9 month old diet.(13 Posts)
What do your 9 months old eat? And how much? What 'treats' do they have if any? Drinks? I ask because as a first time mum, I want to make sure I'm meeting his dietary needs, and I need more ideas, ds is happy healthy and at a good weight, he's breastfed,
breakfast can vary, toast/weetabix/redybrek/fruit.
Lunch scrambled egg/fruit/cheese/cucumber/sandwich/organic snacks.
Dinner he occasionally has a jar, 9/10 it's usually something I've made meat veg and potatoes, curry, pasta, spagbol, veg in cheese sauce, sweet potatoes with different fruits or veggies added.
Pudding is always fruit, or full fat natural yogurt with fruit added and maybe a rusk mashed in, the occasional baby food jar of rice pudding.
The only drinks I offer are water with his evening meal, the rest of the day it's breast milk.
The only treats he has are the occasional milky button or some wotsits.
Can I be doing anything differently?
Am I to strict on keeping everything healthy? I only ask this as my niece is 14months eats whatever whenever her mum, my SIL says we don't do the healthy stuff do we girl, all she has to drink are fruit shoots, I wouldn't dream of giving ds fruit shoots at such a young age, but I don't judge as she's thriving happy and healthy.
Mine had the same as yours except no crisps or chocolate at that age - they don't really need treats when they don't know they are missing them. And I offered a cup of water at every meal.
Sounds perfect. DD's diet looked about the same at that age.
She's 20 months now so she's much more in the driving seat about what she'll accept but I just provide a good mix with a few sweet things casually strewn through the week so they're not a big deal.
As he gets older your job will be to decide what to offer and when, and his will be to decide whether to eat some/all/none of it. In fact that's probably what's happening now.
You are both doing perfectly well
He doesn't have a lot of chocolate, maybe one milky button every 2 days from the occasional packet grandparents drop over. Do you think I should stop with the odd wotsit? I wouldn't want to harm his health in anyway, it's just my mum said how much I loved them at his age, so I guess I assumed a couple here and there wouldn't hurt
Today my 9mo has had:
9am porridge (bowl) finger sized bit of banana
1pm 1 egg omelette shredded over rice, peas, carrots & sweetcorn. Greek yogurt (don't think she ate much yogurt)
3pm- organix Banana biscuit milk
5.30- chicken and apple bites, rice and veg
She only has milk or water and a few times a week I know she gets a biscuit (rich tea) at nursery and as she's been at hone all weeks she's had one here. I can't imagine giving her chocolate, wotsits or fruit shoots! I did BLW because jars and pouches freak me out a bit
(I really don't know if they hurt or not they just seem really adult. Maybe a bit salty?)
Wotsits might be a bit salty but on the other hand he's not having a full pack or anything! You can get similar corn snacks in baby form if you'd prefer an alternative- organix that pretend to have something to do with carrots I think.
Sounds similar to me.
Breakfast 1 weetabix and a satsuma . Often give half weetabix and a banana
Snack 2 mini rice cakes
Lunch pasta with cheese and tomatoes
Evening meal lamb, potatoes, carrot, peas parsnip
I only give water and obviously his b milk. I think I'm a bit tight on snacks
I struggle for new ideas for lunch and I'm considering giving him baked beans, I give him tuna in his pasta and sardines as well.
Usually the serving of fish is about the size of his fist. I read in a book that this was a appropriate size. It could be wrong.
If I'm out and about I give him a jar of food, he maybe has 2 a week but otherwise he has what I have. I'm also unsure of portion size.
I give him a crisp occasionally out of my bag and the odd bit of chocolate but it's really small amounts ( by my standards)
I don't think the odd crisp or chocolate will do any harm, just not necessary yet.
The only thing I would do differently would be to offer water every meal. I certainly wouldn't feel bad about not giving treats, they're not necessary and your LO won't miss them. DS is also 9 months and his appetite has really increased recently so we're trying to work on cooking meals for me and DP that DS could also have a portion of, so we don't have to make separate things for him all the time. Do you think that would also work for you?
DS has just turned 9mo and he usually has toast for breakfast, with scrambled egg or cheese. Lunch might be a ham or cheese sandwich with cucumber and tomato or leftovers. Dinner will be whatever we have, sausage mash & peas last night, chicken curry with rice tonight, just as it is, not pureed. Water offered with every meal and bm on demand.
We have packets of the carrot puffs that Organix etc make and he occasionally has a few of them and I am sure that he had choc over Christmas at some point which he doesn't usually have but I'm not going to stress about it.
Thanks guys, I just struggle for new ideas and worry if I'm offering enough variety, I probably worry to much about what he has also, I always get from my parents and grandparents you all had that when you were younger and your here and fine, and I always get frowned at when I say well the health visitor said this/that has to much salt sugar etc, I just don't think the older generations realise how far we've come medically and that early weaning or high salt content etc can cause digestive and other issues
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