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what meals do you prepare for your toddlers?

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Asked by Hesmynavyman at 9:14 PM on Sep. 22, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • If they have teeth start with soft things. Nothing too chewy or hard. Then you gradually work up to the chewy and hard stuff. I feed my 8 month old (he has 8 teeth) mac and cheese, potatos, cut up spaggetti (not hamberger yet), pretty much any pasta cut up, peas, would do bananas but he is allergic, toast with peanut butter, cereal that milk has softened a little, etc
    happy food hunting

    Answer by griffinbb4 at 9:22 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Hmm.. anything really...
    For breakfasts - yogurts, cereals, scrambled eggs, bits of sausage, juices, milks.. stuff like that.
    For lunches and dinners - sandwiches, mashed potatoes with bits of turkey or chicken, bits of meatloaf, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese... etc. And always with one or two sides of veggies.
    For snacks, yogurts, cheese, ham, crackers, cereal, slightly boiled carrots and dip..

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 9:22 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Don't have a picky little lady on my hands (she's 15 months). Here's a list of what I offer her...whether or not she actually EATS it is another story.

    Breakfast: scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, bagels, fruit, waffles smeared with peanut butter, infant cereal, purees

    Lunch: deli meat, cheese, crackers, fruit or veggie, yogurt, chicken, ground beef or turkey, hotdogs (occasionally), mashed potatoes, spaghetti (no sauce), grilled cheese, bread or bagels

    Dinner: a repeat of lunch choices

    snacks-crackers, muffins, bananas, dry cereal, cereal bars

    Answer by Fallaya at 10:31 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Hey, griffinbb4's 8 month old has EIGHT teeth! My little man just popped out 1 tooth (9 mo old tomorrow)! Although he makes do with what he has, you'd think he had a mouthful of teeth! I feed him softened cereal, pasta, mashed potatoes, soft veggies like green beans, and just recently cheez-its since he got one off his brother's plate at lunch. The cheez-it scared me but he is apparently a very patient baby and he softened it up good before he actually ate it. Thank heaven, he is not picky-I feel your pain, Fallaya, my 23-mo old is very picky and it is sort of irritating-he thinks I run a short order kitchen!

    Answer by mrswademom3 at 11:02 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • I make a lot of the things the other moms mentioned as well. But I am a HUGE fan of the gerber graduates and preschool meals. Especially for lunch because i normally eat a lean cuisine or something like that and I dont like to make a whole meal just for her and they have meats, fruits, and veggies so its healthy as well.

    Answer by ashleyuc07 at 11:31 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • my son is 2 and he eats what i eat has since he was 11 months....but starting out at 11 months i cut his food into small pick up size he just need to cut it up....but we dont give him steak or pork chops becuase they can be tough...but if it is soft enough for him to chew i give him bite size peices of only those things....( i do gut other meat up for himbut those 2 listed are the only ones i am ify about....)

    Answer by Mamaof2boys0709 at 11:52 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • my 14 month old has 6 teeth, and he does just fine. he eat what we eat (with a few exceptions). we just make sure it is cut to size and in proper portions for his age. what he actually eats varies. sometimes it all ends up on the floor.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 12:15 AM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • My toddlers always get whatever the rest of the family is having for dinner. The only accommodation I make is cutting foods up smaller if they pose a choking hazard, like cherry tomatoes.

    Answer by EmeraldsMommy at 2:25 AM on Sep. 23, 2009

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