That seems to be a big question around my house lately. You see, I am officially off formula. I haven’t had any formula,not even to go to sleep, in almost three weeks now; ever since I had that short bout with the flu. However, now that I am not taking formula a couple time a day, I have developed a terrific appetite. In the morning when I wake up, Grandma can’t feed me fast enough. Of course, because I no longer take formula and Mom has to make sure I still get the proper amount of vitamins, I take Poly-Vi-Sol every morning mixed with a little apple juice. We tried mixing the vitamins with orange juice but my system didn’t seem to like that very much.
So the question is “What does (should) a toddler at a strapping 14 months old (almost 15 months) eat?” Mom, Grandma, and Grandpa seem to have this discussion (debate) on a regular basis now.
For example, this morning I had a Belgium waffle, scrambled eggs with cheese, yogurt, and water in my sippy cup. For lunch I had cream of wheat cereal mixed with apple sauce. I didn’t eat much of it though, just a few spoons. I’m not sure if I was full from helping Grandpa eat his eggs (have I mentioned I love eggs) or if I just wasn’t hungry.
Yesterday I ate a big old pile of sliced fresh strawberries after dinner. They were really good. I also had a bunch of sliced turkey, green beans, two carrots pieces (not big on carrots yet) and a slice of American cheese.
One thing that does concern Mom is how much apple juice I drink. You see, I get apple juice (mixed with 50% water) in my bottle when I take a nap and when I go to sleep at night. That’s a lot of apple juice. We aren’t really sure how much apple juice is too much apple juice for a toddler.
We did learn that I do not like canned pastas. In fact, other than then meatballs I had from the Como in Niagara Falls on vacation a few weeks ago, I’m not really crazy about anything with tomato sauce on it. Can you say “Watch the baby spit out his food really fast”… LOL
We did discover I like Cheetos. But for some reason Mom and Grandma aren’t real big on giving them to me. It seems Grandpa is a good source of junk food and anything that is extremely messy. Guess who doesn’t clean me after a meal of give me a bath?
Oh, and peach sorbet is fun to eat. I can’t have ice cream because my doctor thinks I’m lactose intolerant. I have no idea what that means, but I do know that regular formula, milk, and cream really make me sick. Grandpa came up with the sorbet idea so I could have something cold when everyone else is having ice cream.
Any suggestions out there? What things should Mom be feeding me? What else might I like? And what else should I be eating?
Well, hope you all have a few suggestions
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