From 6-7 months you may find bub has more of an appetite for solid food but you should still ensure bub is taking enough milk in accordance with your pediatricians advise. More complex tastes can be introduced and you can mix and match different fruits and veggies based on your babies tastes. But be sure to not stick with just the favourites. Now is the time to get bub to expand her taste and range in food that’s safe for this age bracket.
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By now bub has been introduced to solids and is slowly becoming accustomed to different basic tastes and textures. You’ll notice some big changes from bub needing support whilst feeding her during the earlier stages through to hold the pouch herself as she soldiers towards the 9 month mark. During this stage you may try introducing a food pouch spout onto the pouch and encourage bub to hold the pouch herself.
What changes with the meal plan now?
How much solids should I introduce?
By this stage you may well be led by bubs appetite and you may find bub happy with half a pouch mini at 6 months and slowly graduating to a full pouch mini come 9 months of age. Breastmilk and/or formula will still remain a key nutritional supplement at this stage taking up at least ½ the meals of the day.
How often should I feed solid food to baby?
If you feel bub is ready for the next step it’s time to introduce another solids meal to the daily routine. So at the beginnings of this stage you may find yourself making 1-2 solid meals a day graduating up to 2-3 solid meals come 9 months of age with breast milk or formula rounding out the meal plan.
How to meal prep your week of meals?
1. Pick your recipes here for 6-9 month babies.
3. Meal prep.
Create your shopping list and get ready to meal prep!
Find the recipes for 6-9 month old babies here.
The below meal plan is a guide only and at this stage you can get more creative and also follow bubs lead.
Once you’ve meal prepped your pouches, it’s time to get organised. Name and date your pouches using the wash off pouch labels and store them tidily in the fridge or freezer using our first in, first out system via the pouch organiser.
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PARTNERING WITH NUTRITION PLUS
At Cherub Baby we believe all kids deserve healthy and nutritious meals. That’s why we have partnered with Nutrition Plus who are dedicated to incorporating fruit, vegetable and bush-tucker gardens, cooking programs and local cultural knowledge and skills within school programs, with the overall desire to improve health and well being of the children in remote and disadvantaged areas.