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Weaning Advice

Quick Breakfast Ideas

6 min read

During the weaning journey, variety is so important. However, what about those days where you want to give them something quick, easy and nutritious?
 
In this blog, we look at some of the breakfast staples that you and your little one can enjoy when you’re in a rush!

Is Breakfast Important for Weaning Babies?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for children and adults. However, for the little ones, what’s more important is keeping them excited and engaged with their first baby foods.

During the first few months of the weaning journey, they will get most of their energy and nutrients from milk feeds, meaning you and your baby can have fun with breakfast ideas!

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What you’ll notice about these ideas is that many of them are suitable for both babies and adults! Breakfast, while not as important for your little one, is a great opportunity to share some of your food with your budding foodie. Babies look up to their parents, so sharing with them is a great way to get them excited about food.

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Fruit

Fruit is an excellent choice for babies at any stage of the weaning journey. There are so many options available, each packed with nutritious goodness for your little one!

Some of our favourite breakfast fruits for babies include:

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Kiwi
  • Oranges
  • Mango
  • Berries
  • And more!

How to Serve for Your Baby

How you give fruit to your little one will depend on what stage they’re at with their weaning journey. In the beginning, creating an apple puree is a great choice, allowing them to explore new flavours.

Fruit is also a great choice for baby-led weaning! Once they’re comfortable with new textures, offering your little one small slices of orange or banana allows them to get used to holding and chewing their food. As their eating habits develop, you can move on to crunchier fruit sticks.

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Pancakes

These little fluffy delights are the perfect breakfast treat for adventurous foodies! Plain pancakes are super quick and easy to make and can be stored in the fridge or freezer for a midday or evening snack!

How to Serve for Your Baby

There are so many options when it comes to pancakes. Because they’re light and fluffy but also easy to hold, they’re a great choice for baby-led weaning, allowing little ones to discover food for themselves.

The main thing to bear in mind when sharing pancakes with your baby is that you should avoid any sugar or salt in their preparation. If you want to make them more exciting, you can serve with a fruit puree or slices to add extra nutrients!

Toast

Toasted fingers are a good choice for little ones if you’re in a hurry at any time of the day. It can be topped with all manner of toppings, from nut butter to veggies or hummus, allowing babies to experience a range of flavours.

How to Serve for Your Baby

If giving your little one toast, you should look to use bread with a low sodium content. Wholegrain, high-quality bread usually does the trick! Cut it into thin slices so your baby can hold it themselves.

Adding a topping, especially a spreadable one, can make the toast easier to digest for your little one.

Toast with nut butter spread

Omelette

Eggs are full of goodness for your little one and are a great texture for weaning babies! Creating a simple omelette is quick and easy, plus it’s another breakfast you can share with your baby!

How to Serve for Your Baby

You should look to ensure you are using British Lion-quality eggs (the ones with the red stamp). You can prepare eggs in whatever style you like – scrambled, poached, omelette – but you shouldn’t need to add any salts.

It’s best to start slow when introducing new foods, so give them small amounts at a time.

Homemade Cereal Bars

Cereal bars are another great option for little ones to enjoy as a morning snack. There are countless variations out there and, depending on what you use, they can be the perfect little energy boost for babies!

How to Serve for Your Baby

There are no rules when it comes to making cereal bars for your little one, except keeping artificial salts and sugars away. Try different combinations of cereals, seeds, fruits and more to see what your little one enjoys!

Porridge

Perhaps the most famous baby food of all, porridge is a breakfast staple. Porridge is a simple and filling option that can be transformed with different toppings for a fun and varied diet.

How to Serve for Your Baby

How you serve porridge will usually depend on what stage on the weaning journey you are with your little one. Start with fine, smooth porridge, and once your baby’s eating develops, you can introduce different textures.

For babies, porridge itself can look a little bland. To keep your little one engaged with their food, it’s best to jazz up its appearance! Use some exciting cutlery and add some colourful toppings to get your little foodie engaged during mealtimes.

There are so many options out there when it comes to breakfast treats for babies. As we mentioned, nutrition and variation are both important during weaning, so try new things to keep them excited about food!

What’s your favourite breakfast recipe for your little one? If you need some inspiration, be sure to check out our recipes!

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