The desire to feed your baby lives in a woman somewhere at the level of instinct. The little girl ate – I’m fine, I didn’t eat – not calm. And this battle for appetite and the struggle for proper healthy eating have been dominating me for two years now.
I am incredibly happy when the baby accepts my culinary innovations, I get upset when I absolutely refuse the obligatory useful minimum plan. Now, when our daughter has gone for the third year, we are experiencing a new culinary revolution in the development of a food culture.
So I want to share the experience and learn from the experience of other mothers on this issue.
GoNew and old can not be
In drawing up the daily menu for my beloved crumbs, I am guided by the principles of the famous doctor Komarovsky, according to which the diet of the child must contain products of five main groups: meat, milk, cereals, vegetables, fruits.
Mainly for Annushka still cook separately from adult food. Still exclude fried, fat, spicy and spicy, pickled, chocolate and any candy. In addition to boiled ones, I already allow stewed and lightly browned products in the pan.
I admit the presence of sugar in the compote and porridge, for quite some time now I let corn sticks and occasionally children’s ice cream. In addition to sushka, I buy the baby shortbread without a filling, sometimes I close my eyes to such harmfulness as baking.
Our approximate average menu for the day just recently looked like this:
one. Breakfast. Porridge for goat milk with banana and dried apricots, egg yolk sometimes.
2 Tea time Apple, cookies, washed down, unfortunately, with plain water, and not children’s tea, or cottage cheese.
3 Dinner. Soup and meatballs, some other meat dish. May symbolically gnaw a cucumber.
four. Dinner. Cottage cheese, if it was not in the afternoon, or another pasture, as I call it – makaroshka, a patty not eaten at lunch with bread.
GoThe road to the common table
And recently, the daughter began to insist on eating at the same table with everyone. This was preceded by our trip to the village, where there was no highchair and the baby ate in the big company at the table. There she spotted and tried something new from adult food.
Upon arrival home, Anya flatly refused to eat her usual porridge for breakfast and rushed to the common kitchen table. These changes prompted me to a very convenient and pleasant changes: now I cook breakfast one for all, which is used in the general company.
From these new products, Anya loves milk vermicelli, a tender air omelette, which is stewed over low heat and a slice of bread with butter. Although I still don’t have enough ideas on how to diversify her diet.
But in general, I notice for myself the tendency not to introduce my daughter to adult food, but to adapt our, adult food under the framework of what is permitted for her. The soups I cook are not fat, not fried, and from the spices I put only a bay leaf, I often bake the meat in the oven, and replace the mayonnaise with sour cream.
Unfortunately, we are unable to avoid nutritional problems. For example, the use of dairy products by babies remains a big controversial point. Neither milk nor fermented milk products does not recognize the crumb, with the exception of the store children’s cottage cheese, in whose favor I have doubts.
I mixed cottage cheese with fruit and cookies, served kefir in the form of a beautiful fruit cocktail with a straw – nothing works on success. By the way, any other decoration of dishes in order to attract interest to them also did not find a positive response.
Another thing I would like to change is drinking. Anya drinks only pure water well, and so I would like to drink her warm tea, compote in more quantities than she can afford now, with milk. Maybe try cocoa?
GoMommies, let’s share culinary secrets, ideas and tricks!