Its solid food time!!!!!
8 months babies are a complete bliss. They are less cranky and more fun. Same is with their food. No more purees and strained vegetables. No more hard time in making liquid out of every solid food. Finally, it is the fun period for both mommies and babies. But when I say solid food it does not mean that you will feed the baby with chicken tandoor and paneer tikka. Though they can eat normal food like a grown up but you have to be very precautious with you are feeding the baby with. They have comparatively very weak digestive system and they can go all poopy if not fed with the right food. And I guess even the babies have got a rep to protect. They would just not like getting poopy everywhere.
The question is what all food we should feed the 8 months baby with. On consulting some leading pediatricians, we have created a diet chart for your baby so that mommies can give more time playing with their little ones instead of wasting time in thinking what food to feed them with.
When it comes to cereals then it is best to decide which cereal to feed as it depends entirely upon your baby’s taste. Try mixing various cereals and experiment with their taste buds. You can give them bread, barley or anything from the cereal’s list.
Sounds healthy and yummy – Go for some soft fruits like banana, apple, cherries, and mangos. Since they just got their teeth so don’t torture them with hard to chew fruits like sugarcane. Go easy on them.
Softly cooked vegetables with little spice. They might not be that yummy but are surely healthy. Add a little bit of fried veggies like onion or potato to make it yummier for them.
Give your baby some egg yolk, chicken flesh, and soft fish without the bones. Show them the heavenly non vegetarian world because they are super yummy and rich in protein.
Why give them just traditional food instead give them the taste of some Italian cuisine. Pasta when cooked softly can be a real delight for your baby’s taste buds.
It is tummy filling for babies and also easy for them to digest. To give your baby a tasty treat, you can also add a bit of spices. Porridge has both rice and pulse in it which is a complete package of carbohydrates and protein for your little one.
It is soft and easy for the babies to chew. It is the mine of all major minerals required for their growth like sodium, potassium, carbohydrate, protein and a little bit of fat etc. If in future your baby chooses to become a vegan then at least they will have something to order from the menu.
It will keep your baby’s tummy perfectly balanced and help them in digesting all the other foods. It will be their vitamins and calcium supplement.