why dont you let us know what you normally give to her first?
then we can add on to your list.
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Hi mummies & daddies, can advise me on what type of food to give and what not to give for 1 year old baby? My gal is turning 1 year old. Now, i need to change her diet abit to include more food. But rather unsure what i can give or cannot give...
why dont you let us know what you normally give to her first?
then we can add on to your list.
actually.. after 1yr old there are many things you can give n not alot you cannot give .. if she is below 1 yr old then alot of things you better not give first eg cow's milk(as a drink), egg white(due to allergies) etc etc... but after yr old many things ok to give ..im waiting for my girl to pass her 1 yr mark so i dont need to worry that much on what i cant give to her lol.
Most things can give already, except nuts and seafood must wait till she's older. Nowadays, i give my dear daughter a bite of most foods that i deem ok for her to eat...
Isit ok to give ice-cream and cold drinks to my 1yrs old daughter ??? i got let my daughter to try a bit of ice-cream twice but i not sure isit ok anot....Btw still need to feed her cereal??? cos i will feed my daughter with cereal in the morn as breakfast or when i not cooking porridge. So when can i feed rice to my daughter as main meal???
you can feed her rice anytime as long as she dosent gag on it. it depends alot on individula baby. my girl can take rice. you need to slowly adjust the porridge's consistency to let her get use to it (put less water into porridge). my girl more or less is taking rice . i jsut put 1:3 for rice n water... you can try letting her get use to bigger pc of veg n fruits n harder texture also..
for cereal.. you can keep feeding or stop feeding depends on you. even adults like us takes cereal sometimes? so there is no rules saying when to stop. i also give my girl cereal as her breaskfast still.. you can try giving bread also as breakfast. not everyday cereal.. bread, cookies, omelette, toast etc etc. finger food for her to self feed? has she started self feeding?
as for ice creams n cold drinks.. around 1.5yrs old should be safe though i dont see any reason to let them try those unhealthy foods... for my girl, she wont get to eat those until she starts to talk n request maybe lol. if she dosent request then i guess she wont be eating those for a long long time.. lol
About cereal, you can continue to give cereal. Why not? You can keep it as an option for breakfast. Maybe add more textures into it by adding chopped fruits in case she gets too used to mushy food.
Alicia started taking rice at about 10 months but not a lot and i didn't give her that often anyway. But since she turned a year old or so, i started giving her rice for dinner instead of porridge coz she prefers rice to porridge.
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self feed=let her play with the food lol. i usually only give my girl finger food eg cookies or chunks of veg/fruits for her to play with them. she will also pick them up n put into her mouth. this is self feed . it will be sometime before they learn how to use a spoon to self feed so just be patient.
you can give her anything with rice. veg, fruits, meat etc. same as how you would cook porridge .
you can give her anything. just remember the 4 day wait rule. if she has never taken anything soy, then give her a little in the morning n see how's her reaction to it. wait for 4 days before introducing a new food. as long as she has no soy allergy, you can give her soy bean milk and tofu if you like.
btw, you can give her ANYTHING as long as she is not allergy to them. no such thing as cannot give since she is already so old. BUT NO HONEY( i forgot when you can give honey to baby. you can check online)
do a search online and you will know why. the website i read from says honey kill babies.
Warning! Honey is not for babies!
Although honey is a natural, healthy food that normally cannot support bacterial life, it's important to note that it can carry C. botulinum spores which may be harmful to the undeveloped immune systems of infants. The old practice of dipping pacifiers into honey to soothe crying babies should be aborted.
Infants up to one year of age should not be fed raw honey, as their immune systems are not yet developed enough to fend off this normally benign strain. Infection can cause a flaccid paralysis weakening the baby's muscles, causing a "floppy" baby. Other symptoms include constipation, lethargy, poor feeding, weak cry, droopy eyelids, expressionless face, drooling or swallowing difficulty, and occasionally, respiratory arrest. By the age of one year, most children develop enough to resist this normally benign strain of botulinum.
Infant botulism is rarely lethal, but is obviously easy to avoid in this instance. Although food manufacturers make extensive use of honey in their products, baby food manufacturers, as a rule, will not include honey in their foods recommended for those babies under one year of age.
It must also be pointed out that infant botulism is not exclusive to the ingestion of honey. The botulism spore can also be found in dust, soil and other uncooked foods that older children and adults are exposed to daily. The risk is minimal. Yet, it is an avoidable risk, and honey should not be fed to infants under the age of twelve months. dont't play the odds.
Some food options for 1 year olds -
carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, beetroot, cauliflower, broccolli, potatoes, leafy veg (spinach, Ceylon Spinach)
apples, pears, bananas, papayas, avocadoes (my husb feeds baby this and calls it "ice-cream"!), cheeries, plums, peaches, grapes
Cereals & Grains
rice, oats, cous cous, pasta, cornflakes (beware of sugary ones)
tofu, threadfin, ikan billis (anchovies), beans
What to avoid until later
honey, eggs, nuts (may cause allergies in some babies), bread (may cause allergies in some babies), seasonings (salt, sugar)
In general expose your baby to a wide palate of food, remembering to introduce new foods only after 4 days. In time, you can include a mixture of the different colours of food in each meal (red, green, brown, yellow) and slowly progress to having your baby eat simple adult food.
For veggies, so far i've given her broccoli/cauliflower/french beans/ baby corn/ sweet potato (yellow, orange, purple) to name some.
For protein, I give her cod/salmon/ chicken/ beef/ egg yolk (she still doesn't like the white)
Here's a picture of her food:
Last edited by snowbear; 02-09-2009 at 08:45 PM.
wow she eats like an adult! since when you gave her such big chunks of food? cos i remmeber she still has not much teeth isnt it? those veg so big she can bite them? i give jumpy only chunks of veg but then very small chunks like maybe 2cm cubes.. if not she sure choke..
ya she bites very well! that time i see you feed her muffin i know hehe. so big pc go in n she didnt gag on it.. my girl cant bite as well.. im training her now by making her finger food. she can bite them off using her teeth in front but once they are inside her mouth, she will chew but then wont really chew well... sometimes takes ages n still the pc is intact! then sometimes she simply swollow them n gag on it till her face also red. i see so scared man...
for this age, you can start giving diff kinds of variety.
instead of just porridge, can cook soup for her.
with rice or pasta or macaroni or noodles.
rice-not too dry n hard, add more water.
pasta - can give ABC pasta
noodles- can give softer kinds like mee sua or kuay teow in soup.
potato,carrot,tomato soup with pork. (can add corn to enhance sweetness)
ABC pasta in tomato sauce.
sharkfin melon with pork soup.
sliced fish soup.
macaroni with chicken soup.
rice with steam veggies(carrots, potato, sweet potato, brocolli) and steam minced pork patty.
ehh, cant think of others for the time being..
cereal with fruits (cut up strawberries, kiwis, apple, etc) mix with/without FM/breast milk.
many kind of cereals, like cornflake(no sugar), honey stars, coco krunch, fruity pebbles, etc.
bread with jam/abit of peanut butter.
chee cheong fun with abit of sweet sauce.
chwee kuay with a bit of the chai po.
toast bread with cheese (lightly toasted). (can cut into cute shapes for her)
ham n cheese bread (can use the cheese cubes spread).
instead of giving ice cream, you can give abit of yoghurt.
tea time snacks can include, biscuits n bread n green bean soup or barley.
this can encourage your child to self feed.
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im starting to feel my girl's breakfast is so boring lol. cos i give her oatmeal cereal every morning but mix with differnet kind of fruits everyday .. fruitty oatmeal cereal.. i wanna try french toast, cereals also but then she have not tried them before.. need to slowly introduce her in case she allergy to them..
btw, im interested to make my girl macaroni also but.. macaroni, bee hoon etc in soup.. isnt it messy to feed them cos of the soup? like will drip here n there? i used to hate feeding her watery cereal cos super messy.. porridge also.. now that she is older, i make them more chunky so easy to feed n not messy..
well, feeding tots r always messy. gets messier when they self feed!
can let her wear bibs, then not too bad. n get ready your wet wipes n hankies!