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How to plan a menu for a six month old

I make all my baby food and the Dr. said I can now start new things. My daughters tooth is trying to come in. The Dr. said that she can start having meats and other snacks. So i am trying to find menu plans to look off of to get some ideas.

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Asked by mylilladybug at 11:37 AM on Dec. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Start feeding her bits of what you're eating. Start that now and you won't have to worry about being a short order cook later! At her age, she's not going to eat/need enough table foods for nutrition, just for practice...but why create another habit to break later by cooking separately for her?

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • she shouldn't be eating that much to need a menu plan. It's just for fun. Give her bits of your own food.

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:49 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • At 6 months, it's ok to give her solids, but she doesn't need a "menu plan" - any solid food she is getting is just for practice, not nutrition. She should still be getting ALL of her nutrition from formula/breastmilk until she is 1, although around 10 months, it is common for babies to start eating "meals" with mommy and daddy - - still shouldn't be main source of nutrition though.
    You're making her baby food - - just keep making new things for her to try. And it's ok if you're making her something different than what you're eating - it's not going to create a picky eater at 6 months old.

    Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 12:21 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • SLOOOOOOOW! down!

    one at a time, and wait a week or so between new things. too much will cause major tummy grief and possibly allergies.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:57 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

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