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Menu Planners for the first year from The Contented Baby with Toddler book

Menu Planner for baby 7 - 9 months

Breakfast

  • Baby: Breast-feed or 210-240ml (7-8oz) of formula milk.
  • Toddler: 150ml (5oz) of full-fat milk from a beaker.

    Plus
  • Wheat cereal with milk and mashed fruit or
  • Oat cereal with milk and finely chopped fruit or
  • Mixed mashed fruit and yoghurt, lightly buttered toast fingers or
  • Baby muesli with milk.

Mid-morning

  • Toddler: Drink of water or well-diluted juice from an open-top
    cup plus a small piece of fruit.

Lunch

Baby and toddler:

  • Cheesy chicken gratin (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 47) and broccoli florets or
  • Chicken and butternut squash pie (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 118) and green beans or
  • Chicken and sweet potato casserole (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 48) and peas or
  • Chicken casserole (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 85) and peas or
  • Chicken risotto (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 79) and sweetcorn or
  • Cod with cheese sauce and broccoli (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 40) and carrots or
  • Fish Lyonnaise (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 87) and sweetcorn or
  • Fruity lamb tagine (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 122) with couscous and peas or
  • Individual fish pies (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 93) and green beans or
  • Lamb hotpot (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 94) and broccoli florets or
  • Quick chicken and vegetable gratin (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 83) and mixed vegetables or
  • Quick pilaf (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 52) and mixed vegetables or
  • Tuna pasta (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 81) and mixed vegetables or
  • Vegetable shepherd's pie (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 97) and lightly buttered toast fingers.

    Plus:
  • Pieces of soft fruit.
  • Water to drink (in a beaker for baby, and a cup for your toddler).

Mid-afternoon

  • Baby: Breast-feed or 150-210ml (5-7oz) of formula milk.
  • Toddler: Drink of water or well-diluted juice from a cup plus small piece of fruit or rice cake/plain biscuit.

Tea

Baby and toddler:

  • Baked potato with low sugar/low salt baked beans or
  • Bubble and squeak potato cakes (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 98) or
  • Bumper macaroni cheese (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 92) or
  • Cheesy peasy rice (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 90) or
  • Corn chowder (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 91) with mini sandwiches or
  • Creamy pasta with spring vegetables (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 80) or
  • Leek and potato soup (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 95) with rusks, lightly buttered or
  • Minestrone soup (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 82) with rice cakes or corn cakes, lightly buttered or
  • Neapolitan macaroni (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 104) or
  • Scotch broth (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 30) with bread or rice cakes, lightly buttered or
  • Spotty couscous (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 90) or
  • Thick courgette and leek soup (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 84) with rusks, lightly buttered or
  • Thick lentil and carrot soup (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 96) with lightly buttered toast or
  • Vegetable broth (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 86) with mini sandwiches.

    Plus:
  • Natural yoghurt (sweetened with a small amount of grated fruit if required) or
  • Rice pudding.
  • Water to drink in a beaker for baby, and water or milk in a cup for your toddler.

Bedtime

  • Baby: Breast-feed or 180-240ml (6-8oz) of formula milk.
  • Toddler: 150-180ml (5-6oz) of full-fat milk from a beaker.

Menu Planner for baby 9 - 12 months

Breakfast

  • Baby: Breast-feed or 150-180ml (5-6oz) of formula milk from a beaker.
  • Toddler: 150ml (5oz) of full-fat milk from a beaker.

    Plus:
  • Wheat cereal with milk and finely chopped fruit or
  • Oat cereal with milk and finely chopped fruit or
  • Fruit yoghurt and lightly buttered toast fingers or
  • Scrambled egg on toast or
  • Muesli with milk.

Mid-morning

  • Toddler: Drink of water or well-diluted juice from an open-top cup plus a small piece of fruit.

Lunch

Baby and toddler:

  • Baby bolognese (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 125) and broccoli florets or
  • Beef and lentil pot supper (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 122) and mixed vegetables or
  • Chicken and butter bean burgers (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 120) and sweetcorn or
  • Chicken and leek lasagne (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 50) and green beans or
  • Chicken and vegetable oat crumble (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 123) and peas or
  • Chicken with tagliatelle (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 58) and carrots or
  • Fishy ribbons (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 110), peas and oven chips or
  • Italian fish stew (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 42) and lightly buttered toast fingers or
  • Kiddies' kedgeree (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 124) and mixed vegetables or
  • Minced beef cobbler (Feeding Made Easy, page 194) and peas or
  • Quick salmon fishcakes (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 82) and peas or
  • Roast poussin (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 46) and mixed vegetables or
  • Shepherd's pie (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 64) and sweetcorn or
  • Tender lamb in a pot (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book, page 60) and broccoli florets.

    Plus:
  • Pieces of soft fruit.
  • Water to drink (in a beaker for baby, and a cup for your toddler).

Mid-afternoon

  • Baby: Breast-feed or 150-210ml (5-7oz) of formula milk from a beaker.
  • Toddler: Drink of water or well-diluted juice from a cup plus small piece of fruit or rice-cake/plain biscuit.

Tea

Baby and toddler:

  • American eggy bread (Feeding Made Easy, page 169) with grilled tomatoes and mushrooms or
  • Baked barley risotto (Feeding Made Easy, page 212) or
  • Baked potato with unsalted butter, and low sugar/low salt baked beans or
  • Chickpeas in tomato sauce (Feeding Made Easy, page 164) with rice or
  • Chinese noodles (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 118) or
  • Courgette cornmeal muffins (Feeding Made Easy, page 216) or
  • Green monster pasta (Feeding Made Easy, page 173) or
  • Hearty bean soup (Feeding Made Easy, page 180) with oatcakes (Feeding Made Easy, page 222), lightly buttered or
  • Mini courgette rosti cakes (Feeding Made Easy, page 185) or
  • Mixed vegetable frittata (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 116) or
  • Pick-up sticks (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 126) or
  • Pizza potatoes (The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, page 114) or
  • Roast vegetables and couscous (Feeding Made Easy, page 174) or
  • Scrambled egg surprise (The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cookbook, page 123) served on hot buttered toast.

    Plus:
  • Natural yoghurt (sweetened with a small amount of grated fruit if required) or
  • Rice pudding.
  • Water to drink in a beaker for baby, and water or milk in a cup for your toddler.

Bedtime

  • Baby: Breast-feed or 180-240ml (6-8oz) of formula milk from a beaker.
  • Toddler: 150-180ml (5-6oz) of full-fat milk from a beaker.


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