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Typical meals for a 6 month old?

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KeepSmiling83 Thu 22-Oct-15 19:58:41

DD2 is 6.5 months and we started weaning a few weeks ago. For the first few weeks she barely ate anything but this week she seems to have got the hang of it and has just started having 3 'meals' a day. She has been having homemade purees and I will add some finger food in a few weeks time. At the moment she has porridge with fruit for breakfast then fruit for lunch and veg for tea e.g. Sweet potato, carrot and parsnip. I realise she needs to start eating chicken, pasta etc now so am going to make some meals such as chicken casserole and pasta bake and blitz them a bit in the food processor.

Do you tend to give 2 meals in the day? So casserole as lunch then pasta at tea time? I plan to give her sandwiches/finger food for lunch as she gets a bit bigger but not sure what to give her for lunch in the mean time? What do your 6/7 month olds eat?

CultureSucksDownWords Thu 22-Oct-15 20:42:02

I did one meal a day at 6 months, and gave "normal" food ie not pureed/mashed, just as it came (we did BLW). I didn't work up to 3 meals a day until around 8 months or so. I would give her finger food for lunch now, I can't see any reason for delaying that. Learning how to pick up and manipulate food is good for practicing their fine motor control. Plus learning to self feed, chew and swallow too.

Scotinoz Fri 23-Oct-15 12:15:57

I'd just give her sandwiches etc for lunch now to be honest. Sandwiches, toasted sandwiches, crackers,veggie muffins, pancakes, fritters etc.

My almost 6 month old had a couple of crackers, some cheese and some banana for lunch today. I did have some delicious veg purée for her, but she elected to eat what her sister offered her instead hmm

Doesn't really matter how much they actually eat since most of the calories still come from milk. 'Food is fun until one' and all.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 23-Oct-15 18:30:49

I wouldn't stress too much. The current recommendation is to move to 3 meals a day between 8 and 9 months. This is to ensure that they get enough milk smile

Could you give breakfast and lunch and miss out the evening meal? They are often too tired in the evening anyway.

Things my low enjoyed at that age were sweet potato wedges, roast dinner, omelette, eggy bread, fish cakes, veg of any kind, carrots and hummus, fish pie and spag Bol.

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