An overview of how to use the 4 week meal plans in Baby's First Meal Plan

It's time!

If you're anything like me, you remember bringing your baby home from the hospital, let alone that you've had a few months to get to know each other.

In Baby's First Meal Plan, I've put together 4 weeks of meal plans  and sample schedules that you can follow when introducing solids.  I'm a big fan of both purees and finger foods because they each come with tons of benefits ... what can I say, I want my cake and eat it too!

The sample meal plans are not suggestions on servings or much to feed your little one.  The best way to figure out how much to feed your baby is to let them decide when they've had enough.  They will stop when their tummies are full.  They will make “feeding mistakes” and overeat (we all still do ;) ), but they will compensate for them at the next meal and most importantly they will learn from them.  Babies are excellent regulators of their appetite, so have a little faith.

It’s more important to prepare more than what you know is possible for your baby to eat so that you have enough on hand.  For some babies that might mean 1 “baby” spoonful and for others 2 oz (closer to 34 tbsp).  Based on my experience (and my kiddos ate a lot) I included the amounts I suggest you prepare for each feeding. And if you have a munchkin with a big appetite, be prepared to heat up more food!  

If your baby eats all the food that you prepared, and your little one is visibly upset (crying for more or crying as they watch you leave with the bowl and spoon to put it by the skin), then you might consider giving them a bit more food unit they refuse it.  

As often as possible, you want it to be their decision to end the meal.

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How much food should you to prepare

 

WEEK 1

Have 2-3 oz available for each feeding and/or 3-5 slices or wedges of finger foods.  Baby will eat anything from 1 spoonful to about 2 oz of puree and munch on 2-3 slices of finger foods. But much of the finger food will be squished or end up on the floor, so have backups.

 

WEEK 2

Have 2-3 oz available for each feeding and/or 3-5 slices or wedges of finger foods.  Baby will eat anything from 1 spoonful to about 2 oz of puree and munch on 2-3 slices of finger foods.

 

WEEK 3

Have 3-4 oz available for each feeding and/or 4-6 slices or wedges of finger foods.  Baby will eat anything from 1 spoonful to about 2 oz of puree and munch on 2-3 slices of finger foods. But much of the finger food will be squished or end up on the floor, so have backups.

 

WEEK 4

Have 4-5 oz available for each feeding and/or 6-7 slices or wedges of finger foods.  Baby will eat anything from 1 spoonful to about 3 oz of puree and munch on 2-3 slices of finger foods.

 

Here are the Meal Plans


Baby's First Meal Plan - 6 months Week 1  Baby's First Bites - 6 months Week 2

 

Baby's First Bites - 6 months Week 3  Baby's First Bites - 6 months Week 4

 

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