9 Month Old Baby Bites

July 21, 2017

We have a big 10-month old on our hands now! I say this ALL the time, but come on– she changes so much every day! I got her up from a nap today and she was sitting- SITTING- in her crib. First time she has gotten herself upright from laying down. We are in trouble!

No crawling yet, just lots of scooting backwards and rolling where she wants to go.  If we put her standing up she will turn from couch to ottoman and back. She has TWO teeth, both her bottom guys are in, thank goodness! A lot has changed in 1 month!

Enough about what she is doing, you are all interested in what she is eating, right?! We have tried a couple new things, but the main advancement has been in the size of her foods. Occasionally she will eat a puree, but most of her meals have been finger foods.

BREADS

She may not look like my daughter, but her taste in food doesn’t lie. Shes down for any baked good I might be enjoying (loves the Blueberry Oat Cakes!) and toast + butter or hummus or avocado spread on top is a daily staple.

Savoring the crusts she got a hold of. Usually I cut her toast up into squares without the crust. Occasionally she gets to munch away on them!
Veggies

I tried steaming frozen veggies for her but they never seemed to get soft enough. I really like the No Added Salt canned veggies for her. She likes the french style green beans and peas the best. We try corn often but she just doesn’t seem to like that yet. I know people roast veggies for babies much younger than her, so I need to get it out of my head that she can’t handle them yet and just give them a try! Maybe if our house is ever less than 100 degrees– we will try some roasted veg next!

Canned No Added Salt Peas!
Fruit

Avocado, strawberries, banana, peaches, melon, unsweetened applesauce. This girl loves her fruit. The biggest change from 8 months to 9 months is definitely the size of her fruit. Much bigger chunks of banana, melon, peaches than before. Strawberries were a new food for her as well this month!

 

Watermelon and peas
Protein

Beans, eggs, plain greek yogurt, and ground burger.

The only way to get this little one to eat broccoli: put it in an egg bake. Talk about finicky kids, two weeks ago I made this bake and she gobbled it all up. This time around she wants nothing to do with it. Try and try again.

Super simple Broccoli Egg Bake:

Ingredients:

3 eggs

1- 10 oz bag of frozen steamable broccoli

2 slices of whole wheat bread sliced into tiny cubes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place a silicone mat or parchment paper on a baking sheet. (If you don’t have a silicone mat- they are AMAZING!)

Steam the broccoli according to the directions ( I add another minute or so on to make sure it is extra mushy). Add broccoli to a medium sized bowl and mash with a fork.

Crack 3 eggs into the bowl and scramble in with the broccoli.

Add in the cubed bread and stir until everything is mixed well. Let sit for 5 minutes or so until the bread as absorbed the egg.

Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheet. Makes approx 12 rounds. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until egg is set.

Drinks

At 9 months, the only beverages to be had are formula and water. Still 4-5 6-oz bottles of formula a day every 3-4 hours. She loves drinking out of mom and dad’s water glass, but does pretty well with her own sippy cup too. This playtex sippy is my favorite for her at this stage. It is small enough for her to pick up and control when it is full and it doesn’t leak all over the place when she flings it around. She also likes to drink from her nuby no-spill cup. At first it was a little too big for her to handle well, but she is getting much better at it!

Why FInger foods are my jam

We did a few purees at the beginning of the month, but she likes to be fed less and less now. She likes to feed herself, and I have no objections.

The best part about moving on to finger foods: Mom and dad get to eat with her instead of after or before. This makes meal time a family affair, we can all eat, talk, and enjoy each other without having  mealtime be focused solely on her being fed. And feed her a bottle? Forget it. She flails and wiggles all over the place if I try to give her a bottle. Prop her up on a pillow on the floor and she will feed herself thank you very much.

 

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We are always looking for new ideas and recipes to try! What does your 8-10 month old baby LOVE to eat?!

 

 

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