My son will be one very soon. He is starting to eat a ton of solids and real foods. I was a skittish mom who only bought those gerber puffs, baby foods and cheerios. Now I want some ideas for stuff I can buy or make for him to eat and snack on!
Answer by kh717 at 10:51 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Most of the foods people consider toddler foods aren't nutritious. Toddlers don't need to drink milk. It is constipating, causes digestion problems, is related to obesity, causes other health problems, and is bad for the environment. If kids do have milk only 2 toddler size servings a day are recommended and they usually like milk products or foods with milk. Kefir is a yogurt like drink that is well liked and a good choice. Kids like yogurt, cheese, and foods with cheese.
Offer a variety of foods including foods you don't like. Avoid processed foods and things with white flour including pasta. There is whole grain pasta and pasta that is high fiber that isn't as dense as whole grain.
Answer by Gailll at 11:01 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by BisketLiss at 10:04 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
He can eat the healthy food you eat. Babies never need baby food, puffs, ect. They are like the junk food of feeding babies. Diced apples aren't a good idea because they are a choking hazarad and raw fruits are harder to digest, cooking helps the digestion process. Of course chex mix is too salthy and a choking hazard. Deli meats have nitrites in them a known carcinogen and are also salty.
Forked mashed sweet potato, banana, or avacodo are often recommended as first solids at 6 mo. You can slice cooked meat very thin or shred, not dice. Raw veggies like carrot and apple can be quickly shredded and fed raw or cooked slightly to help with digestion (steam or microwave).
Answer by Gailll at 10:51 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by missanc at 11:13 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 11:33 AM on Sep. 13, 2010