Food chart for 6 months old baby

The arrival of your little bundle of joy is one of the most treasured blessings of life. At the same time, you may feel overawed at the thought of nurturing the little one perfectly and ensuring nothing goes wrong.  Right from the moment a child is born, her/ his diet, food charts and what to is to be fed at different stages is one of the most delicate matters that overwhelms new parents, especially mothers.

You may also be showered with advises of the elders in the family, which may clash with what your little one’s paediatrician says. You may have to give due respect to the elders and make them feel you obey them, and yet strike a balance for your baby’s well-being by giving her/ him what is wholesome, safe and filling.

Here is a simple food chart that provides basic information about the variety of foods that can be offered to your baby.

Food chart for six months old baby

      Food Items :

 

Time:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Early Morning Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breast milk

Or

Formula milk

Breakfast Time Suji kheer Mashed banana Suji kheer Carrot puree Mashed banana Apple steamed

 

Mid-Morning Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Lunch Banana mash

 

Apple puree

 

Rice Cereal

 

Avocado puree

 

Carrot puree

 

Rice Cereal

 

Evening Snack

 

 

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Dinner Carrot juice/ puree Sweet potato puree Carrot puree Mashed Potato Chickoo puree Potato puree
Bedtime Snack Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Breast milk

or

Formula milk

Note: You may alter the timings as per the appetite of your baby.

Tips:

1.To make fruit or vegetable puree , just steam the fruit or vegetable whole and mash it rather than cutting into small pieces and steaming. This will help to retain the nutrients in the fruit or veggie.

2. Every baby is different and so is the eating habit and quantity of food. Never force feed your baby.

3.Offer small (one to two spoons) soft  feeds baby is still not used to having different variety of food. New food in big amounts result in constipation in most babies.Don’t panic. However offer enough fluids and introduce only one new food in three days to check whether it is suiting your baby.Go slow. Your baby will gain weight gradually.

Download PDF: Food chart for 6 months old baby

Happy Parenting!

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7 all time favourite activities for 4 to 6 year old kids

 

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