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For a one year old, Do you offer food or milk first at mealtime?

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Asked by babygino at 8:44 PM on Jun. 20, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • I usually gave my boys both at the same time...and let them choose which they wanted.

    Answer by MommasCooCoo at 8:51 PM on Jun. 20, 2008

  • I give my toddler milk/jucie/water while hes running around in sippy cups... when we sit down to eat I give him food but then between a few bites I give him a drink... I get thursty while eatting... so i think he proubley does to... plus i sit and eat every meal with him...

    Answer by laura_mae99 at 8:51 PM on Jun. 20, 2008

  • both at the same time. i get thirsty well i eat, don't you?

    Answer by mom2tocutekids at 9:06 PM on Jun. 20, 2008

  • I give my twins their food first then when they have eaten I give them their milk, otherwise they will drink and not eat. We actually don't need to drink when we eat it is something that we learn to do not something we need to do.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:29 PM on Jun. 20, 2008

  • i give them distilled water or oj

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 AM on Jun. 21, 2008

  • My son is just under 1, he has milk first thing in the morning and last thing at night. During the day I just leave his sippy cup within reach for him and he goes thru a couple of those a day as well as all his food.

    Answer by MeAndLo at 4:36 AM on Jun. 21, 2008

  • Food. First of all, although many people don't know this it's actually bad for digestion to consume liquids (water, milk, etc) and food at the same time. Instead, you should eat and then drink something approximately 15 minutes prior.

    But there are other reasons he has food first. Between ages 1 and 2 a child only needs one to two cups of whole fat milk per day. And it tends to be a little filling. So I usually avoid it until closer to night time so that he's full and completely satisfied before going to sleep. During the day he only has water.

    Answer by MamaPyratekk at 12:24 PM on Jun. 21, 2008

  • Food, and sips if I think the food myself is salty.

    Answer by ProudMammaBear at 2:03 AM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • food first

    Answer by Tbell17 at 10:11 PM on Jun. 26, 2008

  • no i wouldn't give my child milk i give them carrot juice or distilled water after the meal is done and a bit before not during

    Answer by Patience1 at 11:17 PM on Jun. 27, 2008

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