10-12 Month Old Feeding Chart and Menu
Feeding time is much easier for this group as babies this age can eat most table foods when cut into bite sized pieces. You can serve almost any family favorite (think lasagna, spaghetti, chicken and dumplings, beef stew, etc).
Hot dogs, nuts, popcorn, and grapes are not recommended due to choking hazard. Honey is also not recommended because it can cause botulism. You may be able to introduce more high allergy foods like peanut butter, wheat, whole eggs, and cheese if you haven’t already tried them. If your baby has not had any signs of allergic reactions to any other foods, then you are probably safe to introduce small amounts of high allergy foods to baby. While recent studies indicate delaying introduction of high allergy foods can lead to an increased risk of allergy, choosing when to introduce these foods is a personal decision for you and your baby so consult with your pediatrician if you are unsure.
Babies in this age group will also be trying to master their self-feeding and pincer grasp skills. Be sure to offer plenty of finger foods and a spoon at feeding time so your little one can practice!
|Breastmilk/Formula||3-4 servings per day (24-30 ounces per day)|
|Grains||5-8 Tablespoons of cereal and 1/4-1/2 cup of pasta, toast, rice or other starch twice a day|
|Meat and Protein||4-6 Tablespoons of finely chopped meat, egg, beans or fish without bones|
|Vegetables||4-8 Tablespoons of soft or cooked vegetables cut into bite sized pieces or mashed|
|Fruits||4-8 Tablespoons of soft or cooked fruit, cut into bite sized pieces or mashed|
|Dairy||mild cheese, cottage cheese, or plain yogurt 2 times a day|
|Snacks||Teething biscuits, dry cereal, crackers, finger foods. Can also have pudding or ice cream.|
Sample Menu 10-12 months
While baby will be able to eat 3 “meals” a day, they will still need to have snacks each day and may still want a bottle of milk before bed. Offer a wide variety of tastes and textures, as babies can become finicky about trying new foods after the 12 month mark.
This sample menu provided here is only a suggestion, your baby may eat more or less food than what is outlined. Babies this age should be growing at a steady rate and should be able to sleep through the night without waking for food. Night time feedings are a red flag that the baby may not getting enough calories during the day, try offering baby a little more food during the day and/or increase the amount of milk before bedtime.
|Wake Up||4-6 oz breastmilk/formula|
|Breakfast||5-8 Tablespoons of cereal mixed with 2 Tablespoons of pureed fruit||4 oz breastmilk/formula|
|Lunch||1/4 cup-1/2 cup minestrone soup served with crackers||4 oz breastmilk/formula|
|Snack||up to half of a small banana, sliced and rolled in crushed cheerios with 2 Tablespoons plain yogurt or cottage cheese||4-6 oz breastmilk/formula|
|Dinner||1/4 cup-1/2 cup cheesy chicken and broccoli prepared with rice||4 oz breastmilk/formula|
|Bedtime||4-6 oz breastmilk/formula|