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Food help!

Hey everyone! My daughter just turned 8 months. (She was born at the end of September) I went to her doctor's appointment yesterday and they said to start weaning her off of bottles and that she should only be having like 18 oz. a day and to give her more solid food. I had no clue I was already supposed to do this. (She's been having like 30 oz. a day probably, maybe 25.) She doesn't like the purees and we have been giving her solids which she LOVES. We mostly just whatever we are eating, but I don't usually eat all 3 meals so I am looking for things that I can give her for them. I'm wondering now what sort of food schedule and what sort of things that I should give her to make up for the bottles.

TLDR: So, what I am asking is, what is your child's food schedule, and what are they eating for meals? (It'd be even more of a plus if it's easy to make!)

Edit: Also, do you give your kids juice? I haven't really given her it but I've heard mixed things. If you do, what type?

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teawithfrodo
May. 25th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
He hates rice cereal. We put some Cheerios in a food processor and then combine that with some breast milk.
He's also started the Multi Grain and Apple Cinnamon Cheerios as finger foods.

We cook veggies and fruits and put them in tupperware/gladware and keep them labeled in the fridge. Some things last longer then others.
We like veggies raw as well. We make about 5-6 different things at once and then choose 2-3 for meals. We also take a small container with us if we go out just in case we are eating things he can't have.

Just make sure to check them. If they go bad then toss them. Start by making smaller amounts until you know how much she'll eat.

Also, my son eats his fill. He was never a puker and always stops himself when he doesn't want more. Some days he'll eat more then I do.

Edited at 2010-05-25 03:32 pm (UTC)
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May. 25th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :) I appreciate it.

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