Arlo started weaning at 4.5 months on advice from our HV/GP due to his reflux. So, he’s been fully weaned on three meals a day, plus heaps of snacks (our family are the king of snacks so he was bound to follow suit) since six months old.
To be honest I tended to give him ‘the basics’ homemade but I did rely on ‘pre-prepared’ pouches and jars alot. Now he’s a complete pro we mix it up a bit more so I thought I’d share a typical eating week in the life of Arlo at 11 months. He has 4oz of milk morning and night, water throughout the day.
This was Arlo’s menu from last week:
Breakfast | A small handful of dry Cheerios while I got his and Sofia’s breakfast ready – he’s super impatient so I’ve learnt this is the best distraction method. He then had shreddies with warm milk and half a slice of toast with strawberry jam
Lunch | Homemade pasta with a courgette, carrot and passata sauce. Mini cheese cubes and mini breadsticks.
Dinner | Little Dish cottage pie followed by a small strawberry yoghurt.
Snacks | Strawberries, Melon, handful of Pom Bear crisps [may also have demolished a couple of biscuits]
Breakfast | Weetabix with warm milk
Lunch | Took it back to an old classic with cheesy veg – carrots, broccoli, sprouts, swede, potatoes…and lots of cheese
Dinner | Mashed potato with beans. A simple classic. Followed by a Mr Kipling Angel slice for pudding – that was gone in seconds!
Snacks | Strawberries, Raspberries. Chocolate brioche.
Wednesday | Nursery Day
Breakfast | Cheerios with warm milk.
Lunch | Thai green curry with rice
Dinner | Ham sandwich, carrots, grapes
Snacks | Banana, Raisins, Apple, Crumpet
Breakfast | Cheerios with warm milk. Half a slice of toast with butter.
Lunch | Ham and laughing cow sandwich thin, yoghurt topped rice cake, strawberries and melon.
Dinner | Egg fried rice with ham, mushrooms, peas and olives. Raspberry yoghurt.
Snaks | Boiled carrots. Pom bear. Biscotti biscuits.
Breakfast | Shreddies with warm milk. Banana.
Lunch | Pasta with cheese sauce. Grapes and satsuma (I chop these up into tiny pieces – it’s like a game to to pick them all up – and keeps him occupied for ages. Winning!
Dinner | Mashed potato, chipolate sausages and baked beans.
Snacks | Strawberries, mini breadsticks, mini jaffa cakes.
Breakfast | Dry Cheerios to alleviate the boredom whilst waiting for daddy to cook scrambled egg and toast
Lunch | Cut up chipolatas, crackers, cheese bites, cucummber, peppers and pom bear
Dinner | For Aisha vegetable, tomato and chickpea curry pouch mixed with boiled rice
Snacks | Lots to keep him entertained whilst we were having a pub lunch – chips, Ella’s Kitchen mini hoops and a corn on the cob.
Breakfast | Shreddies and warm milk. Half a bagel with peanut butter.
Lunch | Homemade pasta with a courgette, carrot and passata sauce.
Dinner | ‘Roast dinner’ – chicken, potatoes, carrots, peas and gravy. Strawberry jelly.
Snacks | Peaches in syrup (drained), melon, five smarties, choc chip brioche…and whatever he managed to steal from his sister.
If you’ve enjoyed reading what Arlo eats, then you may also enjoy my post about our weaning essentials.