As your baby turns 9 months old, you’ll realize that nothing could be tougher than meal times. At this age, babies get bored while eating food and it can be difficult to engage him/her. Your baby is growing even bigger, he/she might have started teething! You can take a look at this food chart for 9 months baby.
Teething makes your baby irritated and he/she might not feel like eating or feel hungry. You will need to be more creative with textures, presentation and taste to make your baby eat. You can customize some recipes according to your baby’s taste buds and liking.
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#1. Give your baby variety of foods which looks appealing. Don’t make your food pale and boring.
#2. Stop pureeing things. After your baby starts with finger foods, there is no need to puree foods.
#3. Continue with breastfeeding at least 90 ml a day.
#4. One most common query which parents have is – Can we add Indian spices to baby’s food?
Yes, you can start adding spices one by one if you have started solid foods for your baby but don’t mix too many spices together.
#5. Some babies may want to try the regular family food. You should not discourage your baby. Let him/her try everything a little bit.
#6. If your baby tries to feed himself with a spoon, encourage self-feeding. Even if your baby is not successful every time, it is alright. This is how he/she will learn and master the art of self-feeding. Keep an eye on your baby while he/she is eating to avoid any episodes of choking.
#7. Do not force feed your baby. It can lead to puking. Let him eat according to his hunger.
#8. Make mealtime fun for your child by telling a story or playing a game while feeding him/her. Not only does it make the child more interested but also increases his knowledge and he/she gets to know about many other things.
#9. Keep your meals small and crisp. It’s okay to feed at short intervals.
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Don’t forget to follow the 3-day rule for new foods!
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Tip – You can add more milk to make this dish creamier for the baby.
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We hope that this food chart for 9 months baby will be extremely helpful for you and your baby.
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