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#1 *lilmiss*

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

I'm hoping you can share some breakfast ideas with me!

DS usually has vitabrits/weetbix for breakfast but has recently started refusing it, i think he's just sick of it.  He is 18 months old, but has a global development delay which also affects his feeding.  He has just started being able to chew small nibbles of toast. He also has SPD so he wont touch any type of food.  I've been varying the flavours of pureed fruit i add to the weetbix, and even tried alternating with baby cereal, but i think he's just over it.  This morning he got through about 1/3 of a piece of toast (with me holding it for him) but the chewing and sensory stimulation wore him out and he ended up back in bed sound asleep!

I'm not a huge cereal fan myself, so I'm not too sure about the flavours etc of the cereals out there.  I tried him on soggy rice bubbles yesterday but the little pieces were too overwhelming for him, he couldn't work out how to swallow them.

So, does anyone have any 'mushy' breakfast ideas?

#2 Chelara

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

You could try the weetbix mixed with yoghurt or fruit purée or both, how about porridge?

#3 WithSprinkles

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

My DD loves porridge. I often mix through puréed fruit to add some sweetness (e.g. Pear, banana, apple, apricot).

Edited for autocorrect!

Edited by VanillaIcecream, 10 January 2013 - 08:15 AM.

#4 whale-woman

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

porridge or rice pudding are both faves at our house.  Scrambled eggs can be mushy/slimey.

#5 *lilmiss*

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

I've never tried porridge myself, hehehe original.gif that's a good idea tho, can u recommend a brand?

I have always added pureed fresh fruit to his weetbix, so i can try that with the porridge. i've never thought of adding yoghurt, i'll try that too.

#6 Eirinn

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

What about bircher muesli? Soak quick oats overnight in whatever takes your fancy - yoghurt, different types of milk, juice, etc. Add pureed fruit in the morning.

#7 *lilmiss*

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

oh yeah, scrambled eggs! so obvious! i never thought of that original.gif

#8 *lilmiss*

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

What about bircher muesli? Soak quick oats overnight in whatever takes your fancy - yoghurt, different types of milk, juice, etc. Add pureed fruit in the morning.

this sounds tasty, thanks original.gif

Edited by *lilmiss*, 10 January 2013 - 08:24 AM.

#9 whale-woman

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

Porridge is just cooked oats so brands are really not important. We buy the homebrand  quick cooking ones and just add milk and microwave them. We all eat them plain but you could add honey/fruit etc etc.

#10 elmo_mum

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

semolina - i get mine from REAL delis

just add water and cook on the stove till there is no more water...i add vege and butter to give it taste...

#11 *lilmiss*

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

thank you soo much everyone! i haven't had time to log on to this website in ages, but I'm so glad that i can just drop in with a question and get so many awesome ideas so fast, thank you all SO much original.gif


#12 DM. 2012

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

If you try porridge, get the fast cooking ones, they are the same as regular oats but are kind of ground up. I use 1 part oats to 2 parts water. I add puréed fruit to it.  You can purée fruit in batches and freeze it. When getting the quick oats, be careful not to get the flavored varieties if you want to avoid added sugar.

#13 ubermum

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

Fruit and yogurt, smoothies.

#14 lucy-lu

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

I second porridge , my 2yr old dd has been eating it everyday for the past year, odd except of when I have run out of milk, or we have a fancy breaks together.

I add honey, maybe banana, nectarine, blue berries, sometimes even tinned fruit.

Se regularly wakes and the first think she will say is porry (porridge).

Good luck finding something he likes.

#15 Lokum

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

Dahl? I knew someone with coeliacs who ate lentil stew type thing every day.

#16 Leafprincess

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Chinese people give their babies congee
Which is watery rice porridge, basically use twice as much water as you would usually use to cook rice.
It turns out like mush.

You can add all sorts of things to congee, my mum used to put carrot, beetroot or pumpkin in it while cooking so it all turns into mush. When we got a little older she would put mince meat in it as well as vegies. That would be our dinner.

Mushy fruits: Banana, Avocado, Paw paw, cooked pear or apple

#17 HRH Countrymel

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

I went through an extended period where I ate cous cous for breakfast...

Mmmmmmm.... buttery cous cous with chilli and spring onion.  Happy days!

#18 a letter to Elise.

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

polenta porridge - add half a cup of instant polenta to about 1.5 cups of hot water or milk. whisk with a fork and it will thicken. Add more water or polenta if the consistency isn't right. You can make it sweet by adding pureed fruit (we used to used apple and cinnamon). Savoury, you can make it with stock, and mix a little bit of grated cheese through.

Quinoa porridge - buy rolled quinoa, cook as directed. You can add fruit to flavour it.

Rice porridge - buy rolled brown rice, cook the same way as rolled oats. If he doesn't like chewy bits, add extra water, and cook for longer.

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