Anybody have breakfast food ideas I can give to my 21 month old toddler. I can't get him to eat breakfast. He eats lunch an dinner fine jus refuses breakfast.
We just feed my son whatever we are having pretty much. We are very lucky to have a little guy who will eat anything that we put in front of him. He is 13 months old and loves eggs, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, toast, bagels, english muffins, homemade muffins, pancakes, waffles. Try adding a little cinnamon or vanilla to pancakes & waffles to give them some more flavor. We do his eggs scrambled or in a frying pan (no oil or butter) (we even put hot sauce on them and he loves them) or my DH has this thing called an egg & a cookie that he makes for him. You cut a hole in the middle of a piece of bread with a glass and put the bread (you may need a little butter to keep from sticking) in a frying pan. Drop the egg in the center and put the cut out on the side. Cook through and flip to brown the back side. Then they have an egg / toast / and a "cookie" to eat.
We always try to have "fresh" (I use frozen berries in the winter) fruit to give him with breakfast, he loves the sweetness since that is the extent of his "junk food".
Talk about feeding kids........ boy my son is 6 years old and he gives me such a hard time when it comes to food, he has been like that since he started eating solid food(1and half years). every morning starts the battle with him just to drink milk he takes 15 minutes on the breakfast table . i pack him lunch and he dosn't eat. when he comes home from school atleast he eats a little ,and i give him milk and snack hour later he eats little better ,and then "BATTLE" starts at dinner time again.he is 6 years old and weights 36 pounds . me and my husband took him to nutritionist and they told us its normal for some kids to be like that ,try to give him something different and creative everyday(they might be right but as a parents me and my husband worry a lot) trust me i im trying my best but its not helping . some times i leave him alone thinking that if he feels hungry he will eat but he wont untile i ask him ,the more i insist him to eat the more stuburn he becomes .please any one has any ideas .
I have always gave mine grapes, toast with butter (and a melted cheese slice) cut into small squares, mini pancakes, cold breakfast cereal softened in milk (then the milk drained) and things like that. I think what is important is that they do eat something. I have even given them chicken noodle soup (just the noodles, fluid drained), and things like that when they were going through "picky" stages.
Is it that the little one does not like sweet things first thing in the morning (like cereal and pancakes), or does he refuse anything and everything?
I posted this in the baby section as well, but I guess a double post won't hurt. I have an 11 month old son that won't eat fruits. He will not self-feed, only wants the bottle or veggies and will not even try to eat the cheerios. He throws a complete temper tantrum when I try to feed him at lunch that I am close to pulling my own hair out! Does anyone out there have any suggestions? Thanks!
i have twin boys 22 mts and have been putting all sorts of fruit, usually blueberries, strawberries, pineapple in the magic bullet or food processor, store it in a jar etc and they love it just like that or generally over yogurt.
I have a 4yr old and a 21/2 yr old and they both love maple and brown sugar oatmeal as well as apple and cinnamon. My 4 yr old started with it when he saw Elmo on the Nature's Best Box and absolutely had to have it. I eventually switched to Quaker but kept the Elmo box and put the Quaker Packets into it. My little one just does what his brother does so it made it very easy. Thank You Elmo!! Good Luck.
Stop looking for food ideas. That's not the problem. Your child isn't hungry probably because they ate something before breakfast. But every kid is on a different clock and you get to set the clock. Here's advice that worked for my three children from our great pediatrician Dr. Ken Akey and now all three are top scholar athletes with an extensive preference in foods - meaning they ate blue cheese and ethnic meals by the time they were toddlers; not just hot pockets, hot dogs and pizza to appease their appetites!
Fix breakfast. If they don't eat it cover it with plastic wrap. Now they don't eat until lunch. What do they get for lunch? Answer: Breakfast. Still won't eat? Guess what's for dinner? Everything tastes good when you are hungry. And don't let the kids snack in between until you get and can sustain the eating behavior you are looking for. If you have lazy, random or sloppy mealtime regimen so will your kids. Watch for food allergies. Our daughter wouldn't tell us her stomach was killing her every time she had dairy products. Now we use Lactaid. Tough love but you can't let the tail wag the dog. Please follow me on Twitter @BeOraQuelSmart - An experienced dad.
Not all kids are hungry when they first wake up. He may need an hour before he realizes that he wants something. Just like the bottle schedule, food should be scheduled. I worried about my little guy missing a meal. My doctor told me that if he isn't hungry, don't push and when he is offer something healthy if it isn't quite time for the next "meal".
My four year old eats breakfast in front of the TV while I get ready for work and we've done that since he was 18 months old. Toast with butter sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar cut into triangles. A mini bagel with cream cheese cut into fours. One of those frozen Super Pretzels (30 seconds in the microwave!) is easy to take into the car. Toaster waffles are flavored now! These are all items that I don't have to sit and watch him eat but are filling enough to get him started for the day.
Fruits are a treat in our house and saved for snacktime or after lunch/dinner. There aren't any rules that you have to serve breakfast food for breakfast. If your son eats lunch with no problem - what are you feeding him then? Make it for breakfast one day and see if that tempts him.
yes and mine eats a fewcheerios before "real" breakfast.i have a time ! my 2 yo refuses to let me cut up his food because the girls get whole pieces!i stress out so bad ,i gave up,as long as the rest of the day goes okay then i did my job!on the other hand adam who is 26 mo was fussy and would'nt finish meals or even start them,it turned out he was so backed up,it took a week to clean him out.now he takes pediasure for breakfast and now finishes his eggs,or whatever i offer him,of course an hour after his drink,it's filling.he's steady gaining so i dont stess too much anymore.
now lunch is an issue,so i've cut out mid morning snacks,which is replced w pediasure than he eats a full dinner!