A typical day for baby Cora these days includes lots of chitter chatter, trying to climb and wiggle to get the toys that are just out of reach, eating three meals a day, plus lots of yummy snacks and giggling and reaching for mommy’s hair for a sweet little tug. She’s 7 months now, which almost makes me want to cry, “my baby… growing up way too fast.”
Cora is a very social baby. She enjoys going to work with me to the farmers market and meeting new faces and seeing our familiar farmer faces. I don’t think there is a shy bone in her body. She smiles and giggles constantly…and I’m not embellishing in the least. Teething, sick…she’s still smiling. She’s a real inspiration to me.
At 4.5 months I started first started her on solids and she’s been going strong since. I wanted to give the young momma’s out there a sample of a typical 7 month old schedule, as I’ve had a lot of folks ask me about schedules and baby food recipes.
NOTE: All babies develop at different times, therefore keep in mind that Cora has been eating solids for awhile now. You would never start a baby out on foods like this, they need to slowly adapt. For more ideas I HIGHLY suggest looking at the Wholesomebaby.com site- my fave!
8 am: Rise and Shine (8 oz bottle)
9:30 am: Breakfast (sample recipe below)
Naptime right after breakfast (a good 1 or 2 hours)
11:30 am: Wake-up call: 6 oz bottle)
Playtime: provide some finger foods for a snack
Noon: Lunch (sample recipe below)
Playtime and Reading
1:30 pm: 4 oz bottle and Naptime
3:45 pm: Wake-up call (6 oz bottle)
Playtime and Finger foods in high chair
5:00 pm: Dinner (sample recipe below)
Bath and Short Nap
7:00 pm: Reading and 6 oz bottle
8:00 pm: Bedtime
Oatmeal and Kale
1 cube of Kale puree
Dash of cinnamon
Mix well and serve at room temperature and slightly warmed.
1 or 2 ripe bananas (not overly ripe or mushy bananas)
Pancake Batter (try Hodgson Mills Buckwheat Pancake Mix)
Slice bananas into coins or diagonally. Coat with pancake batter. Lightly fry in pan until golden brown. Serve as Baby Finger Foods for snack or at breakfast time.
Brown Rice Chicken & Peaches
1/2 cup cooked boneless chicken – chopped
1/4 cup cooked brown rice
1 ripe peach
1 tb juice (white grape or apple juice may be used or use water)
1 tb milk and 2 ts wheat germ
Mix all ingredients together, transfer to blender/food processor and puree or chop to make textured for older babies.