Crumb turned 7 months, he is already sitting and leading a fairly active lifestyle. What should bemenu 7 month old baby? What your child needs at this age, and what foods can diversify his diet, so that the baby's body gets useful vitamins and trace elements, we will tell in our article.
In the menu of a 7 month old baby you can already enternew products, especially if the feeding process started andvegetables, fruit andporridgebaby already tried. What new tastes can crumbs offer?
7 months- time to enter into the diet of the childmeat, it has a lot of essential protein, which will serve as a building material for a growing body, vitamins A, B, B12 and easily digestible iron. You can offer your baby lean beef, veal, rabbit, turkey or chicken.
Meatit is necessary to cook, chop in a blender, and add a little broth so that it is not dry, and serve the baby separately or, for example, mix it with vegetable puree, add to soup or boil it in beef broth.
If meat from special children's canned food is introduced into the child's diet, then it is better to start with homogenized variants,containing only meat, And one type without additional components.
Children are prone to food allergies,selection of meat is carried out based on individual tolerability. When buying be sure to payattention to the composition of canned and ageFrom which you can use this product. Usually all the necessary data are indicated on the packaging.
Remember compliancenew product introduction rulesin the child’s menu: first give the crumbs a taste of quite a bit of meat and look at the reaction of his body, if everything is fine during the day - the next day you can give the baby a little more, and gradually, day after day, bring the amount of new product to the required .
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Our mother-El tells new posts: “I give meat for lunch, and as a separate son somehow does not like him very much - I mix it in a soup, or in a vegetable puree. Tried to add breast milk to meat, a little buckwheat cereal - does not want. But he eats with vegetables, thanks for that. ”
Another new product -yolk, the most valuable part of a chicken egg. The yolk contains unsaturated fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins A, E and D and carotene, as well as phosphorus and iron.
Parents should take into account that this is exactlyyolk, and not about the whole egg, since protein is a rather allergenic product. However, giving the baby yolk, you also need to make sure that the crumbs on him have no negative reactions. Like any new product in the baby’s menu, pediatricians recommend injecting the yolk carefully, without mixing with other new products. There is an opinion that quail eggs are an excellent remedy for allergic children, but allergies can occur to squirrels and quail eggs.
The opinion of Dr. E.O. Komarovsky on this subject is: “There is no fundamental difference between a chicken egg and a quail egg. On whatever bird eggs you would not stop, they should be given to the child in a thermally treated state. Giving raw eggs to a child is fundamentally wrong. For absolutely all birds can be carriers of such a dangerous disease like salmonellosis. Sometimes, when a child loves eggs, it's difficult for parents to give him half of a chicken egg, but quail is just right. ”
Composing the menu for a 7 month old baby, it is worth distributing the dishes in such a way that the second feeding acts as a breakfast, and eating around 14.00 is lunch. Parents should gradually form a traditional adult food separation for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner for the child. After all, soon the number of meals from the crumbs will be reduced, andgood habiteat porridge for breakfast, soup for lunch, and cottage cheese for lunch - will remain, and such a food regime will greatly facilitate the lives of parents.
However, if the child eats vegetable puree better in the morning or in the evening, and loves the porridge in the afternoon - there is nothing to worry about, feel free to focus on his preferences and tastes.
At the age of 7 monthschild nutrition five times a day, the interval between meals 4-4.5 hours. The first and last feeding or breast or, if the baby is artificially fed, adapted mixture.
Our mother-forumchanka House tells: “Our menu is this: 7-00 breast, 10-00 porridge (any), 13-00 meat puree with vegetables (2-3 times a week, half a yolk), 4: 00 cottage cheese, fruit puree, 19-00 chest, at 21-30 chest at night. And wakes up every night every 2 hours to eat.We drink juice rarely and then heavily diluted with water, sometimes I give a compote of dried fruit, and more often - simple drinking water. ”
If we take into account that vegetable purees, juices, cereals, meat, yolk and dairy products have already been introduced into the baby food,An indicative menu of a 7 month old baby might look like this.:
After waking up- breast milk or adapted mixture
Breakfast- about 10.00
Dinner -around 2 pm
Afternoon tea- around 18.00
Dinner- breast milk or adapted mixture
If the baby does not eat well or does not eat enough of the proposed products,after each meal, offer him a chest or a mixture.
If meat and yolk are entered in the baby’s menu, then firstNew products desirable to sharein meals, and give, for example, yolk for breakfast or afternoon tea, and meat - for lunch.
We are sure that parents should not be nervous if the kid simply refuses to try any of the dishes we offer.All children are unique, each has its own taste and different rates of introduction of new dishes.
Our mother forum tee Vikusia tells: “Lina wanted to try the first feeding in 10 months. Before that, only the breast, and everything I offered her from cereals, mashed potatoes and soups was on the floor or on the feeding table. At first I was nervous, and my grandmothers were pressing, how can this, they say, do not get anything from mother's milk to the child, she is not enough, she will earn rickets, she must be fed “in a human way”. But when we weighed in with the pediatrician at the reception at 6, 7, 8 months, and the small one adds only to my milk at 800 g per month, the doctor said - there is nothing to worry about. If he wants to, he will start to eat something new, no one before school just ate breast milk. Relax, milf. And I relaxed, which I wish for everyone. Listen to your child - it is, of course, difficult to recognize, but he really knows better. ”
No aspect in the upbringing of a child causes so much controversy and anxiety as his diet. Of course, adults only want the very best, but remember thatchief assistantIn drawing up the right menu - your baby.
After all, sometimes the rejection of such important in your opinion and products prepared with love is justified,For example, in the body of the baby, there are still not enough enzymes to digest them, and feeding the baby through force may later become a reason for a visit to a nutritionist or endocrinologist.