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As your baby is growing up and about to turn one in a couple of months, you might be planning to set a schedule for your baby, right? Even though there is no hard and fast rule to follow a specific schedule for a 9 to 10 month old, your baby’s health and growth can experience significant benefits if you set and follow scheduled feeding and sleeping habits. Check out these sample schedules to ensure the good health, growth, and well-being of your dear little one. It will also give you an idea of what your little one requires at this age.
Essential Tips To Follow While Feeding Your 9-10 Month Old Baby
1. Introduce New Solid Foods
This is the right time to introduce new foods and soft solids to your little one. Include rice cereals, finely chopped fruits and vegetables, whole milk yogurt, soft cheeses, pasta, soft beans and legumes in your baby’s diet.
2. Sample Meal Plan
Now you can offer breakfast and two major meals to your baby. Include a quarter to half cup of oatmeal cereals, two servings of small pieces of banana, a quarter to half cup of rice cereals, two servings of soft avocado, two servings of soft potato wedges, two servings of easy-to-eat fruit slices, and two servings of finely chopped veggies. All this with the right amount of milk or formula milk as per the schedule below.
Sample Schedule for a Breastfeeding Mother For Her 9 to 10 Month Old Baby
Baby wakes up and is nursed by his mother, after which he plays for some time.
Baby bathes and eats his breakfast of yogurt, cereals, and chopped pieces of fruit. Baby goes out to have a round with a family member for a change of scene.
Baby has a nap for some time or half an hour.
Baby is nursed by mother.
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Baby eats a nutritious lunch of soft solids and liquids.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Baby plays within the house.
Baby naps for two or three hours.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mother nurses the baby, after which baby plays indoors.
Between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Baby has his dinner.
Baby has a bath and plays with his father.
Read bedtime stories, then nurse baby and put him to bed.
Sample Schedule for a Formula-Feeding Mother to Follow For Her 9 to 10 Month Old Baby
6.30 a.m. To 7 a.m.
Baby wakes up and has seven to eight ounce of formula milk.
Baby walks around in the house for a while.
8. 30 a.m.
Baby eats his breakfast of cereals, fresh fruit pieces, veggies, soft cheese, or yogurt.
9 a.m. To 10 a.m.
Baby moves around in the house, plays, and enjoys going through colourful books.
Baby has about seven to eight ounce of formula milk, after which baby has a 90 minutes to two hours nap.
12.00 p.m. To 12.30 p.m.
Baby has his lunch comprising finger foods, nutritious foods, and six-seven ounces of formula milk.
12.30 p.m. To 3 p.m.
Baby crawls around and plays.
Baby has a nap for about two hours.
Baby has seven to eight ounce of formula milk.
Between 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Baby has his dinner.
Baby plays with his father or goes out for some time with mom and dad.
Baby bathes, drinks some formula milk, and goes to sleep.