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am I feeding her right? Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 5839 posts
15th Jan '13

My DD is almost 13 months old and she doesn't eat much.
I mean she eats frequently, but not large amounts.



For breakfast she had one scrambled egg, half a banana, and a cup of juice.



For lunch she had a piece of grilled chicken with Cesar dressing, a piece of whole wheat toast, and a cup of milk.



And for dinner she's having pasta with steamed veggies.



She snacks in between like; puffs, yogurt, grapes, crackers, ect.



Am I feeding her enough? She's just so small and I worry a bit.

Crazy Train 18 kids; Killeen, Texas 1478 posts
15th Jan '13

Thats plenty. You have to keep in mind her stomach is the size of a walnut at best.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
15th Jan '13

Sounds great to me.



Sometimes my dd hardly eats anything. Other days she eats heaps.



When they are little they should eat smaller amounts more often

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
15th Jan '13

sounds good and healthy to me! (I have an 11 month old)

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 5839 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Liam + 40 Weeks....:</b>" Thats plenty. You have to keep in mind her stomach is the size of a walnut at best."</blockquote>




I never even though about this.
Maybe that's why she eats a little bit but is hungry an hour later, lol.

Meℓony ♥ 1 child; Huntsville, AL, United States 3798 posts
15th Jan '13

Yes you are :) that's how my 18 month old DD is lol.

Chellie Due September 19; 2 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4204 posts
15th Jan '13

Toddlers will eat when they are hungry. Besides they don't really need a lot of food for their body size.



I let DS eat what he wants and when. I do try to make him eat regular meals as well but he is free to snack as he is hungry. Yesterday he at 1 cup of cereal, a spoonful of beans, 4oz of cheese, 1/2 ravioli, 2 pieces of salad and a few pieces of candy throughout the day. So far today he has had about 1/2 cup of cereal but it is getting to be lunchtime so he may eat more.



Liquid wise I offer milk or water and he usually has about 6 cups or so a day.

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 5839 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" sounds good and healthy to me! (I have an 11 month old)"</blockquote>




I try to feed her healthy foods but she does love French fries and ice cream. Lol
My SO says she doesn't eat a lot because I feed her nasty food but he was raised on fast food and I don't want DD to only eat chicken nuggets and Pizza :?

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Ole' No Name:" <blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" sounds good and healthy to me! (I have an 11 ... [snip!] ... a lot because I feed her nasty food but he was raised on fast food and I don't want DD to only eat chicken nuggets and Pizza :?"


I think thats great! Junk is ok..but only in moderation..



my littlest will eat anything :lol: he loves hamburgers..but he also LOVES vegetables! He is alot more open to foods than my 3yo.. who is a picky mess lol

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 5839 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" I think thats great! Junk is ok..but only in moderation.. my littlest will eat anything :lol: he loves ... [snip!] ... :lol: he loves hamburgers..but he also LOVES vegetables! He is alot more open to foods than my 3yo.. who is a picky mess lol"</blockquote>




Oh DD loves meat.
She will eat ribs, hamburger, chicken, turkey, ham.. Anything really.
she likes bread A LOT, if I fed her toast for every meal she would love me. Haha

Chellie Due September 19; 2 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4204 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Ole' No Name:" <blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" sounds good and healthy to me! (I have an 11 ... [snip!] ... a lot because I feed her nasty food but he was raised on fast food and I don't want DD to only eat chicken nuggets and Pizza :?"


That is exactly my DH as well. Junk food in moderation is ok but not 3 meals a day. DS will choose fruit over junk food 90% of the time though when I give him the choice so I know I am doing something right with him:)

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Ole' No Name:" <blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" I think thats great! Junk is ok..but only in ... [snip!] ... chicken, turkey, ham.. Anything really. she likes bread A LOT, if I fed her toast for every meal she would love me. Haha"


same here! mine eat alot of meat. I try and pack them full of protein and fruits and veggies..



my littlest has already stolen his bb's peanut butter sandwich a few times :oops: but I haven't started feeding him pb regularly lol he loves grilled cheese though

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 5839 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" same here! mine eat alot of meat. I try and pack them full of protein and fruits and veggies.. my ... [snip!] ... peanut butter sandwich a few times :oops: but I haven't started feeding him pb regularly lol he loves grilled cheese though"</blockquote>



I was scared to give DD pb :?
She snatched a reesse cup out of My hand when she was like 10 months old and crammed it in her mouth before I could even react. Haha
I still haven't given her any since that but on Christmas MIL was feeding her peanut butter balls when I was upstairs :?

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Ole' No Name:" <blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" same here! mine eat alot of meat. I try and ... [snip!] ... Haha I still haven't given her any since that but on Christmas MIL was feeding her peanut butter balls when I was upstairs :?"


well, if she survived, she's fine. lol I don't like to give it unless it's in something because its so easy to choke on.. its sticky. if you give them a sandwich, it'll be bread and pb all up on the roof of their mouth.. ugh.. I just can't do it. I think my oldest was 2 before I started giving him sandwiches.. now he lives on them lol

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 5839 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" well, if she survived, she's fine. lol I don't like to give it unless it's in something because its ... [snip!] ... mouth.. ugh.. I just can't do it. I think my oldest was 2 before I started giving him sandwiches.. now he lives on them lol"</blockquote>




That's why I always toast her bread, lol im scared she will choke.