Feeding your toddler

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Feeding your toddler
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Wed, 05-18-2011 - 9:30pm
I am running out of ideas for lunch for Selin. I usually reheat leftovers but if there aren't any, I'm stumped what to feed her. Here is my rotation so far: cheese quesadillas, pasta, vegetable/noodle soup, chicken nuggets (minus the breading). Sometimes she'll just have fruit, yogurt, or cheese.

Same goes for snacks, especially when on the go. Here's what we have so far: raisins, Cheerios, Graham crackers, animal crackers, goldfish crackers, fruit, cheese, yogurt. I feel like I'm giving her the same things over and over.

Any suggestions?

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Registered: 02-27-2008
Thu, 05-19-2011 - 1:06pm

"Do you give her regular PB or an alternative butter like sunflower?"

Eliza has been eating regular PB (the natural stuff, so the ingredients are just peanuts and salt) since she was about 7 months old.

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Thu, 05-19-2011 - 1:06pm
For running around make some "toddler trail mix"... adults like it to. Mix together cereals you have in the house (Cheerios w/ Chex per say), add some pretzel pieces, raisins, dried candberries or other pieces of dried fruit. The possible combination are endless, so you can tweak it as you like. It's also great for using up that last bit of cereal.
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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 1:47pm
So its totally corny and stupid to say this but if this were Facebook, I "like" this post, haha :P

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Thu, 05-19-2011 - 7:11pm
Ella - Thanks for the recipe! No food allergies on either side so I'm going to give PB a try. I LOVE PB, like so much that I would bring it on a deserted island with me if I could only pick one food. :-)

Kate - Great idea on the trail mix! I love it and I'm sure Selin will, too.

Ruby - Not corny at all! ITA with you! :-)

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Fri, 05-20-2011 - 8:58am
Ash- I totally agree with you. Modern life seems to complicate things as much as it simplifies them!! Ella- Great recipe!!!! I'll try it! BTW. I have a question... Fede is 1 year, 5 months old... When can I start offering him honey?? The other day I was eating honey biscuits, and he wanted to try them, but I wasn't sure!

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Fri, 05-20-2011 - 9:00am
Mari - I just started giving Selin honey and she is just a few months younger than Fede. Over here they say not before one year.

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Registered: 02-27-2008
Fri, 05-20-2011 - 9:19am
Yeah, you should be fine offering Fede honey now. Their guts are mature enough even before 1 year, but to be safe the recommendation is to wait until 1 year just to be safe. He's in for a treat!! :)

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Sat, 05-21-2011 - 3:05pm
Thats great!! I think I'll buy some honey today!!!

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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 2:02pm
IT has been so nice to read this and know I am not alone! Simon has good days and bad days and I feel like we eat the same things too!

 Cassie 

     

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