When we first started weaning Ellie she would eat anything. She loved fruit pouches and rice cakes the most but if we gave her vegetables or “real food” she would eat that too.
I felt so proud that she wasn’t fussy as I am quite a fussy eater and I don’t want her to grow up being as funny as me.
From 5 1/2months we started weaning Ellie. I used a combination of baby led and spoon led weaning as that worked best for us, Ellie enjoyed experimenting and finding her mouth but also due to her always being hungry she loved being spoon fed as it meant she got fed quicker. For us it worked and has continued to work. Ellie can use a spoon and a fork but isn’t consistent with it as she would rather give us her cutlery to feed her.
At 15 months (tomorrow 😢) she eats a small breakfast with us before we leave for work and then has a “Nana” at my mums around 9am. She will then have a snack of some sorts and although I would like to say I make all her snacks I can’t. I work and when I am not working I am trying to be a good mama and wife and everything else which leaves little time to bake. Saying that, I do try and choose toddler snacks that are 1 of her 5 a day and can give her some goodness and she rarely has anything like dairy free chocolate.
Ellie then has her lunch at my mums which I premake for her as I like to know what she’s eating (I do have some control issues I know) and lately I’ve been using Cow & Gate toddler meals that have meat and veg in them as she has decided she won’t eat any veg any more.
This leads me to tea time, we eat together and Ellie eats what we eat usually. She was always very good at meal times,only on the odd occasion would she throw her food on the floor. Lately I am struggling to get her to eat anything at tea time and it is really stressing me out. I can’t remember the last time she ate a carrot or broccoli which were always her favourite. Tonight I cooked her pasta and meatballs in tomato sauce, I thought this would be a winner as she loves pasta and tomato sauce. I was very wrong! She ended up eating two pieces of pasta before rejecting the rest of her plate. She wouldn’t even try the meatballs and I am convinced she would have liked them.
I know that it can be a phase toddlers go through and hopefully it will pass but OMG this has been going on for weeks now and I worry she isn’t getting the right amount of goodness she needs. Surely its not healthy to live off just fruit.