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Food Help for a 15 Month Old.

Hey everyone! Here's my question...is it still ok for my 15 month old daughter to be eating SOME baby food? For her breakfast she usually gets some drinkable yogurt out of a cup with a straw and either a mini-eggo waffle with fresh fruit or yogurt and adult oatmeal. Now, here's where my problem is...I have to be at work at 7am and I am not a morning person and it's STILL hard for me to get up and ready in a timely manner. So, usually the night before, I prepare her lunch and snack for daycare. It's usually some sort of baby food (vegetable chicken, vegetable beef, or the toddler soups, etc.) and either fresh fruit or baby food fruit for lunch. For snack it's yogurt (the normal stuff, not drinkable) and fresh fruit or animal crackers. Then for dinner, it's usually either what we are eating or those little microwaveable toddler meals. Is the baby food still alright to giver her for lunch? I just can't think of anything that is easy to send with her to daycare. Any ideas would be helpful, too. I want her to get a balanced meal every meal - meat, veggie, fruit and grain. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you all so much. :-)

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E. Hi
It sounds like youve got things together more then You may realize. I think your little one is probably getting enough of her food groups and In my opinion as long as she's interested in table food at breakfast(IE: the Oatmeal) and the same dinner you are eating in the evenings, Then Baby food is fine to feed her at lunch time, or the toddler meals. Heck My five year old still finds the toddler meals appealing. Sounds like shes right on track. Keepup the good work...
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E., It sounds like you are doing a great job nutritionally! I am 40 y/o Mom of four(ages 6,4, 20 mos. & 4.5 mos.) and I have found that lunchtime is a toddler's best meal of the day so u want to get as much good stuff in there as possible. I suggest cooking some chicken breasts(if she's a meat eater)early in the week or whatever kind of meat source she eats and then the night before dice into small pieces. As for veggies...do the same....cook frozen(better source of vitamins than canned) and put in container. Fruits....buy canned or send bananas. Whole wheat mini bagels and cream cheese is good, wheat thins and cheese stcks (diced) is great! Apple sauce in small ready packed containers....raisins, etc. It is better for your child to get the fiber and nutrients from regular food if she is eating it and cheaper too! It is just as easy w/ a bit of planning....even cooked cut up chicken nuggets are good:-) Good luck!!!

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My 20 month old is a VERY picky eater and the ONLY way I can get any vegetables in her is to give her baby food. (Recently, she started to boycott even that so now I'm at a loss as to what to do.) At her 18 month check up, I asked the doctor if this was okay and the doctor said, "I don't care how she gets her veggies, raw, mashed, whatever as long as she gets them." Basically, don't worry. As long as your child is eating other solids so she gets used to different flavors and textures, then your little one is fine. :-)

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E.,

First of all, tell me about not adjusting well to mornings. My son will be 2 on Sunday and I still can't get up and going in the mornings. Second, baby food is actually very nutrious, much more so than alot of prepackaged foods, so I wouldn't worry about her having it. Soon, she'll probably discover she doesn't like it as much, then you may have a problem. But as long as she's getting some real food, this is fine for now. Also, as a suggestion, I have to send all my son's food with him since he can't have any dairy. What I do is while I'm cleaning up dinner (mine), I just put some into little bowls for him to take the next day, then the next morning I grab the stack of 4 or 5 bowls out of the fridge and into his bag we go. The reason I mention mine, is I know there are days when I don't get home in time to make dinner and get him feed at a resonable time, and I like to play with him sometimes too. So probably 1-2 (some weeks more) he gets a toddler meal or something and I make dinner for us later. I just package his lunch from that meal, so he gets more real food. I hope this helps. You can get gerber bowls with lids at any grocery store or walmart, etc in the baby alise. If you get the bowls with the white/clear lids, don't put the lids in the dishwasher. The deeper bowls with lids in colors are fine. Hope this helps and if you need anything else, feel free to email me at ____@____.com luck and most important don't feel guilty, just do the best you can.

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E.,

At about that age my son started to eat the pasta pickups and toddler finger foods. They are in the same location as the babyfood. Also small pieces of meet and cheese and crackers grapes or other soft fruit cut up. You know if she is ready for that kind of thing but it worked great for my son. Maybe ask the daycare what kind of foods the other parents provide that is easy. I know daycare is not easy. Good luck.

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Hi! E., I also have 15 month old but I do not give her any baby food. According to her doctor she's not suppose to eat any baby food anymore because she is eating regular food.

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Arent those microwavable meals high in sodium and preservatives? I just go with feeding my child what we eat. Pack what you would pack for yourself for lunch (you know your child best - make small changes when necessary). From the beginning I have always fed my son the foods that we eat. I didnt want to have to feed him pre-packaged foods high in preservatives and sodium ( low in nutrients) and I also didnt want to have to prepare two meals; one for us and one for him.

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