Re: Food for 9-12 month old
posted at 5/16/2013 8:34 AM EDT
In the same boat here, too. My 10m.o. DD has good and bad days of eating, but I try to remember that formula is her main source of nutrition til she's 1. But then I stress about what if she doesn't eat after she turns one. Then again, I guess kids can be all sorts of picky and have good and bad days of eating and in most cases it all just evens out anyways.
For breakfast, we offer cottage cheese, scrambled egg yolk, toast with cream cheese, cheerios, yogurt, tiny pieces of fruit (blueberries are her fave), yogurt drops. I want to try pancakes soon, too.
For lunch, she'll still eat purees at daycare just fine, so she has some fruit & veggie with some puffs or cheerios for a snack.
For dinner I've done ground beef, pasta, grilled cheese, pieces of meatball (no sauce yet), shredded cheese, cheese tortellini, quesadilla, mixed veggies, baked potato...can you tell my LO loves cheese? I try to limit it but sometimes it's all she'll eat!
She now always wants a sippy of water with her meals, too, and takes bites of food inbetween sips. We had our biggest meal time success last night at dinner, where she ate all of her rotini with alfredo sauce, some peas and blueberries...all with no fuss. I think what helped was that DH and I also sat and ate at the same time, whereas normally we eat after she goes to bed. She just wants us to eat as a family I suppose :) She also is showing lots of interest in what we're eating and drinking- I think she's just over baby food, but I'm still super cautious about giving her new things. It's weird- my biggest fear is allergies but DH's biggest fear is choking.