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amother




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Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:00 pm
Hi fellow Mamas,

Plz help me figure out what to feed my 1 year old who loves, loves, loves to eat anything but mushy baby jars!! She's on the small side and I would love to see her gain weight.

She always wants to eat whatever the adults are eating but tends to get constipated very easily. That's why I try to refrain from bread, cereal, rice, and potatoes as much as possible.

Trying to come up with a list of healthy age appropriate foods that are easy to digest, not a choking hazard and not constipating.

All ideas are appreciated!
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amother




DarkGreen
 

Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:14 pm
Bran flakes in milk
Oatmeal packet and add oat bran
Try giving whole wheat bread.
Cheerios and milk
Try fruit. Oranges, melon, pears peaches
Stay away from bananas and rice cakes and rice krispies
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amother




Eggshell
 

Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:18 pm
Fruit
Veggies
Lots of water

Cut down on her milk
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r1




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:19 pm
Pears (soft ones)
Baked fruit
Sweet potato
Oatmeal
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Zehava




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:19 pm
Toddler formula
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amother




Petunia
 

Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:20 pm
Magnesium citrate powder mixed in her food will help with her constipation instantly.

Then u can feed her anything she wants to eat
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amother




cornflower
 

Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:20 pm
When my babies were constipated frequently, I would give some pureed prunes every day, and then they could eat whatever they wanted and seemed to do the trick
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gootlfriends




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:22 pm
Have you offered water? Dehydration can cause constipation. An ounce at a time, with food. This is a baby past the first year so water is safe.
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amother




Tiffanyblue
 

Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:27 pm
amother [ Petunia ] wrote:
Magnesium citrate powder mixed in her food will help with her constipation instantly.

Then u can feed her anything she wants to eat


how much to put in?
I do blw with my baby she eats whatever I eat but she is constipated

I try to give prune juice/pear or apple compote 1x a day but it doesnt always help
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amother




Indigo
 

Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:34 pm
gootlfriends wrote:
Have you offered water? Dehydration can cause constipation. An ounce at a time, with food. This is a baby past the first year so water is safe.


Came back to add this but you beat me to it. I keep my baby drinking bottles or a straw cup in the morning for this reason. Nothing you eat helps without the liquids.
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amother




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Post Thu, Oct 14 2021, 11:34 pm
Thanks for the ideas everyone! Taking notes.

Will look into magnesium citrate. How much is safe for her age?

I do give her prune juice but it doesn't always do the trick.

She drinks 2-4 oz at every meal.

The challenge with this age is that they need to eat so often... I feel like I spend half the day prepping food for and feeding her.

And especially since she's skinny, I try to look for nutrition-packed or calorie-packed foods.

Are eggs (scrambled or hard boiled) ok for this age?
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amother




RosePink
 

Post Fri, Oct 15 2021, 2:47 am
We used to give my toddler oatmeal made with prune juice every day. Something about that combination really worked.

Eggs are great, just start slowly to make sure there's no allergy.

What about avocado?
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imaima




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Oct 15 2021, 2:51 am
Avocados

Parsnip instead of potatoes.
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imaima




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Oct 15 2021, 2:53 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Thanks for the ideas everyone! Taking notes.

Will look into magnesium citrate. How much is safe for her age?

I do give her prune juice but it doesn't always do the trick.

She drinks 2-4 oz at every meal.

The challenge with this age is that they need to eat so often... I feel like I spend half the day prepping food for and feeding her.

And especially since she's skinny, I try to look for nutrition-packed or calorie-packed foods.

Are eggs (scrambled or hard boiled) ok for this age?

Yes it's fine after 1 y.o.
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mochamix18




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Oct 15 2021, 2:59 am
Smoothies are great and a lot of fun
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