I also find that when my son doesn't like something I have opened, I have to throw the entire packet (for example, he won't eat anything with tomatoes in it so if the broth even smells like tomato he will spit it out. Unfortunately, Ella's kitchen doesn't have much of a market to advertise "smells like..,"). For a 15 month old, one packet is not sufficient quantity, unless it's a toddler size packet but of course my brat still prefers the 7 and 10 month recipes (and any take out I order for myself). He does prefer packaged food and take out food to home cooked (much like his mother), but it is easier (and more affordable) to cater to his tastes when his food is freshly made. So, in India, fortunately with help, I find it a little easier to have his meals cooked, though what to cook remains the most irking question of the day.
|There's nothing better than a meal out with waffles and cream
So below, as promised in my last post on how to feed your little ones, here are some menus by age on what to feed your little ones:
(Don't ask me for recipes as I will send you google links - after the last two microwave fires I set, I do not cook anything that is meant to be edible).
|No means no!
Sample Menus for your babes and tots by age:
Newborn to 4 to 6 months:
Learning to eat - 4 to 7 months:
|Learning to eat, and drink..
Mastery with food - 8 to 12 months
Food lover - 12 months and up:
We did add a morning snack (which is primarily fruit salads), and instead he has different kinds of eggs or oatmeal pancakes (with oranges, bananas or as is), for breakfast.
It is actually better to offer these on occasions under your control, than to restrict them completely because restricting it will actually make your child more curious to try these foods and may even cause him or her to hide and eat it later. So offering them under your control and in moderate proportions can help build healthier habits later.
At 12 months, you can also add salt to baby food but in small proportions. It is not really needed, but more for flavor.
|Cake smash fail...
Hope this post is helpful to all.
More to come (soon, I promise)
P.s. Sorry about the delay in my post. I was traveling with my little tot, which was a fun, delightful but exhausting experience. More on this to come.. soon!