Are you looking for a feeding schedule for 6-month-old babies – or probably up 8-month-olds? Or at least for a baby that has started eating solid baby food to some extent regardless of age?

Here you’ll find a sample baby feeding schedule for babies around 6 to 8 months old. Babies are very different when it comes to when they are ready to start with solid foods. But at around 6-8-months old, many infants are interested enough for it to be meaningful to try to stick to a set schedule.

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How to Use a Baby Feeding Schedule

Remember, that a feeding schedule is never written in stone. If your baby is sleepy, not hungry, or you’re out somewhere, you can, of course, feed your baby both solid food and breast milk or formula at other times than suggested below.

The reason to at all suggest lunch as a good time to serve baby food is that this is a time of the day when your child is likely to continue to eat cooked food in the future. Another reason is that if your baby would get tummy pain from what he or she ate, it won’t happen late in the evening and thereby risking everybody’s sleep.

Once your baby has become used to eating solid foods and is approaching 8 months old, you can exchange more meals to solid food meals, according to this schedule for older babies.

Feeding Schedule for 6 Month Old Babies

During the whole day:
Breastfeeding or Formula according to your and your child’s rhythm.

Breast milk and/or Formula

Cooked food, for example some strained vegetables proper for this age group

Possibly some fruit puree for dessert

Water and/or breast milk/formula to drink

Afternoon snack:
Infant cereal and/or fruit puree (can be served with the cereal for taste)

Water, Breastfeeding or Formula

Breast milk and/or Formula

Some babies eat more and some less than a few tablespoons of solid foods. Let your baby decide. Also, your child’s appetite can vary quite a bit between different days and depend on how much he or she likes what you serve. This is just fine!

Always remember to introduce new foods slowly over several days to observe any allergic reactions.For a list of foods to avoid for babies younger than 1 year, click here.


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What feeding schedule to you use for your baby? Same as the one above or something different? I’d love to hear about your feeding schedule for 6 month old babies  below! :-)

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