So you've got past the milk feeding stage. Got the first tastes of vegetables and fruit out of the way leading to a tot that is very content at eating everything that is placed in front of her. However, you are still panicking is your child eating enough? What portion size is right for them? What about cow’s milk, cereal, sugar, salt consumption and vitamins?! The whole feeding scenario can feel overwhelming!
With my eldest I bought all the Annabel Karmel books I could find, an Usborne feeding book and more. The recipes in these books look more extravagant than anything I've ever cooked for myself. OK that’s not hard to do as I'm used to bunging stuff in the oven and hoping for the best. I once even had a fire engine come out while at University as I’d forgotten the fish fingers and chips in the oven! We also don’t stock some of those ingredients they suggest in the books.
So while the books languish on our bookshelves this is what we do in our house. For breakfast she’ll eat through 1 yoghurt, 2 pieces of fruit and a handful of Cheerios (similar varieties are available). Anything that has not reached her mouth will be spread over herself and the floor! Our eldest will share what we have in the evening and anything that she doesn't eat is stored in the fridge for the next day’s lunch. If we don’t have any food leftovers from the night before she’ll have a food pouch or jar for lunch. A milk bottle and water to wash everything down with is always welcomed.
What do meal times look like in your home?