By 7 months, your baby’s becoming used to eating solids. You may notice that mealtime is getting a little neater, as your baby figure out how to slurp food from his spoon, and how to keep it in his mouth (instead of spitting it all over you!) By 7 months, your baby is also ready to start experiencing a wider variety of foods.
Infant cereal will still be one of the primary foods your 7 month old eats each day. You can purchase ready-made, powdered cereals at the grocery store, but you can also make your own (for a lot less money) Visit our Baby Cereal Recipes for step-by-step instructions on how to make your baby’s rice and oatmeal cereal from scratch.
Visit our Baby Food Fruit Recipes to see a sampling of delicious fruit purees and your 7 month old baby is sure to love. By 7 months, your baby is ready to try some tasty fruits, including peaches, nectarines, plus, mangos, and even papayas.
Visit our Baby Food Vegetable Recipes for a listing of veggie purees and mashes that’ll give your 7 month old baby the healthy start he needs. At 7 months, your baby gets to start eating two veggie “classics”: peas and carrots. 🙂
Your 7 month old baby isn’t quite ready for meat yet, but she is ready for beans. Visit our Baby Food Protein Recipes for tips on how to create delectable, protein-packed bean dishes that your baby will gobble up, including lentil stew, baked beans, and hummus.
Continue to feed your 7 month old mostly single-ingredient meals (although you can begin mixing together foods that your baby’s already familiar with.) Your purees can be a bit less runny and smooth at this point. Slowly start to thicken purees with powdered cereal, and begin offering some chunkier textures. Just be sure you monitor your baby closely during feeding time, to prevent choking!
For ideas that’ll help you create a feeding and sleeping schedule for your 7 month old, check out the recommended 7 month schedule, available at BabySleepSite.com.
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