What food from 7-8 months?

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What food from 7-8 months?

Keep giving your baby breast milk (or formula) before solids. Give more variety and texture as baby grows older.

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Keep giving your baby breast milk (or formula) before solids. Give more variety and texture as baby grows older.  

Vegetables (silver beet, bok choy, broccoli, avocado, taro, kumara, potato, cassava, pumpkin), toast fingers, strips of cheese, eggs,  bowl of raw mince, bowl of legumes, fruit (pear, apple, mango, bananas, soft small pieces of fruit, glass of cottage cheese, glass of plain yoghurt

Continue to purée cooked meat, fish and chicken.

Bowls of raw meat

Introduce mashed well-cooked fruit and vegetables, mashed cooked legumes (such as lentils), mashed cooked egg, soft cheese (such as cottage cheese), custard and plain yoghurt (without added sugar).

Fruit (apple, mango, pear, banana)

Bowls of legumes

Glasses of cottage cheese and plain yoghurt, and eggs

Remove stalks and ‘stringy bits’ from foods like silverbeet, pūha and bok choy.

Silver beet and bok choy

Offer finger food in pieces that can be easily picked up by baby – very soft fruit and vegetables (such as ripe banana, well-cooked pumpkin), toast fingers and thin slices of cheese.

Platter of banana pieces, toast fingers, cheese strips, soft cooked pumpkin pieces

Tip: Try mixing foods that have a range of tastes. Mixing less popular foods in with more popular ones may help encourage your baby to accept a wide variety of foods.

This page last reviewed 02 June 2013.
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