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What does your 1 year old eat on an average day?

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Summerdays2014 Sun 22-Jan-17 13:36:30

Hi all,

Does anyone want to share what their one year old eats and how much?

My son has just turned one and has started to get a bit fussy. He tends to go through stages of eating loads then not being interested at all. I also worry about salt intake, we never add any, but it seems that there is loads in everything!

My son is quite small and I find myself worrying he is not eating enough. However, when he goes though stages of eating loads I panic he is eating too much! I mainly cook all my own food and he often has what we are eating. He is on 2 bottles of formula a day and am looking to move this to cows milk asap.

I think it would really help to know what everyone else is up to. Thank you all in advance.

This is what he had yesterday...

7am - 7oz formula
8am - a crumpet and slices of mango
10.15am - 2 mini rice cakes and a pot of fromage fraise
12 - a bowl of spaghetti bolognese.
3.30pm - broccoli, pea and apple soup with toast and natural yoghurt rippled through it
6.30pm - 7oz formula

HandbagFan Sun 22-Jan-17 20:34:30

Mine's 11m so slightly different re milk, but here's today:

8.30 - 7oz formula (not finished)
9.30 - slice of toast and yoghurt
12.30 - half a large jar of spag bol, large rice cake, one baby biscuit
3pm - 7oz formula (not finished)
6pm - pouch of Lancashire hotpot, half a large banana and a breadstick
7.45 - 7oz formula (not finished)

Hope this helps - I find weaning such a dark art and it's really useful to know what others are up to.

Oh, and lie in was only as we let him stay up last night!

FireflyGirl Sun 22-Jan-17 20:51:38

DS is 22 months, so not sure if it's any good for you but generally on a normal day he'd have:
B : porridge (small plate size) or Shreddies (40g helping) followed by a piece of fruit. If he's not hungry, he stops eating.
Snack of oatcakes (and fruit if none at breakfast)
L : cheese spread sandwich, or leftovers.
D : whatever we're having, eg pasta with tomato sauce followed by some more fruit. Unless it's something with a lot of salt grin We mostly eat homemade and I don't add salt, but I'm aware it's in e.g. bread. I give him more than recommended portions, but as above, he stops when he's had enough.

He then has a 7oz bottle before bed.

Other days, he will refuse to eat anything I make and just demand bananas and cake.

I just trust that he will eat when he's hungry, and if he doesn't eat his tea then he's having a bottle before bed anyway.

mrsclaus100 Sun 22-Jan-17 20:57:51

My little one is 13 months and switched to cows milk now:

8am: 1 or 2 weetabix with whole milk

10.30am: 4oz whole milk

12ish: scrambled eggs on 1 piece whole meal toast with cucumber or carrot sticks (or something similar)

4pm: spag Bol/sausage casserole or whatever I have cooked for dinner that night.

7pm: 8oz whole milk.

mrsclaus100 Sun 22-Jan-17 20:59:48

Meant to add - for pudding I whiz up a little fruit smoothie of banana, strawberries and prunes

comeagainforbigfudge Sun 22-Jan-17 20:59:55

My DD is 19months.

Just up - 5oz milk
Breakfast - weetabix or rice crispies
Snack - oatie bar
Lunch - 1 slice of bread with either cheese or peanut butter or homemade soup, yogurt, fruit
Mid afternoon (Depending on length of nap) - banana
Dinner - homemade whatever we are having (bolognaise, fish, Mac cheese etc) fruit if not had mid afternoon
5oz of milk before bed (not always drunk)

Like pp, my DD will stop when full but always offered milk before bed regardless of how much dinner ate.

Some days more food is thrown on floor than actually eaten confused

C4Envelope Sun 22-Jan-17 21:06:01

14mo Dd has;

7am(wakeup) 7oz fullfat cows milk and a whole large banana
8:30am good sized bowl of porridge
1030am digestive biscuit/ricecake 7ozmilk
1:30/2pm pasta w/cheese or tomato &veg sauce/ sandwich/baked potato cheese
4pm cucumber sticks/toast/packet of baby crisps/satsuma
5:30pm spagbol/sausages beans/fishfingers/all with lots of brocolli/sweetcorn/carrots/cauliflower
6pm 7oz milk

She will have peices of whatever I am snacking on too and loves to try different things.

Marmalade85 Sun 22-Jan-17 21:06:28

Porridge for breakfast, pasta and vegetables for lunch, baked potato and beans and yogurt for dinner, weetabix or toast before bed and cow's milk and water throughout the day. He is huge though, 98th percentile.

Grumpbum Sun 22-Jan-17 21:09:13

That's more than my 2.5 year old eats
Breakfast - 1/2 slice toast with some grapes
Lunch- 1/2 sausage 1/2 carrot, small yoghurt
Dinner slice of cheese, piece of cucumber 1/2 pear
Small cup of milk

He is 10.5kg

HandbagFan Sun 22-Jan-17 21:24:39

My 11 month old is 10.5kg! He's a tall one too though so pretty much perfect for his build.

SweepTheHalls Sun 22-Jan-17 21:30:23

3oz cows milk,
Biscuits x2
Baby portion of brunch) hash Brown, beans, mushrooms, bacon, sausage)
2x crumpets with peanut butter (although the dog got a lot of them!)
7oz milk.
Rather lacking fruit and veg today!
She's 12 months.

Marmalade85 Sun 22-Jan-17 21:35:30

Oh gosh, my one year old was 16kg last time he was weighed. He eats a lot more than the others here, hope it isn't too much. He is 2 and a half foot tall though.

Grumpbum Sun 22-Jan-17 21:41:02

Please don't compare my Son is a dinky dot! I don't have big children my 6 yr old is only 17.5kg!

LauraFlossy88 Sun 22-Jan-17 21:42:43

Dd 17months

7:30 am - dry Cheerios
9ish - 8oz milk and baby biscuit ( rusk/biscotti etc)
10:30 - fruit and yogurt
(Nap 2 hrs)
1ish - finger food lunch e.g. Cheese, veg sticks, breadsticks
3:45 - carrot puffs or rice cakes
5:30 - cooked dinner e.g spaghetti bolognaise
7:00 - 8oz milk

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Sun 22-Jan-17 21:44:24

11 month old ds today had
6.30 Breastfeed
8ish weetabix, fruit and tosat
12ish jacket potato with beans on cheese. And fruit
2.30 a few segments of clementine
5ish cottage pie and a yogurt
6.30 breastfeed

lalalemon Sun 22-Jan-17 21:47:31

My 15 month old today had:
8.30am - buttered crumpet and a banana
10am (pre-nap) - 5oz milk
1pm - small bowl sausage hotpot and half slice buttered bread - she ate the bread and about 2 spoons of hotpot!)
3pm - small satsuma
5.30pm - Cottage Pie and Peas and ate it all smile

This is a pretty average day for her, she has a big breakfast but never eats much at lunchtime!

Schmoochypoos Sun 22-Jan-17 21:52:23

17month DS

630 shock weetabix and milk, handful of blueberries
930 toast and peanut butter (ate 3/4)
1130 tomato soup and crackers, yoghurt
430 lamb roast, grapes, cheese, sticky toffee pudding and cream (we were at the inlaws!!)
630 7oz full fat cows milk

I think he eats quite a lot, certainly almost as much as my 3 y/old

BlueDaBaDee Sun 22-Jan-17 22:34:16

My 21mo eats:

Porridge & a banana

Typical lunch is a cheese/ham sandwich, satsuma, maybe a dunker or a few quavers or organix crisps

Dinner is whatever we have. She loves roast chicken, mash and veg. Or pesto pasta with veggies and chorizo. Likes stir fry with cous cous. Greek yog and honey for pud.

Shouts regularly for raisins and extra 'nana's. Is bribed with buttons occasionally. Ice lollies when it's warm and hot chocolates when it's cold.

Not overly fussed with milk. She eats lunch and dinner at nursery Monday - Thursday though which I'm assured is ultra nutritious so I don't feel bad about the odd treat or freezer dinner. She loves her food smile

Dinnerout1 Sun 22-Jan-17 22:55:01

5am : 8oz of cows milk🍼
7am : Porridge or weetabix.🍳
9am: Toast 🍞
9.30am : 5oz of cooled boiled water.💧
Nap time for 1 hour.😴😵
12 midday : either 🍴🍝Fish/chicken/rice/potato/lasagne/mac cheese/vegetables. Meal time. Including fresh squeezed apple juice in boiled water to drink.💧🍎🍏
2pm biscuit.🍪
3.30-4pm : chopped up grapes/Mango/Apple/banana/strawberry/raspberry/blueberries/ melon.🍉🍐🍎🍓🍇
And one pepper pig small yogurt.🐷
Cooled Boiled water.💧
5pm Bath🛀🏼
5.15 8oz cows milk🍼
5.30 bed. 😴😴😴😵😵

gunting Sun 22-Jan-17 23:00:13

My son is 13m, he has:

Breakfast: banana, flapjack and whole milk
Snack: yogurt rice cake
Lunch: cheese sandwich/cheese and bean jacket, organix crisps, orange and whole milk
Tea: curry/chilli/ pasta/stir fry whatever we're having
Before bed: milk

Summerdays2014 Mon 23-Jan-17 06:25:44

Thanks for all the replies. It's so interesting to hear what everyone else does. I struggle with anxiety so find myself worrying about what he eats far too much.

Ponderingprivately Mon 23-Jan-17 06:34:47

My DS is 18months and I feel like he never stops eating. He doesn't drink any milk so he has:

Breafkast: small bowl of cheerios, one piece of toast with marmite
snack: varies - sometimes raisins, or half a piece of toast, or a little baby biscuit
lunch - usually some kind of deconstructed sandwich or a scrambled egg and some fruit.
post nap - needs a small snack to snap him out of the grumps. Usually some rice crackers and fruit
dinner - whatevers going (spag bol, fish, chicken rice etc) and yoghurt or fruit.
No milk before bed.
OP try not to fret they are all different, and each day can be different with most kids.

DeliciouslyHella Mon 23-Jan-17 06:57:54

Yesterday 17mo DD had:

6:30am - 6oz of whole milk
8am - porridge
11:30am - slice of toast with cream cheese, a couple of puff snacks and some strawberries.
3pm - 1 biscotti
5:15pm - pesto pasta, half a banana and a few bites of apple.
7pm - 7oz of whole milk

bananaleaves Mon 23-Jan-17 07:32:47

What I offer my 14m and what she actually eats are two different things. I find feeding her pretty tedious at the moment TBH.

She's still bf and refuses cows milk so I'll normally feed her in the morning then she has toast for breakfast which she nearly always eats.
Then for lunch I offer omelette, breadstick, cheese, veggies, she eats a little.
For dinner I'll normally offer what we have but she refuses to eat it so I giver her some pasta. Yogurt for pudding.
Bf before bed.

Yesterday she threw a delicious roast dinner on the floor angry.

She does eat loads of fruit which is good, but the only veg she'll eat is really peas and sweet corn. I really worry about the protein side of things as she only likes fishfingers and cheese which are both very salty! She will eat egg sometimes thank goodness. She won't even eat chicken! I mean who doesn't like chicken?!

Everyone says she's quite small but my dh and I are small so I'm not too worried, I give her a multivitamin and just hope she starts eating a more varied diet at some point! I think toddlers are pretty good at self regulating (I hope).

Caterina99 Mon 23-Jan-17 15:53:43

DS is 19m. He's very big (over 100 percentile for height and 75 for weight) and very active. A typical day is below and he usually eats the majority of it. We've had this routine since we weaned off bottles at around 13 months:

7.30 breakfast 1 weetabix or porridge and slice of toast.
9.30/10 snack of some fruit, and sometimes some cheese and crackers if hungry
12 lunch. Usually sandwich or pasta or cooked chicken strips and veg
Yoghurt for pudding
3ish snack of fruit after nap
5.30 tea. Either small version of our tea - spag bol etc, or fishfingers and chips etc. fruit for pudding
7ish cup of milk before bed. Not always drunk. He normally gets milk with his snacks and water with his meals.

Twice a week he gets lunch and snacks at nursery. They commented on how much he likes to eat! All kids are so different though

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