My Daughter wants to Eat by Herself

10 mo.
Helen Hansen
Dear Birgitte

As cereal meals in general render a high level of satisfaction it is difficult to suggest a substitution, however, the best option next to cereal would be home-made bread.

I guess that your daughter's reaction also has to do with the fact that she wants to eat the same as the rest of the family. A ten months old baby tries to emitate her parents behaviour in everything you do, and I therefore suggest that you offer her the same breakfast as you are having, i.e. natural yoghurt and similar, bread, müsli topping on the yoghurt ect.

After a cereal-free period you will most likely succeed in offering her cereal again, which after all renders the best satisfaction :o)

Below you will find a bread recipe recommended by the National Board of Health, where you use graham wheat or oatmeal which render a high satisfaction:


15g yeast
3½ dl of cold water
1 spoonful of sugar
1 spooful of oil or soft butter/vegetable margarine
100g graham flour or oatmeal
350-400g wheat flour

1. Dissolve yeast in cold water
2. Add the rest of the ingredients
3. Stir with a ladle until the dough has reached a uniform consistency. Do not knead the dough by hand
4. Cover the bowl with cling film and store it in the refrigerator until the next day


1. Heat the oven to 200C
2. Cover the baking tray with greaseproof paper
3. Form 12-14 buns with 2 spoons and place them on the baking tray
4. Leave the buns to rise for approx. 10 minutes
5. Brush the buns with milk and bake them for approx. 20-25 minutes until they have reached a golden surface

I wish you and your daughter the best of luck:o)

Kind regards,

Helen Hansen


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