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What do you feed your 11 month old when you're out?

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franksidebottom Sun 24-Apr-16 18:39:35

My dd is 11 months and I usually give her home made food, she has never been keen on jars but likes ellas kitchen fruit pouches, when we're out I tend to give her one of those because I don't know what else to give her. I do sometimes bring a banana and mash it. She loves bread and butter, cheese, yoghurt, pieces of meat but as I tend to make dinners I don't know if this would fill her. Do you take your home made stuff in a thermos flask?

SecretSpy Sun 24-Apr-16 18:44:23

At 11m I used to ask for an extra plate and give them some of mine. There's no need to mash bananas at that age, you can give them a banana. Or part of a sandwich.

FemaleDilbert Sun 24-Apr-16 18:45:02

How about little finger sandwiches? Cheese and ham maybe?

lovelyredwine Sun 24-Apr-16 18:46:53

Can you do sandwiches (grated cheese, houmous, tuna etc as a filling) and cut them up into small pieces for her to pick up and eat herself?

If she's not keen on these then a thermos is a good idea.

Iguessyourestuckwithme Sun 24-Apr-16 18:50:24

I take picnic bits for my 9 month old and 2.5 year old

Favourites are

- cold pasta salad - cous cous salad [cous cous with chopped veg/tomatoes/olives in] - avocado blitzed with philadelphia cheese on/with rice cakes - homemade vegeatble muffins

Or I do a mix of
* sandwiches rice cakes *oatcakes *sliced fruit *vegetable sticks *olives *breadsticks *chopped avocado or a pot of avocado with cream cheese *a yoghurt *blueberries *vegetable fritters *vegetable muffins *cold homemade pizza *chopped ham chopped cheese

They generally have a picnic lunch 2/3 times a week. If out I will pick up hummus and carrot sticks plus a sandwich from a supermarket for them to share or they will have toast or a sandwich in a cafe.

Iguessyourestuckwithme Sun 24-Apr-16 18:51:14

Oh and cold pasta salad is whatever pasta dinner we had the night before but cold grin

UmbongoUnchained Sun 24-Apr-16 18:52:45

Just give her what your having?

almostthirty Sun 24-Apr-16 18:54:48

I just shared what ever I was eating (he loved chilli jacket potatoes! For snacks we did veg sticks in tupperware and fruit etc.

nephrofox Sun 24-Apr-16 18:56:56

Assuming you're going to a cafe, i share whatever I'm having. Plus take fruit or breadstick / cheese / etx for snack if our longer

Justputyourshoesonnow Sun 24-Apr-16 18:59:47

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doleritedinosaur Sun 24-Apr-16 19:08:58

I give finger sandwiches of ham with salad, hummus or egg mayo.

Cous Cous with chopped veg & falafel.

Stir fry with quorn & veg,

Home made frittatas with rice cakes/ puffs/ breadsticks/ raisins/ whatever fruit we've got in that week.

Tend to do easy, non staining food when we're out & about.

franksidebottom Sun 24-Apr-16 19:13:18

Ah ok thanks, feel a bit embarrassed now blush was giving mashed banana as she was teething but she does like them in pieces. I eat out today and eat a pulled pork burger in a spicy sauce so didn't want to give her that. I'll pick things of the menu that she likes next time. Just wasn't sure about giving her things like spaghetti bolognaise from a restaurant in case of salt etc but I may be massively over thinking this.

Artandco Sun 24-Apr-16 19:16:36

Yep just whatever we have out. Take a banana or avocado or similar incase we ended up not getting food when they were hungry. They had milk still at that age also

I would have given some of the spicy pulled pork burger also.

franksidebottom Sun 24-Apr-16 19:31:11

I found the burger quite spicy and I'm half middle eastern so used to spice, I thought it too spicy. She does eat curry but a mild korma style

UmbongoUnchained Sun 24-Apr-16 19:32:55

You might be surprised. My 19 month old eats things way more spicy than I do! She ate about 12 jalapeño stuffed olives the other day before I realised they were jalapeño ones.

notagiraffe Sun 24-Apr-16 19:36:13

My memory is that I'd pack a selection of finger foods I knew they'd eat: sliced fruit and veg; cubes of cheese, small sandwiches, rice cakes, Organix snacks and fruit purees.

Daffolill Sun 24-Apr-16 19:47:57

You're not alone I don't tend to share my food when eating out because of the salt content. I also mash bananas as they are slippery to hold, don't be embarrassed.

There's a high number of baby led weaners on mumsnet who look at purees and mashers with disdain wink

Justputyourshoesonnow Sun 24-Apr-16 20:00:36

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Daffolill Sun 24-Apr-16 20:05:28

There's salt in most things though and it soon adds up. Each to their own but I don't think the op should feel embarrassed for being concerned over salt content.

franksidebottom Sun 24-Apr-16 20:06:24

Yes my dd isn't the best with blw she is a bit of a retcher and a gagger, some babies take more naturally to it than others, she likes her dinners

franksidebottom Sun 24-Apr-16 20:16:13

I had a spicy pulled pork burger with chips, I didn't feel that was appropriate for an 11 month old but some people think that's ok and fair enough, I just wasn't happy giving that

Daffolill Sun 24-Apr-16 20:19:28

I usually take an ellas savoury pouch and ask for a jug of hot water to warm and take some finger foods with me usually organix crisps or some rice cakes.

I wouldn't give chips or processed pork to a 11 month old either op.

Passmethecrisps Sun 24-Apr-16 20:20:26

At that stage I carried little rice cakes, babybel, falafel and chopped veg for example. Then she would sook on chips or some roll depending on what i was having. I also used to watch salt content quite carefully and my dd had a lot of Ella's pouches. At one point it was all she would eat - sooked straight out the pouch!

I forget now how anxiety making weaning was for me. I hated it

PenguinsAreAce Sun 24-Apr-16 20:27:23

Banana (whole)
Grated cheese
Cold pasta twizles with something
Sandwiches (cheese, cream cheese, meridian nut butter etc)
Raisins
Breadsticks
Rice cakes
Crackers/oatcakes and stuff like cottage cheese or nut butter
Cold steamed veg sticks
Something leftover like risotto, spag Bol, mashed potato and something (mine ate this sort of stuff cold quite happily)
Grapes cut up small
Strawberries

Honestly, the possibilities are endless. They need such small portions, just pack a few things up into those klipseal plastic tubs, bung them in a small cool bag with a freezer pack and off you go.

Marzipants Sun 24-Apr-16 20:30:10

I used to take some bread sticks, a baby bel, a fruit pouch and maybe a yogurt. Ideally I'd give DS some of what I was having, but if he didn't like it then I'd have enough so I knew he wouldn't go hungry. And it was all stuff that could I just take around in my bag all day without having to take a special bag for it all (maybe not the yogurt...).

I hated weaning DS1 so much is why I tried BLW with DS2. It was much easier but then if I ate out somewhere unsuitable I'd just give him some of DS1s so didn't have to worry about salt content.

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