This 6 Month Baby Food Menu is a great way to get new ideas on what to feed to baby for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, there is a free printable menu so you can map out baby’s meals for the week! Great for babies 6-9 months old – Stage 1 and 2.
6 MONTH BABY FOOD MENU
Looking to plan your baby’s meals out for the week?
Then this meal plan is for you!
An easy to use meal plan guide that has month-to-month suggestions on meals for your baby – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This guide is for Stage 1 and Stage 2 Baby Food Purees.
PLUS.. I included a free printable for you to print out and write down what baby is going to eat at each meal. A great tool for at home or to send to your daycare, grandparent’s or caregiver’s house.
- 2-3 Meals a Day: aim to serve baby 2 to 3 meals a day and then add in an additional 2 meals as baby gets more comfortable with the eating process.
- Start with a Small Portion: start by feeding baby 1-2 ounces of a puree and if they want more food then, by all means, offer them more. If they are turning their heads or clamping shut their mouths, then take the food away and try again later.
- Pick the Right Time: you don’t want to try out a new food or have mealtime when baby is hangry. It’s best to feed baby solid foods when they already have a little breast milk or formula in their tummies.
- Breast Milk & Formula: baby will continue to get a majority of their calories from breastmilk or formula until they are around a year in age. So don’t stress if it takes a little time for baby to develop their new eating skills. At this stage, feeding baby solids is mostly for exposer and practice.
- Serve a Wide Range of Foods: it’s important to serve baby a wide variety of foods – think lots of color, textures and tastes. Exposing baby to a variety of foods now will help them develop a wide range of foods they are comfortable with down the road.
- Exposer: it may take baby up to 10 times of trying a food to decide if they like it or not. So remember to keep offering them foods, even if they push it away the first 9 times you offer it.
- Be Patient: some days baby might eat everything you put in front of them and other days they will refuse to open their mouths. As hard as it is, you just have to have patience with them and follow their lead. Remember that each time you sit down for a meal together is a chance to work on new skills – how to sit in a highchair, how to hold (and drop) a spoon, how to reach out and grab a sippy cup, ect. So nothing is lost if they don’t eat a bite of food, they are still learning.