Baby-Led Weaning: 8 Month Meals
We started baby led weaning with Kaitlyn at 6 months old. She started with big pieces of food that were easy to grasp, like baked sweet potato sticks and steamed broccoli. At 7 months old she was getting more proficient and I started giving her smaller pieces of food to play with. Her pincer grip developed quickly with all the practice and now at 8 months, she prefers mostly smaller pieces. I find she gets more down the hatch this was too.
At 8 months old, Kaitlyn eats at least two meals a day, sometimes three. Her meal times are all over the place, but generally she eats about an hour after nursing. For this Munchkin Meals, I wanted to give you a look into what typical meals look like for Kaitlyn!
1. Scrambled egg, avocado and homemade bread with a thin schmear of cream cheese
…sensing an avocado theme? I put forth a solid effort to include fat at each of Kaitlyn’s meals. It’s great for brain development and packing in as many nutrient-dense calories as possible. I use avocado a lot, but also olives, butter, olive oil, full fat yogurt, meat, egg yolks and cheese.
4. Shredded chicken, pear slices and sliced black olives
5. French toast and banana … though funny fact, the only food Kaitlyn will not eat right now is banana! She can pick out all the other food pieces around it and leave the banana untouched.