Infant nutritionist / Makes Ella's Good
Follow our ‘from 10 months’ handy weaning planner for lots of yummy inspiration on what to give your little one for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
As little explorers continue to grow as well as become more active + mobile, they need more energy and nutrients to come from food. By now, your baby may be eating up to 3 meals a day. Follow our ‘from 10 months’ handy weaning planner for lots of yummy inspiration on what to give your little one for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Here’s our guide to make a balanced meal:
Lumps + chunks are perfect for giving new gnashers something to do! Even if your little one doesn’t have any teeth yet, you can still introduce chunkier textures. Go for a chunky, chopped texture or give your little one finger food meals, making sure finger foods are still soft and easy to chew. Avoid flaky, crumbly, brittle or hard foods.
Little ones now have the perfect pincer grip so they can eat foods about the size of a pea. Make sure they're still soft and melty though. Avoid whole grapes, whole cherry tomatoes and whole nuts. Slice round foods lengthways into quarters.
You might find that your little one still wants a milk feed mid-morning but isn't so interested mid-afternoon. It will depend on their appetite and nap times so go with what works for you and your baby. By this age little ones still need about 400ml of their usual milk a day.
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By 10 months little fingers will have started to master their pincer grip so that they can pick up smaller pieces of food.
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