Food chart for 8 months 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:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Early Morning 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

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breakfast Time Oats banana

porridge

Stewed fruits Avocado mash Ragi porridge Rice cereal with stewed apple Ragi dosa
Mid-Morning 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

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Lunch Idlis

(soaked in dal)

Mashed khichdi with plain vegetables Plain curd rice Pumpkin and carrot mash Sooji upma with veggies Pumpkin khichdi
Evening Snack

 

(Milk can be replacement)

Steamed sweet potato Yoghurt Fruits Apple smoothie Cottage cheese as finger food Apple Smoothie
Dinner Moong dal with rice Uttappam Idli soaked in vegetable soup Sooji kheer Mashed khichdi Bottle gourd vegetable with rice
Bedtime Snack 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

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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