Feeding a baby with solids is exciting and vital for parents as your baby will take the first step towards healthy eating habits that will last for a lifetime. Here I have provided information on when to start solids, how to introduce solids, and solid food charts for babies aged 6-12 months. You can use this as a guide to feeding your baby in the first year.
Bookmark this page for future reference, as I will update this post regularly with more information about feeding solids to the baby in the first year. Click on each thumbnail image or the link below for the respective post or recipe. Please refer to the notes section at the end of this post for the points to remember when following these solid food guidelines.
When should Baby start on Solids?
How to introduce solids to your baby?
Solid food chart for baby's First year:
- I have grouped the food options on each chart based on the baby's age relative to the ease of digestibility, texture, taste, and possible allergy risks for the baby's stage. It's your choice to alter the same if you want to introduce any food early, even though it's not listed in our chart.
- As per AAP, "no evidence delaying the introduction of allergenic foods prevents food allergies." Hence consult with your baby's doctor about when to introduce common allergenic foods if your family has a history of allergies to food, asthma, or eczema.
- The quantity of food mentioned in each chart is a rough guideline only. Each baby's appetite is different, so if your baby eats a bit less or more than the amount specified is okay.
Food Chart for 6-month-old Baby
Food Chart for 7-month-old Baby
Food Chart for 8-month-old Baby
Food Chart for 9-month-old Baby
Food Chart for 10-month-old Baby
Food Chart for 11-month-old Baby
Food Chart for 12-month-old Baby
Food Chart for 24-month-old Baby
Homemade Baby Food Recipes Collection: (6-12 Months)
- All these charts are prepared to give an idea of planning meals for each month. It should not replace the advice of your doctor.
- Before planning a diet chart, please consider your baby's body type and other factors.
- Never introduce more than one food at a time when introducing solids to your baby.
- Check for allergy symptoms when introducing new food to your baby, and stop feeding your baby if you find any signs.
- Remove it from the recipe if your baby is allergic to any specific ingredient.
- Please avoid green chilies and red chilies for at least two years.
- Any sweetener( if the recipe calls for it), like jaggery, Palm jaggery, etc., can be avoided until one year. Instead, sweet-tasting vegetables or fruits can be preferred.
- If the recipe calls for more spices, adjust it according to your baby's age and preference.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.
- Sugar, salt, cow's milk, and honey are not recommended until one year of age.
After 6 months apart from mothers milk doctor advice to start some other foods for our babies. Therefore for new mother it is now being one of the toughest tasks to collect some good food chart for their babies. It is quite better go for solid foods after 6 to 8 months. Here in this article we can get the complete details solid food charts especially design for 6 to 12 months kids; I am sure while following this solid food chart of babies new mothers are able to deliver quick vitamins, minerals and protein to our babies.
I have 5 months old baby boy. I am thinking, what should I feed him once he completes 6 months. Ur website gave me an overall idea what and how much to feed. Thanks a lot 🙂 I appreciate ur work.
U r welcome.. ?
Robert F. Crocker
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Hi team I extremely happy to see that this site helping me out a lot . I have a doubt can I mix few drops of fruit juice along with home made cerelac ex:orange juice .If that is good for her which all fruits can I add.plz let me know
Glad you found this website useful. Yes you can add fruits, but add as fruit puree rather than juice. Any sweet tasting fruit banana, Apple, pear etc are good to add.
I love your site very helpful. Thanks a lot for posting lots of recepies for babies. My daughter is 13 months old but sometimes I don't know what to feed her but your site give me lot of ideas. Thanks a lot
Thanks a lot for your lovely feedback! Gladly you found our website helpful
I have 4.5 months daughter. Im planning to introduce solids to her. Can i give her solid food at the start of 6 month, right now im on maternity leave
after completing six months (180 days), you can start solids
RENJUSHA s r
Please send me the printable pdf of monthwise food chart for babies.
Sure I will try to incorporate the same. As of now, you can save the food chart images given in the respective links.