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What snacks do you give your 1-2 year olds when out and about?

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MeeWhoo Mon 26-Nov-12 12:32:23

Ds will soon be 14mo and I need ideas for snacks that are not too messy so that he can eat them on his push chair or at the park, etc. At the moment I am stuck with banana and biscuits....

YouHaveBeenOutbid Mon 26-Nov-12 12:36:14

Breadsticks and blueberries are my 15 month old's current favourites.

NickNacks Mon 26-Nov-12 12:37:11

Dry Cheerios, grapes, sultanas, pitta bread, melon,

PerchanceToDream Mon 26-Nov-12 12:45:48

Sunmaid raisins are your friend.

MeeWhoo Mon 26-Nov-12 12:49:54

Thanks for the replies. So for small things such as raisins, do you use one of those cups with a lid that they can put their hand through?

PerchanceToDream Mon 26-Nov-12 12:51:41

No, I find the little boxes themselves are great as they have to work at getting the raisins out. Can be an absolute godsend on the bus/train.

MrsBungleBear Mon 26-Nov-12 12:53:20

Raisins, rice cakes and fruit usually. Sometimes bits of cheese cut into sticks.

MeeWhoo Mon 26-Nov-12 12:54:07

Ah, i see.. Thing is I'm not in the UK so I haven't seen raisins in little boxes like that, they tend to come in big bags.

5madthings Mon 26-Nov-12 12:54:25

cheerios, rice cakes, mini cheddars or ritz crackers, oat cakes, cubes of cheese, grapes etc.

i would be wary of too many raisins as they are not great for teeth, i try and give them with a meal like lunch so they get other stuff to chew so to help make sure the raisuns dont stick to teeth.

i just use a small tupperware tub, have seen those tubs you can put your hand into but stuff cant tip out, poundland had them last week actually.

5madthings Mon 26-Nov-12 12:55:28

i dint buy raisins in little boxes as they are expensive! just put some in a tub.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 26-Nov-12 12:56:02

Breadsticks, all the time bloody breadsticks.

It was his second ever word hmm

Seriously I get the fear when I open the last box and immediately rush out to stock back up.

He also likes those veg & oat bar things. They're a million pounds normally but they had them in my local B&M bargains at 29p because they were short dated. Seriously 29p!.

ChestnutsRoastingonaWitchesTit Mon 26-Nov-12 12:56:58

Home made biscuits, pear, grapes, cold meatballs are favourite at the moment.

BBQshapes Mon 26-Nov-12 13:40:19

Ditto breadsticks and blueberries. Little cereal bites like Oatibix and Shreaded Wheat filled with fruit. Goodies Organic Cheesy puffs. Dry cracker biscuits, children's biscuits or mini rice cakes.

We use one of those plastic bibs that have a scooped bottom and just put the food in their for DD to pick out herself - keeps her busy trying to grab them from there and no mess either.

5madthings Mon 26-Nov-12 13:48:21

some of the organix bars, little sausage rolls and scotch eggs or i make little sandwiches, breadsticks, cheesey breadsticks. occasionally those ellas puree pouches there is a banana one that dd likes. cucumber and carrot sticks.

capecath Mon 26-Nov-12 13:54:22

raisins (in a little plastic tub), grapes, plain or savoury biscuits, sometimes a cereal bar, small pieces of cheese, cucumber, other fruit, oatcakes

beela Mon 26-Nov-12 14:22:10

dry cheerios & raisins
brioche rolls
(any sort of berries actually)
puree pouches

The pots with the lid to put your hand in are great (as long as you put the lid on properly. Yes DH, I am looking at you).

ZuleikaD Mon 26-Nov-12 14:26:47

raisins, hot cross buns (or other fruit loaf type stuff), flapjacks, cream crackers.

Kiwiinkits Mon 26-Nov-12 23:46:00

I can't believe no one has said mandarins! Are they really expensive in the UK or something?

boredbuthappy Tue 27-Nov-12 00:22:49

Dried fruit of any kind, big favourite here, especially blueberries. cheese and crackers, cut up fresh fruit (although I wouldn't let him eat fruit left to his own devices in the pram, maybe while out at a cafe or restaurant or somewhere he is sat in a wipeable seat), hummus spread between 2 pieces of thin bread and cut into triangles is big fav as well. And then of course, all the ready to go snacks you get at supermarkets, watching the salt content. Things like banana bread, muffins, homemade biscuits if you have time to do that sort of thing. Also, like others, I ALWAYS have some raisins stashed in my son's going-out bag.

PerryCombover Tue 27-Nov-12 00:30:17

white choc buttons

Ummofumbridge Tue 27-Nov-12 00:36:02

Thanks Perry! Was starting to feel like a weirdo for thinking chocolate and quavers. blush

CoolaSchmoola Tue 27-Nov-12 00:46:57

Organix oaty bars

And Milkybar grin

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 27-Nov-12 01:43:04

Organix oaty bars, that's what they're called! (Honestly 29p I shit you not)

I personally don't call rice cakes and humus a snack, that's what my DS usually has for lunch. Is that bad blush

I'm also not too fussed on giving him fruit, especially dried fruit, as a snack, I keep it for meal times.

I generally just stay with bread sticks. (Except for when i have s stash of cheap Oaty bars, did i mention they were 29p?). He's happy as I'm sure he'd live on them given the chance, they don't need to be chilled, they're not messy and they last a while.

I suppose cheese fits those criteria as well but as he treats that like its made from freshly squeezed elephant shit I don't bother.

MoelFammau Tue 27-Nov-12 02:34:50

Oatcakes (always bloody oatcakes)
Cheesy oatcakes (ditto)
Tangerine segments
Oaty flapjack (couple of little squares)
Malt loaf
Ellas Kitchen smoothies (Peach & Banana is no.1 here)
Carrot sticks
Cheesy crackers
Pomegranate seeds

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Tue 27-Nov-12 02:44:38

Pomegranate seeds? Really? What age from? We have bloody tons of them!

What age do you all give raisins too?

We make Mimi buttermilk pancakes with spinach/sweet potato mixed in a rare attempt to make it healthy (and I can't find kiddie rice cakes in USA)

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