What your 7 month old eats?

Emma - posted on 08/23/2010 ( 69 moms have responded )

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I'm running out of ideas what to feed my 7 month old son. At the moment he has 3 meals a day. For breakfast he has rice cereal with fruit, followed by a bottle of formula. For lunch he has a mixture of pureed veges i make for him, followed by a bottle of formula. For dinner he has some sort of pureed fruit, also followed by a bottle of formula. He sleeps through the night so he doesn't get a night bottle.
I've been looking for new foods to give him. I feel like he is always having the same boring things. I looked on the internet for recipes/ideas but they all involve chunky/finger food, and he has no teeth yet so i don't want to give him any whole food.
Just wondering what your 7 month old eats, and how often. Also if you have any food ideas that would be great, thanks :)

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Danielle - posted on 08/28/2010

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I was told that when they're ready to eat solids, to feed them a wide variety so I just go to the grocery store and try a bunch of different stuff. She's even tried bok choy! Asparagus, zucchini, turnips, avocados, broccoli, so much fun stuff. I've also given her crackers to feed herself that dissolve. Vegetable thins have been one of her favourites and they come in whole wheat. Have fun with it : )

Rach - posted on 08/28/2010

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I make up batches of chicken veg and gravey and freeze it for my little one she loves it, i do mince also. i get a chux cloth and put cut up fruit in it and tie a rubber band around it and she can chew on it for ages (using cold fruit from fridge is great for teething too) i also do mashed veg usually pear apple banana and berries and freeze it too. Weetbix are nice too my little one loves weetbix.

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Although your son doesn't have teeth, you can still make his food more exciting by adding new flavors such as garlic, onion, and other potent ingredients a little bit at a time. You can also very easily add some chicken or turkey to his veggies and fruit when you puree. It tastes just as good when it is all ground up as it does whole, and when you make it yourself it tastes much better. You probably already know that. My seven month old daughter eats almost anything. She has eight teeth, though. However, when my seven year old was a baby, I didn't wait for teeth. She was eating lots of yummy and healthy combinations, including the good stuff like garlic and pepper. Now, she will eat just about anything! As for frequency, I feel like Clementine, the seven month old, is constantly eating. Pears, peaches, Cheerios, ham, and anything that she can swipe from her sister's plate when her guard is down.
Good luck!

Wendy - posted on 08/27/2010

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I do the excat same as you! They are being fed and getting full,and thats all that maters right now.There is not much more choice as this time for them:0)

Erica - posted on 08/27/2010

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my 7 month old gets a 7 ounce bottle first thing in the morning (between 6 and 630), then around 930 he gets oatmeal with fruit and a 5 ounce bottle, at 1 he gets rice and vegetables and a 5 ounce bottle, around 5 he gets a jar of a "meal" (for instance: chicken and vegetables, or turkey and rice and vegetables), and a 7 ounce bottle before he goes to bed at 830. I give my baby Beech Nut baby food and there are quite a few varieties of fruits and vegetables and different combinations so I don't think Zack gets bored at all.

Lynda - posted on 08/27/2010

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hello!
i do the same with my daughter exept that between lunch and dinner i give her a apple sauce and a yogurt with sometime a rice cracker which will help her to break the gum. you can introduce everymorning half of a orange fruit under your supervision cuz as you said he dont have teeth yet , it good and will give him vitamins.
at nigh youu can do a pottoes,carrot squash puree and when you boil the veggies put a beef bouillon cube in there wich give good flavor:)
Let me know how it did go!
have fun!

Leslie - posted on 08/27/2010

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Oh and I give him whole fruit in these mesh food holders for babies (I think it's called Nuby Nibbler). I put frozen bananas in it, it also helps with him wanting to chew on something. You can put whole fruits and veggies in there and they get their vitimins from sucking and chewing. It is a great idea and my son loves it, it's just a pain in the A$$ to clean. lol

Leslie - posted on 08/27/2010

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My son eats everything, I have an 19mth old as well and they like the 'share' each others food. However, I prepare him whatever we are eating. I just blend his up in the blender and feed it to him. Last night we had pasta and homemade meat sauce. I blended his up and gave it to him while the rest of us ate our unblended version.
I also give him snack, like baby Yum yums, yogurt cover rasins, Dried fruit. (My son doesn't have teeth yet, but he's good at eating that kind of stuff, so check first to see if she can or not.) I also give him full fat yogurt. Plain overcooked wholegrain pasta as a finger food. He gets Breast fed on demand still about 8 times a day. Between my two sons I feel like all I do is feed them, but I try and keep it homemade and healthy. Honestly it is so easy to blend your own baby food, and the money you will save it crazy. I make baby food once a week with our left overs, freez it in icecube trays and then put them in a ziplock bag. It's so easy, I wish I would have done it with my first son.

Don't be worried about giving them finger food, start with really small pieces, And see how they react. My first son had a bad gag reflex so he chocked on everything, however my second son (Who still has no teeth) looks like he's chewing his finger food. He makes it mushy and then he has no problem.

Here is a website I love, they have baby teething cookies and great baby food receipes. http://wholesomebabyfood.com/
Hope I helped;)

Shelby - posted on 08/26/2010

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My daughter eats 3 meals a day and has snacks in between. For breakfast she has rice cereal with fruit or made with real fruit juice, for snacks she has cheerios, pieces of ripe banana, rice rusks that dissolve when she eats them or these things called wobbly wheels made by Gerber, or puffs made by Gerber ads she also gets a bottle or formula.



For lunch she has cottage cheese, yogurt or fruit and vegetables and has then gets a sippy cup with about 3 oz of real fruit juice( she loves the pear juice by Heinz) and then she gets a bottle about an hour or so later. if she wants snacks we give her a small one.



For dinner she gets a dinner that has meat in it, she has recently just tried Turkey stew and veggies pork and apple (by Heinz) and loves them, They have chunks of vegetables but they are so soft that she can mush them around with her tongue( she doesn't have teeth yet either). she still loves sweet potatoes and carrots as well so we give her that as a side. then she gets a bottle before bed and sleeps between 9 and 11 hours at night.



We have also given her small pieces of toast, pancake and french toast and she really likes those, we don't put any syrup or any butter on she just has them plain and its perfect for her.

Kerry - posted on 08/26/2010

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My 7 month old was weetabix at 8 a 4oz bottle at 10 which will be stopped in a month as he dont ask for it i just give to to make sure he getting eough. dinner at 12 wich is anything from pasta veg mash fish and mashed fruit for pud. he olny has food mashed with a folk and quite lumpy but he dont have finger foods as he bites big chunks off with his gums and just swollows. then he will ahve tea at 4 same sort of food with a custard or rice pud or yoghurt. then the has a 8oz bottle between 7/8 ans bed between 8/8.30 and sleeps till around 7ish. i was lucky he dropped his bottles off himself as soon as he started food. he as water or juice at meals times and i offer it every hour aswell

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Abby won't eat anything that she doesn't have to chew. It cannot be baby food, she won't touch it. She has no teeth and eats toddler fruit bars, fruit puffs, fruit pieces, and what ever is on my plate. Everything is cut down to her size so she doean't choke. It drives me nuts because even for breaky, she won't eat oatmeal, to soft.

Danielle - posted on 08/25/2010

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Olivia who was 7months yesterday eats what we eat just blitzed with some texture she has been eating this for about 2wks now and loves it, she loves chewing as well, she only has 2 front teeth but just cos she hasnt got any others she doenst let that stop her, she has eaten cracker bread which she loves, she has had banana, cheese, strawberries as long as they are softish even tho she eats cheese lol and i've given her biltong wich is like beef jerky to chew on and she loves it all

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Angelique gets cereal in the morning with a bottle.



She'll get yogurt between 10:00 and 13:00



For lunch she gets purity. Either fruit/veggies/veggies & meat/Veggies & spaghetti. with a bottle



for snacks she gets buscuits or cheese curls (puffs)

and during the day she gets baby tea or juice (doesn't like juice very much)



For dinner she'll either get cereal or purity with a bottle



(she doesn't have any teeth)

Em - posted on 08/24/2010

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My boy has fruit and cereal for breakfast, yoghurt and fruit for lunch and meat and veggies for dinner, with a few bottles and rusks in between.

Melissa - posted on 08/24/2010

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My daughter has rice cereal for breakfast with fruit, then a bottle or breastfed, veggies for lunch, then bottle or breastfed, meat and veggis for supper, then breastfed, friut for a bedtime snack then bottle fed. I make all my own baby food. I will boil a chicken breast or turkey ontil fully cooked, cut into small chunks add water from the pot and then puree the meat, after i will add a veggie. So for an example my daughter is eating turkey and sweat potatoes for supper. She loves it.

Suzanne - posted on 08/24/2010

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We are pretty much on the same schedule but she still gets 30 oz's of formula a day. I tried the gerber 3rd foods lately, since she has 2 teeth, I thought it would be a good idea, not so much! haha.. she hated the chunkiness! Her favorites are still pears, apples, squash and sweet potatoes by themselves.

Kellie - posted on 08/24/2010

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well willow is 7 months and we feed her organic baby food...but that is lentils and rice, roasted bananas with rice, green beans, oatmeal with apples and cinnamon, squash with Yukon gold potatoes with parm, only thing organic she does not get is mac and cheese. but pretty much anything you can put in a food processor and make where you baby can eat it will work...just don't add a lot of spices and stuff to it. i use to make my baby's food but now we just buy the organic stuff.

Kelly - posted on 08/24/2010

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My daughter eats 3 meals a day as well (unless its a super hungry day then she has a snack too) Breakfast consists of a choice of rice or oatmeal cereal with either, banana, applesauce, peaches, mango, pear, cherry, pineapple, or orange (sometimes more then one) mixed in. Or for breakfast I might give her yogurt in a variety of flavors.

For Lunch, we go with some kind of complete meal. Usually it is a meat (chicken, beef, ham, turkey) mixed with a vegetable (green beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, squash, corn, potato, broccoli, tomato, zucchini, or Eggplant). Sometimes more then one vegetable as I buy mixed vegetables a lot.

For dinner we usually do risotto with cheese, or jarred spaghetti, vegetables with brown rice, lentils, chicken with apple. Or if it is a light day we just have a fruit.

Snack consists of gerber or healthy baby puffs in a variety of flavors. That way she gets practice chewing (the puffs melt in their mouths so they wont choke). And she gets 4 6oz bottles a day. She sleeps 10 hours at night. I find I never get bored feeding her as there are so many ways to mix all the different ingredients. Recently we tried avocado. She loves it but only by itself. No need to cook it. Just take it out of the skin and mash it up really good and it is ready to feed

Leah - posted on 08/24/2010

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Hey Emma
My 7 month old daughter eats the same as your boy has food then a bottle and she sleeps through the night aswell, i have tried all sorts of food with her and i give her toast or bread with spreads and she has no teeth but she seems to be fine. I also give her avocado aswell she loves that just try anything and if he doesn't like he he will let u know and if u are worried of him choking remember pretty much everything can be pureed. i hope it helps :)

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