Baby Chart for 10+ Months

This phase embarks the new journey to their developmental milestone  and are fast approaching their toddler age.

Mums can get some time for their activities and their fatigue gets reduces.

They may be moving around all time with short naps now and then.

 

Grab your sleep too once you get their pattern of long sleep during their day time. Soak in their giggles, babbles and activities. Believe me it is so much fun!

Your baby is anywhere between 7-8 kgs and height is 68-79cm. Their developmental milestone can range from sitting and standing unassisted to eating foods on their own. But you need to embrace the messy environment. They dance to the tunes, show curiosity and learn to wave their hands

Nutrition For Your Baby:

The below new set of foods are rich in fiber, protein and other essential vitamins and minerals. Introducing one at a time will enhance the nutrient absorption and adequacy.

It can ward off micronutrient deficiencies, satiate hunger pangs, and reduce the crankiness and cravings for unhealthy foods like biscuits, chips etc (store-bought).

In addition to 9 months food, the below list of foods can be part of their daily food chart.

Cereals and Millets

  • Rice variants

  • Bajra

  • Jowar

  • Foxtail millet

  • Barnyard millet

Pulses and Lentils:

  • Bengal gram dal

  • Kabuli Channa (white)

  • Rajma

Vegetables:

  • Cucumbers/English cucumbers

  • Baby corn

  • Mushroom

  • Other locally used green leafy vegetables (1-2 tsp at the table during family mealtimes)

  • All local and seasonal vegetables

Fruits:

  • Mango

  • Plums

  • Cherries

  • Orange/ Sweet lime/ Kiwi (Offer only 1 piece or in a juice form diluted and look out for allergies as it is high in vitamin C. If not tolerated, reintroduce after 1 year)

  • All local and seasonal varieties.

Milk and Dairy products: All

Feeding Practices:

Your baby can eat a variety of food while their teeth are still developing. But be attentive while they put the solids into their mouth as it can result in choking hazard. Some of the common food that can result in choking hazard are nuts, popcorn, corn kernels and many more.

You can follow your baby's lead and once you know that your baby is quite comfortable in eating these finger foods, then you can give them in small quantities that can keep then going throughout the day. This works on their hand-mouth and eye coordination.

You can continue giving cow's milk and mother feed on demand specifically during the bed time. Don't try to wean off over night and it gets mutually tough for both you and baby. It has to be a gradual process and for working mothers particularly. Prepare yourself and give lots of cuddles and attention to your baby to wean off the breast milk. There are no guidelines to stop the mother-feed, the more the child is onto it, the better the immune system.

Approximate quantity of weaning foods include:

  • 1/2-3/4  cup of fruit

  • 1/2- 3/4 cup of vegetables

  • 1/2- 3/4 cup of cereal and pulses


I have listed some collection of 10-12 months old baby foods and purees.  You can choose based on the availability, convenience and seasonality of foods.

Feeding Tips:

  • Handle every food with hygiene, to improve their immune health

  • Give them infant size cutleries and plates so that they can handle with no discomfort

  • The foods given can be in pieces or made into pieces for easy feeding. For ex:Idli, Dosa and chapathi  can be served as finger foods as it is easier to pick up and eat.

  • Do not introduce sugar as accompaniments to the finger foods

  • Allow them to eat independently and quietly. Sit and watch them eat or guide them your way. 

  • Do not offer electronic gadgets and songs while eating. Instead reward them with a hug and time that they could spend with you.

Below is your handy 10-12 month's sample baby chart to plan a day's meal before hand that saves your kitchen chaos.