Feeding guide for baby 9-12 months

Feeding guide for baby 9-12 months

Since your baby was around four months old, solids will have taken on an increasingly important role in fulfilling vital nutritional requirements. Hopefully, your baby is now accepting a broad range of foods including both mashed or pureed solids and finger foods.

Your baby’s growth continues to demand a varied diet, including fruit, vegetables and meat as well as breast milk or Follow-On formula.

At this stage of your baby’s development, shift the order of your baby’s menu around so that he or she is eating solids before getting milk. Baby will be interested in an extended range of foods and varied texture. Some of these foods will still need to be modified by mashing and/or finely chopping.

Include foods your baby is already eating, plus:

  • Fish, fresh or canned.
  • Tofu, legumes such as lentils (dahl), kidney beans and chickpeas, cooked, mashed and sieved.
  • Luncheon/sausage (use only occasionally).
  • Silverbeet, spinach, peas, cabbage, tomatoes, creamed corn, celery, brussel sprouts, mushrooms (cooked).
  • Vegetables suitable from 4-6 months on, (e.g. potato, kumara, pumpkin) can now be offered baked in wedges instead of mashed.
  • Onions, leeks and turnips can also be used in soups and casseroles.
  • Orange, mandarin, kiwifruit, feijoa, pineapple, berries.
  • (For finger foods offer small amounts of prunes, apricots, raisins, sultanas, soaked in hot water for ½ hour).
  • Pasta, white rice.
  • Spaghetti, mashed baked beans.
  • Yoghurt, custard (made with egg yolk or custard powder), cottage cheese, grated cheese.
  • Vegemite/marmite.
  • Smooth peanut butter (unless there is a family history of peanut allergy, in which case delay until after three years)

Each baby has their own special needs and requirements. This information information is intended as a guide only, and if you have any particular queries, please consult your Health Professional for advice.


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