feeding schedule

Amanda - posted on 10/29/2008 ( 30 moms have responded )

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What are you feeding your almost 8 month old now? Thanks :)

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Shelley - posted on 11/14/2008

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Hi! My son is 7.5 months old and he's having cereal and a 6 oz bottle, sometimes fruit in the morning; veggies, meat, fruit and a 6 oz bottle for lunch; a 7 oz bottle in the afternoon and maybe an orange slice in his net ring or a rice rusk; veggies, meat, fruit and a 6 oz bottle for supper; and an 8 oz bottle before bed. I don't understand how come my son still wakes up in the middle of the night though... He also doesn't seem ready for table food yet. He just stopped choking on rice rusks so i've been nervous to try other stuff...

Alicia - posted on 11/14/2008

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We're still breastfeeding in the morning and night, but my 7.5mo old gets butternut squash (from the garden!) mixed with rice cereal for lunch, and either mashed banana, avocado, or pears mixed with oatmeal for dinner. or an organic #2 if we're feeling particularly lazy and haven't gotten to the store to get fruit. My son is VERY excited to be starting finger foods. We're doing wheat toast in tiny pieces. daycare gave him a graham cracker, which he also loved. He usually gets 4 bottles of formula during the day, and we're working on water in the sippy cup. Don't you love the facial expressions when trying new foods?!

Kalli - posted on 11/13/2008

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Maddi eats 4 meals per day. In the morning she has a stage 2 fruit (3/4 container) plus 6 oz formula. Next meal is a vege plus 6 oz formula. Early dinner is vege and fruit plus a 6 oz bottle. Late dinner, before bedtime, is a meat/vege combo with a 6 oz bottle. She also has access to a sippy cup with water whenever she wants it. I have tried introducing the quick-dizzolve crackers and some stage 3 chuncky food, but she gags every time she tries. She is making chewing motions and watching us eat with tons of enthusiasm, but cannot stand textures yet. So, I try every few days, to no avail. She is getting her two lower central incisors currently...maybe once she has teeth, she will be a little more likely to like the foods. Any one else have this trouble with gagging??

Joanna - posted on 11/13/2008

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My daughter who was 8 months on the 8th has 4 bottles a day. She has a bottle in the morning and the usual cereal. At lunch she has another bottle and half a jar of stage 2 food and a half jar of stage 2 fruits. At dinner she has another bottle and either the left of jars from lunch or a yogurt and finally before bed she has a bottle and cereal again. Depending on the babys weight at birth and when they started each food will depend mostly on what she eats now. Between her meals if my daughter gets hungry, I give her cheerios, cheezies, jello, those baby mum mum cookies, anything that will melt in her mouth but she is still learning to chew at the same time as she only has her two bottom teeth.

Kelly - posted on 11/12/2008

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Wow after reading this thread, I feel like I'm holding out on my daughter. She's mostly on br.milk still. We've gone thru all the grains... rice, oatmeal, wheat and most first stage fruits and veggies. But up until recently she was still gagging on her cereal even though it was thin.

Tara - posted on 11/12/2008

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Mainly breast milk plus one to two very small meals of homemade pureed baby food.

Mollie - posted on 11/11/2008

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well when brayden was lil i started him on cereal at 4 weeks then i started giving him veggies at 6 weeks i made all my own baby food. why buy it when it costs less to make on ur own. at 6 months he started eating table food. we cut it all up small but his favorite things r roast an steak. he also really loves those veggies i just cook everything well an cut it up for him. alot of the time he even feeds himself. he is also a big boy about 22lbs hes very chubby but also very healthy. he is also very active he has a older brother who he chases all over the house. i also feed the baby the same as i did with my oldest an he turned out ok...lol

Lyreen - posted on 11/11/2008

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Currently Rhiannon has cereal and a fruit for lunch and some sort of veggie or veggie/meat blend and a fruit for dinner then some sort of solid fruit in a teether/net thingy so she can have some different textures (these are mostly stage 2 foods but some stage one occasionally). She has a bottle at wake up, one mid morning, some with lunch and 1-2 before supper and some with supper then finishes it before bed. I am starting to introduce more texture but she's not quite ready yet for finger foods. I let her touch and check out the foods now so it can be messy but she's starting to taste the food on her fingers instead of just wearing it lol.



Rhiannon has never really drank more than 5-6 ounces at a time and normally it's about 4oz. Is there any suggestions on how to decrease her feeding times and increase the amount of food? Maybe she's just a small portion eater however I don't have any knowledge to go on about it as most of my friend's babies all were up to 6-8oz bottles. It's hard to know if she's just thirsty or hungry sometimes. Everyone has opinions about how they did it (family I mean) and I would like some input from other moms going through the same thing now. Thanks!

Alyssa - posted on 11/11/2008

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Micah gets a little fruit at lunch and some cereal at dinner. He still isn't interested in any finger foods, and that's fine. Most of his nutrition will be from breastmilk until he's one year.

Beth - posted on 11/11/2008

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We are feeding number 2 foods and some of ther Gerber graduates snacks. He loves his Puffs. All the Gerber Graduates disolve in his mouth so we don't have to worry about him choking. We just started giving him peices of stuff off our plate and he LOVES it. He does the checwing motion now, so I think he is starting to get it.

Sara - posted on 11/11/2008

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Wow this really shows how every kid is different! Lili will try anything. She's getting more and more disenchanted with babyfood, though 2nd foods are still the majority of her diet. I also try to feed her a little of whatever is on my plate just to see how she does with it. She really likes scrambled eggs (they have to be cooked a little less than I normally do for herself so she can chew it and get it down). She also digs bananas...talk about messy! But she has fun and loves it! Like someone else said, I tend to mix all her baby food with oatmeal or rice cereal, especially fruit, for me mainly just because it fills her up better.

Stasi - posted on 11/11/2008

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My baby eats mostly breast milk. We give him solids on occassion but we're in no rush and neither is he. He's pretty happy still experimenting with solids.

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my son cameron is now 8 months but was 5 weeks early he is also disabled so even though he is baby no.6 it is all a new challenge for me. i always start baby off asap on our food i start with baby rice and a banana then slowly progress on to other foods that we eat. when we are eating our food i just give a little taster, the odd mouthful here and there just to see if they like it. cameron has never liked baby foods..luckily..and yes they do choke a bit but you just need to be careful. i have never used a blender i only ever mash with a fork and i think jarred foods for babies should be banned if you won't eat it why should they ?

Cathy - posted on 11/10/2008

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my baby is almost 7.5 months. he has 4 bottles a day and 3 meals a day. in the AM, he'll have a 6oz bottle and then some baby cereal and stage 1 fruit, another 6oz bottle at lunch and then stage 2/3 veggies, 6oz bottle for dinner and stage 2 meat and veggie combo with some baby cereal and some stage 1 fruit for dessert.



my big question is:

did anyone's baby choke when they first started eating table foods?? do all babies choke when they first start table foods? is that normal? or does that mean they're not ready? my baby would LOVE to eat off my plate! he gets so exctied when he sees me eating but i've tried giving him rice crackers and teething cookies and he always chokes on them. he has no teeth yet either. i read a lot a replies saying they add baby cereal to their baby food to thicken it up --- am i suppost to be doing that?!?!

Melissa - posted on 11/07/2008

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My baby is 8 months today!! She has a 4oz bottle when she wakes up then about an hour later she has baby cereal; at about 1 she has an 8oz bottle, then at about 5 she has stage 2 fruits and veggies; at about eight she has 4ozs. then cereal and off to bed. She has been sleeping through the night since birth just like my other two children did. She currently weighs 24 pounds and is 32 1/4 inches tall.

LaSean - posted on 11/07/2008

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My son will be 8mths next week and he stopped eating baby food altogether at 6mths he pretty much eats whatever I eat...fingerfoods, rice, bread, baby yogurt, fruit, potatoes. I havent given him any type of meat yet because he doesnt have teeth and I'm afraid that he might choke but he eats very well and has 4 bottles through a 24 hr period

User - posted on 11/07/2008

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My daughter (8 months tomorrow) has 3 bottles and 3 meals daily. She does the usual cereal and fruit in the morning, verggie or fruit for lunch, then a verggie meat mix for dinner. She's been on stage 2 food since 6 months and will be moving on to stage 3 as soon as she finished the remainder of her stage 2s. She loves the little puffs, zweiback toast, and biter bisquit cookies as snacks. She hasn't eaten table food yet really. I have made some food for her with table food but nothing like the real texture. I'm wondering if I should cut out a bottle when she moves on to lumpier foods. I guess we'll figure it out!

Missy - posted on 11/05/2008

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Mackenzie eats lots of finger foods. She's boycotted any type of baby food except for rare occassions and so we basically just alter what we eat so that she can eat it, too. She eats a lot more and is happier too. She loves to feed herself, so we put it on her try and she helps herself! Makes for a messy meal time...but well worth it. I work in pediatrics and by 8 months, babies can eat most everything that isn't an allergen- breads, crackers, cheeses ( save things like Brie anb Bleu for after one year), beef, pork and chicken, fruits and veggies, beans...it's all in what you and your baby prefer and what type of texture works best. Hope this helps!

Heidi - posted on 11/05/2008

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Isaac is eating more or less the same as us, he is fully weaned off formula and now on whole fat milk for a bed time bottle! I am really lucky he is enjoying everything I give him.

Robin - posted on 11/04/2008

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My daughter eats table food and has since 6 1/2 months. She eats whatever we are eating cut into smaller pieces. She just finished dinner, she had stew (just cut up the meat), and bread with butter (cut into "fingers"). At this age, most kids should be able to feed themselves chunks of food rather than be spoon fed.

Abigail - posted on 11/03/2008

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She eats three meals a day, in the morning it's cereal and some kind of fruit, and for lunch she gets veggies and fruit, and for dinner it cereal and veggies. I do the stage 2 foods most of the time, sometimes stage 1, but usually only if she finished the jar(s). She also begs so i give her some things off my plate... her favorite so far has been apple pie and ice cream. lol

Holly - posted on 11/03/2008

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Mine pretty much eats all the stage 2 fruits and veggies, although not fond of the green stuff!! I just started her on meats and she seems to like them. I tried to give her a veggie puff and she gagged and turned purple-so not quite ready for more texture yet I guess. She also gets breastmilk 4-5 times a day.

Lisa - posted on 11/03/2008

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I'm having a hard time trying to get my baby just on 7 months to eat.... would be happy with just bottles he also has some allergies to something in formula and is now on a special one... so there are only a few meals that he is allow at this point so i think he is just over the same things.. Going to see his dr on fri so hopefully he has some things for us to try... Is anyone else having the same problems?

Sarah-Rose - posted on 11/03/2008

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My lil one eats weetbix and toast for breakfast with her bottle and lunch is custard and water with dinner normally a tin of food or whatever we are eating mashed up :-) plus for dessert a bananna mashed with a bottle befor bed around 8 and she sleeps all night 9-9am

Emily - posted on 10/30/2008

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I weaned Liam at 6 months. He currently has 5 bottles a day and 2 little meals - cereal, veggies....I had the freezer so stocked with pureed veggies that he hasn't even had fruit yet! That will change - we finally got some bananas and I'm looking forward to introducing meat soon.

Sarah - posted on 10/30/2008

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We started our daughter on cereal at 4 months because she was so hungry. Bottles weren't enough for her. Now that she's gone through all the fruits and veggies and we're sure she has no allergies, we started giving her table food. She has a few teeth so she can mash and chew pretty well. For breakfast, I usually give her oatmeal and fruit, then pieces of banana. For lunch, she'll eat whatever we're eating, just in smaller pieces. Dinner, same thing. She's down to three bottles a day at this point.

Sarah - posted on 10/30/2008

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Almost anything. He has baby oatmeal for breakfast (cheap) and then for dinner he has any of the #2 baby food. I give him stuff off my plate also.

Kimberly - posted on 10/29/2008

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I forgot to mention that I made most of his baby food from the beginning (its so very easy, and so healthy). Home made stuff tends to be chunkier and I thicken it further with cereal (for iron) so that it's almost paste like. He was never a fan of the thin, pureed stuff they recommend for starting solids. We also found him to be temperature sensitive to some things; he wont eat certain foods if they are too cold.

Kimberly - posted on 10/29/2008

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Gosh, Henson eats pretty much anything that comes close to his mouth. Today he had oatmeal with bananas for breakfast, carrots, acorn squash and lima beans mixed together for lunch and applesauce with cinnamon for dessert, shredded cheese and some tiny pieces of my chicken nuggets for snacks and sweet potatoes and peas mixed together along with ham for dinner. We do our best to keep his diet diverse and interesting. Hopefully, it will foster an adventuresome pallet when he grows up!

Cindy - posted on 10/29/2008

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I have gone through all the fruits and vegetables that are 1s and am now starting on 2s. I think the feeding thing is really challenging.

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