The menu of a 6-month-old child

When a child finishes the first half of the year, there are some changes in his life. He is already strong, shows emotions, perfectly recognizes his parents, plays with them, begins to sit down, but also gets to know new flavors. It is the sixth month of life that is the time when milk ceases to be the only food. What should the diet of a six-month-old child contain? What to avoid and what is too early for? Here is the most important information about the topic - a 6-month-old child's menu.

Expert recommendations regarding the feeding of 6-month-old infants

The recommendations of the Polish Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for Children in 2015 regarding infant nutrition suggest that priority should be given to breastfeeding lasted at least 6 months (read - how long to breastfeed), only then can solid foods be added to the diet.

Regarding feeding with modified milk, it should follow a similar pattern, although as a rule, the diet is expanded in this case after 4 months of age. It is recommended that a child of this age eat 5 meals a day, including 4 dairy, and the portion size should be 150 - 160 ml. Although mainly the parent decides what, when, how much and how the child will eat, answering the appetite and needs of the growing toddler.

The menu of a 6-month-old child. What can a six-month-old toddler eat?

What should a six-month baby's menu look like in terms of details?

Food for the six-month-old toddler should be good at first cooked and mixed to a mushy consistency. The diet may include:

  • vegetables - carrots, string beans, peas, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, parsley, pumpkin, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, patison, celery, sweetcorn
  • fruit - banana, apple, berries,
  • meat - chicken, turkey, veal, lamb, rabbit
  • gluten-free porridges and gruel

Cereal products: in small quantities (not earlier than in the 5th month and not later than in the 6th month) - semolina, white rice and brown buckwheat

100% puree juices without sugar: 150 ml daily

In the diet of a 6-month-old child still the main food should be milk, if we are breastfeeding, we should still do it on demand, and modified milk depending on the recommendations on the packaging.

On the next page: how to prepare meals for a 6-month-old toddler.