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A sample feeding schedule for your baby (6-12 months)

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Schedules and babies mix really, really well. They keep things predictable for you, they help your baby to understand when meal times, nap times and bedtime are, and they give babies much needed structure in their day.

Babies on a schedule sleep better and longer, eat better, and are generally in a better mood than babies whose days are constantly changing. Here is a sample feeding schedule for your little one (best for ages 6-12 months). Layla has been on this schedule since she was about 6 months old (with some modifications as she’s gotten older) and it has been working great for us!

Of course, all babies are different and develop differently – so this may not work exactly the same for your baby – especially in terms of quantities of food. But hopefully this helps as a guideline for what a schedule for a 6-12 month old might look like 🙂 Naps and other non-food-related activities are in [ ], and mealtimes are underlined to distinguish

8:00am Breakfast – 5oz Fruit Purees or Chunky Fruit pieces + 2oz Oatmeal

Fruit options: Blueberry “smoothie”apple & prune, pear, avocado to name a few, but honestly any fruit combination works!

10:00am Snack (Bottle): 7-8oz bottle or sippy cup (breastmilk or formula)

[10:30am Nap]

12:30pm Lunch – 3oz veggies + 2oz lentils / beans + 2oz yogurt / cheese + 1oz grains (quinoa, brown rice, whole wheat pasta).

Veggie ideas: Green Beans, Peas, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Sweet Potato, Zucchini, Broccoli/Spinach/Cauliflower

For the lentils/beans – I usually cook them down to be really soft and add spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala

3:00pm Snack (Bottle): 7-8oz bottle or sippy cup (breastmilk or formula)

[3:30pm Nap]

5:30pm Dinner – 4oz veggies + 2oz lentils / beans + 1oz yogurt / cheese + 1oz grains (quinoa, brown rice, whole wheat pasta)

OR whatever we are eating for dinner.

[7:00pm Bath, Songs, Massage with lotion or coconut oil]

7:30pm (Bottle): 7-8oz bottle or sippy cup (breastmilk or formula)

[1 book before bed]

[8:00pm Bedtime]

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