7month meal day plan - ok?

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sparker22 Sun 13-Oct-13 22:22:22

planning my DD's menu for tomorrow... still fairly new to BMW and hope I'm getting it right.

OK so here's tomorrow's planned menu, what do people think?

Breakfast:
Eggy bread
Fruit puree pot

Lunch:
fresh Strawberries/banana
Fromage frais (pud)

Dinner:
Roasted butternut squash
Roasted carrot
heinz Biscotti biscuit (pud)

noblegiraffe Sun 13-Oct-13 22:28:15

7 months is quite early for 3 meals, 2 would be fine.

Just stick the food in front of her and see what she does with it. I would however, avoid getting into thinking in terms of meals and puddings. Children don't need puddings with every meal, so I wouldn't give a biscuit just to have a pudding. Just eggy bread for breakfast on its own would be ok too.

laughingeyes2013 Sun 13-Oct-13 22:31:05

I stuck to just savoury for a long time so the sugary stuff wouldn't win before we had a head-start introducing new tastes.

laughingeyes2013 Sun 13-Oct-13 22:31:48

Oh, apart from fruit, that is.

laughingeyes2013 Sun 13-Oct-13 22:31:52

Oh, apart from fruit, that is.

sparker22 Sun 13-Oct-13 22:41:55

dd's had a few things over the last few weeks and has been having breakfast beautiful for most of this time. the last few days she's taken to eating at lunch and dinner to so trying my best to give her healthy foods.

So far she likes:
banana
strawberries
fromage frais
eggy bread
toast
grated cheese
carrot
courgette
butternut squash
custard
sweetcorn crisps things
biscotti biscuits

I don't eat to healthy myself (though wanting to change this desperately so my DD grows up with healthy foods/lifestyle) so I'm finding it little difficult thinking of suitable things for her to eat. plus my husbands vege and she's not allowed quorn yet (NHS advise waiting till 9 months for quofn foods) so she can't reallllly eat what we do yet.

noblegiraffe Sun 13-Oct-13 23:10:07

You can buy oatcakes and spread them with Philadelphia, houmous or peanut butter, my 8 month old DD likes those for lunch. Omelette can be cut into strips, apple can be grated. Pear is quite soft so you can cut strips and leave the peel on to hold more easily. Strips of pepper are also popular.
You can also buy packs of fresh fruit sticks from Asda which are pineapple, mango and melon, just about the right size for holding if you slice them down the middle.

noblegiraffe Sun 13-Oct-13 23:11:26

Oh, and baby sweetcorn are perfect size!

gretagrape Mon 14-Oct-13 07:20:37

Maybe also try to up the amount of savoury veggies as the list does lean towards the sweeter tasting ones and it might be hard to get her on things like broccoli/cauli etc later on if she gets used to only having sweet ones early.

AGnu Mon 14-Oct-13 07:37:26

Pasta is really good for little hands. Avocado is a good, high calorie food but does stain horribly! Plain yoghurt is less sugary than petit filous, or similar, & you can add mashed fruit to it for variety. Protein-wise, I used to make lentil sticks (similar to falafels) for DS1 which he loved & I could make them just the right size/shape for him to hold. Cheese straws are really easy to make & can be whatever shape you want too. Or potato wedges - homemade, not the shop bought variety as they're covered in salt.

It's all coming back to me now! I'll be doing it all again with DS2 very soon... Eek! wink

Caitycat Mon 14-Oct-13 07:43:21

My dd loves aubergine so I often make up a ratatouille style thing (aubergine, red pepper and courgette in tomato sauce) which will last her quite a while!

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 14-Oct-13 10:50:47

Agree with noble one or 2 meals a day is more than enough at 7 months. The NHS don't recommend moving to 3 meals a day until they are between 8 and 9 months.

Agree about not offering the Fromage fraise and biscotti too. There's no need for pudding yet really and they are both very sweet.

sparker22 Mon 14-Oct-13 10:56:31

what if she's telling me that she wants some food at dinner time? surely if she's showing an interest and eating if I give it to her then I should give her a third meal?

she's had eggy bread for breakfast, going to have the strawberries and bit of banana for lunch.

her milk intake has gone down over the last couple weeks, used to be around 30oz...now more like 20oz...which I'm assuming is because of the food...

MinesAPintOfTea Mon 14-Oct-13 10:58:08

I wouldn't be offering anything sweet except fruit at that age. No need for it regually and you do need to make sure there's plenty of fruit and veg (as well as water) to keep the bowels moving.

I always have a big pot of Greek yogurt in the fridge (mostly for me) and DS has had a spoonful of that with fruit from a fairly early stage in weaning, he's never had a fromage frais and pouches are for out and about: only pieces of fruit at home.

MinesAPintOfTea Mon 14-Oct-13 11:00:07

What are you having for lunch? Try to give her something savoury as well as the sweet stuff...

SetFiretotheRain Mon 14-Oct-13 11:04:04

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JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 14-Oct-13 11:04:25

Well if she wants some of what you are having, that's fine, but I'd make sure she has her milk about an hour before.

Could you try tomorrow without breakfast or have your lunch while she's asleep?

sparker22 Mon 14-Oct-13 11:06:56

I'll probably have a sandwich but since she's had eggy bread for breakfast didn't want to do bread again for lunch.

sparker22 Mon 14-Oct-13 11:09:55

the puds were only really in case she still wanted something after her food...thought from age frais was good because of the calcium. and the Heinz biscotti, although a biscuit, do have a little bit of goodness in them going by the nutri info....

might give her fish fingers tonight (minus bread crumbs). she likes those....

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 14-Oct-13 11:23:29

sparker don't be conned by the nutrition info on the Fromage fraise and the biscotti. The manufacturers are in business to make money from you, not to ensure your child is healthy. As others have suggested natural yoghurt with fruit is fine. If you are watching salt you really need to be limiting sugar too. smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 14-Oct-13 11:25:34

Why no peanut butter until a year Set? Smooth nut butters are fine from 6 months.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 14-Oct-13 11:26:55

Whoops wrong link blush. At least it wasn't the link from ebay where you can see a man full frontal grin

The foods and things to avoid link is here

sparker22 Mon 14-Oct-13 11:30:19

which natural yogurt? I've looked for full fat natural yogurt before but couldn't find any that said full fat....if anything they all said low fat confused

MinesAPintOfTea Mon 14-Oct-13 11:33:03

"Greek style" is full fat unless it says otherwise. As is most yoghurt: it will say if its low fat but not if its full fat.

sparker22 Mon 14-Oct-13 14:17:56

what about onken?

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