Baby Food After 6 Months
Introducing solid foods to your 6 month – 8-month-old baby
If 6 month – 8-month-old baby is just only starting solids at this stage, you start slowly, preparing a very less amount of whatever food you have chosen, to begin with. Nurse or bottle feed your child first and then offer your little one solids. It’s very important to remember that baby’s milk continues to be more necessary than solids at this age – don’t worry when the child won’t eat more than a few bites.
Suggested fresh Food Chart for the 6-month-old –
8-month-old baby below:
Food for baby
Six to eight+(6-8)Month
CEREAL & GRAINS: Rice – Barley – Oat
Fruits: Avocado – Mango – Apples – Bananas – Peaches – Nectarines – Apricots – Pears – Pumpkin – Prunes – Plums
VEGETABLES: Sweet Potatoes – Acorn/butternut – Green Beans– Carrots – Squash – Peas – Yellow Squash/Zucchini – Parsnips
PROTEIN: Chicken - Tofu – turkey –
DAIRY: Plain – Whole Milk Yogurt
What to Eat at 6-8 Months of Your Baby?
AGE & STAGE –
Six months to eight months old The Aap recommends that a baby not is started on solid foods until after 6 months of your baby age. Many pediatricians still start babies on solids around four months of age. This chart accommodates all ages and stages up to just 12 months.
Try mixing together the grains that your child has had without any reaction(s) – Good Brown Rice and Oatmeal with Pear Sauce for example.
For Begin making your own fruit combinations once the child has had several fruits without any reaction(s). After eight months old – you may wish to try offering raw fully ripe fruits. Soft cooked fruits make for great beginner Child Finger Foods; Learn about Introducing your Baby Finger Foods.
Veggie combinations are good to offer now. Ensure that all veggies have been previously offered without any reaction(s) prior to matching & mixing. After eight months old – you may wish to try offering very soft cooked veggies indices orbits and tiny chunks. Soft cooked veggies make for great beginner Infant Finger Foods.
Once your cute baby has reached 8 months time old, try offering tofu finger cubes dusted with Cheerio “dust” or other cereal “dust”. few pediatricians are now recommending Meats as fresh first foods due to the Iron content – ask your pediatrician.
Around eight months old, you should be susceptible to offer plain whole milk yogurt and mild cheeses to your child. Many pediatricians even suggest yogurt as a batter first food as early as 6 months of age. Mix some yogurt with a very favorite fruit puree for a breakfast offering. Visit our Offering Your Baby Yogurt page for more very important information on introducing Cheese and Yogurt.
Baby Led Weaning
More parents are opting to skip traditional baby food purees and choose Baby Led Weaning as a process for introducing solid foods.
Baby Led Weaning means that offering your baby (age appropriate) foods that very soft-cooked and cut into small with easily manageable pieces. These foods are then given to your cute child to eat. You do the cooking, the dicing and the offering of the foods and your child does the rest. As with breastfeeding on demand, kids Led Weaning is a way of introducing solid foods that leaves it up to your cute baby to decide when and how much to eat. While not necessarily a “hands off” approach, The foods listed on our 4 to 6-month-old foods chart and those listed on the chart here make great foods for introducing solids using the baby-led the weaning way!
How much will my 6-8-month-old baby eat at his first meal?
If your 6-8-month-old baby is just starting solid foods, you will perhaps only manage to have the child eat one or two of the tablespoon sized portion the first times you begin solids. If you are using a Baby Led Weaning approach, your kids may only manage to get a something pieces of food into his or her mouth. Don’t fret if your baby does not “finish” a meal. Keep your mind this is a new experience for your cute baby.
As your kids become accustomed to eating solids, you will slowly increase the portion sizes. Please remember, breast milk and/or baby formula are providing for the total nutrition of your baby at this nice stage.
Read How Much Food Should My child Eat page for more good information.
More parents find their babies will push the food out of their soft mouths on the first few tries. This is normal anyway, must it may also indicate that your child is not yet ready for solid food.Only you know your baby and will be able to decide if the baby is really ready for solids.
Sample chart for Introducing Baby’s First Foods
I have also compiled a sample schedule that you may find useful. This informative table gives you an idea of how and when to begin introducing kids to solid and fresh foods.However, that will take care of the baby as well as the mother's pregnancy was to eat. Please remember that this table was created by various medical authorities such as private pediatricians, the AAP, the AAFP and the WHO as well as our own good experience. This table should be used as a just guide only. Always consult your baby’s pediatrician about solid foods