Sample menu for a baby from 4 to 8 months old
From when the baby starts to be weaned onto solid food and up to when it is 3 years old, its nutritional needs change. In this special report you will find the right amount of vegetables, fruits or proteins you should give the baby between 4 and 9 months.
From 4 to 6 months
Up to when the baby is 6 months old, give it 210 ml of breast milk or baby milk for its 4 meals (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner).
To start the transition gently and let the baby discover the taste of vegetables, you can make vegetable stock before giving it some purées.
From 6 to 8 months
Keep on giving your baby 210 ml of breast milk or baby milk up to when it is 9 months old.
Start introducing 2 teaspoons of vegetables (for instance carrots, courgettes, winter squash) to reach 40 grams of vegetables and 15 grams of potatoes. You can draw inspiration from our recipes: the first carrot purée or a first courgette purée.
Always complete the meal with 150 ml of milk.
When the baby is 7 months old, increase amounts up to about 130 grams of purée (1/3 of starchy food and 2/3 of vegetables) and start adding 10 to 15 grams of lean fish or meat.
Keep giving the baby 150 ml of milk.
When it is 8 months old, the baby can have a more substantial purée: about 180g (again of 1/3 starchy food and 2/3 of vegetables) and 20 grams of lean meat or fish. You can also start introducing eggs, though only the yolk and a very small amount of it (about ¼).
Always complete with 150 ml of milk or 1 serving of a dairy product (125 grams of yoghurt or 60 grams of Petit Suisse cheese).
Finally, you can add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in one of the baby’s meals every day.
Give the baby 150 ml of milk up to when it is 9 months old.
Starting from when it is 6 months old, start introducing apple, pear or banana compotes. First give the baby 2 teaspoons of each fruit up to 40 to 50 grams of compote. To start introducing fruit, we recommend our apple, banana and quince compote.
From 7 to 8 months, the baby can have 130 grams of compote as a snack.
When it is 6 months old, the baby will keep on drinking 210 ml of milk.
When it reaches 7 months, you can give it 130 ml of vegetable soup and reduce the amount of milk to 150 ml. For instance, take a look at this recipe for a Vegetable cappuccino with mint.
Then, when it is 8 months old, increase the amount of vegetable soup to 150 ml whilst retaining the 150 ml of milk.