Things I didn’t expect to happen when baby turned one! – The Food Edition

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Ok, so I probably should have expected some of these food and weaning things to happen sooner or later, but some have just intensified seemingly overnight to a brand new scale, and others are a bit early, surely??!!!
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Things I didn’t expect to happen when baby turned one! – Food:

  1. I spend my life chopping fruit
  2. The rest of my time is spent chopping veg Things I didn't expect when baby turned one chopped pear weaning
  3. Baby has turned into a bottomless pit
  4. During dinner time, mummy doesn’t stop going back to the fridge/cupboards/fruit bowl to find yet more food for the bottomless pit. Seriously, whoever said baby’s tummy is the size of her fist has not seen my baby eat! A huge tub if pasta, broccoli florets, a banana and a satsuma for dinner, followed by milk… Things I didn't expect when baby turned one two bowls of food
  5. Baby will pick up food from anywhere
  6. Baby screams for other food
  7. Baby throws a tantrum for more food
  8. Baby takes uh-oh to a new level…. Uh-oh doesn’t mean it fell on the floor, it now means: I’m going to throw this on the floor, I threw that on the floor, hahaha I made you look – I didn’t throw anything on the floor!
  9. Mummy thinks she’s got it figured out, then, baby changes her mind: One day you love brocolli the next you won’t touch it. New Mummy Blog Things I didn't expect when baby turned one broccoli weaning
  10. And now, the big one…. Baby MUST have mummy’s food. Even if it’s exactly the same as in baby’s bowl, even if it’s come from mummy’s plate in the first place, mummy took another bite of toast, so baby needs more from mummy’s plate. Things I didn't expect when baby turned one beans on toast
  11. Baby must drink from mummy’s glass, never from her cups. Only mummy’s glass.
  12. The kitchen has a cupboard FULL of unused cups (ok they are used, mummy fills a few of them every day, but baby doesn’t take more than an odd sip from them)
  13. On rare days baby sends mummy into a panic, baby hardly eats anything. Is she ill? Does she have a temperature? No, she’s perfectly fine in every way, and will make up for today by eating double tomorrow. Things I didn't expect when baby turned one self feeding broccoli
  14. When baby is finished she will throw the biggest tantrum, but only when she’s finished. Shouting, pretend crying, throwing everything off the highchair. Splat.
  15. Baby must feed herself. She’ll grab the spoon, swipe it away, and use it to eat herself…. Then realising she’s a bit slow at that, the spoon is tossed to the side and she grab handfuls of food instead.

I love that she loves food. I love that she has preferences, she’s a proper little toddler now, and she’s just so funny.

These are just a number of things I didn’t expect to happen when baby turned one… I also didn’t expect her to be so toddler-ish, talking and big fat tantrums. Seriously, are they not meant to happen when she turns two?

Did you find baby changed on becoming one?

Lynne xx


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    January 13, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I love this! My baby turns one in 6 weeks time, so we will wait and see! At the moment when he’s finished he will just throw the rest of the food on the floor / at me / tip the bowl upside down. The mess! He is very funny though!
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    mellissa williams
    January 14, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I remember those days! The mess is what I remember more than anything and the disgusting nappies 🙂

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    January 14, 2016 at 9:28 am

    So very true! No matter what I’m eating, even if it’s the same as what my girls are eating they want some too! #bestandworst
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    Rhyming with wine
    January 14, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Brilliant. Our little one is just getting to grips with the whole fork thing. He’s taken to picking items up off his plate with his hands, and then takes hid time carefully skewering said item with his fork whilst in his hand. Once it is safely skewered he will then put the fork in his mouth. In the meantime the food normally drops off and into the floor. It’s painful, cute and funny to watch all at the same time.

    Dawn x
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    January 14, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I have a little bottomless pit too! To the level that I wonder if I should be cutting him down, but I feel if he’s hungry, he’s hungry. He at least eats ‘good’ foods, so I guess it’s not all junk! He’s also advanced on the tantrum front – they’ve been going since 11 months!
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    January 14, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Ha ha, yes a lot of these things sound like dangermouse! She was 1 in October and will now ONLY eat independently, with hands, occasionally cutlery and spends her days pointing at the fridge, cupboards, my drink, sisters food saying ‘DAT’. I’m with you on this sister…the good news is the bigger they get, the more they eat ha ha! Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub
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    Zeyna - Mummy On My MInd
    January 15, 2016 at 11:22 am

    haha love this! and so SO true!! #thelist
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    Rebecca | AAUBlog
    January 15, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    they suddenly become a lot picker don’t they? It is usually just a phase though. The throwing is a nightmare. I got a lot more selective as to what they would have for meals! #thelist
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    January 15, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Ah yes, I know all of these tricks! It’s an endless source of fascination, isn’t it? I could literally watch Piglet eat all day.
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    Life as Mum
    January 16, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Great post! I will be doing all this again soon uh-oh haha!

    Thanks for linking up with #justanotherlinky
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    January 16, 2016 at 11:36 am

    All so true and most of which we’ve already experienced at only 9 months! If I DARE to go and get myself a drink or bite to eat while feeding my daughter she screams and screams! #justanotherlinky

    Helen x

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    January 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I’m so glad my boy didn’t want to eat off my plate because I don’t like sharing, sadly he has got this from me and he only offers his food to others in jest! #justanotherlinky
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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    January 16, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Love this! Some children have such big appetites. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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    helen gandy
    January 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Haha this did make me laugh! I am constantly up and down, up and down getting various items from the fridge/cupboard/off the floor etc etc!! Thanks for linking up #bestandworst
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    January 16, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Oh the mess, my son will eat everything too. Most going on the floor. I’m a fruit and veg chopper too for both my boys, it’s non stop! #TheList

    Pauline x
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    You Baby Me Mummy
    January 16, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Ha ha! This brings back lots of memories! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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    Coombe Mill - Fiona
    January 16, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Oh the joy of entering the toddler years! Better this way than a baby that doesn’t want to eat! #KCACOLS

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    Angela at Daysinbed
    January 16, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    This is quite fun to read. It reminds me of the times I was feeding my daughter. We had a fabulous first year. It’s a long time ago now but thanks for helping me bring back the memories! Angela f=#KCAKOLS

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    January 17, 2016 at 11:50 am

    We’re just starting our weaning journey so I’ve got all this to come!! Although I’m quite looking forward to Baby Lighty becoming a bottomless pit, as I won’t worry that he’s not eating much!! Great post, found you via #sundaystars 🙂
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    Jessica Powell
    January 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Aw, bless. Marianna’s new thing is that she’ll eat then instead of turning away when she’s had enough, she’ll take it then spit it out all over the floor. *sigh* 🙂 #KCACOLS
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    January 17, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I have a ten-month old and I can completely empathize. Can’t remember the last time I ate a whole plate of food during her waking hours! And you are right about the tunny the size of fist thing, she seems like a bottomless pit. I’m super glad about this though, it means she loves her food and is a good eater.
    Here’s one thing I hadn’t expected: that she would figure out where the adored fruit pouches are kept and would point at the cupboard after all every meal in hope that she will get one. #sundaystars

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    January 17, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    This is Piglet all over, especially the throwing. I’m always relieved to read about other people’s experiences with picky eaters and mealtime battles as I have so many of them! Some days Piglet eats everything I put in front of him, and other days he disdains all nutrition except breast milk. #thebabyformula
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    mummyit'sok (@mummyitsok)
    January 18, 2016 at 9:12 am

    hahahaha love this! My Little Man is now 2 1/2 years old and ALWAYS has to eat what mummy has even if his is the same. I don’t think I’ve had a complete meal foe years!

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    Crummy Mummy
    January 18, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Yes to all of these – so much easier when they can finally sit at the table and eat like normal human beings! #fartglitter
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    Crummy Mummy
    January 18, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Back again from #TheBabyFormula! I would add to this that for me all this ‘only’ lasted six to nine months so the end is in sight!
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    Su {Ethan & Evelyn}
    January 18, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Oh yes! I remembered Evelyn throw a tantrum of her life when she want to spoon-feed herself yoghurt. She was surprisingly good at it too! Sometime I just need to let them experience things on her own. My big independence girl. (sob sob) 😉 Thanks for linking up with #FabFridayPost
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    Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    January 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Our tot definitely got fussier after one and would try fewer things.. Unless he was pinching from his mummies’ plates of course.
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    It's A Mummy & Baby Life
    January 18, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Oscar will be one in just over a month and this is already so true for him. I’ve never known it possible for such a small being to eat so much food! I’m sure he eats more than I do. Obviously they are growing but it’s just madness. We also get the food flung everywhere when he is done trick. Lots of fun & mess! #TheBabyFormula
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    Katie/Squirmy Popple
    January 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    So this is what I have to look forward to! My 7-month-old daughter makes the most horrible whining noise when she’s done eating – there are better ways to let me know that you’re finished! She also loves to throw her sippy cup on the floor. Multiple times.

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    The Speed Bump
    January 18, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Oh I remember this well! It doesn’t stop, either – I had the same reaction when I heard the “baby’s tummy is the size of a fist” thing. Maybe one of Wreck-It Ralph’s fists? 😉 great post #KCACOLS

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    Tracey Abrahams
    January 19, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I remember these days well, especially the bit where once they have finished eating EVERYTHING that is left on the table needs to be depositted on the floor, I was very glad I had a dog at the time!!
    Thanks for linking up, Tracey xx #abitofeverything
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    laura dove
    January 19, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I remember this too, and it’s still on going as they are approaching 2, 3 and 4….and 12!!! I still spend most of my day cleaning up food or wiping their grubby faces!! Thanks for hosting. #TheBabyFormula
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      January 20, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Haha oh dear I guess this is it then!

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    January 19, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    ohhh I read this one but I would love to Ty for hosting #TheBabyFormula x
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    Mrs H
    January 20, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    This sounds so familiar. I was in shock that Little Miss H turned into a toddler overnight when she turned one. And it is so odd, how they change their mind about food daily. Oh, and I really remember the never ending cutting up of fruit and vegetables. My life became so much easier when I didn’t need to do that anymore. Thanks for linking up to #SundayStars. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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      January 20, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      It is shocking isn’t it. You see this number, but actually it’s a real milestone in so many ways. Thank you for hosting Mrs H! X

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    A Moment with Franca
    January 23, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Aww it is actually so nice to see your baby liking food. Sienna is so greedy. She will eat all they long! She never stops. Sometimes I’m wondering where all that food goes. And yes, she will eat from my plate, her sister’s plate, daddy’s plate and also her plate!! LOL She wants it all!!! However, Bella is the opposite!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! 🙂 x
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