August 17, 2006,
B.G. asks from Fort Wayne, IN on August 16, 2006
J.T. answers from Cedar Rapids on August 17, 2006
Have you tryed feeding her the toddler dinners? You can get little micrwavable cans that have a variety of different meals to choose from. Also you could try what looks like a t.v. dinner for babies. It will have a main dish and a side of vegetables that are small enough she should be able to handle. I hope this helps!!!
C.J. answers from Indianapolis on August 17, 2006
Does your baby have many teeth yet? My daughter is 18 months and eats everything except corn and cole slaw. Maybe try soft, cooked vegetables and softer meats. Cooked carets, mashed potatoes, peas - those sort of things and try to keep meats moist and tinder and make really small or (this will sound gross) squishy bites.
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B.H. answers from Lafayette on August 16, 2006
M.G. answers from Indianapolis on August 16, 2006
I feed our little 17 mo old whatever we are eating as well as fruit, hot dogs, fish sticks, pudding, applesauce, yogurt, whole milk replaced formula. I would not suggest any uncooked vegetables as they can still choke and not chew correctly. I cut the other items into small bites so he can eat them up. He loves muffins, pancakes, waffles, bacon, scrambled eggs for breakfast. I try to use lowfat or turkey based items as much as possible. Oh, cheese is good in low doses-string cheese cut into bites. Just keep trying one meal at a time to see what your little one will enjoy and use common sense and I think you will hopefully find a great eater!!
A.D. answers from Charlotte on August 16, 2006
Our daughter is 17months, the youngest of 5. We have found to make that easy transition from baby food to our dinner is soup. This way they are getting a well rounded amount of veggie and meat. Our daughter likes turkey pot pie(Campbells), split pea, chicken noodle or some homemade... The list goes on, I just mash it with a fork or food chopper and she loves it. Be careful of any roasted type chickens because they are very stringy and hard to get down. I also do apple sauce/banana or yogurt for the fruit/dairy portions. Sliced deli cheese is good because it is thin and you can give it to her. I know how you feel, sometimes what you are eating seems so overwhelming to try and feed the baby, especially with the meat part. You can always feed her parts of your dinner and work her up to the complete meal, while supplementing with the soup to fill her up the rest of the way! Good Luck!
S.W. answers from Indianapolis on August 17, 2006
I had, and still do, have that problem. I got 2 great books you should check out. 1) 1, 2, 3 Cook For Me by Karin Knight and Jeannie Lumley and 2) The Big Book of Recipes for Babies, Toddlers and Children. They were life savers!
D.P. answers from Indianapolis on August 16, 2006
If she has teeth, give her green beans, pees, etc, to pick up and eat. When my kids were 18mths, I fed them what I ate w/o seasonings and in smaller portions and bite size pieces. They are now 13, 10 and 5.
C.A. answers from Indianapolis on August 17, 2006
I have had success with the gerber graduates foods. Might be worth a try! Good luck!
A.F. answers from Indianapolis on August 17, 2006
I had alot of luck with the food grinder.