Other Options for 13 Month Old

Updated on January 15, 2009
C.S. asks from Salt Lake City, UT
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I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what else to feed my 13 month old boy.. He eats pb & j sandwiches, spaghetti o's, ravioli, hot dogs (cut up) and still some baby food in jars..but trying to steer away from that.. also he does eat some of the stuff I cook for our family with us..but just want to try something different for him..

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answers from Denver on

Diced up chicken nuggets that you baked, cheese pizza cut up tiny, scrambled eggs with cheese, cut up deli meat and cheese, yogurt, oatmeal (real flavored oatmeal), continue giving him tiny cut up versions of whatever you are having.

** Side note-Hot dogs are really not good for kids, unless you get the organic or turkey dogs they are full of sodium nitrates and preservatives. I am NOT a health freak either, just they are not good for anyone and especially kids. I get the natural turkey dogs, they taste the same, actually less expensive and my kids love those. I also get the Hormel naturals in the luncheon meat too, no nitrates or addidtives.

You can make mac n' cheese, pot pies, pasta dishes of any kind. Cut up chicken (I would put off tougher meats if he doesn't have his molars). You can give him ground turkey cooked and seasoned too.
Exposing him to adult spices and flavors will help prevent pickiness later too.



answers from Great Falls on

I dont know if this will help but I got one of those little black and Decker choppers and was feeding my little one everything we ate at the table. I dont have any actual food ideas, sorry. But with the chopper you could decide if the pieces were to big or small and also he loved to use his little spoon and make a mess. Ok so the mess wasnt alot of fun but he's very independant. Oh wait I do have a food idea... GREEN BEANS! They are squishy enough and he can hold them with his hand.



answers from Denver on

Hello C.,
My daughters' favorites are yogurt drinks, spaghetti(cut up in bite size pieces), frozen mixed veggies or fresh veggies and fruits. My rule of thumb is they get a helping of carbohydrates, protein(veggie patties Morning Star Original or Prime are the best), and fruits and veggies plus milk with every meal. They also like cheese enchiladas, rice, potatoes, chicken nuggets, and cheese. We pretty much feed them what we eat. Try to offer her a variety of food so she won't be a picky eater. At about 13 months, you need to cut all the food in smaller pieces and provide more mushy food because it goes down better. Good luck!!



answers from Denver on

I'm like Jodi, my kids eat what I do and have since they could eat. I personally don't eat Spaghettios and hotdogs and hence my kids don't either. The following are cut up small enough or mashed for baby's palate...Beans and rice a la Chipotle is a staple here. All sorts of soups, salads, stir frys, etc. Not to mention cut up fruits: pineapple, mango, apple, mandarin oranges, berries, pears, pomegranate, banana. Kids like spice, variety and can and will willingly eat more sophisticated foods. GL!!

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