Food Timetable for Nigerian Children – Ages 6 to 12 Months

December  1, 2019.

Creating a food timetable and meal plan for your 6 months to 1-year-old child allows you to pay attention to your baby’s diet. A child’s diet can affect their growth and development, so you should draft a meal plan that will ensure that your baby is getting all the right nutrients.

We have whipped up a Nigerian food timetable for baby 6 months to 1 year. We hope it helps you and your baby start off solids on the right footing.

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This is not to say that your baby will eagerly chump down on everything you put in his mouth. You have to persevere and keep going when your baby spits out the food you had prepared with so much love. Don’t let the frustration get to you! Eventually, your baby will come around.

Check out this timetable for your baby!

Monday

8:00 AM: About 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt

10:00 AM: 1/2 cup of oatmeal with Greek yogurt or milk with 1/2 a banana

1:00 PM: Boiled sweet potatoes with chicken broth and a chicken drumstick and mixed vegetables

4:00 PM: About 1/2 cup Greek yogurt

5:30 PM: Eba with chicken broth and fish (usually salmon)

8:00 PM: 150ml bottle of baby milk/formula*

* Continue breastfeeding on demand or to your schedule if you are still nursing.

Tuesday

8:00 AM: 150ml bottle of baby milk/formula*

10:00 AM: 1/2 cup pap/ogi or custard with 1/2 a banana

1:00 PM: 1/2 cup Rice pudding with beef or chicken puree or mash

4:00 PM: Amala with ewedu only and mashed Titus fish

5:30 PM: Banana and avocado puree or mash

8:00 PM: 150ml bottle of baby milk/formula*

* Continue breastfeeding on demand or to your schedule if you are still nursing.

Wednesday

8:00 AM: About 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt

10:00 AM: 1/2 cup of oatmeal with Greek yogurt or milk with 1/2 a banana

1:00 PM: 1/2 cup Rice pudding with beef or chicken puree or mash

4:00 PM: Mashed or pureed Irish potatoes with unsalted butter and vegetables with beef puree

5:30 PM: About 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt and apple puree

8:00 PM: 150ml bottle of baby milk/formula*

* Continue breastfeeding on demand or to your schedule if you are still nursing.

Thursday

8:00 AM: About 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt

10:00 AM: 1/2 cup pap/ogi or custard with 1/2 a banana

1:00 PM: 1/2 cup Rice pudding with beef or chicken puree or mash

4:00 PM: Amala with ewedu only and mashed Titus fish

5:30 PM: Banana and avocado puree or mash

8:00 PM: 150ml bottle of baby milk/formula*

* Continue breastfeeding on demand or to your schedule if you are still nursing.

Friday

8:00 AM: About 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt

10:00 AM: 1/2 cup of oatmeal with Greek yogurt or milk with 1/2 a banana

1:00 PM: 1/2 cup Rice pudding with beef or chicken puree or mash

4:00 PM: Boiled sweet potatoes with chicken broth and a chicken drumstick and mixed vegetables

5:30 PM: About 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt

8:00 PM: 150ml bottle of baby milk/formula*

* Continue breastfeeding on demand or to your schedule if you are still nursing.

Saturday

8:00 AM: About 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt

10:00 AM: 1/2 cup pap/ogi or custard with 1/2 a banana

1:00 PM: Boiled sweet potatoes with chicken broth and a chicken drumstick and mixed vegetables

4:00 PM: Amala with ewedu only and mashed Titus fish

5:30 PM: Banana and avocado puree or mash

8:00 PM: 150ml bottle of baby milk/formula*

* Continue breastfeeding on demand or to your schedule if you are still nursing.

Sunday

8:00 AM: About 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt

10:00 AM: 1/2 cup of oatmeal with Greek yogurt or milk with 1/2 a banana

1:00 PM: 1/2 cup Rice pudding with beef or chicken puree or mash

4:00 PM: Amala with ewedu only and mashed Titus fish

5:30 PM: About 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt

8:00 PM: 150ml bottle of baby milk/formula*

* Continue breastfeeding on demand or to your schedule if you are still nursing.

Important Things To Note

You should start by making purees of your baby’s fruits and vegetables. He is just getting started on solids and will only gradually get used to solid food. You mustn’t be in a hurry.

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As he grows older, his meals can get thicker and grainier. Also, always make sure his food is soft, so he doesn’t choke as he eats.

Breast milk is still your baby’s most important source of nourishment. So if you’re a breastfeeding mom, by all means, continue the great work. Your baby will thank you for it, and you’ll be oh so proud of yourself too.

What other meal ideas have worked for you and your baby? Do share them with us!

This article was first published on AfricaParent.com

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