What is your 9 month old's daily diet?

Ashley - posted on 04/22/2010 ( 81 moms have responded )

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Give me like a sample menu of what you feed your 9 month old starting with breakfast and going thru to dinner or bedtime bottle. I need some new snack and food ideas for my 9 month old's diet.

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Colleen - posted on 03/18/2013

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My bambino will be 9 months old later this month. I started solids in December, just before she turned 6 months old. I started with cereal and moved on to steamed/pureed veggies,, and eventually added a little chicken. My major problem right now is that I feel i'm going back in time with regard to her feedings. Most of the time its a struggle to get a spoon full of anything in her mouth. She cries just from being placed in her highchair, even with lots of toys on her tray. The only time I seem to get her to eat solids is if she's completely distracted. I've been mixing fruits with her veggies and meat, as she just stopped wanting to eat veggies. I've tried bananas and toast as finger foods, she just plays with it. If it place it in her mouth she gags and sometimes will puke. She would be happy to just drink her formula forever and never touch solids. I wish there was a way to get her excited about foods. I feel sad that she dislikes it so much :( Any advice??? Thanks everyone!

Jade - posted on 04/25/2010

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wow, i feel like i am under feeding my 9 month old. he just turned 9 months but he is still primarily on baby food. usually cereal and fruit in the morning then 2 jars for lunch (protein and veggie) with yogurt too, then veggie and fruit for dinner with around 2-3 bottles a day. however, he is a big healthy boy!! i think i've been hesitant on any table food due to the fact he has only one tooth so far. maybe i'm just too much of a worry wort!

Sarah - posted on 12/01/2012

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Hey mums. Could you help me out plz.

My little lads 9 n 1/2 months eats everything I give him (meat, veg, yogs, buttons, whatsits, banana ect) but I'm afraid to give him the bigger things like toast and carrot sticks. Though he's in the middle of cutting his 3rd and 4th teeth, I'm just so scared to give him bigger stuff, and I know I'm slowing his development down. How do I over come this? :( thanks X

Jeanette - posted on 04/27/2010

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everyone's baby is different in how much they eat - if they are healthy and gaining then they are getting enough - i was having trouble getting onto a good schedule with solids and formula recently and found the sample menus posted on the American Academy of Pediatrics website to be a helpful guide

Preeti - posted on 01/29/2014

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MY Son is going to be 15 months now but still he wakes up in the night now to have milk....i try hard to make sure that he eats his dinner properly but he eats half of it and leave it then... Can anyone pls suggest what to do ? And also if someone can help me with some nice recipes to create his interest. Pls help

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Nsy - posted on 03/02/2014

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OMG!!! In reference to Amaka, kudos to the okra soup. I just started out with the okra soup for my 9 months old daughter & its breezy unlike what I anticipated. To all other moms, as long as your child is healthy & gaining weight, follow his/her cue on food intake. Bless!!!

Imad Abdul - posted on 12/30/2013

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I give my nine months child Bennie mix for break fast, lunch and dinner and some time I made carrot and apple juice for him to drink and thanks for your help

Julie - posted on 10/24/2013

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My little guy is 9 1/2mths old and he is alittle sensitive to texture. Which means I have to be careful what I give him because he might throw-up but he is getting much better. :) So this is my sons menu... he wakes up around 7:30am-has a 7oz bottle of homo milk. 9:00am I will give him either rice crispys on his tray and I also put some in a bowl with milk and feed it to him. Or he gets a 1/2 banana and dry rice crispys or outmeal with a tsp of brown sugar for taste. 11am-1am Nap! Then for lunch @1pm he has 2 slices of whole wheat bread(no crust) with either jam or butter. Chopped up in bite size pieces. And then he also gets a yogurt. His fav. @2:30 or so he has 2nd bottle 7oz milk. For a snack if he wants he has either puffs or rice crackers the disolvable ones. Supper is @ 5 or5:30pm and he has mashed potatoes and hamburger mixed in, cause he hates the taste of meat. And he also has boiled vegetables. He loves them. Carrots, peas and corn. Or he has spiral noodles and vegetables. Or rice. Bath time 6:30. Bottle 8oz milk @ 7:15 in bed and sleepin by 8pm and he'll sleep all night till 7:30. :) he has since 3wks old. Only bragging now because im 17wks pregnant and im sure the next one wont. Lol Other ideas is scrambled eggs or egg salad sandwich although I have heard to wait to introduce them to eggs till they are 1yr because some kids are allergic. But my little guy likes it. Shredded cheese and plain cheerios is also a good snack. And he gets a sippy cup of water with every meal and he only gets 3 bottles a day. So thats all I got so far. :)

Amaka - posted on 05/03/2013

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when my son wakes up in the morning i feed him formula, wait for an hour or 2 then feed him cereal with water. In about two or three hours i feed him fruits. In the afternoon i feed him formula, wait for about 2 hours and feed him chicken or beef with vegetable and juice. When next he gets hungry i feed him baby yogurt with water and then before he goes to bed i feed him veggies with formula and he will be good till morning. He also eats baby mum mums in between meals. Lol, Happy baby, Happy mother. I will soon introduce my native food , okra soup with fufu. They love it

Kris - posted on 12/08/2012

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Honestly, you can feed your kids just about anything, as long as it's cut into baby bite sizes. My daughter would eat what ever I ate, and she would scarf it too. She ate faster then me and my husband combined lol. I would introduce 1 food at a time, to make sure she wasn't allergic to it. At first I started out with baby cereal, then I mixed it with juice, then I went to something like oatmeal I think. I would stay in the same food texture, so I wouldn't shock her. I had just turned 18, so I didn't really know what I was doing lol. But then I moved on to baby food. I thought she would eat the desserts first, so I got some applesauce, peaches, and one other that I can't remember, and introduced them 1 at a time. She ate them, but she was fussy about it. I think she only ate them cause she was hungry. Then I moved on to veggies, and she would scarf those down. She wanted veggies more then the sweets. Which I was glad, but also a little worried, I thought babies were supposed to like fruits more then veggies lol. Once she had some "teefies" as she called them, I would give her more solid foods; cherrios, chex, foods that were sweet, but didn't have a sugar or frosting coating on them like frosted flakes. She only got plain foods until she was about 1 1/2. I didn't want a 9 month old "mamamamamamamama" all day long :p. I did the same thing with son, only with different foods. He turned out to be a picky eater, so it took a little longer to find out what he liked, but I eventually got it.



As long as it's in small bites,I don't think they care what it is, as long as they can fit it in their mouth and chew it. It doesn't even have to be the best tasting food either.

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Cut the toast into bite size pieces and steam the carrots for 5 min...watch closely :) at least the first time . My little guy loves ALL steamed veggies even beets! and toast is his FAV.

Amanda - posted on 12/01/2012

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The pedi's say that about milk, but I started adding like a half an ounce of milk to my daughter's diet around this time and she did great. I am getting ready to start it with my nine month old son. I think it is on a baby to baby basis. Not all babies are the same, eat the same, have the same nutritional needs, etc... i love my pediatrician because she accepts the fact that I try things and if they don't work, you know to leave it alone for a bit. I cannot accept a pediatrician that does not listen to the parents.

Amanda - posted on 12/01/2012

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Try fresh bananas and toast. The Gerber Graduates Puffs and Baby Mum Mums are great snacks. I keep my nine month on most of the 2nd stage foods but give him some of the 3rd stages. But I am introducing him to table food, so I give him what I eat without seasoning. I always spoon some out before I season. Right now, they need protein and lots of carbs due to the activity they have right now. They are very busy crawling and learning to move object to object and trying to stand. So, I suggest mushy pastas or rice - unseasoned. You can add parsley if you'd like. But the baby yogurts are great too. And might I add, now is the time to start using a sippy cup more instead of bottle. Anytime mine eats, he gets a sippy cup and a bottle only 2 - 3 times a day.

Amanda - posted on 12/01/2012

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Try adding snacks to her diet in between meals, or when she is toddling (or toodling) give her the Gerber cereal puffs or cheerios to munch on. My son is very active and has no body fat what so ever. He is all muscle and still doesn't sleep through the night because he wakes up hungry. So, I just feed him all day... whatever it is that he will eat, that is what i feed him. All day. I try to keep food on his belly at all times, a cup of formula mixed with milk handy, and a bottle. I found it works and he is sleeping much better as well.

Vanessa - posted on 11/06/2012

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My son has always been a food eater.., he wakes up at 7 drinks his bottle.. For breakfast oatmeal with either fresh puréed bananas or gerber fruits and watered down gerber juice. Or eggs with a piece of bread... For snacks throughout the day I give him gerber yogurt snacks, cereal puffs, the cheese puffs or the round banana cream snack things... He takes a nap around 1 an drinks a bottle for lunch he eats either puréed fruit or the graduates cups with spaghetti and meat balls or stew... Dinner he eats the same thing as lunch or mashed potatoes with bits of chicken or whatever we are eating I just make sure its soft enough to eat... He really loves the gerber yogurts too! Or cookies

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Dear Mrs..

I had this EXACT problem. My son is now 11 months and eats EVERYthing.!! My best advice is to just keep giving him little bits of everything you are eating, except honey and nuts ,of course.

I do have a great recipe for a tasty breakfast ( the first thing he liked):

peel then grate or finely chop 1/2 an apple, mash !/2 banana , then boil it all with 1/3 cup oats and 1cup water. after you bring to a boil, simmer 5 min, until oats are done and 1table spoon chopped raisin and a little cinnamon if you like. My son still eats this every morning. you can play around with the fruits if you like.

be patient. I know its hard but all babies are different. Good luck, hugs, mom to mom

Simret - posted on 10/10/2012

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in the breakfast i will give him cerlac 2-4 tsp and then at lanche i will give him vagetble cook and sametime i will give him also frashe fruteguse.

Mrs - posted on 10/10/2012

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my 9 months baby dont like to eat any thing without milk.i m really worried about him.please me how can i develop his taste

Simret - posted on 10/10/2012

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still i am i don't have any idy what can i give to my baby food this is my 1st time.can u help me by ricep .

Tiffany Yvonne - posted on 09/18/2012

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I give my 9 month old friut in the morning about 10:00 I give him his snackwhich are those banna cookies soft chewed and then about 5 I give him his veggies. then around eight I let him decide cookies,yougurt,veggie or fruit. It all depends on how healthy you want his diet to be. Also don't give him/her real milk right know I talked to my sons ped. yesterday and she said that at 9 monthes it is way to early to start him on real milk

Navneet - posted on 09/14/2012

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first i give her milk and buscuit,curd with vagitables,khicdi,daal ka pani and cerelack,

Aarti - posted on 08/27/2012

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my baby dont drink milk .but like salty food. she just take breast milk . for breakfast she takes banana, in lunch small roti with sabji, for evening any fruit and then for dinner khichri

and mother feed for every sleep

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I think ...try food (when he is hungry) when he is STILL hungry or fussy give him a bottle. Ask your DR just to be sure. :)

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Hi Ashley, I like to make my own baby food, or give him plum organics when we are going to be out.
This is what I do 5:00 a.m - Breast feed
7 am - usually oatmeal with apples raisins bananas. (sometimes it oatmeal with prune juice...ewww, but he loves it) Then a 4 oz bottle of earths best formula
10 am NAP TIME!!! breastfeed, 4 oz bottle
Noon lunch- toast or pasta,with or w/o marinara (he likes the toast cut in strips,easier to grab and hold himself) kiwi , peach, watermelon, blueberries, peas (without the skins,yes,I take them off one at a time)sometimes black beans, HE LOVES BEANS, hummus too. I like to try new foods at lunch because it is the calmest part of my day.
2 p.m NAP TIME!!! Breast, 4oz formula
if he is fussy after nap 4oz formula breast I wing it banana ,Baby MUM-MUM, whatever my 8 year old is eating.....
6pm Dinner- whatever we are eating. If we are having a spicy curry, I take out the sauteed veg before I add the spice , if we are having bean and cheese burritos he is having beans, brown rice and a fruit. he love LENTILS....lentil stew with potatoes , zucchini ,and carrots (moosewood cookbook).
7 p.m breast, 4oz bottle
I also have a GREAT baby food book called"organic baby and toddler cookbook" It has helped me a lot. and Milo is happy to enjoy all the fun foods.

Sandra - posted on 08/09/2012

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My daughter has been trying a variety of foods and textures since 6 months and is a great eater, though she is somewhat picky with textures and flavors. Several things she really likes are more savory than sweet: she'll eat oatmeal with formula and fruit puree for breakfast, gerber fruits (peaches, pears, prunes, etc), I offer variety of chopped up fresh fruit like clementines, pears, plums and she'll put them in her mouth but most ends up in her bib. I will always offer though cause she's changing everyday. I always have water available in her cup (sippy straw) and she loves it. Lunch and dinner I offer deli turkey, cheese (less when constipated), yogurt, pureed fruit, pureed lentil soup (favorite), veggie sticks, ritz crackers or pureed veggies (green beans are her fave, also carrots, peas). I often cook any veggie I can think of and chop into small bits like carrots, celery, peas, avocado... She also loves soups (matzoh ball, miso), black olives, seaweed salad, and many other foods that I've offered!
Anytime we have gone out to eat, I experiment with different foods I have ordered and she's always willing to try new things:)
She had some breast milk (pumped) and mostly formula throughout the day.

Sherry - posted on 08/09/2012

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i give my son a cereal for breakfast,lunch is mostly crushed potatoes,soups or puree peas and a sippy cup of water about 4 ozs

Amanda - posted on 08/09/2012

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I am having a difficult time feeding my 9-month old. She gets hungry, but fusses when I try to feed her baby food. She eats the Gerber puffs and enjoys it because she gets to feed herself. She will eventually start taking bites of the baby food but that requires lots and lots of distractions. I haven't experimented too much with regular food besides some fruits and veggies.

For breakfast I feed her between 2-4oz of Gerber cereal/fruit baby food

About 10 Gerber maple cinnamon puffs



Between breakfast and lunch, she nurses and has a nap



For lunch

2-4oz fruit baby food

2-4oz veggie baby food



Snack

Gerber cheese puffs



Before dinner she nurses and has another nap



Dinner

2-4oz meat/veggie combo baby food

2oz fruit baby food



She drinks a lot of water throughout the day. I haven't given her too much meat yet besides what's in the baby food because she has such a difficult time having BMs. I actually have to give her Miralax a couple times a week to help her.



I'd appreciate any advice.

Mandee - posted on 07/22/2012

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We are past that stage, but she was eating...

Breakfast - Cheerios and 1/2 Banana and formula

Lunch/Dinner - mushed fruit, steamed veggies, ground meat or cheese or yogurt (depending on what I was eating)

Snacks - toast, fruit, or veggie depending on what I had on hand or what she had lacked earlier in the day, and water with just a splash of juice (less than 1/2 ounce of juice)

She also had formula before bed and naps

Amanda - posted on 07/20/2012

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Wow I must be slow at feeding my son all these right now i tried to feed him eggs but he just spits everything out won't even pick up finger foods yet...I started early with my first son cause he had more teeth...My 9 month old only has 2 bottom teeth & doesn't quite gum stuff yet...How do i get him use to table foods

Bethany - posted on 04/09/2012

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All of these samples are great and are giving me some new ideas! I find myself in a slump sometimes too when it comes to new menu ideas. My son just turned 9 months old and here is a sample of his schedule:

Bottle at 7am. Around 8am he will have morning foods (hard boiled egg, toast w/ cinnamon, fruit w/ grains, oatmeal with fruit, yogurt w/ fruit, etc.

Bottle at 11am. Around 12pm he will have veggies w/ some meat or pasta. (carrots, cauliflower, peas, chicken, etc. He doesn't like peas/green beans too much so I will mix that in with some other flavors. I just learned he can have fish too, so I will start giving him some fish)

Bottle at 3 pm. Around 4-5pm he will eat what we are having for dinner. If I don't feel he should eat what we are having I make sure he has protein (meats), any kind of veggies, and a fruit.

Bottle at 7pm and bedtime.

For snacks I will give him a teething cracker, rice puffs, cheese, tomatoes, etc.

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9 month old diet -

8:30am Breakfast:

1/2 weetabix with mashed banana and whole milk

12:00pm Lunch:

Mashed potato and parsnip with chopped ham, plus small yoghurt

Afternoon snack:

Rice cake and apple sticks

5:30pm Dinner:

Baby chowder (1/2 small onion chopped and fried in unsalted butter, steamed potato, carrot and sweetcorn, 25g grated cheddar, 2 tbsp whole milk - blend the lot together - delicious) plus blended peas for a bit of green veg.

Bit of orange and apple for dessert.



Bottles at 7am (210ml), 9am (60ml), after lunch (120ml) and before bed (6:45pm, 210ml).

Anuradha - posted on 05/04/2010

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My baby boy is 9 and half months and this is his daily diet -

This one is going to be a little different as it is from India :-)

Breakfast - Wheat Orange cereal (Nestle) / Heinz Oatmeal/ Apple cherry (nestle) with a fruit (papaya/Bananna/Pear/Apple)

Mid morning - Britannia Marie biscuits / Farley's rusk with milk

Lunch - Rice/lentils mixed with 5 different veggies and fish every alternate day

Snack - biscuits/rusks

Dinner - Indian bread with milk and bananna / Heinz dinner (cheese/cauliflower/bracolli) or mixed veg puree



I also feed him Nestle Naan 2 formula 2 - 3 times a day 3 - 4 oz depending on his mood. And water 4 oz throughout the day.



Hope this helps!

Hannah - posted on 05/03/2010

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my son has a bottle when he wakes up then bout bout 830 2 weetbix.baby custard and yogurt for lunch at 12 and bottle dinner veggiesat 5 and bottle before bed at 7. snacks arrowroot biscuit, waffer biscuit and juice during the day and if i am eating he will have some of my food aswell.

AZURA - posted on 05/03/2010

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i'm scared saw all the menu cause i'm just giving my breast milk.. lunch just 2oz of salmon+porridge.. just that..

Julia - posted on 05/02/2010

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around 5 or 6 am early morning 4 ounces breast milk.
8 or 8:30 am breakfast 4 ounce jar of baby oatmeal with prunes & 2-3 ounces breast milk.
10 am midmorning 4 ounces baby juice.
12 noon lunch 4 ouce jar pureed veggies and chiken & 2-3 ounces breast milk.
3 pm mid afternoon 4 ounce jar pureed papaya and 2-3 ounces breast milk.
5 pm Late afternoon 4 ounces breast milk.
7 pm dinner 4 ounce jar pureed food and 2-3 ounces breast milk.
between 9 to 10 pm around 5 ounces breast milk.
sometimes he wakes up around midnight and then again at 3 am for feedings - i give him 3-4 ounces breast milk each.

Tamara - posted on 05/01/2010

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my son turned 9 months yesterday, he got five teeth in past week so he wanted to chew on everything. His usuall menu is rice cereal with some mashed bananas at breakfast, random veggie baby food from a jar for lunch with a small amount of cereal if he still acts hungry, and one of the stage three baby foods for supper, or if he likes it i will processes whatever we are eating and let him have it, So far i have found that he loves slices of bread, cheerios, tiny pieces of cheese, pretty much anything I'm eating he wants to try and if i don't let him try it he won't cry he'll scream momma bo da and try to climb over me to get it

Sherika - posted on 04/30/2010

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My son just turned 9 months old today. I went out and bought the stage 3 foods a few weeks ago. I am so nervous to give him table food because I am afraid of him choking. He seems to gag on some things like Grahm crackers or fruit bars. He would looovvveee for me to feed him what I feed the family. I just didn't know when to start. He doesn't have any teeth yet. So he is still very much on formula and some "crawler stage" snack. I would love to know if you all think I should let him try toddler snacks or table food already?

Heather - posted on 04/30/2010

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My daughter is still mainly eating the Gerber baby foods, because we get them for free:P But I'm trying to introduce more other foods as well. So far her daily menu is something like this though (amounts are all approx.):



Breakfast:

+ 1/2 cup oatmeal (mixed with a little formula), with 1/4 cup fruit added (apple, pear, prunes, peaches, etc.)

+ 2 oz. bottle apple juice (doctor recommended for constipation)



Lunch:

+ YoBaby yogurt w/ a little oatmeal mixed in

+ bottle of formula (she usually finishes about 3 oz.)



Dinner:

+ 1/4 cup Barley or Rice cereal (mixed with water or formula)

+ 1 Tbsp each of 2 kinds of vegetables (one green and one colored. Like peas/carrots or yams/green beans)

+ 1 Tbsp meat (I get the Beech Nut beef or chicken). She doesn't like the meat by itself, so I mix it into the veggies a bit.

+ 3 oz. water



Snacks: gerber graduates snacks: cheese puffs and yogurt bits



Formula: she also gets bottles of formula throughout the day as she wants them and mostly still to get her to fall asleep>< She usually drinks about 5-6 oz at a time and has about 5 bottles a day.



Hope this helps with your 9 month old's diet :P

Nykee - posted on 04/29/2010

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My 9 month old HATES baby food. We finally just started giving her finger foods because she only wants to feed herself. I buy individual servings of fruits and veggies (they aren't baby food - they're the kind that comes packaged like individual servings of applesauce). They're soft, but she can pick them up herself. She loves carrots and peaches the best :) Also, she loves the new jumbo rice krispies (great finger food for developing fine motor skills - in cereal aisle) and Gerber puffs (I buy the Walmart "Parent's Choice" brand and she likes those just as much!)

I hope this was helpful! :)

Carolyn - posted on 04/29/2010

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My little man went from stage two foods to table foods overnight!
Breakfast choices: dry cheerios, scrambled eggs, pancakes, loves blueberries, strawberries, bananas, pear, baby yogurt
Snack: cheese, dry cheerios, fruit
Lunch: Still do gerber graduates with fruit
Dinner: Whatever I fix for the rest of the family: chicken, meat, pizza, peas and carrots, green beans, potatoe, sweet potato, He still nurses but I keep trying a cup, he just hasn't gotten the hang of it. He wants whatever we eat.

Jeni - posted on 04/29/2010

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My son has severe allergies to dairy proteins and egg so..

7am morning bottle

8am apple and cereal or fruit

12pm vegetables with meat and sauce or

canned food

2pm Bottle

3pm snack, raisins of organic biscuits

6pm Dinner Leftover lunch or canned or pour through sauce

(eats some of our veges or a hunk of meat also)

7pm Bottle



SNACK IDEAS (for non allergic bubs)



mini meatballs,

mini muffins (make a batch and freeze them)

grated cheese

Yogurt

Raisins or dried fruit

Luncheon

cut up fruit or slightly softened vege sticks

rice crackers



Hope some of these help your 9 month old's diet :)

Jaimie - posted on 04/29/2010

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Wow I was just reading yours....I am with you....He has Gerber fruits and Gerber yogurt for breakfast, lunch gerber veggies and fruit and the yogurt, same for super, and I still breastfeed....So on demand with that and bottles of breastmilk with the babysitters. I have really hesitated towards the table food. He tried bread for the first time today. A little mashed potatoes...oh ya and water with every meal out of his sippy. He loves that. But he has well is a very healthy boy. I feel it is each to there own. :)

Lana - posted on 04/29/2010

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Do you all give your babies their bottles at the same time as their meal?? I give my daughter who is 9 months today an 8oz bottle with some cereal in it when she wakes up at 8, then at 10am a jar of baby breakfast food, like fruit and grain or oatmeal or something of sorts (she just recently stop liking rice cereal of all flavors from a spoon) then a 6oz bottle at Noon and lunch at 2pm which is either a jar or two of baby veggies or apples and chicken or something of sorts then bottle at 4, snacks would be biter biscuits, frozen waffles, fruit, veggies, baby puffs, cottage cheese, whatever is on hand.. and then another bottle at 630 ish, dinner is whatever we are eating or a jar of sweet potatos and turkey and a jar of fruit if we're eating something too seasoned for her. Then her nighttime bottle (8oz) and off to bed at 9:30.



Thank you ladies for all the ideas for a 9 month old's diet!! I am going to try some of these new things!

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wow! reading your posts impress me so much. My 9 months old is barely catching up.
She's still drinking formula/breast milk. I'm feeding her veggies, beans, rice cereal, and yogurt. Usually, she eats less than one tbsp and she's done.

Amanda - posted on 04/29/2010

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For some reason fish fingers are a recommended food for babies but they are full of preservatives so use sparingly - my daughter has an adverse reaction to them but was 3 before I realised it was them causing her upset. Some kids eat better than others my 9.5 mth old boy is an excellent chewer and prefers food not to be pureed whereas my daughter ate pureed food until she was much older. He loves pikelets, toast, crackers, sliced cooked fruit or veges for a quick finger food snack also cooked pasta with cut cheese is handy. I cook meals and freeze for him rather than prepared foods so they get a taste for fresh is best lol

Jacqueline - posted on 04/28/2010

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this is my son's schedule.
breakfast
1/2 of cereal
6 oz of formula
am snack
cheese, banana puffs or yogurt with juice
lunch
3-4 tbsp of cereal
1 jar of babyfood(fruit)
6oz of formula
pm snack
yogurt melts, banana puffs, cheese puffs, crackers, or cheese
dinner
3-4 tbsp of cereal and vegetable
6oz of formula
8 oz bottle before bedtime.
they need a bottle with breakfast, lunch and dinner. also one before bedtime. they need the nutrients. regular food doesn't give them what they need. they should be getting formula up to a year.

Lauren - posted on 04/28/2010

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Breakfast 8a.m.:
Oatmeal or cream of wheat with applesauce or pears and milk.
Lunch 12p.m.
All kinds of ravioli or mac and cheese and juice
Snack 3p.m.:
A few crackers or some cheerios or puffs
Dinner 6p.m:
Usually whatever we are having and after his bath he might drink another sippy.

Carissa - posted on 04/28/2010

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My 9 month old twins don't really like baby food that much anymore, they like to have texture in what they eat. They love to eat, especially what we are eating. Sample of a day:
Breakfast: cheerios (they love them because they can pick them up) mandarin oranges cut in 3rds, cheese. Michael seems to eat Maddies oranges and Maddie seems to eat Michaels cheese.
Lunch: More cheerios. They like to have things to pick up. I can talk them into some baby food but seem to only get through one jar before they get bored with it. Now they are eating toast, they actually love it. They are starting to like to eat yogurt but again they want to feed themselves so its a fine line of how much they will eat. Grahm crackers. Bananas.
Dinner: what ever we are eating. They are very interested in what we are eating so they are very happy now that we give them what we eat. I was afraid to start big people food but they have done well and eat everything. They just love to eat. Pasta of course is a favorite!
They both drink around 4 bottles a day.

Lisa - posted on 04/28/2010

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Our munchkin gets a bottle for breakfast when she wakes up, usually between 7 and 8:30 then sometimes she has breakfast, some cereal but lots of time she has another bottle and then lunch somewhere around noon. Lunch varies but we like lunchables because they are easy and convenient. Usually add some canned veggies to round it out. Snack or a bottle mid afternoon then dinner between 6 & 7 (she is VERY particular about that) usually whatever we are having or leftovers if we aren't eating yet. She does jar food for lunch at the sitter's house, usually the stage three foods but she prefers to feed herself. And if we are eating we better share! She loves to eat! Bottle and play before bed between 8 and 8:30.

Jean I think whatever schedule works for you and your munchkin is the right one! If yours is anything like ours she will let you know when it's time to eat!

Stacey - posted on 04/28/2010

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My daughter has a bottle at bout 8 then a sleep and sometimes it is 10 before she has breakfast too. But she also doesnt normally have her lunch until about 2. I rather do it all a bit later otherwise there is too big a gap inbetween her meals and she gets cranky

Jean - posted on 04/28/2010

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i need help, my girl is 9 monts and 2 weeks, i would like to know what time you give breakfast. sometime i give her breakfast at 10h00 i stiil breastfeed her at 8h00.

it's ok or not

Geneva - posted on 04/28/2010

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bkfst: 1/2 cup fruit baby food mixed with baby cereal and dry cheerios.

6oz bottle formula before am nap

lunch: veggie baby food, cheese, bits of whatever we are eating (rice, chicken, bread, etc)

6oz bottle formula before afternoon nap

Dinner-veggie baby food, bits of whatever we are eating-last night was his first time eathing spaghetti, he LOVED it but very messy!

6-8oz bottle before bed

breastfeed if he wakes up during night (he refuses to breastfeed during the day, my milk supply has gone way down after I went back to work).

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9 month old diet -

8:30am Breakfast:

1/2 weetabix with mashed banana and whole milk

12:00pm Lunch:

Mashed potato and parsnip with chopped ham, plus small yoghurt

Afternoon snack:

Rice cake and apple sticks

5:30pm Dinner:

Baby chowder (1/2 small onion chopped and fried in unsalted butter, steamed potato, carrot and sweetcorn, 25g grated cheddar, 2 tbsp whole milk - blend the lot together - delicious) plus blended peas for a bit of green veg.

Bit of orange and apple for dessert.



Bottles at 7am (210ml), 9am (60ml), after lunch (120ml) and before bed (6:45pm, 210ml).

Anuradha - posted on 05/04/2010

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My baby boy is 9 and half months and this is his daily diet -

This one is going to be a little different as it is from India :-)

Breakfast - Wheat Orange cereal (Nestle) / Heinz Oatmeal/ Apple cherry (nestle) with a fruit (papaya/Bananna/Pear/Apple)

Mid morning - Britannia Marie biscuits / Farley's rusk with milk

Lunch - Rice/lentils mixed with 5 different veggies and fish every alternate day

Snack - biscuits/rusks

Dinner - Indian bread with milk and bananna / Heinz dinner (cheese/cauliflower/bracolli) or mixed veg puree



I also feed him Nestle Naan 2 formula 2 - 3 times a day 3 - 4 oz depending on his mood. And water 4 oz throughout the day.



Hope this helps!

Tamara - posted on 05/01/2010

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my son turned 9 months yesterday, he got five teeth in past week so he wanted to chew on everything. His usuall menu is rice cereal with some mashed bananas at breakfast, random veggie baby food from a jar for lunch with a small amount of cereal if he still acts hungry, and one of the stage three baby foods for supper, or if he likes it i will processes whatever we are eating and let him have it, So far i have found that he loves slices of bread, cheerios, tiny pieces of cheese, pretty much anything I'm eating he wants to try and if i don't let him try it he won't cry he'll scream momma bo da and try to climb over me to get it

Heather - posted on 04/30/2010

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My daughter is still mainly eating the Gerber baby foods, because we get them for free:P But I'm trying to introduce more other foods as well. So far her daily menu is something like this though (amounts are all approx.):



Breakfast:

+ 1/2 cup oatmeal (mixed with a little formula), with 1/4 cup fruit added (apple, pear, prunes, peaches, etc.)

+ 2 oz. bottle apple juice (doctor recommended for constipation)



Lunch:

+ YoBaby yogurt w/ a little oatmeal mixed in

+ bottle of formula (she usually finishes about 3 oz.)



Dinner:

+ 1/4 cup Barley or Rice cereal (mixed with water or formula)

+ 1 Tbsp each of 2 kinds of vegetables (one green and one colored. Like peas/carrots or yams/green beans)

+ 1 Tbsp meat (I get the Beech Nut beef or chicken). She doesn't like the meat by itself, so I mix it into the veggies a bit.

+ 3 oz. water



Snacks: gerber graduates snacks: cheese puffs and yogurt bits



Formula: she also gets bottles of formula throughout the day as she wants them and mostly still to get her to fall asleep>< She usually drinks about 5-6 oz at a time and has about 5 bottles a day.



Hope this helps with your 9 month old's diet :P

Jeni - posted on 04/29/2010

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My son has severe allergies to dairy proteins and egg so..

7am morning bottle

8am apple and cereal or fruit

12pm vegetables with meat and sauce or

canned food

2pm Bottle

3pm snack, raisins of organic biscuits

6pm Dinner Leftover lunch or canned or pour through sauce

(eats some of our veges or a hunk of meat also)

7pm Bottle



SNACK IDEAS (for non allergic bubs)



mini meatballs,

mini muffins (make a batch and freeze them)

grated cheese

Yogurt

Raisins or dried fruit

Luncheon

cut up fruit or slightly softened vege sticks

rice crackers



Hope some of these help your 9 month old's diet :)

Lana - posted on 04/29/2010

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Do you all give your babies their bottles at the same time as their meal?? I give my daughter who is 9 months today an 8oz bottle with some cereal in it when she wakes up at 8, then at 10am a jar of baby breakfast food, like fruit and grain or oatmeal or something of sorts (she just recently stop liking rice cereal of all flavors from a spoon) then a 6oz bottle at Noon and lunch at 2pm which is either a jar or two of baby veggies or apples and chicken or something of sorts then bottle at 4, snacks would be biter biscuits, frozen waffles, fruit, veggies, baby puffs, cottage cheese, whatever is on hand.. and then another bottle at 630 ish, dinner is whatever we are eating or a jar of sweet potatos and turkey and a jar of fruit if we're eating something too seasoned for her. Then her nighttime bottle (8oz) and off to bed at 9:30.



Thank you ladies for all the ideas for a 9 month old's diet!! I am going to try some of these new things!

Jenni+shane - posted on 04/28/2010

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this is example of my 9 month old's diet but it changes every day as i like give her vary she loves her food. even though she does she not putting on much weight so we going back health centre for check up just make sure she ok. was told by them over phone at this age their weight can slow down on putting weight so hoping it is just that.



breakfast : bottle and weetbix with fruit

morning snack : toast with vegmite of cream cheese she loves it

bottle

lunch: yohgurt or custard with fruit water for drink

snack cheese sticks and water

bottle

tea :chicken and mixed veg and rice with gravy or cream cheese she loves gravy

Hayley - posted on 04/26/2010

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wow, i feel like i am underfeeding my daughter reading everyone elses 9 month old diet. but she is big and healthy, certainly don't look like she's missed out on a meal anyway. My daughters menu is usually something like as follows:



Breakfast: 180ml formula milk, weetbix or iron enriched cereal with milk or fruit.

AM-Snack: water, half a cruskit with vegemite and cheese.

Lunch: 180ml formula milk, 170g pureed fruit or desert varieties, 2 prunes

PM-Snack: water, 1 arrowroot biscuit or baby rice cake, grapes

Dinner: 180ml formula milk, 170g puree meat/vege combo or pasta and sauce, and finger held food of whatever i may be eating if suitable. Eg: chicken, pumkin, carrot, lamb, etc



Then 240ml formula milk before bed.

Plus extra water when she seems thirsty or hot.

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