Ideas for baby's breakfast (11 months)

(41 Posts)
nicelyneurotic Fri 01-Nov-13 09:23:11

Could anyone give me some ideas to vary my baby's breakfasts?

She's nearly a year old and in the last few months will only eat finger food, so things like porridge and yoghurt don't get eaten.

I just give her toast every day, but worry this is not varied enough. I've tried giving her banana but she hates this (although so do I so must be a family aversion!).

Any ideas?

Chopsypie Fri 01-Nov-13 09:26:53

Try googling porridge fingers.
Also crumpets/muffins/teacakes other toasty type things.
Fingers of mango/pineapple
Homemade cereal bars (google for lots of recipes)

Or just give her porridge and a spoon. Some might get into her mouth!

Pancakes
Omelette fingers (or just chunks of hard boiled egg but they can be slippery!)

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 01-Nov-13 15:06:00

Blueberry pancakes, crumpets and English muffins are a big hit here. How about big chunks of fruit? Do you put things on her toast to add a but of variety? There's jam, cream cheese, nut butters, eggy bread...

Microwave omelette might work too smile

nicelyneurotic Fri 01-Nov-13 17:16:59

Thanks everyone! Yes I do vary the things on her toast but I'll stock up on crumpets, pancakes, tea cakes etc and try her with some new fruits. Thank you

sparker22 Fri 01-Nov-13 21:55:00

I didn't realise babies could have jam! figured it would be to sugary, although I suppose the reduced sugar ones would actually be ok! I'm off to by jam tomorrow! grin

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 02-Nov-13 09:33:55

Lots of people feed their babies petite filous and they are really sugary...

I'd just bumpy a good quality, low sugar, high fruit jam.

sparker22 Sat 02-Nov-13 10:03:28

how long do the porridge fingers keep for does anyone know? does the 'life' of them make a difference if made with cows milk or formula?
they are a fantastic idea! defiantly going to be trying them! grin

sparker22 Sat 02-Nov-13 10:06:01

I use the tesco fromage frais, cheaper and slightly lower in sugar I believe. I should mix up my own using full fat natural yogurt and fruit puree for a less sugary yogurt...but....I'm a bit lazy confused

Andcake Sat 02-Nov-13 10:19:46

Ds has wheetabix - just moisten it slightly and cut into two fingers - he loves it and shoves it in.

SoftSheen Sat 02-Nov-13 10:25:28

Mini shredded wheats, shreddies or mini weetabix are also good, because they can be picked up individually.

Norfolknway Sat 02-Nov-13 10:28:55

Omelette, (nearly hard) boiled egg, mini weetabix, sainsburys do a mini shredded wheat with blueberries in.

We buy the St Dalfour jam (found in lots of supermarkets) as it is 100% fruit, no added sugar.

sparker22 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:14:25

does jam need to be seedless?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 03-Nov-13 13:35:33

Oh sparker you don't half worry! grin

I gave whatever we had in, but we do tend to buy good quality jam anyway. I'm sure someone will be along soon though who knows the guidelines on seeds in jam smile

sparker22 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:47:48

can't help it, its what I do! if I have nothing to sorry about I manage to find something... donno why confused Lol

sparker22 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:48:08

sorry - worry* lol

As far as I know seeds are fine! smile DS loves fresh raspberries and strawberries so eats lots of seeds, can't imagine it is too different in jam (no ill effects here so far).

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 03-Nov-13 14:20:38

My DH is very much like that too sparker. If he's got nothing to worry about, he'll worry about that! Gets a bit frustrated with my fuck it, it'll be fine attitude sometimes but I suppose we balance one another out nicely.

As pale says! they get seeds in berries so seeded jam should be fine smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 03-Nov-13 14:22:55

My DH is very much like that too sparker. If he's got nothing to worry about, he'll worry about that! Gets a bit frustrated with my fuck it, it'll be fine attitude sometimes but I suppose we balance one another out nicely.

As pale says! they get seeds in berries so seeded jam should be fine smile

sparker22 Sun 03-Nov-13 14:44:14

I'm fairly laid back but I do worry about food! Lol

my dh is worse! I'd love to take DD out to parks and zoos and the baby places where they have ball pits and stuff but dh doesn't like it/allow it yet coz of all the germs and her still being a 'baby' (she's 8 months, nearly a toddler for goodness sake!)! that gets annyoing! lol confused

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 03-Nov-13 14:50:54

Getting exposed to other chikdren and germs is good for their immune system though and not detrimental, well usually anyway. Have you talked about how he will cope if you have to return to work or when dd starts school?

sparker22 Sun 03-Nov-13 14:55:39

well, not really talked about it. I'm not going back to work till DD starts school/nursery.
I do take her out and about. dh doesn't like it but if I didn't we would both go crazy with staying in the house all day everyday! we went to a stay and play last week. loved it! going again next week.
I know germs and other children are important for her immune system and stuff so I take shat he says on board.....then do what I want anyway!! Lol grin

sparker22 Sun 03-Nov-13 14:56:29

I've totally hijacked the breakfast ideas thread! sorry everyone! Lol. wasn't intended! blush thanks thanks thanks thanks

nicelyneurotic Sun 03-Nov-13 16:20:53

No worries Sparkler, I must admit I think your DH and I are like minded when it comes to germs!

Thanks for the great breakfast ideas everyone

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