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My dd is not wanting to eat much food that is good for her...she eats baby food for 2 meals and they are good choices...but all her snacks that she will eat are crackers(ritz type) with absolutely nothing on them....I have tried....but no luck.<br><br>
Now before you tell me that its ok, she has just been found to be anemic and I feel that I DO need to get her to eat healthier. It is showing on her so I dont feel that her choices are ok anymore.<br><br>
Any kick butt crackers out there that I should know about??? any ideas for snacks??? she loves to crunch!! she is not too keen on soggy stuff..........I am running outta ideas!! HELP!!!!<br><br>
BTW, she is just turning 13 months old..........
 

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Well, I don't know how eager you are to introduce nuts, but I get almond crisps at the health store and dd loves them. She also eats veggie chips, which are dried vegetables, also at the health food store.<br><br>
They have enriched soy biscuits, stuff like that. Do you have one in your area? You could visit and ask for iron rich snacks for your babe.<br><br>
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Kashi makes some really good crackers called "TLC" (tasty little crackers). they come in a few flavors, and they are very tasty.<br><br>
how about a smoothie? my kids love those. i use whatever frozen fruit i have, Vruit, soy or rice milk, and wheat germ and/or freshly ground flax seeds.<br><br>
i second the granola bar and dry cereal ideas. DD also loves peanuts, and ds just started eating them.
 

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I second the TLC crackers--they are super tasty little crackers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We give our kiddo a little container of peanut butter and she dunks and she loves it. If you're okay with nuts. Our doc wanted us to hold off til 2 or even 3 because of nut allergies, but there was no history of nut allergies, and despite her reactions to me eating dairy, she had no problem with the larger amnts of pb I eat. So we do pb and we also let her snack on soy nuts. There's a concern of choking with nuts, but soy nuts are so darn small, we were never worried. Are you still nursing? I have a friend who swore her son's iron went up when she increased her intake of iron (she was nursing). They also added iron rich foods to the baby food--like adding spinach that had been in the blender or food processer--and the taste wasn't that affected but the iron content was upped. Hope that helps! Good luck!
 

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If you can find Vital Vittles cinnamon raisin bread in your area, that stuff has *tons* of iron, like 34% RDA per slice, and it's really yummy. My daughter cannot handle most nuts, so we don't do pb, but she does eat sunflower butter which is also super nutritious.<br><br>
Also, while not very high in calories, most babies love Veggie Booty which is like natural cheetos with vegetable powder instead of cheese. It has lots of vitamin c and a. (my dd was on a Ritz kick at that age too!)
 

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When Konur was diagnosed anemic I started giving him raisons in the morning with a couple ounces of juice and enriched cereals like Malto-Meal. He was up in the normal range within 6 weeks. The Vit C in the juice helps the iron in the raisons absorb better. Try to avoid calcium and iron at the same time, they compete for hte same sites on the red blood cells.
 
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