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?

sparker22 Mon 04-Nov-13 20:59:24

damn those germs! DD has caught a cold sad dh insists its from the 'stay and play' we went to Friday hmm

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 04-Nov-13 21:41:29

Much better that she catches things now though. If you kept her away from everyone then had to put her in nursery and return to work, she'd catch everything and you'd have a real problem.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Mon 04-Nov-13 22:15:28

Gypsy toast / eggy bread / french toast.... bread dipped in beaten egg & fried in very little oil or butter - less than you'd spread on toast.

sparker22 Mon 04-Nov-13 22:17:15

I know. this is her second cold in her 8 months. last night I was up all night while she slept on me, tonight's a repeat I think. except I've set up camp on the reclining sofa with the telly smile much better then being bored in bed alllll night with nothing to do but balance a wiggly sleeping snotty baby on your chest! lol

rachyconks Mon 04-Nov-13 22:25:13

My DD is 11 months. Tries to feed herself porridge (messy). Won't take a spoon for me but laps it up at nursery (go figure!). Omelette fingers (ham & pea) are a big favourite, toast with jam, fruit, smoked mackerel & poached egg, sausages, pancakes, bacon & cheese muffins.

Never tried eggy bread, excited to try her with it this week!

sparker22 Tue 05-Nov-13 21:36:16

my DD looooves eggy bread (so do I!) I'd give it to her (and me) everyday if I could! (clinic woman said egg twice a week only though sad )

rachyconks Tue 05-Nov-13 21:53:53

I must remember the twice a week rule. I wasn't sure what the limits were for infants so I've been trying not to give it to her too often. Going to try the eggy bread in the morning (though it's called French toast where I'm from!)

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 05-Nov-13 22:07:45

Someone else mentioned the egg rule on here recently and nobody could supply a link to it. It's not mentioned on the NHS weaning pages as far as I can see.

sparker22 Tue 05-Nov-13 22:57:37

the clinic woman said twice a week because of the colostral (though if I asked a different woman I'd probably get a completely different answer! seems to be the way with the women where I am hmm ). seeing as my DD has only put on 2oz in 3 weeks and loves eggy bread I might up it to 3 times a week just to help make sure she eats a bit more...

there is no limit on eggs for anyone as dietary cholesterol makes little difference to the cholesterol in the blood. If you have high cholesterol you need to limit the saturated fat in your diet rather than eggs

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 06-Nov-13 08:16:44

Great articles hoop smile

Sparker I believe the correct response to bullshit helpful comments at the clinic is "oh that's really interesting, can you let me have the research on that one please as I'd love to read about it myself" said with a big smile.

sparker22 Wed 06-Nov-13 09:13:19

thanks hoop! smile

jilted - I try not to listen to them as more often then not they've made me feel shit or told me something wrong. don't know why I continue to ask them things really. Lol.

and that's why I looooove mumsnet! everyone on here is much more clued up and helpful then the bloody clinic women smile

Chunderella Wed 06-Nov-13 21:13:30

Chopped/sliced fruit- apples and pears are seasonal, mango lovely but pretty expensive. Slices of cheese, though it can be quite salty so you'll want to be careful.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 06-Nov-13 21:24:30

and that's why I looooove mumsnet! smile

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