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6 Months Baby Food Chart – with Indian Recipes

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

January 10, 2018 62 Comments

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Start your little one’s journey into solid foods the right way with our 6 months Baby Food Chart! Includes healthy and nutritious Indian recipes too!

So your baby is 6 months old – congratulations, she’s ready to start solid foods! Many Moms eagerly wait for that moment when their little ones start eating new foods. It’s so much fun to watch the expressions on those little faces change as they taste new flavors!

Things to Remember before Weaning your Baby

Be sure that your baby is ready for starting solids by checking her physical developmental milestones. Please remember that at this age, breast milk is still the major part of your baby’s diet. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months of age, and breast milk to complement solids for the next year or more.

Make sure you are well prepared with all the essentials for weaning your baby. Your baby’s immune system is still weak and she is vulnerable to all kinds of germ attacks. So, ensure that all your baby’s feeding utensils are absolutely clean and sterilized. If you’re confused about how to do it, then this video on how to sterilize the feeding utensils for babies should help. 

Initially, it can be difficult to know exactly how much a baby should eat. You don’t really need a lot of solid food for your baby at this age. About 90 ml per feed twice a day should be enough to begin with. Before starting out, you may want to check our post on how to introduce solids to Baby for some useful tips and tricks.

6 Months Baby Food Chart – with Indian Recipes

Week 1

Day 1 – Start with 1 tablespoon once a day. Best choice for a baby’s first food is fruit, as it’s sweet. Start with Apple puree, making it runny by adding breast milk or formula.

Day 2 – Increase to 2 tablespoons of Apple Puree twice a day.

Day 3 – Increase to 3 tablespoons of Apple Puree twice a day.

Day 4 – You can now introduce a new solid, a vegetable. You can start with carrot, by giving 1 tablespoon of either Carrot Juice or Carrot Puree once a day.

Day 5 – Increase to 2 tablespoon of carrot juice or carrot puree twice a day.

Day 6 – Increase to 3  tablespoon of carrot juice or carrot puree twice a day.

Day 7 – Go with apple puree in the morning and carrot juice or carrot puree in the evening.

Week 2

Now that your baby has gotten used to a texture other than that of milk, you can continue with two solid meals a day. The recommended feeding schedule for 6 month old babies is 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, but you can adjust it to your baby’s liking. You can find the recipes mentioned in the chart by clicking on the links below.

Day 11 AM 3 PM

Monday Carrot Puree Rice Soup

Tuesday Sooji Kheer Apple Puree

Wednesday Potato Puree Barley Water

Thursday Dal Ka Paani Pear Puree

Friday Chickoo Puree Carrot – Beet Soup

Saturday Carrot Juice Apple Pear Puree

Sunday Pumpkin Puree Grape juice

Week 3

Continue with the same timings as earlier, with two solid meals per day. You can introduce some new grains, fruit and vegetables this week. Get the recipes of the dishes in the chart by clicking on the links below.

Day 11 AM 3 PM

Monday Rice Cereal (HM) Apple Sauce

Tuesday Barley water AshGourd Puree

Wednesday Carrot juice Beet Puree

Thursday Potato Soup Cereal

Friday Sweet Potato Puree Oats Cereal

Saturday Orange Juice Bottle Gourd Puree

Sunday Banana Puree Rice Gruel

Week 4

This week, you can continue with baby’s familiar foods, and introduce some new ones. If anyone in the family has celiac disease, gluten intolerance or any kind of wheat allergy, talk to your doctor before introducing wheat. Get the recipes by clicking the links below.

Day 11am 3pm

Monday Garlic Lentil soup Beet Potato Puree

Tuesday Mashed Rice Louki Puree

Wednesday Oats Kheer Pear Puree

Thursday Carrot Potato Puree Wheat Cereal

Friday Mixed Vegetable Puree Grape juice

Saturday Barley Water Snake Gourd Puree

Sunday Carrot Juice Sooji Kheer

Please note that these meal plans aren’t written in stone! This is just a guide that gives you an idea about what to feed your baby, when to feed and how much to feed. You can customize these meal plans to your baby’s convenience and routine. If she doesn’t like a food, wait a few weeks before introducing it again. Be patient, don’t expect your baby to polish off the plate at every meal! It’ll take another two months for her to completely finish the portions, so don’t try to force feed the remaining food on the plate.

However, do consider the risk of food allergies. You can’t be sure if your baby is allergic to any food, so always follow the 3 Day Rule before introducing any new food to your baby. This will also help you rule out any foods that are causing indigestion in your baby.

How do you know that your baby has an allergy to a particular food?

If a food doesn’t suit your baby, your baby may present with the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Incessant Crying (due to stomach pain)

What to do if your baby is allergic to a particular food?

If your baby is allergic to a particular food, stop it immediately and restart it after 2 months. At every point, be sure to follow the 3 day rule – whether introducing a new food or reintroducing an old one. You can start a “Baby Food Diary” to keep track of your little one’s favorite recipes and specific food allergies.

Please click this link for other 6 months baby food recipes Baby Food Recipes.

Check out our baby diet charts for other months here:

  • 7 Months Baby Food Chart
  • 8 Months Baby Food Chart
  • 9 Months Baby Food Chart
  • 10 Months Baby Food Chart
  • 11 Months Baby Food Chart
  • 1 Year Baby Food Chart

Post Updated on – 10.01.2018

Post first published on – May 7, 2014 

Start your little one's journey into solid foods the right way with our 6 months Baby Food Chart! Includes healthy and nutritious Indian recipes too!

Make life easier with our eBook, ‘50 First Foods for Babies‘ that has recipes and meal suggestions for every stage of weaning. You can download it for free here.

The information presented here is meant to be a guide and does not replace professional medical advice. You should always discuss your baby’s dietary requirements with your doctor.

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