In this post, you’ll find many sample feeding schedules for 10-month-old babies provided by their parents.
It all started with one mom asking for a feeding schedule, and lots of parents reached out to help her.
Can I have an example of a feeding schedule for 10-month-old baby? I am not quite sure if I am feeding my baby enough and enough times. She sometimes seems hungry despite just eaten.
A feeding schedule would be great!
Feeding Schedule For 10-Month-Old Baby
Sure thing! The below schedule still worked more or less even for our 3 years old.
10-month-old babies usually eat a combination of breastmilk or formula and solid foods. It differs how much baby food and which types a 10-month-old baby eats. Some babies already enjoy a variety of foods, others are much more reluctant. Both are normal. Remember that tasting different foods should be fun and without stress at this age. Many babies prefer to feed themselves when possible.
What should a 10-month-old’s feeding schedule include?
A feeding schedule for the 10-month-old will most often include three main meals, at least two snacks and breastfeeding/bottles in between a few times per day.
At 10 months, babies can eat a lot of different foods, except for those that should be avoided for babies younger than 1-year old. Hence, a variety of vegetables, fruits, yogurt, cheese, meats, etc are fine.
Many babies love feeding themselves, so offering healthy, safe finger foods is often a good way to help them enjoy solid foods and develop their eating.
The number of teeth the baby has, may effect what you feed them too, and how much you mash the foods, since having fewer teeth makes it harder to chew. Many babies have four teeth by 10 months of age, but some have fewer or even no teeth.
Something to note is that according to new research, babies in general have a window of openness to different food textures between 4 and 9 months, so providing different types of food may expand your baby’s food preferences over time.
On the other hand, a European study from 2019 concluded that the timing of introducing new foods – which varies between different European countries – did not actually affect the baby’s food acceptance later on . So, remember that if your baby is a picky or reluctant eater, this is fine too! You don’t have to push for three “proper” meals with a variety of foods if your baby is not ready for it. Go slowly and focus on joy. Breast milk and formula are still a very important part of your baby’s nutrition.
Conclusions from the sample feeding schedules provided from parents
When you scroll down this page, you will find a huge number of sample feeding schedules provided by parents. Thanks a lot to all of you!
You’ll find schedules for breastfed and formula fed babies, twins, premature babies, parents that work late, etc. You’ll see when many of the babies wake up, what times of the day they eat, when they go to sleep, and in some cases whether they sleep through the night or not. So a wealth of inspiration!
Here are a two other threads in the Forum, with feeding schedules shared:
But also make sure you scroll down this page. A huge number of parents have shared their feeding schedules by commenting below. Feel free to add your own too! :-)
Hope this helps,
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- Introducing Complementary Foods to Infants: Does Age Really Matter? A Look at Feeding Practices in Two European Communities: British and Italian
Paula Dennholt founded Easy Baby Life in 2006 and has been a passionate parenting and pregnancy writer since then. Her parenting approach and writing are based on studies in cognitive-behavioral models and therapy for children and her experience as a mother and stepmother. Life as a parent has convinced her of how crucial it is to put relationships before rules. She strongly believes in positive parenting and a science-based approach.
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