Wednesday, May 8, 2013

what to feed a hungry 10 month old?


My little man has recently started throwing his food on the floor occasionally and playing around with it more. He used to have a voracious appetite so I think that was why he just gobbled everything up so fast. Now he seems to have slowed down a little. He is not as hungry and has more time to have fun with his food. He is also becoming more picky it seems. He will be eleven months old next week and I am always looking for more ideas for snacks and meals for him. So I thought I would do some research and see what other moms are feeding their babies and make a list of some of the things that my little guy likes to eat.


Foods that little man loves:
  • toast with butter on it (for some reason he prefers his bread toasted rather than plain)
  • pancakes (you can make these ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate them for the week)
  • black beans (his favorite snack)
  • pasta
  • rice
  • cooked vegetables: broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, corn, spinach
  • baked beans
  • re-fried beans (he eats a lot of beans...)
  • stuffing
  • mashed potatoes
  • fruit: bananas, cantaloupe, kiwis, tomatoes (watch for reactions to acidity when introducing tomatoes)
  • yogurt (made with whole milk)
  • cheerios
  • puffs (I think every baby loves these)
  • small crackers or saltines broken into pieces
  • cottage cheese
  • cheese (cut into very small pieces)
  • pieces of chicken 
  • oatmeal
  • grits
  • applesauce

He still eats some pureed baby food. He has fruit mixed with baby cereal in the mornings for breakfast and has some vegetables with his dinner in the evening, if we aren't eating a vegetable that he can share. He also still drinks formula of course, we are trying to get him used to drinking from a sippy cup. He has a hard time tipping it up far enough on his own but is getting better.

He can pretty much share most of what we are eating now. As long as its cut up into small pieces and is not too sticky, crunchy, spicy or chewy.

Foods to avoid at this age:
  • marshmallows
  • peanut butter
  • hot dogs
  • grapes 
  • honey
  • nuts
  • citrus (you can introduce citrus around 10 months but watch for reactions to acidity)
  • regular milk (most babies can start to switch to whole milk around 12 months) 







8 comments :

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  2. I lam linking from the Wandering Brain blog hop! I love the title of your blog as as well as our posts!
    Maria
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  3. He is cute! My son is now 2 and is such a picky eater!! Thanks for sharing this a @ The SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party :)

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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    1. Thank you :) I'm glad my son isn't picky yet, it makes it easy to feed him

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  4. Very interesting & helpful. My son's 16 months old, but there's stuff on here that I didn't know! :) As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us & to invite you to add me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter or Facebook as I’ve done the same with you. Also, I run a link party on my food blog, Anyonita Nibbles where you can link up recipes or food related posts. This week’s party is here: http://www.anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tasty-tuesdays-10.html

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