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?
DS2 nearly 8m, today he has had
Breakfast 7.30 - Strawberry and Banana Porridge, made with 2.5oz formula (CMPI)
10.00 - 6oz formula
Lunch 12.00 - Courgette,Pea and Potato puree
2 small rice cakes
2.30 - 80z formula
Tea 4.30 - Baby rice, made with 2.5 oz formula
1 small rice cake
Bedtime bottle - 8oz
I think we were up to 3 meals with our twins by about 9 months. Took it very slowly as DD was reluctant to eat anything at all at first (although DS was keen) and didn't want to push her. At 14.5 months still don't offer 2 x snacks - sometimes 1, sometimes none. 3 very good meals though.
DS is 7 months.
Today he had
8am 7oz bottle
9am couple teaspoons porridge and one finger sized piece of banana
11am 7 oz
12pm offered ellas pouch, flatly refused to open mouth so had one solider of toast, 2 raspberries and segment of orange.
3pm 7 oz
7pm potatoes, chicken and peas, gummed at it all, then spits out <sigh>
8pm 7oz - sleeps through
I know every baby is different but I'm surprised how much/little some of them eat.
Now I'm wondering whether DS is getting enough but no way I'm going to offer him formula during the day if I could still bf him.
He's 8 mo and having just 1 7oz formula at bedtime.Tonight he drank just 5oz as he gummed nearly whole toast with avocado and creamy cheese earlier on.
He's bf during the night (a couple of times) and in the morning,then has some strawberry&banana porridge followed by yoghurt with fruit.Offered breast during a day,he takes it but there's still milk left.Sometimes a biscuit or rice cake during a day but after bf.
He's got chunky legs and 3 spare tyres on his tummy--manboobs--,full cheeks.He'a very alert and smiley happy soul but I'm still questioning if he eats enough.
Somebody please slap me.
OK, 16mo twins, have had a good-ish couple of days:
Handful of Cheerios to keep them occupied whilst I sort things out
Share a banana
No mid-morning snack
Tuna and cream cheese wraps
Cucumber, if at nursery (thrown on floor if at home!)
Goodies oatcake thing
Ellas fruit smoothie sachet (bear with me here...)
Sticks of cheese
Beef & mushroom casserole (beef roughly blended as they're odd about meat texture)
Peas & mashed potato
Slice banana cake
Raisins while I clear up
No fruit of any kind other than bananas. Two weeks ago I couldn't get enough fruit into them - bananas, pears, plums, peaches, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, clementines, pineapple, mango, sometimes melon, occasionally apple, all devoured. Now universally rejected except banana . Hence the smoothies. Babies are wierd
Dd is 18mo and has had a pretty good day.
7.30 rice crispies
10am Chinese crackers and something else
11.30 pasta bake with peaches and cream for dessert
1.30/2ish yogurt coated blackcurrents
3.30 Sunday dinner that my mum made, small portion, and didnt eat all of it. only had it at this time as I was starving and wanted mine!
4.30 rice cakes and toasted pitta with Tzaiki dip.
6pm milk and bed.
She was in nursery in the morning and they said she ate every bit
She has eaten ok but I've helped her as she has a cold and is teething v much
7 oz full fat milk
French onion soup
1/2 buttered bread
Mango chunks u
Green Thai curry
(chicken butternut squash n potatoe with rice, quite creamy)
7oz full fat milk
Stop comparing to other babies!
They're all different.
You don't hear of babies or children being starved when there is food readily available and offered, that's because they're not starved, they're thriving and happy. Just offer and they'll either take it or reject it
or wind you up and throw it on the floor!
Dd 6.5mo had:
bf on waking
heinz baby cereal at about 8.30am
bf at 12
bf at 3
about two tablespoons chicken, butternut and parsnip casserole stuff roughly mashed at 4.45
bf at 7.45
She'll very probably wake at least once for bf in the night. Sometimes (most days) she has some finger food to play with at lunch with me but it didn't work out today. Next week I shall introduce lunch properly!
DS always accepts food but not always eat it-sometimes he prefers to smear it over his highchair creating new pattern
DS almost 9mo has had a funny few days; I think his teething is putting him off eating things he has to make an effort to eat But he had a reasonable day.
6am - bf
7.30am - most of a pouch of banana and apricot porridge; a handful of Cheerios
9.30am - bf
12pm - a few corn ring thingies; slice of toast (milk roll) cut into pieces and dipped in spicy lentil dhal soup; a couple of spoons of the soup; about 1/3 of a strawberry yoghurt
2.30pm - bf
4pm - snacky bf
5pm - sweet potato, red pepper and broccoli pieces, eventually mashed up and from a spoon because he was resistant to eating them in chunks today; the rest of the yoghurt
6.45pm - bf (bedtime)
Ds is 7.5 months.
6am - 8z bottle
7am - ready brek
9am - 6oz bottle after waking from nap
11am - 8oz bottle and then nap
1.30pm - half an ellas pouch, a bit of banana
3.30pm - 8oz bottle and nap
4.30pm - jar of pear and apple pudding (sometimes he will have another pouch or whatever but since he'd wanted masses of milk today decided to give it a miss).
6pm - bedtime, sleeps through
(I'm aware that he's drinking masses of milk, he's doing fine though I just feed him whenever he wants it).
DS is 6 month 3 weeks
4.30 am 8oz bottle
7.00 weet flakes with formula and toast
9 am - homemade banana yogurt and banana pieces (so frickin messy he likes it he just can't pick it up tried to cover it with oats today)
11.30 veg cheesy bake
12pm 8oz formula
3pm pasta and tomato sauce with a carrot crisp thing and cheese stick and apple
6pm 8oz bottle
DS1 is almost 10 months
He has had so far
bowl of porridge with blueberries,
a small american style pancake with butter
a cheese and tomato toastie (1 slice of bread),
the crust from DS2's sandwich
a couple of oz of water
a piece of tissue!
1/3 of a gigantic pear
a scavanged cheese and onion french frie/fry(what is the singular of french fries?)
Tea will be spag bol followed by a small pancake if he's still hungry
7oz bottle after his bath.
Ds is nearly one years old.
Yesterday he ate
Breakfast at 8:00am: one slice buttered toast. Some tinned peaches chopped up.
Snack about 10:30: a banana
Lunch at 1:00: bowl of porridge and a yoghurt
Snack about 3:30: a half slice of toast with Philly cheese. Dd4 had the other half!
Dinner about 5:00: home made chicken and leak pie with mash potato with carrot and swede in the mash. I kind of mashed the pie up for him to but he left most of the pastry and ate the filling and mash.
Today his had:
One weetabix and cows milk for breakfast.
A small box of raisins and a banana for a snack
One Soft boiled egg with soldiers for lunch
His just eating some diced up cubes of cheese now
For dinner his having spag Bol with us
Lois - by 7 months, my LO was having three 'meals' a day. By meal, I mean two ice-cubes of some sort of mashed food, plus a couple of fingers of toast/piece of veg or fruit.
Today he ate (aged 9.5 months)
3 7oz bottles
A few Cheerios (gone off breakfast this week)
Chicken and mushroom noodles for lunch
Handful of raisins as a wee snack
Tomato and veg pasta for dinner
We've just started weaning DD (5 months) and today she had:
9am: 8oz formula
Midday: Baby rice with some Ella's pouch, about 10 spoons
1pm: 8oz formula
4.30pm: 7oz formula
5.30pm: Vegetable risotto (pureed), about 10 spoons
7.30pm: 7oz formula
She'll have another bottle (dream feed) before we go to bed, probably 5-6oz
DS (2.3) had:
Breakfast: Beaker of whole milk and bowl of bitesize blueberry shredded wheats with some cheerios spinkled on top
Snack: Yoghurt covered raisins
Lunch: Gnocci, chicken, cheese, grapes, prawns, sweetcorn and also stole a bit of my cheese on toast
Snack: Satsuma and a milky bar (treat for doing his first wee on the toilet after using the potty for 3 months and refusing to use the toilet!)
Dinner: Fish cake, potatos and peas
Pudding: Small slice of cheesecake with melon and mango chunks
Another beaker of warm whole milk before bed
My daughter just turned 7 months.
Wholewheat pita and scrambled egg yolk
Cous cous and courgette
2.5 oz formula
BF to sleep
Dd is 8 months
Lots of BFing
Scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast
Tuna melt on flatbread for lunch
4 Strawberries, 1/2 banana and a handful of raisins for snack
Roast chicken, rice, raw carrots and cucumber
Shea eats more than my 7 year old
I am not posting what my 14 month old DD eats. It's ridiculous and I have no idea where she puts it.
13mo slightly under the weather and sulky today. 6oz milk and a massive bowl of muesli started the day well, but then it went downhill - a few spoons of chicken and tomato pasta went down before it got spat out, so all she had for lunch was about a dozen cheese (baby) crisps. Maybe 3oz of milk in the afternoon, a rice cake and a few raisins, and then for dinner she got maybe half of a half of (iyswim) cinnamon and raisin bagel, one little yoghurt, and a few mouthfuls of banana. Has refused everything else. Frustrating when she is usually a good eater!
The Commanderling is being a bit of a refusenik at the moment - teething, I think, as well as a cold. And apparently she can no longer use her own hands unless she has a satsuma . Anyway, at the venerable age of 9 month 10 days:
Porridge and half a banana (a sizeable bowl at that)
2 arancini made from last night's butternut squash risotto
sucked on some cucumber; threw it on the floor
A bit of panini which she ate happily because I wasn't watching
1 dried apricot
4 fusilli shapes with ratatouille
2 breastfeeds still to come. She used to eat way more than this and has decided she likes purees and spoonfeeding... sigh!
I like this thread, still getting lots of inspiration.
13mo had yesterday...
6oz cow's milk at breakfast and bedtime, 4oz in the afternoon
Banana and raisin porridge for breakfast
Pasta shells with pesto and mixed frozen veg, I feel that this is going to be a new staple as it is so ridiculously cheap (and I thought the pasta-pesto thing was a bit of a myth, but apparently not!), fromage frais, and blueberries
Some Ella's Kitchin biscuits as a treat, left-over from when she was ill the other week and refused to eat anything but biscuits
Then DP got caught up at work at DD had to stay an hour later at the CMs, who very kindly gave her some of their dinner, so she apparently had fish fingers, chips and beans, and she ate it like it was going out of fashion
I did end the day thinking that the CM's meal could be a cracking AIBU
(I'm joking, obviously I'm extremely grateful she didn't mind us running late and happily made some extra food)
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