Your 9-month-old baby continues to have teething pains. For the moment, these are only the incisors (central and lateral), but thanks to them, your loulou is able to eat small solid foods. In addition, he apprehends better and better chewing. You can therefore begin to include very small, very soft pieces in his meals to gradually accustom him to chewing: vary the textures, go from a puree mixed to ground, then coarsely crushed. Don’t force it, remember that each child develops at their own pace.
On the other hand, it’s time for your child to pass his second health check complete. Don’t hesitate to ask your pediatrician any questions that pop into your head. The purpose of this mandatory visit is to check Baby’s health and proper development.
What foods for 9 month old babies?
From the height of its 9 months, Baby continues its food diversification. He still eats a lot of second age infant milk or breast milk (about 500 ml per day) and his discovery of food continues. Baby always needs 10 to 20 g of meat or fish per day (preferably at lunchtime), or 1/3 of an egg. Nevertheless, at 9 months, baby’s diet becomes richer: at this age, baby must begin to make meals much more complete than before. Drinking milk is no longer essential at all meals, but only at two or three.
Indeed, at 9 months, starches such as tubers and cereals are essential foods for its development. They produce complex carbohydrates, energy and satiety for wait between two meals. So now is the time for you (if you haven’t already) to introduce pasta, rice, quinoa, oats, barley, buckwheat, semolina, sweet potatoes into your diet (and others), mixed, ground or crushed depending on your child and his tolerance for pieces (the goal being to give him less and less smooth dishes). Don’t forget to add a teaspoon of vegetable oil (olive oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, etc.) or a knob of fresh (uncooked) butter to your homemade baby dishes: for its growth, fat is very important.
You can also introduce dates, asparagus, and all types of cabbage (cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, Chinese cabbage, etc.), foods that were not previously recommended. As for legumes, nutritionists suggest introducing them gradually, as they can be difficult to digest for children under 12 months. LGreen and coral lentils, chickpeas, red and white beans and fava beans can be offered in purées at the beginning.
To avoid: at 9 months, it is best to offer dishes without salt and without sugar. Babies have a much more sensitive puck than us, and don’t need seasoning. What will be bland for us, will not be for them. In addition, salt can be harmful to the still immature kidneys of the baby and sugar is a factor obesity and causes cavities.
Quantities of baby meals 9 months
His day is organized around 4 meals, including two bottles (or three depending on the child), and two meals with a spoon. To give you an idea of a 9 month old baby meal balanced, the amount of food is generally based on this scheme: 1/3 starchy foods and 2/3 vegetables, with 10 to 20 g of meat (to be given once a day). Its traditional quantities are not to be taken literally, they can obviously adapt to your little one’s stomach! The goal is simply to vary the flavors. The pleasure of discovery is always to be preferred.
Baby food 9 months table supply:
– Breakfast: 240 ml of infant or breast milk
– Lunch: a dish of around 180 g with 2/3 vegetables, 1/3 starch, 10 to 20 g meat or fish (or 1/3 egg) + a teaspoon of vegetable oil.
– Snack: compote or fresh fruit cut into very small pieces + breast milk or 150 ml of 2nd age milk or a dairy product (yogurt, fromage blanc, petit-suisse, cheese)
– Dinner: 180 g of vegetables and starches + 120/180 ml of infant milk or breast milk
What snacks for a 9 month old baby?
At 9 months, we can start to vary the pleasures! Compote, smoothie, crumble, velouté, pancakes… Baby can eat more and more snacks with different textures (but still very soft).
here are some snack ideas for 9 month old baby :
- Fig compote: 4 fresh figs + 1 apple (pass the compote through a sieve to filter out the fig seeds)
- Banana-mango-orange smoothie: 50 g mango, ½ banana, ½ orange
- Japanese pearl with coconut milk and raspberry coulis: 10 Japanese or tapioca pearls, 100 ml of coconut milk, 100 ml of 2nd stage milk, 1 large handful of raspberries
- Apple crumble (very soft)
- Peach, almond and oat velouté: 1 peach + 1 teaspoon ground almonds + 1 teaspoon rolled oats.
- Banana pancakes: 2 very ripe bananas, 125 g of flour + 100 ml of vegetable or infant milk + 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.
At this age, you can also give very small pieces of very ripe fruit, finely cut.
What evening meal to give a 9 month old baby?
Making varied, balanced and complete menus for a 9 month old baby is not always easy. You can also try batch cooking, a solution to avoid spending hours cooking in the evening on your way home from work. This method consists of preparing all the meals of the week on Sunday.
To help you prepare good evening meals for your child, the book Cook for Babyby Clémence Maumené, offers you ideas for 9 month baby menu for the whole week, with starches, vegetables, meat, cereals… Enough to offer your little one a Healthy eating !
Monday evening : crushed sweet potato and its endive and ham cream (100 g of sweet potato, 180 g of endive, 15 g of white ham, 1 teaspoon of pasteurized fresh cream).
Tuesday evening : chicken couscous purée with vegetables (50 g carrots, 50 g turnips, 50 g zucchini, 25 g semolina, 15 g chicken breast, 1 pinch of couscous spices, 1 teaspoon of oil vegetable).
Wednesday evening : pumpkin and rosemary risotto (25 g risotto rice, 200 g pumpkin, ½ onion, rosemary, 10 g grated parmesan, a teaspoon of olive oil).
Thursday evening: zucchini, arugula and basil pesto pasta (150 g zucchini, 25 g small pasta, 20 g arugula, 10 g basil, 10 g pine nuts, 10 g grated parmesan, 1 teaspoon of olive oil).
Friday night : oat vegetable pancakes (100 g oats, 120 g carrot, 120 g turnip, ½ onion, 1 pinch of aromatic herbs, 1 tablespoon of olive oil).
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