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I gave DD some oatmeal a couple nights ago, and she slept 9 hours. I felt so much better with a big chunk of sleep! I tried again last night, and she wouldn't let me feed her any, she wanted to do it herself. I was wondering if anyone knew of some good ways for a 7.5 month self feeder to get some oatmeal before bed? This is the only thing I have fed her, everything else she does on her own, and it's not a definite time or anything, just whenever. TIA
 

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Oatmeal Cookies<br><br>
3 bananas mashed<br>
2 C uncooked quick-cook oats<br>
1/4 C skim milk (i use breastmilk)<br>
1/4 C applesauce (or any puree fruit)<br>
1 tsp vanillla<br><br>
Combine all ingredients, beating well. Let stand 5 minutes so the<br>
oats absorb the moisture. Drop by heaping spoonfuls unto ungreased<br>
cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool 1 minute<br>
on sheet. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.<br><br><br>
they end up being like just chewy piles of oatmeal - totally gross imo but the kids love em. you can add cinnamon or some apple.<br><br>
*sorry, my toddler helped send that before i was done.<br><br>
i wanted to add that my son always sleeps great after eating a bunch of avacado, and my daughter sleeps a ton better with a hat on, so i know what it's like to find that magic solution. haha we gave both our kids these cookies around 7 or 8 months with great success.
 

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I used to cook oatmeal with a little less water than it called for, and then let it cool. It will form big lumps and is a perfect finger food.
 

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I mixed steel cut oats with a bit of banana, almond butter, and then sprinkle with cinnamon. Then I roll them into little balls and put in the fridge. We started this around 8 months.
 

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We mix oatmeal with Pamela's pancake mix, add cinnamon and fry them up in cast iron (we're working on some anemia issues, and use vit C-enriched apple juice to help with the iron absorption from the oatmeal we use).<br><br>
They're delicious! And easy for self-feeding, and no sugary syrups needed as the cinnamon makes them nice and tasty.<br><br>
But the recipe calls for egg, but you can use just the yolk and it's fine. That's what we did until she was old enough to have egg white too.
 

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Wow! Thanks for all the great ideas! As soon as I can get to the store, I'm going to try these. I guess I'm stuck with no sleep tonight <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I love not having a car. I've been "out" of groceries for a few days. We've been getting really creative..... DH's car was supposed to be fixed today, now we're shooting for noon tomorrow. Sorry, I'm getting OT.
 

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I hate that! We couldnt afford to get my car fixed for 5 months. We never had groceries <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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those recipes look much more delicious than what I'm going to propose, but this is quick and easy and works well too:<br>
put some quick cook oats in the bottom of a flat bottomed dish of some sort and add some water (a little less than you'd use if you were making oatmeal), microwave for a minute then put it in the fridge. The next day (or later that day) you can peel it out of the dish and they can eat it like a pancake. I've added fruit too. My kiddo does OK with it, and he's not much of an oatmeal fan.<br>
i got the idea from babyledweaning.com (you can search the site for oatmeal pancakes)
 

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My van-who knows when it will get fixed. DH had been using his brothers truck to get back and forth to work, and it broke on his way to work today. Today, we had rotini noodles with salsa. I'm going to bake some chicken for DH b/c he cant eat anything w/out meat
 

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