All of us Love Travelling, going for a Holiday but it’s tough after kids.We don’t really find it comfortable because of the Food. A Hungry kid always troubles. But what if these problems are sorted ?
Well yes, here I am bringing to you travel food ideas for Babies of 6-12, 12-18 & 18-24 Months of age.
Few things we need to make up our mind on :
🌟The kid might not eat like how they do at home, so give them frequent mini meals.
🌟Carry loads of Healthy Snacks.
🌟Concentrate more on Fruits & Water.
🌟Feed the kid when you are eating & also what your eating.
Meals of 6-12 Months.
You need to decide if you want to give homemade or outside food. I feel if you are staying at a 4⭐ or 5⭐ property then you can give outside food. But that’s totally your choice.
If Homemade :
🌺You need to carry a travel cooker.
🌺If your going to carry food from home, it’s going to be really tough. I would suggest home food only when your going for any wedding and staying in a guest house or farm house or service apartment or if going abroad.
🌺When Avisha was 8 Months I travelled to a near by resort, it was the first time I was travelling with her after I put her on Solids.
This was how her meals looked like :
Outside Food options :
Porridge/ Idly/ Idiyappam/ Boiled Potatoes.
🍡Mid Day Snacks :
Banana/ Breast Milk.
Chapatti/ Khichdi/ Mashed Rice (On special request)
🍡Evening Snacks :
Porridge/ Soup/ Juice.
Dosa/ Uttapam/ Soups/ Cerelac/ Idly Milk.
If your child has teeth you can also give them Chapatti dipped in Daal.
🌺These are the things which are quiet common and are easily available. We stayed at a 5 star property so I was okay with giving her outside food.
🌺Before I travelled I experimented with a lot of different food items for her, to rule out the risk of any kind of allergies.
🌺Compromising on the place of stay is something which should be avoided while travelling with Infants. If your not sure of the place home food is the best & also Cerelac is the best option. You can consult your pediatrician and then go ahead with the best one. (Usage of Cerelac occasionally is not wrong)
Meals for 12-18
🍆Planning meals for kids of 12-18 months is much more easier than the younger ones as they have teeth.
🍆Apart from the above HOME MADE MEALS, you can add on these as well, as now these kids have teeth.
- Milk Biscuit. (Evening Snacks)
- Varieties of Theplas/ Parathas.
- Wheat Bread with Butter & Jam.
🍆Coming to OUTSIDE FOOD :
🍆You can carry palm candy sugar and add that to the Chapatta or Rice or even Idly, Dosa.
🍆Panner ki Subzi with Roti can also be given.
🍆You need to look around your food and you can definitely figure out what your child can have.
Meals for 18-24
🌺I wouldn’t recommend Home food for 18-24 months, as they wouldn’t like any of these much. But if you feel your child would like then you can carry food from home as well.
🌺 After Avisha completed 15 Months I didn’t really carry much of home food during travel, because she got comfortable by eating outside and also enjoyed eating what we ate.
🌺 But ofcourse I always carried either Roti, Dosa or Parantha in case of Emergency & yes loads of Snacks.
🌺 Pasta, French Fries, also can be added to the list.
Snacks to Carry :
- Fox Nuts.
- Rice Puffs.
- Modak (Home Made)
- Ladoos (Home Made)
- Fruits & Dried Fruits.
- Slurp Farm biscuits.
- Mummum Melties.
- Timios Puffs.
- Dried Apricots
♥️The MOST IMPORTANT thing is to keep the child well hydrated, even if the kid fusses in eating, fruits, water & Juice will at least help them in staying hydrated.
I hope this post helps, enjoy your future trips & travel with a swag 😉