In a month, your baby will be a year old and ready to achieve numerous milestones in his life! As his food habits inches closer to yours, you may be wondering what an eleven-month baby diet chart looks like. This video gives you a comprehensive diet plan for an 11-month baby that’ll set your little one on the journey of discovering new flavours while providing him with the nutrition needed for a wholesome diet.
At 11 months, your baby has an identity of his own and will try to assert his independence in various ways, one of which is through self-feeding. This may mean an increase in mealtimes, but be patient and let him finish his meal to his satisfaction. Watch this video for a comprehensive 11-month-old baby food chart along with some feeding tips for a safe journey into consuming solids.
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1. Each child is different, so follow these meal plans at your discretion. You can modify the meals according to your child's preferences and requirements.
2. Introduce only one fruit or vegetable to your baby at a time and feed it for at least three days. If there are no signs of an allergy, you can continue the same.
3. If your baby has an allergic reaction, stop that food immediately. In case the allergic reaction persists, consult a paediatrician.
4. If your child has a known food allergy to nuts, gluten, eggs, etc., please consult your doctor before following the suggested diet plan.
5. Do not feed honey to babies under 12 months of age, as it may contain bacterial spores that cause infant botulism.
6. Do not feed cow’s milk to babies under 12 months of age as they may develop lactose intolerance.
7. Don’t stop breastfeeding at once. Breastfeed on demand or in between meals.
8. Offer mashed and pureed food between 6-8 months, slowly progressing to lumpy and finely-chopped food.
9. Offer chopped and finger foods between 8-12 months to encourage self-feeding.
10. Offer regular food with a variety of tastes and textures after 12 months.
11. While preparing formula, please follow the instructions on the box and use the measuring spoon provided with it.
12. Don’t stop solid foods if your child is suffering from diarrhoea.
13. Some kids may eat less on some days, which is alright. However, if your child eats less for more than 3-4 consecutive days, consult your doctor.
14. A child may eat less if he is teething or ill. Increase breast milk /formula feeds on those days and re-introduce solids once the child is back to normal.