How to feed a child in Thailand - mashed potatoes and cereals, in cafes and at home

Cover all the moments of baby food in Thailandthis article is not possible, so everyone has their own problems with feeding, and children also have different ages. Therefore, I will talk more about our case.

Although Yegor is almost two years old, but in terms of nutritionIt can be put on the annual level. This means that he still eats mostly puree-shaped food from a spoon, and almost no pieces of fruit type can be given to him. However, about feeding older or not so selective children, I will also tell you a little.

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How to feed a young child in Thailand

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Purchased mashed potatoes

When we flew to Thailand, we were worried about the question of whether there are some purees that we are used to in Russia (post, how to find familiar foods in Tae). No, we do not feed them all the time, and in general we try to buy only those that do not contain flour and starch. Usually we cook the food ourselves, but the easiest thing on the way is the purchased mashed potatoes. And just when moving, while you live in a hotel, it is not always possible to cook something. Therefore, we took 10 jars with us from Russia, and this was correct (I recommend). Although, as it turned out, there are pureles in Thailand! About this below.

Food in jars sold here only in largeSupermarkets: Tesco Lotus, Big C, Villa Market, Tops Market, etc., that is, not always within walking distance (in almost any grocery store there is a homeland). Baby food in Tae is less familiar in terms of components, its choice is more scarce, food costs more (50-90 baht), because it is mostly imported (Heinz). The information in pure Thai purees is written in Thai, but the ingredients are in English.

How to feed a child in Thailand

How to feed a child in Thailand

Taste examples: apple + mango + banana, apple + banana, apple + mango, apple + currant, apple + spinach + sweet potato, sweet potato, spinach + sweet potato, parsnip + carrot + sweet potato. Basically, there are fruit purees, and we can say that there are no vegetable vegetables that we are used to. Fish mashed potatoes did not see, the chicken met once. By the way, mashed potatoes are sold in two containers: in jars, like ours, and in soft packs. The last thing is very convenient, you can feed it like an astronaut, squeezing it directly into your mouth :)

Very convenient packaging for baby food

Very convenient packaging for baby purees

What else is sold in large supermarkets from baby food? There are various cereals (mainly from Nestle), milk formulas for very young children (a large selection), all sorts of different muesli.

Porridges for children with different tastes

Porridges for children with different tastes

Baby milk formula

Baby milk formula

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Baby chair on Samui for 2700 baht

Baby chair on Samui for 2700 baht

Food at home

Since we feed with purees only for the most part.travel, or when too tired, then at home we just cook. In the morning, Yegor consistently eats rolled oats (Oats) with chopped fruit. Most often it is a mango, but it can also be a banana, papaya, dragon fruit, watermelon, apple, or a mixture of several fruits. We also add a linen urbech brought from Russia, a very useful thing. However, I saw flax in the Villa Market in Bangkok, so you can buy it in Thailand and then make something similar out of it.

Oatmeal or in English Oats (two firms)

Oatmeal or in English Oats (two firms)

Blender Chopped Mango

Blender Chopped Mango

Thai fruits

Thai fruits

Thai fruits

Thai fruits

For lunch and dinner, we make rice in rice cooker (brown,red, black, white), chop vegetables with a blender and add some shrimp. As a rule, such vegetables: onions, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, potatoes. All vegetables are fresh and can be bought at the supermarket or on the market. Price plus minus the same, you can see it in the photo. We also bought frozen vegetables once, but the price was about 150-200 baht per pack.

Familiar to us vegetables in Big C with prices

Familiar to us vegetables in Big C with prices

Cherry tomatoes, broccoli, green cabbage

Cherry tomatoes, broccoli, green cabbage

Also in Thailand there are ordinary eggs for sale andquail, fish and seafood, all kinds of meat, both fresh and packaged. All this is also sold in the supermarket and on the market. Even in supermarkets and minimarkets 711 / Family Mart you can buy yogurts and milk. Of course, imported yogurts are only available in large supermarkets.

The most ordinary chicken eggs

The most ordinary chicken eggs

Seafood in Big C

Seafood in Big C

Something from meat

Something from meat

Yogurts and sour cream

Yogurts and sour cream

Milk

Milk

Food in the cafe and on the street

If you give a child everything that you eat, then inprinciple, nothing prevents to give him any Thai food in the cafe. Just ask that there be no spicy (know spicy), and you can still show the child with any explanations, so that they understand it more clearly.

One of the most simple dishes, often found andAn adapted one is Kau Man Gay (steam rice and chicken), that is, rice + a bowl of broth + chicken. No spices and other things, just like in Russia. Or a good breakfast dish - Kau Nyia Ma Muang (sticky rice and mango), that is, sticky rice + coconut milk + mango pieces. But it is so for a start. Then try different things yourself and decide what you can give the child.

Since Egor doesn’t eat anything like this,we at the cafe sometimes buy him boiled rice (steam rice / kau) and to him, or store-bought prey pures, or boiled shrimps (kung). You just need to ask that they do nothing with them either (no salt, no sauce). You can still take ordinary boiled vegetables, but we don’t have anything to turn them into in a cafe, so take it home for the occasion and cut it. In general, at the moment we often simply take fresh juice with no ice and sugar (no ice, no sugar), and feed it at home.

Rice and fried egg in Tesco food court

Rice and fried egg in Tesco food court

What to feed a child older or not so fastidious

If you just answer, then feed the same that you eat yourself. Most likely, if you like Thai dishes, then you will feed the children with them, and vice versa, if you do not like them, you will not.

I think everyone understands that Tai is not Europe, andeating habits among locals differ from ours with you, which means that not everything can be found in supermarkets (but very much), especially at the price we are used to. With a cafe the same situation, only Thai food is really cheap. Nevertheless, even under these conditions, it is quite possible for oneself to eat less habitually, for good reason there are so many foreigners living there. You just need to prepare yourself and lay the budget for the purchase of imported products. As an option, walk around the European / Russian cafes, who like more.

Personally, we found here everything that is needed. Well, maybe except for a few products we need, which can be ordered from Russia with an opportunity. Some fruits are worth something! I immediately recall that “paper” something that lies on the shelves in Moscow in the winter. Brrr ... In general, children, from the experience of our friends, happily eat local fruits, drink juices, eat Thai or cooked food.

P.S. Got something to add? Please write in the comments. We have not been here for so long, maybe we didn’t take it into account or have forgotten it.

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