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Breakfast Ideas for Almost 10 Month Old

My 10 month old refuses to eat baby food, but loves our table food. For breakfast she's been feeding herself cheerios and small pieces of toast. I'm looking for suggestions of what else to offer her for breakfast.

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I always fed mine some type of pasta dish for breakfast. It seemed that after sleeping overnight, he was more than hungry for it.

My granddaughter at that age loved cheerios and also eggs, boiled or scrambled. In fact to this day, her favorite breakfast is boiled eggs (3) and juice. Good luck.

You could cut up fruits, like bananas, peaches, pears, oranges, etc. Maybe other cereals that dissolve in her mouth. After she's 1 or 2 (can't remember which) you can give her scrambled eggs. You could do pancakes, muffins, french toast, etc. in bites. That's great that she wants to feed herself!

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At 10 months, just feed her whatever you guys are having. We fed our kids right off our table. (Our son was strictly breastfed for 9 months so he went to babyfood for about a week and then to table food! We continued bf till 18 months along with the food.)

+fresh fruit (canned has so much extra sugar....)
+egg bake or scramled eggs (if you are concerned just seperate the yolks from the whites)-we fed our kids the whole egg...

I personally would NOT feed cinnamon rolls as one suggested. It's best to keep those kinds of sugars out of kids' diets for as long as possible. And I also suggest on making her meals from scratch so they are as healthy as possible.

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You could try small pieces of a mild cheese such as mozarella or cheddar (it is better at room temperature as it softens). Actually, my son loved feta cheese and olives, you never know what they will like :-)

You could also try small bread or bagel pieces with cream cheese or hummus.

My kids were the same way.
We usually have cereal, fruit and a cup of milk or a yogurt smoothie in the morning. I've also made pancakes and added fruit/granola to them - kind of like an oatmeal pancake. You can make a bunch and throw them in the freezer. They reheat in 20 seconds in the microwave or you can toast them because they're a little more dense than a regular pancake.
They also love waffles - you can buy the kind with whole-wheat and fruit in them.
We also do omeletes/scrambled eggs. With her being 10 months old, I think she can only have the whites/yolks? I can never remember which one it is :)

I make pancakes with bananas and or blueberries....(homemade, so as to avoid all the sodium) I make a batch on the weekend and freeze them. she eats pieces of those, I have blueberry whole grain bread that I toast and put on simply fruit - jelly without all the sugar.... or you can use baby food fruit instead... frozen waffles - earhts best makes good ones or eggo whole grain blueberry.. you can do french toast made with only egg yolks....and cinnimon wioth vanilla - she loves that. Yo Baby yogurt is always a hit as well.

my daughter loves blueberry muffins. We started giving her muffins at 9 or 10 months when she was picking up her own food. We crumble it up and it is easy for her to eat.

Looks like you got lots of great suggestions. However, as a daycare provider that participates in the childcare food program, I would like to give a warning about cheerios and other dry cereals. It is NOT recommended that infants under one year be fed cheerios. Many childcare providers bucked this rule and their response was to try to shove a handful of cheerios in your mouth and breathe without choking. Therefore, until children can eat without shoving handfuls into their mouths, dry cereal should be fed with caution.

Good luck!!

Malt o meal, oatmeal, cream of wheat, fruit, yogurt.. are just a couple ideas. My son was the exact same way. He refused baby food and onto the adult stuff. He would however eat Puffs(like cereal and easy becuase it dissinagrates in your mouth). Hope this helps.

My 13mo.old has pancakes/waffles with a little bit of syrup almost every morning. She gobbles it right up.

Otherwise other ideas:
Mix Cheerios and Yogurt together
Granola Bar
String Cheese
Various Fruit
Cinnamon Rolls

We were pretty much done with baby food by 9mos. Teeth or not she wanted table food.

I think at that age, we starting give our son yogurt. He is 2.5 and still loves eating yogurt in the AM. Also, we pureed Avocados, they are really good for us. Scrambled eggs?? Oatmeal? Good luck!

What exactly do you mean by baby food? Mashed up food that you feed her by spoon? Or the stuff in jars that taste bad? And remember, the morning meal does not have to only consist of what we would normally think of as breakfast food. If she doesn't like to be fed by you, then she could try eggs, cooked hard, cook oatmeal to a thicker consistency, let it cool and it becomes great finger food! There are tons of fruit she can start too: pears, peaches, plums, bananas, mango, homemade chunky applesauce. Just make sure they are very ripe, and instead of cutting them into squarish chunks, julienne them. I've got a great chunky applesauce recipe if you want it, goes in the crockpot all day, it makes the house smell so good! She could also have salmon, or shred cooked chicken, even if she doesn't have any teeth. Keep trying to feed her a little bit each meal by spoon, my little girl gets one yo-Baby yogurt every day, and sometimes it can take her all three meals to finish it. Good luck!

Melons (cantaloupe, honeydew) and mango are also good choices for breakfasts and snacks. Let them ripen a bit more than usual so they're a bit softer (easier to chew/mash without teeth). My youngest loves them for breakfast along with toast, english muffins, waffles.

Clementine oranges are good too because they're smaller and have very few seeds to get out. Messy, though, when you cut them up.

Breakfast cookies (oatmeal bars basically) are also soft and easy for them to eat on their own when cut up.

I always fed mine some type of pasta dish for breakfast. It seemed that after sleeping overnight, he was more than hungry for it.

Our daughter LOVED canned fruit! We would get those little fruit cups and keep a coup in the diaper bag too. You could also try scrambled eggs if you're not worried about allergies. Small pancakes or waffles might be good too!

You could cut up fruits, like bananas, peaches, pears, oranges, etc. Maybe other cereals that dissolve in her mouth. After she's 1 or 2 (can't remember which) you can give her scrambled eggs. You could do pancakes, muffins, french toast, etc. in bites. That's great that she wants to feed herself!

anything small can be given to a 10 month old. pieces of fruit, veggies, pancakes, eggs, whatever you eat can most likely be given to her. :) just make sure its small pieces. or get one of those netting eater things? you know what i mean? kids that age love those! :)

My little girl at that age ate chopped up fully cooked egg, little tiny pieces of bacon, if you don't mind a little bit of sticky mess, cut up waffles with just a little syrup or jam on them, mine loved that. Other types of dry cereal and my girl also really liked cooked cereal as well, oatmeal especially. See if any of these are hits and good luck!

I'd like to suggest you make breakfast the biggest meal of her day! here are some ideas: warm chunks of baked tofu, large butterbeans rinsed/drained from the can and warmed, scrambled eggs, halved grapes, cottage cheese, banana, green beans, french toast, poached egg on toast, white milk (not chocolate), cheese curds, and little tiny homemade pancakes with real maple syrup for dipping.

By 10 months, with both our boys, we had pretty much thrown out the "one food every couple days" thing and pretty much fed them table foods exclusively, with our doctor's blessing. Of course, we avoided allergens and choking hazards and milk, but otherwise, our kids ate what we did, but cut up into very small pieces. It was nice--it allowed us to eat meals out at restaurants, and to pretty much be a lot more "normal" than folks we knew who were feeding baby food at that time.

Offer her anything you all eat. Oatmeal, eggs, pancakes, waffles, french toast, fresh fruit, yogurt. Whatever table food you eat, offer her in small bites. I used to boil crunchy fruit like apples and pears to soften them a bit and then cut them in small pieces and give my guys those.

Have fun. It is great that she wants to eat what you are eating. Don't stop that. Kids that only eat "kids food" make life much more difficult.

A ton of good suggestions have been made already, but I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in. The scrambled eggs are a good idea, however only the yolks should be used for children under 1 year. The white can be a allergy issue...

Hi C.,

I have a 20 mo. old but he's been eating the same breakfasts for months now...frozen waffles, pancakes (with mashed fruit, pumpkin, etc. or plain), oatmeal...he especially likes the oats from the tin with applesauce and some cinnamon, scrambled eggs, cut up pieces of toast with homemade jam. Sometimes if we are in a rush he does like nutri-grain bars too.

Good luck,

My little ones love little pieces of whole grain waffles. I sometimes put a little unsweetened applesauce on the high chair tray for them to dip the waffles in. They also love Gerber yogurt melts.

Please be very careful and on the watch for any problems these young children might be having if you're giving them whole wheat products instead of the rice baby formulas that are suggested for that age...I am now 41 years old and discovered a year ago that I have a severe intolerance to gliadin, one of the protein starches that are found in the gluten part of gluten-containing grains; that means I cannot eat wheat, barley, rye, or oats (unless the oats are gluten-free). I also found out at the same time that I have a severe allergy to casein, a protein found in cow milk.

It is very possible that I've had the casein allergy since I was born, and because it wasn't caught, I got Gluten Intolerance. OR, since my 9-year-old daughter has tested for a low intolerance to gluten, it's possible that this severe gluten intolerance has been in my family for generations and no one knew about it until my family was tested.

If your body can't handle certain foods, it will have a cumulative effect on your gut health, on your inflammation processes in your body, and can lead to chronic health conditions (which is where I'm at).

It's been estimated that 40% of the American people have a problem digesting gluten but most of them have no idea they have this problem. People with Celiac disease are only about 1% of that number. There's a far greater number of people whose bodies can't effectively absorb and use the gluten protein molecules. Over time, if this inability to digest isn't caught, the body develops what is called malabsorption, which is where the body is unable to absorb the nutrients it needs from the food you eat. I'm there; it's not fun. I have a very specific diet I now have to adhere to and very specific nutrients and other things (including supplements to help repair my Mitochondria, because I'm on the verge of adrenal collapse) because of the damage not knowing I was allergic/intolerant to certain foods did on my body.

The remedy for the gluten intolerance? A gluten-free diet. No prescription drugs involved. Most doctors won't even think about testing for gliadin or gluten protein molecules unless you're very, very sick--practically on your dead bed. I'm not kidding. After all of my years and years of medical problems and being diagnosed with one ailment after another and being prescribed this medication and that medication, until I was taking over 12 of them...I finally found myself both an Integration Doctor and a Naturopathic Doctor who are now helping my body heal. It's a simple saliva test that measures IgA antibodies and costs about $25-$35 dollars. It will show if you're allergic to casein (cow's milk) as well as egg, gliadin (gluten), and soy. (I also have a severe intolerance to soy. Thank goodness, I can still eat eggs.)

If caught early, your child can avoid these problem childs and grow up with a healthier immune system and a greater outlook on life. Chronic diseases are no fun, nor is diarrhea or constipation. Fuzzy brain/thinking, or acne. or rhinitis/sinunitis/constant headaches. Stomach cramps, bloating, gas. These are only a few of the many, many symptoms that you can put up with, if your digestive system is messed up.

Please, be very careful when giving a young child their first foods. Try to avoid cow milk (mom's breastmilk or goat is good; raw cow or goat milk is preferred), soy and soy products (there's estrogen in there), and the gliadin/gluten grains, such as wheat, rye, barley; oat is fine if it is certified as gluten free. If you even suspect there might be food allergies or intolernaces, either in yourself or your spouse, or even relatives, I'd have your children tested.

All the while I grew up, my dad always told us he was lactose intolerant (there is a big, big difference between being lactose intolerance--not being able to digest a certain sugar starch--and casein allergy, which means your body is actually allergic to cow milk. If you're not allergic to whey, another cow milk protein, then you should be able to eat a product with whey in--as long as no other forms of cow milk are used). After I found out about my casein protein allergy, I asked him one day if he'd ever been specifically tested for either the whey or the casein proteins; he said no.

Well. Right there, if he had and discovered that he was allergic to cow milk, I would have known and half my battle with being chronically sick would have been halted. Casein allergy runs in a family. If I'd have known as a child, I could have stopped drinking milk. There's a good chance that many of my current symptoms might never have been.

Sigh. Wishful thinking.

I also have three children and the youngest is also 10 months old. He has taken the longest to want to eat table food, but it seems like overnight he decided that he no longer wants his baby food either. I have been giving him bites of whatever I am eating. Last night I made a spinach quiche and to my suprise he loved it. I'm not sure what it is, but if I'm eating something that is what he wants to be eating too. I give him a bite to try and if he likes it I will get his own portion.

scrambled eggs, french toast, waffles, grits, oatmeal-anything you would eat for breakfast that your baby won't choke on

small pieces of banana, other dry cereal, juice, scrambled eggs, small pieces of sausage, raisins, applesauce. You didn't mention if she had teeth. always cut into small pieces and watch that she doesn't put too many in her mouth at once.

we used to do pancakes, french toast, oatmeal, malt o meal, preatty much whatever we ate (except for eggs) and just cut it up real small.

My granddaughter at that age loved cheerios and also eggs, boiled or scrambled. In fact to this day, her favorite breakfast is boiled eggs (3) and juice. Good luck.

eggs, whole pinto or another type of bean, avacados, berries, steamed broc or cauliflower. these have all worked well for my son. good luck!

My son loves fruit! Bananas, kiwi, mandarin oranges, strawberries and grapes (cut in half so he doesn't choke). He also likes apples, pears, peaches, etc., but since those are hard, I either buy them canned or steam them to make them soft. He also enjoys waffles. I get the whole wheat ones. Sometimes we do yogurt, oatmeal or scrambled eggs (but I think you are supposed to wait until she's 1 for the eggs).

I never wanted to give my little ones sugary things (like syrup or fruit filling), so we did whole wheat waffles broken into the little squares. I would also make homemade wheat pancakes w/ mashed bananas in them. My girls ate those like crazy (and still do). I would make a bunch & freeze them in portions in baggies. Then I would just have to pull out the portion & heat it up in the microwave for 45-60 sec & there you go! If you want the recipe, send me a msg & I'll look it up!
They are 2 1/2 now & still don't do syrup! We also did LOTS of fruits and cheese chunks.

My little guy is now 9 months and hates baby food too! We give him chopped up fresh fruit, scrambled egg, pancakes (without syrup of course), waffles, toast, small slices of soft cheese, muffins, and bagels(frozen mini bagels are also excellent if your baby is still teething- they love to chew on them). For an after breakfast snack we offer the cheerios and/ or graham crackers.

Hi C.,
There have been a lot of great suggestions already, but I haven't seen bagels. My 10 month old son recently decided he didn't like Cheerios anymore, much to my dismay, but he is happy to chew on a whole wheat bagel. He will also eat pieces of pita bread, torn into little pieces. We have found bananas are too binding for him, but he still enjoys mandarin orange slices, apples, peaches and pears. And he loves pancakes. Believe it or not, another favorite is yogurt mixed with cooked squash! I have also found the book SuperBaby Food to be very helpful. Good luck!

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