11 ish- baby rice ,yoghurt with mashed cherries
2 pm carrot&tomato oat bar
3 pm spoon of mashed sausage,beans and egg with crust off bread(was ogling our brunch)
5 pm-milk bar
6 pm mashed carrots
7.30 7oz formula milk
8.30 milk bar...
Ds is 8mo
6.30am - BF
8am - Half a pouch of banana and peach porridge, a handful of Cheerios
10am - BF
12.15pm - About half a pouch of Ella's Kitchen Stage 3 salmon and veg risotto (normally he eats whatever our main meal of the day is but we were out and about today); most of a fruit pot (apple/banana/strawberry)
1.15pm - BF
4pm - BF
5pm - A wholemeal breadstick, some Organix cheese and herb puffs, some butternut squash and carrot puree, the rest of the fruit pot from earlier
7pm - BF
I'm actually quite reassured by how small some of these portions are - sometimes I read the weaning threads and think that my 12mo doesn't eat enough solid food and still likes her milk a lot, but it seems everyone else does!
And I like that fact that other people have bad days and clear out the fridge DD's veg tonight was frozen veg...
DD 11 months
7am - 2-3oz formula
8am - 1 weetabix with frozen mixed berries (defrosted, obviously) and cow's milk. Slice of toast with peanut butter
10am - Nice biscuit
12pm - peach. 1/2 jar of pasta based 10month+ baby food. Fromage Frais.
1pm - 2-3oz formula
4pm - little taste of cake
5.30pm - 1 tomato plus little bits of cheese. 2 icecubes spag bol. Shared fat free yoghurt (out of other suitable desserts!)
6.30pm - 2-3oz formula then bed.
She's really been cutting back on her milky recently but can eat a lot (this was a relatively light day). She also has a cup of water with each meal (not unusual for her to finish this) and is also offered water throughout the day.
Dd is 8 months she had
5oz Milk at 7.45
Scrambled egg with toast at 9.30
A jar of some gross smelling lumpy mush , a banana, a yogurt at 13.00
Spaghetti bolognaise and some organix cheese puff things at 17.00
Ella's kitchen fruit pouch at 18.00 because she kept trying to steal DD1's dinner
5 oz milk at 19.00 before bed
Sounds like she eats loads but she's a tiny one honest
Dd 6.5 months
5.30am BF..another one who doesn't sleep!
7.30 Porridge and a mashed banana
12noon Chicken, noodles and red peppers pureed, fruit pot
4.45 Spag Bol, apple and yog
6pm Bedtime bottle 7oz
8am 1 weetabix with cows milk, apple & pear puree
9.30am 3oz expressed breastmilk
12.30pm 1/2 bowl chicken & vegetable soup, small portion fish , potatoes and turnip
2.30pm 8ozs expressed breast milk
4.45pm bowl of chicken, sweet potato, pea and corn puree, few spoons custard
7.30pm 10ozs expressed breast milk
DS will not take any milk before food, he prefers the solids! He sips at water with meals.
Am finding this all quite interesting and reassuring - although there are variations everyone seems to be on roughly the same page
I've always been of the view that if they're hungry, they'll let you know. We did BLW from 6 months and dd eats most things. If she doesn't want it, we know about it if she's hungry, we know about it .
Anyone worrying about food intake really should just trust their instincts and their dc's choices about food. Unless there is a weight gain issue, live and let live.
My post earlier is a typical day, but some days dd eats less, other days shit loads more- I trust her to communicate to me when she's hungry and when she's full ("no, no, no"...!)
Ds nearly 14 months
7am - approx 7oz cows milk
8am- 1.5 weetabix,
1130am -quarter cheese and cucumber sandwich, whole banana, natural yoghurt
2pm - bowl of blueberries, cereal bar,
5pm- pasta, carrots, baby corn and chicken, melon slices
630pm- approx 7 oz cows milk
Water offered throughout day
FadBook,I'll agree about them letting know if they are hungry.Sometimes I question myself whether DS has had enough/too much of something.I'm a bit sad that BF is on decrease in our case but I can't ignore DS ogling our plates and trying to grab something.
DTs are 14 mo
Today they had
830am 5oz cows milk on waking
930am 1 weetabix each with apples and strawberries, and 1/2 slice toast with marmite each
130pm salmon, boiled egg, new potatoes and lentils (a bit of a random combination, we had salmon nicoise salad but they're not lettuce eaters!) with blueberries afterwards
330pm a few corn snacks after swimming
4-5 pm nap
530pm lamb hot pot with red cabbage and a yoghurt
730pm 8oz milk
Not many snacks today, as at weekends their naps are all up the wall and never seems time to fit any more food in!
Portion wise, they eat about 1 adult portion between them for each meal. They have hollow legs, especially my 9th centile DD who eats for England
ceeveebee, we always say DD has hollow legs too as she is little but eats and eats!
When I say I find it all reassuring it's because I've always tried to let DD lead the way with weaning (eg we started at 4 months because I felt she was ready) but almost worry about not being worried, if that makes sense! I think she's getting all she needs but I often let her take charge and (attempt to) feed herself, which she loves - it all seems to go down eventually anyway!
DS nearly 8 months. This was yesterday:
First thing BF
ReadyBrek (seems to be going off it, so added fruit puree, lobbed it over shoulder so rest of box in the bin I think)
Toast cheese/grated apple
Roast dinner followed by yoghurt
then bf'd all bloody night it feels like
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