what can i feed a 7mo on holiday?

(9 Posts)
MrsKoala England Tue 26-Mar-13 20:02:39

I am taking DS away in a couple of weeks. He will be 7mo when we go. He has been weaned since 4mo. He loves his food and i make it all myself. I am worried about being away and what to feed him. Can i give him stuff from a restaurant? I am worried about salt and spices.

I will be in Lanzarote.

We have an apt with kitchen facilities, but i wont have my blender etc.

Any tips gratefully received. smile

LittleBearPad Tue 26-Mar-13 20:11:31

You should be able to smoosh it with a fork by the time he's 7 months rather than blend it to a purée. He should be ok with some finger foods too that he can feed himself with. Bread, salad, cheese, pasta etc. Most of his nuitrition will still be coming from milk at that stage anyway.

LittleBearPad Tue 26-Mar-13 20:13:10

Sorry just seen when you go. Try him on slightly lumper purées before you go.

MrsKoala England Tue 26-Mar-13 20:16:53

hmmm thanks. maybe i should have started the thread differently - he has refused milk gradually since weaning so i've stopped making a bottle up now as i was just chucking it all away.

he has 2-3 small boob feeds a day, but only really for comfort. but has stopped his formula. he has never liked milk much which is why he was weaned so early.

this is why i'm worried that a bit of bread for lunch isn't going to cut it really.

MilkRunningOutAgain Tue 26-Mar-13 20:23:28

DS was about that age when we went away. I took some things with us as I was a bit worried. I took weetabix for breakfast, rice cakes and breadsticks for snacks, and a few packs of fruit purée for mixing in with the weetabix and other things.

And we got lots of things he liked there, I remember getting big pots of plain yogurt, fruit and veg, and he tried lots of different types of fish and cheese, and eggs too, he liked omelettes. And I remember he ate loads of my chicken curry when we were at a restaurant one day.

And as littlebear said, he'll still be having lots of milk.

lucamom Tue 26-Mar-13 20:45:32

Most soft fruits will smoosh sufficiently with a fork (straws/bananas/peaches/blueberries), likewise soft cooked carrots/broccoli/squash/potatoes.

You'll still be able to find yogurts/cheese/butter/mince/lentils etc.

He'll not starve, you just need to think about what he can manage (and I'll bet he can do more lumps and chunks than you think). Practice at home over the next couple if days by giving him stuff mashed with a fork.

Step away from the blender...

brettgirl2 Tue 26-Mar-13 21:00:40

We went away when dd was 8 months. I took a whole load of pouches (which she refused!).

She just ate what we did in general, it was fine and after that I never mashed or pureed again. Spices are fine (apart from lots of chilli!). In terms of salt use common sense people get obsessed about added salt. Apparently though its fine to give babies bread, cheese, hummus all of which have added salt confused.

MrsKoala England Tue 26-Mar-13 21:23:57

oh good. i feel a little relieved. He has blended but chunky-ish food atm. He eats his dad's rice pudding, which is only just a bit softer than paella. he eats unmashed banana and cauliflower. I haven't tried bread, cheese or hummus. I put herbs, garlic and some aromatics (cinnamon and cumin) in his food now so that shouldn't be too bad.

I tend to blend milk into his food (see above) which i worry about him not getting. I suppose it's meat and fish i worry about too. hmmm i will think.

Thanks all

forevergreek Wed 27-Mar-13 13:24:42

I woul just offer what's there too.

Just maybe think of a couple of go to foods if he really hasn't eaten much.
You mention banana so maybe just buy a bunch when you are there

I would still be offering milk more though. Especially if away and warm so he doesnt dehydrate. Try offering an hour before food. So wake, offer milk, then breakfast once you are all up and ready

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