Food chart for 8 months old baby

food chart for 8 monnths old baby

At eight months of age, babies can gulp down soft mashed food and can even start chewing more solid foods.Your baby may have got a few teeth by now and her jaws are strong enough to tackle small chunks of food .It’s time to offer nutritious food that improves their chewing skills.By now the baby is ready to have three solid meals. However, the quantity and timing of having food may differ in babies so always go by your baby’s requirements and comfort.At this age,still well-cooked and soft food should be served.Here’s a simple food chart for 8 months old baby-

Food chart for 8 months old baby

      Food Items :

 

Time:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Early MorningBreast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breakfast TimeOats banana

porridge

Stewed fruitsAvocado mashRagi porridgeRice cereal with stewed appleRagi dosa
Mid-MorningBreast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

LunchIdlis

(soaked in dal)

Mashed khichdi with plain vegetablesPlain curd ricePumpkin and carrot mashSooji upma with veggiesPumpkin khichdi
Evening Snack

 

(Milk can be replacement)

Steamed sweet potatoYoghurtFruitsApple smoothieCottage cheese as finger foodApple Smoothie
DinnerMoong dal with riceUttappamIdli soaked in vegetable soupSooji kheerMashed khichdiBottle gourd vegetable with rice
Bedtime SnackBreast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Tips:

1.To make fruit or vegetable puree , just steam the fruit or vegetable whole and mash it rather than cutting into small pieces and steaming. This will help to retain the nutrients in the fruit or veggie.

2. Every baby is different and so is the eating habit and quantity of food. Never force feed your baby.

3.Offer small soft  feeds as baby is still not used to having different variety of food. New food in big amounts result in constipation in most babies.Don’t panic. However offer enough fluids and introduce only one new food in three days to check whether it is suiting your baby.Go slow. Your baby will gain weight gradually.

Download PDF: Food chart for 8 months old baby

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