8 10 months baby food chart
Introducing Solids to Your 8 month to 10 month old Baby, Solid Food Charts for 8 to 10 Months old - Introducing Baby to Meats, Spices, Fruits, Vegetables and Meat
Your 8-10 Month old baby might be crawling and trying to pull herself up. and she may not have a big interest in eating. As noted in the Is my Baby a Picky Eater page, your baby may suddenly begin to refuse to eat because she has more important things to do – like pull on the cat’s tail or munch the scrap of paper she just found.
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At this stage, your little one may also start to Refuse to be Spoon Fed.
Bring on some spices (8 months old)
and softly mashed, or chopped into fine pieces, fruits, vegetables, meats, pasta and dairy such as yogurt and cheeses.
Pasta, veggies, and fruit should all be soft cooked and possibly mashed with a fork or masher. (Bananas need only be mashed.)
Meats and proteins such as egg yolk, should be cooked and pureed or chopped into small soft bits. If offering Tofu, you need not cook it first.
Remember, your baby will not have molars until sometime around the 12-18 month age range so all foods should be easily mashed between the gums.
How much will your 8 month – 10 month old baby eat?
Your 8 to 10 month old baby may seem to be starving herself at some point. Because you are likely offering her more finger food selections or thicker/chunkier foods, the amount of food eaten appears smaller.
At this stage, your baby may be eating 3 “meals” a day and possibly enjoying a snack or 2 in between.
There are some babies in this age range who will still be eating only 1 “meal” of solids so don’t feel pressured to have your baby eat 3 solid food meals per day. The important thing is to watch your baby’s hunger cues and and try to begin setting a schedule for 3 meals a day. Offer him a balanced array of foods – fruits, veggies, a protein & a grain if possible and ensure his nursing or formula feedings are adequate.
Visit the Baby Menu to see an idea of some meals for this age range.
Stages of Solid Foods – 8 months and older – Baby Let’s Eat!
8 Months – Give me it all!
Bring on some spices (8 months old) and the softly mashed, or chopped into fine pieces of fruits, vegetables, meats, pasta and dairy such as yogurt and cheeses.
Click here for a printable “no ad” version of the complete solid food introduction chart
New Breast-Fed Baby Growth Charts from the World Health Organisation – Reflecting Breast-Fed Babies Growth Patterns
The charts presented are general guidelines with solid baby foods that are age appropriate. They may seem somewhat conservative in nature compared to guidelines from other sources. We show age-ranges for different foods and we have researched and compiled these charts from various medical authorities such as private pediatricians, the AAP, the AAFP and the WHO. Feel free to print the chart and ask your Pediatrician about the listings and recommendations. Our visitors say their pediatricians are impressed with our Chart’s suitability and accuracy of listings.
Remember, always consult with your pediatrician regarding introducing solid foods to your baby and specifically discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks for your baby.
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Baby Food Chart for 8 Months Baby
Indian 8 Month Baby Food Chart, Indian Baby Food recipes, By 8 months, your baby may figure out how to use her thumb and forefinger to pick up food. This motor skill is known as a pincer grasp. Baby will let you know that she's ready for self-feeding by grabbing the spoon when you are feeding or snatching food off from the plate.
Offering finger foods to your baby is the best way to encourage self-feeding. Hence you should include finger foods in your eight months baby diet chart along with other meals. Don't force the baby though, as each baby is unique and adopt eating habits at their own pace. Just keep trying at your best to encourage his eating habits.
By this time, you can also include a little number of spices in your baby's diet. Introduce one spice at a time and wait for three days to introduce the next spice to check out allergic reactions.What are finger foods?
Any bite-size, pieces of food that the baby can pick up quickly and eat by themselves are called finger foods. Finger foods can be introduced to a baby's diet from 8 months.
Finger foods help to teach the baby to chew, encourage self-feeding & introduce different textures! Do supervise the baby when eating finger food, to avoid the risk of choking! Babies can try finger foods even they don't have teeth. As the baby can bite the food using the gums which also helps speech muscles to develop!
Cooked carrots, peas, cut apples, papaya, banana, boiled potato salad, crumbled paneer, chopped boiled egg are some examples of finger food.
Always remember that solids food can't replace the nutrients breastmilk or formula provides during the first year. So consider including solids in your baby's diet as a complementary feeding. Please read on seven months baby food chart (to cross-check the foods you have introduced at seven months) before you plan a chart for your eight months baby food. And Consider preferring homemade meals for your baby, which is safe.What foods can be included in an 8-month baby's diet?
At eight months, you can introduce the below foods in addition to the 6 & 7 months food chart.
Fruits: blueberries, cherries, dates, figs, grapes, kiwi, mangoes, apricots
Vegetables: White Potato, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, onions, squash, zucchini
Cereals: wheat, broken wheat (Dalia), oats
Pulses: chickpeas (white & black chana), urad dal, green gram
Dairy: Curd or Yogurt, cottage cheese (paneer), tofu
Non-Vegetarian: Egg yolk
Spices: Turmeric, garlic, ginger, asafoetida, cumin seeds, pepper, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, caroms, fenugreek, mustard seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom (all can be added in little amount say a pinch)The complete list of food options for eight months baby:
Here is the full list of options you can include in 8 months old baby's diet.
Fruits: Apple, Avocado, Banana, Pears, muskmelon, Peaches, Plums, Prune, Chikku, papaya, blueberries, cherries, dates, figs, grapes, kiwi, mangoes
Vegetables: Carrot, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, beetroot, bottle gourd, tomato, ash gourd, green beans, peas, White Potato, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, onions
Cereals & Grains: Rice, Ragi, Barley, Semolina/Suji/Rava, sabudhana, wheat, broken wheat (Dalia), oats
Pulses: Yellow Moong Dal, masoor dal, chickpeas (white & black chana), urad dal, green gram
Dairy: Ghee, Butter, Cheese, Curd or Yogurt, cottage cheese (paneer), tofu
Non-Vegetarian: Egg yolk
Spices: Turmeric, garlic, ginger, asafoetida, cumin seeds, pepper, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, caroms, fenugreek, mustard seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom (all can be added in little amount say a pinch)Sample Food chart or Diet plan for eight months old baby
For eight months baby, you can offer two meals and an optional snack that can be finger food or any light snack for a day. The rest should be breastfeeding or formula feeding. Also if your baby is not ready for finger foods and rejects the same, offer mashed food instead( but continue trying Finger foods once a day). Hence I have given both the options (finger foods & mashed food) in the diet chart. Choose the timings for meals and snacks according to your baby's preference.How much quantity per day?
For the quantity of food, always be guided with your baby's hunger as appetite varies from baby to baby, and most babies change from day-to-day. Here is an approximate amount:
- Vegetables - 1/2 cup
- Fruits - 1/2 cup
- Cereal - 1/2 cup
Introduce one food at a time and follow three days rule which will help to find out allergic reactions to a particular food.8 Months Baby Food Recipes
Here is the collection of 8 Months Baby Food Recipes, please customize the below sample charts with the mentioned recipes that can be included in 8 months baby’s diet based on availability, convenience, and your baby’s preference.
Here is the sample food chart with recipes (please click on the hyperlink to get the recipes) for eight months baby food,
what can a baby eat, what to feed, what vegetables, cereals, fruits to give, regimen and diet for 10 months
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The author of the article: Ponomareva Yulia Vladimirovna
Pediatrician, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Allergist-Immunologist
The first year of a baby's life is unique. The processes of growth and development are so intense that each new month is not like the previous one. In this regard, the child's diet undergoes changes every month to meet the growing needs of the body for nutrients, vitamins, minerals and other biologically active substances. Let's discuss what changes are taking place in the baby's diet, and what can be included in the diet at 10 months. 9Ol000 Basic principles and changes in nutrition at 10 months
The basic food groups that must be included in the daily diet of children in the second half of life remain the same - vegetables, fruits, meat, cereals, dairy products. There are 3 main meals and 2-3 additional ones, while the portion size increases, and the daily amount of food is 1000-1100 ml. The child no longer looks like a baby - he has grown stronger, is trying to walk, he has an interest in all the phenomena of the world around him, including traditional adult food. Of course, the menu at 10 months is still very different from the food of the general table, but in terms of the possible variety of food, the list is already close to the diet of older children. The baby’s menu can already be diversified with homemade dishes in the form of soups, puddings and casseroles. Vegetables and fruits can be partially raw, grated on a fine grater. The drinking diet is still represented mainly by water, but the child can already drink compotes and fruit drinks of home and industrial production without the addition of sugar and artificial colors.
Feeding a 10-month-old baby
Daily routine and nutrition are very important in a baby's life. Children quickly get used to a certain routine and more readily eat the dishes that are traditionally offered at this meal. Of course, each child is unique, and yours has its own favorite foods and their combinations. Try to rationally distribute all the necessary complementary foods in 5 meals, taking into account the characteristics of family life. Adhere to the principle of a balanced menu, plan your diet for the week in advance, while trying to diversify your diet as much as possible, accustoming your child to the taste of new foods.
The first meal is early in the morning - the baby wakes up hungry after a 6-8 hour break in food. It is best to feed your baby with breast milk or an adapted formula. Child health and nutrition experts recommend continued breastfeeding (BC) until at least the end of the first year of life. The nutritional value of mother's milk at this age is already low, but as a source of the most important biological substances and psycho-emotional comfort, it is undoubtedly priceless. If the child is bottle-fed, you can prepare him a drink based on an adapted mixture. Until the end of the first year of a child's life, it is not recommended to feed whole cow's milk. The fact is that the protein of cow's and goat's milk can cause an allergic reaction, in addition, it causes damage to the intestinal epithelium of an infant and is a serious burden on the kidneys. Do not rush to introduce this unadapted product into the baby's diet.
See also: Complementary Foods and Meals
The second meal, at approximately 9-10 am, should provide energy and nutrients for a 10-month-old baby to be active in the morning. What can you offer your child for breakfast? Milk porridge is the perfect product for a good start to the day - it is rich in complex carbohydrates, which ensures long-term saturation and energy boost. The dietary fibers included in its composition are involved in comfortable digestion. In addition, cereals are a source of almost all essential nutrients. In the nutrition of babies at 10 months, the consistency of porridge may already be less homogeneous. Try introducing porridge into your diet, which contains cereal flakes and crushed berries, which helps your child learn to chew. At this age, mothers often begin to cook porridge at home, but it is preferable to use industrial products. Commercially produced porridge is often multi-cereal, which makes it possible to use the beneficial qualities of various grain crops, including those that cannot be cooked at home due to poor digestibility. Cereals go well with fruits and vegetables. For breakfast, you can additionally offer fruit puree or slices of boiled / baked soft fruits for breakfast. Cottage cheese and vegetable or cottage cheese and cereal casseroles and puddings can diversify the weekly breakfast menu. Every day a child can eat up to 50 grams of cottage cheese. If the child has not previously had allergic reactions, you can expand the range of fruits and gradually introduce citrus fruits and a number of exotic fruits into the diet.
It is not recommended to give a large amount of liquid immediately after a meal, as this overloads the digestion process. Limit yourself to a few sips of water or compote if the child wants to drink food. And between the main meals, periodically offer the baby water, compote or fruit drink, as well as special children's tea. Limit your juice intake, as this is a high-carbohydrate product and is a serious burden on the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. The volume of juice per day should not exceed 100 ml.
The next meal, lunch, covers a third of the total energy expenditure of the day and provides essential nutrients for active growth and development. At 10 months, it is already possible to offer the baby unpurified soup, provided that well-boiled vegetables are used. Meat complementary foods should be combined with foods that promote the best absorption of trace elements important for growth and development, especially copper and iron. First of all, these are vegetables, with the exception of legumes, and buckwheat. Given that different types of meat contain different amounts of trace elements and vitamins, a balanced weekly diet includes at least 3-4 types of meat complementary foods. Also, 1-2 times a week, the baby can eat dishes with the addition of offal - the liver, tongue and heart. In addition to mashed meat, the baby can be offered coarsely chopped meatballs or steam cutlets. Adding vegetable and cereal components to a meat dish makes the taste more tender and enriches the diet with other beneficial nutrients. Despite the insipid taste of dinner dishes, which seems to many adults, it is not recommended to add salt and spices to them. At 10 months, onions and parsley and dill can be used to develop taste buds in dishes.
Snack, although not the main meal, is necessary for the baby to reinforce forces after a daytime nap and provide the necessary energy for active activities in the afternoon. A dairy product rich in easily digestible protein and fat is ideal, combined with cereals and fruits that complement the dish with carbohydrates and fiber. For a 10-month-old baby, this could be a specialized fermented milk drink combined with baby biscuits and fruit. Another option would be a special industrial product called "Snack Porridge", which is a delicious dessert that combines cereals, milk and natural fruits. In addition to nutritional value, it is a source of dietary fiber, organic acids, vitamins and trace elements. And for kids, this is a delicacy, because the dish has a delicate texture and pleasant taste.
The main evening meal should be easy to digest to avoid problems with digestion at night, and at the same time be nutritious. A 10-month-old baby can be offered a fish soufflé with a vegetable garnish, a curd-cereal casserole with fruit sauce, baked vegetables with noodles, or a fruit-cereal pudding. Right before bedtime, the baby can be fed with breast milk or an adapted mixture, which will ensure comfortable falling asleep and a restful night's sleep.
The table shows a sample menu for one day for a healthy 10 month old baby.
volume, ml / number, grams
Water/compote or juice
Vegetable soup with 70003 9,0002 60/2
Fresh carrot salad with olive oil
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Diet for an 8-month-old baby
In the ninth month, fish can be introduced into the diet of children. Along with animal meat, fish is a source of complete protein with a well-balanced composition of amino acids, fat, vitamins B2, B12 and minerals. Compared to meat, fish contains 5 times less connective tissue, due to which it is quickly boiled soft, has a delicate texture after heat treatment and is easier to digest. Fish oil is characterized by a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including the ω-3 class. These substances are necessary for the child to mature the brain, retina, strengthen the cardiovascular and immune systems. Sea fish contains such important trace elements for the child's body as iodine and fluorine. The child should be given 1-2 times a week instead of meat, be sure to monitor how the child tolerates fish in general and its individual varieties. Preference should be given to oceanic fish, preferably white (cod, hake, pollock), red salmon can be recommended, river pike perch, carp.
Self-cooked fish is given to a child with boiled and mashed vegetables. You can also offer your baby fish and vegetable canned food, but they contain only 10 - 20% of fish.
At this age, when all the main food groups have already been introduced, special attention should be paid to the diversity of the composition of dishes. New, possibly combined products are introduced, for example, not only purees from various fruits and berries, but also their combinations with cottage cheese, cream, cereals, etc.
From the age of 8 months, the child's diet can be expanded to include fermented milk products (baby kefir, biokefir, bifidokefir, yogurt, bioyogurt, biolact). Fermented milk products are prepared using a special starter culture that breaks down milk protein, so that the baby can get an indispensable set of amino acids in a well-available form. Fermented milk products improve the composition of the intestinal microflora of the child, are rich in B vitamins and calcium. Their regular use favorably affects the functioning of the intestines, stimulates appetite, and increases the absorption of micronutrients. Children's dairy products are introduced into the baby's diet gradually, starting with 1 tsp. and with good tolerance increase their volume to 150-200 ml per day.
Sample menu for a healthy baby 8 months
| I feeding |
|Breast milk or infant formula||200 ml|
| II feeding |
| Dairy-free* or milk porridge |
Boiled egg yolk
| III feeding |
| Vegetable puree |
| 170 g |
| IV feeding |
| Cottage cheese |
Supplementation with breast milk or baby kefir/yogurt