From 8 months - The meal

Evening meal for babies from 8 to 12 months old

At 8 months, your baby will start eating a larger meal in the evening. On the one hand, he needs to increase his food intake to meet his growing nutritional needs. On the other hand, a satisfying and easily digestible meal will help him sleep well, and you too ...

Baby’s dinner is a time for family reunion around the table, much to baby’s delight.

Examples of baby lunch

Here are some examples of dinner to satisfy all babies and all appetites:

Homemade dinner

  • Breastfeeding
  • Mashed or mixed vegetable soup: all, including those pronounced in taste or rich in fiber (cabbage, turnips, celery, tomatoes, fennel, beets ...) and potatoes with possibly a little grated cheese

Bottle lunch with cereals

  • 240 ml 2nd age milk with 1 to 2 teaspoons of infant cereals
  • Fruit puree (120-130 g)

Bottle lunch with vegetables

  • Vegetable soup with 150 ml of 2nd age milk given in the bottle

Meat, fish or eggs for dinner?

It is better not to give meat, fish or eggs at dinner, but rather at lunch: meat or fish (4 teaspoons or 20 g per day) or 1/3 of hard-boiled egg.

After a good dinner, all you have to do is put a sleep ritual in place to help your baby sleep peacefully.

Sources :

PNNS, Le guide de nutrition des enfants et adolescents pour tous les parents, Edition 2010

Mpedia, Menus types : 6 – 12 mois,

Laurence Pernoud, J’élève mon enfant, Edition 2016