Now I Can Crawl

I am getting so big! I am learning to crawl. I may be between 8 and 10 months old.

I may begin to:

  • Mash food with my tongue and gums
  • Hold and play with a spoon
  • Hold small foods with my thumb and finger and bring them to my mouth
  • Pull myself up to standing
  • Drink well from a cup (start weaning off of my bottle)

When I am hungry, I may:

  • Reach for food, point to it or get excited when I see food

When I am full, I may:

  • Slow down eating or push the food away

Please do not add honey or syrup to any of my food. It has germs that can make babies sick.

Wait until I am 2 years old to give me peanut butter.

Wait to give me cow's milk, shellfish, whole eggs, egg whites until I am 1 year old.

What I can eat/How much I might eat each day:

What I Can Eat Serving Size # Times per Day
Breastmilk Breastfeed me whenever I show you that I am hungry, about 3-4 times each day.
Infant formula 6-8 ounces 3-5 (24-32 oz total)
Infant cereal (prepared slightly thick) 2-4 tablespoons 2
Meats, egg yolk, cheese, yogurt, beans or tofu (strained/pureed, ground or finely chopped) 2-3 tablespoons 2
Vegetables (plain, cooked, strained/pureed, mashed or finely chopped) 3-4 tablespoons 1-2
Fruits (strained/pureed, mashed or finely chopped) 3-4 tablespoons 1-2
Finger Foods 2-4 tablespoons dry cereal, 1/2 slice dry toast, or 2 crackers 1
100% Juice I can have up to 4-6 ounces in a day, but pureed or finely chopped fruit is better for me. Let me use a cup to drink my juice (not a bottle).

Publication 4328 New York State Department of Health www.breastfeedingpartners.org This institution is an equal opportunity employer. Ver. 4/09