Confused about what to include in the diet plan for your 8-month-old baby? As your baby is growing and gearing up for numerous milestones, it is essential that his 8-month baby food chart give him proper nutrition. Watch this video for the diet chart for an 8-month old baby, which gives you a daily plan of flavourful and wholesome food.
At 8 months, your baby will be curious about everything around him and will take active interest in what food you place in front of him. An eighth-month baby diet chart should comprise of foods rich in carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals, which are essential for a growing baby. This video gives you an in-depth eight-month baby food chart along with feeding tips to ensure your little one has a safe transition to eating solid food.
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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 8 months onwards 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.