what to eat - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 08-30-2012, 04:23 PM - Thread Starter
robyn90's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My almost 1 yr old will not eat baby food anymore she want to feed herself...I just dont know what is safe to feed her, like i give her pieces of fruit, rice, beans but what can i give her to feed herself?

robyn90 is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 3 Old 08-31-2012, 10:26 AM
nstewart's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

She can feed herself most things.  Just give her what you are eating or modify it so that she can eat it.  Give her a spoon to use as well.  At first she might mostly use her fingers but she'll start trying to use the spoon.


Good options:


Toast with spread - nut butter (if you aren't worried about allergies), hummus, avocado and fruit spread are good options.  Cut the toast into "fingers" and cut the crust off to make it easier to handle and eat.


Fruit or veggie wedges - bell peppers, apple slices, avocado slices, bananna, ripe mango, berries such as blueberries are all good options.  Yogurt is a good "dip" with the fruit


dry cereal - cheerios, chex, etc. are good for snacks on the go


noodles with tomato or homemade cheese sauce - messy but ever popular.  I buy noodles that are easy for DS to handle like cavatappi or macaronii


Home made chicken fingers are a good protien


Just some options, but we've always just fed DS what we are eating.  There are likely good books at the library with more ideas for you too.

N, wife to my goofball K partners.gif and mamma to my EC grad D (July 2010) and my new little love S (May 2013).  Exploring the uncharted territory of tandem nursing with my two boys.

nstewart is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 08-31-2012, 12:37 PM
LM96's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm with the previous poster--we just gave ds whatever we were eating, but chopped it up so it wasn't a choking hazard.


At that age he loved refried beans, french toast (bread dipped in egg batter and pan-fried in butter--cut into strips to make it easier to eat), noodles with red sauce, grilled cheese (with the crust cut off), most fruit (cut into small pieces with the peel removed, except for bananas which he preferred to have whole), avocado cubes, eggs (with or without cheese).

Lisa, married and mama to 3 kids-ds (7yo), dd (6yo), & ds (2yo)

LM96 is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 8,168

12 members and 8,156 guests
artume______ , JHardy , joandsarah77 , katelove , magdalenamontes , manyhatsmom , NaturallyKait , omarinbox1888 , rhoneyes , shanedust , Springshowers
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.