I occassionally give my 11 month old ds a sandwich if we're out and it's not easy to heat his food. Usually it's cream cheese or mashed banana which he seems perfectly happy with but I feel as if it's the same thing all the time. I wondered about tuna but it seems quite salty plus I'm not a great fan of it so I'm not quite sure what to do with it - mix it with mayo maybe? Whatever I choose needs to be fairly soft and spreadable as things like ham/slices of cheese will just fall out the bread. Any ideas?
Can you take out a small tupperware bowl & give him the bread , cheese seperately? You could give breadsticks & ricecakes also. How about egg mayonnaise? I often mix tuna with mayo , but if you buy tuna in sunflower oil it's quite moist so you don't need to add it. My children love tuna & have done since about this age. I must have a brain block as i can't think of anything else!
Egg mayo - DS has this (I use the egg yolk only, for both reasons of allergies and also because it goes to a smoother texture so less likely to go all over the place!).
Houmous and grated carrot? DS has lil moo organic cheese sticks (from most supermarkets), rice cakes, breadsticks, semi-dried fruit (the unsulphured apricots from M&S are good). He also has ham - you can get organic wafer thin ham from Tesco. If you use a bit of butter/cream cheese to hold it into the bread, it goes down a treat!
Thanks everyone, lots of great suggestions! He loves cheese and we have Babybels or Lil Moos ar least once a day plus rice cakes or bread sticks as snacks so I'm trying not to overdo those things. Anyone know how much cheese is too much? How much do you let your 11mth have Hunkermunker? He also really likes Nairns mini-oatcakes as an alternative to rice cakes and quite often has them after dinner with cheese - he eats better than us btw!
I love the houmous suggestion and might really push the boat out and get some mini pittas from M&S and do it with them. Also like the sound of the Sunwheel spread. He would happily eat jam sandwiches but I tie myself in knots a bit over the sugar. Don't know why as I regularly spoon Petit Filous into him! I have some tuna in the cupboard so we will try that tomorrow with some mayo and see how we get on. Thanks again.
DS usually has one lil moo stick a day, plus sometimes a cheese sandwich. He'd eat cheese till it came out of his ears (eww!), so I try not to let him have too much. He still has three or four breastfeeds a day - he's a complete gannet!
When's your DS's birthday? I've decided that being sad my baby's going to be one is silly - I'm going to be proud of myself for being a mummy for a whole year instead!
Hi Hunkermunker. His birthday is on 6 April and I'm really looking forward to it. I don't feel sad about him being one, although I have felt sad at various other points when he started to sit and move independently and I realised he wsn't a little baby any more. I love every new little stage. I've never been happier in my life and I can't believe how far we've come.