V.K. asks from Bemidji, MN on April 01, 2009
Breakfast Ideas for 13 Month Old
Hi! I'm a first time mom to a 13 month old boy. He is starting to get more picky about what he eats and will spit out what he doesn't like. We're in the process of weaning him off of formula and I would like to start feeding him something different for breakfast. At this time, we are giving him 4-5 oz of vit. D milk and baby oatmeal/fruit. I don't want to give him baby oatmeal forever, but he is not into cereal! I've tried every kind of cheerio, with and without milk, and he does not like it. What are other people doing for breakfast at this age?
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Thanks for the great ideas:) I've never tried the frozen waffles. He likes pancakes, but I'm not much for eating them everyday myself. Muffins are also something I haven't tried. I'll be experimenting with some new things!
M.K. answers from Minneapolis on April 01, 2009
Waffles and any soft fruit (peaches, pears) cut into bite size pieces, yogurt, applesauce, scrambled eggs... Just b/c it is "breakfast time" doesn't mean they can't eat non-breakfast items...my daughter (14 months) ate frozen peas and cheese this morning? Not what I would want to eat first thing in the morning, but she gobbled it up!
M.H. answers from Minneapolis on April 01, 2009
Pretty much any fresh fruit
My oldest was done with baby food/cereal by 11 months and my middle son was done with it by 9 months and besides the eggs and strawberries these are all things they ate for breakfast.
N.B. answers from Minneapolis on April 01, 2009
I do home childcare..currently have a little one who just turned one (many others thru this age in the past dozen years as well!)but her faves are waffles (usually I smear a little applesause on them vs syrup then slice up with the pizza cutter..the pizza cutter is GREAT for cutting mmost things for this age..fast and efficient! Or flavored waffles with nothing added to them)...toast (again, lightly toasted with thin toppings..she loves Maple brown sugar oatmeal smeared on top!), scrambled eggs with or w/o cheese..or make an omlete with whatever is in the refrige(veggies, ham, etc)..flaored bagels into very small bits (they are dense, so small bits torn up..I rarely add any "schmeer", butter, etc...Pancakes, french toast....
Then any sort of fruit....mandarin oranges, bananas, pears, peaches, melons, berries,etc, etc. I am done with baby food usually well before the first birthday (minimal cereal to comply with food program requirements for daycare...)..milk/formula in a cup 9depending on when we wean to full whole milk....
K.R. answers from Des Moines on April 01, 2009
my boys are both that age and they normally eat
toast with peanut butter or with applesauce on it (sometimes cinnamin too)
our favorites are bananas and toast. i like them because they are good finger foods and they can feed themselves
C.K. answers from Minneapolis on April 01, 2009
Try regular (non-baby) oatmeal or Malt-o-Meal. My son is 15 months and loves both of those.
Have you tried other dry cereals besides the Cheerio-types? Kix, any of the Quaker brand cereals, corn or bran flakes...
My son always has a banana at breakfast--he loves them! Then he has one other fruit, usually pineapple or peaches or apricots. He then has either dry Cheerios or just some cut up bread. Some mornings we have eggs. He always has a cup of goat's milk (he has dairy allergies). My goal for meals is that they should have at least 4, if not all 5, of the food groups.
Muffins, yogurt, bread with peanut butter....
And I agree with the other poster--you don't *have* to have "breakfast" foods. We as adults have very set notions of what to eat at breakfast, but babies and toddlers do not. My husband has given my son leftovers from supper the night before!
One last thought on if your son acts like he doesn't like a food... It can take around 15 times of a baby having a food before they will accept it. So don't take 1 or 2 "ugh" faces as the end word.
K.B. answers from Minneapolis on April 01, 2009
My daughter is now 17 months old, but has been eating these items for months.
French Toast and French Toast Sticks
Canned Pears (and fresh soft rippened ones)
Cereal bars - she loves them
C.A. answers from Minneapolis on April 01, 2009
My kids loved Malt-o-meal and still do. Of course they liked most of the other items mentioned as well. But when asked what they want now. That is frequently the top of their list.