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What to feed a 1 year old

delys77 | May 20, 201608:26 PM     25

Hello fellow chowhounds!

We are fast coming up on my little guys 1st birthday (in a few weeks). I am super excited about this big milestone but also a little apprehensive. His nutrition is important to us but I am feeling a little anxious as we prepare to ween from the bottle.

Breastfeeding was an option for us so the little guy has been bottle fed since birth and according to medical advice here in Canada we should plan to ween from the bottle by 1 year old.

We have been practicing with solids since he was 6 months old (also the suggested starting point in Canada) and he is a very good eater. We started with simple single food purees and now he is eating various purees, chunky mashed foods like carrots/avocado/banana, and some finger foods (cheerios/rice crackers/bits of carrot/bits of noodles).

The challenge I am having is that most people I talk to simply say to decrease the bottles and simply feed him what we are eating. I'm not too worried about decreasing the bottles as he is good with his soppy cup and can have whole milk, but he isn't ready for the same foods as us, at least I don't think he is. To add to my stress I am going back to work in a few weeks and he will be going to daycare, where I will have to pack him a lunch.

My question is, how did all you chowhounds transition your little one to eating a diet more similar to your own. I thought of continuing to make purees and just putting some of our food all minced up into the puree to make it easier for him to handle.

Also, what healthy lunches did you all pack for your little one for their daycare meals.

Any help would be much appreciated.

best to all

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