6 Month Baby Food Chart / Indian Food Chart for 6 Months old baby with Quantity & Timings

6 Month Baby Food Chart with Quantities & Suggested Timelines/ Routine

6 month baby food chart/ meal plan

Once your baby has crossed that 6 month mark, you might have just started solid food for him/her or are now starting. Whatever is the case, it is important to go slow and follow baby’s lead. For 6 months old baby, we start with very dilute purees and gradually thicken them as baby gets used to it.

We also follow the 3 day wait rule whenever introducing any new food to baby. Even though there are different opinions on the need to follow 3-day wait rule, it makes sense to me personally. Introduce very little at first and be on the lookout for any rashes or allergy.

What 3 day wait rule basically means is that you should wait for 2 to 3 days whenever you start giving a new food item to  your baby, before introducing another new item. It makes sense, because this means you can keep an eye on baby and be sure that the newly introduced item has not caused any allergy/ reaction, diarrhoea, constipation etc.

So, if you introduce banana puree on day 1, you should continue it for next 3 days, before introducing next item which is say apple puree. Once you know it is safe, then you can then mix it with say rice cereal.

6 Months baby meal plan/food chart

Here we suggest a month-wise feed chart/ timetable for babies beginning from 6 months, right upto to 2 years toddler food chart.

Check out our popular and comprehensive Food chart for Babies for babies between 0-12 months.

You can easily change/modify /avoid  any items according to your convenience and your baby’s preference. 

  • Not all babies will be having two solid meals a day at this stage.
  • Start with very little once  a day and gradually increase it over next few weeks.
  • The plan  lists solid external food. Please remember that breast milk or formula forms most important part of baby’s diet during the first year. Continue to breastfeed or formula-feed in between meals as and when required.

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6 month baby Food Chart/ Meal Plan

6 month Baby Food Chart – Week 1

Here is how we suggest you may start solid feeding for your baby.

  • If you follow this schedule, we suggest starting with applesauce during morning and continuing with it for next 3 days.

Quantity to be given at 6 month – week 1

  • Give only 1-2 teaspoons of apple sauce or any other food that you introduce at this point. Remember that this is only to get the baby used to solid texture and nutrition needs are still fulfilled by breastmilk or formula.

Timings/ Daily Routine for 6 months baby

Below are the recommended timings that you may follow for your baby. Again, every baby is different, so feel free to suit your and your baby’s needs. Some babies may need more than 2 naps while other may not be ready to sleep by 9:00 pm. These are perfectly normal as long as baby is healthy and happy.

 

Daily Meal routine/ timelines for 6 month baby

 

 

6 Month Baby Food Chart Week 1 ( Image for Mobile users)

 

6 month baby food chart/ meal plan

6 Month Baby Food Chart Week 1 with recipe links

Early Morning
Break fast
Mid- Morning
Lunch
After noon
Dinner
Late night
Mon BM/ Formula

Apple Sauce

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Tue BM/ Formula

Apple Sauce

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Wed BM/ Formula

Apple Sauce

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Thu BM/ Formula

Banana Mash

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Fri BM/ Formula

Banana Mash

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Sat BM/ Formula

Banana Mash

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Sun BM/ Formula

Suji Halwa

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula

6 Month Baby Food Chart Week 2

Now that your baby has been taking solids for a week in the morning, you may now offer a little at lunchtime as well. But if you feel that baby is not taking the solids readily, you may continue giving it only once in morning for this week as well. Always follow your baby’s cues and continue breastfeed / formula feed as often as baby wants.

We have introduced Dal ka pani or mung dal soup and Carrot puree in this week. We have also introduced pumpkin and potato mash to baby this week to combine two vegetables in baby food. You may also give whatever you have already introduced safely to baby.

Quantity to be given at 6 month – 2nd week

You may offer 2-3 teaspoons of food for breakfast and lunch this week.

But if you feel that baby is not taking the solids readily, you may continue giving it only once in morning for this week as well.

Always follow your baby’s cues and continue to breastfeed / formula feed as often as baby wants.

 

6 Month Baby Food Chart Week 2 ( Image for Mobile users)

6 Month baby food chart

 

 

6 Month Baby Food Chart Week 2 with recipe links

 
Early Morning
Break fast
Mid- Morning
Lunch
After noon
Dinner
Late night
Mon BM/FM Suji Halwa BM/FM Stewed Fruits BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Tue BM/FM Suji Halwa BM/ Formula Stewed Fruits BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Wed BM/FM Dal Soup/ Dal pani BM/ Formula Mashed Banana BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Thu BM/FM Carrot Puree BM/ Formula Dal Soup/ Dal pani BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Fri BM/FM Carrot Puree BM/ Formula Dal Soup/ Dal pani BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Sat BM/FM Mashed Banana BM/ Formula Pumpkin and Potato Mash/ Puree BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Sun BM/FM Mashed Banana BM/ Formula Pumpkin and Potato Mash/ Puree BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula

 

6 Month Baby Food Chart – Week 3

Now that baby is relatively used to solid food, continue to offer newer fruits, vegetables and textures to baby.

This week we will continue to introduce more complex foods and cereals to baby. We will introduce mixed cereals like khichdi and apple suji kheer now to baby.

The idea is to get baby used to different textures and tastes.

6 Month Baby Food Chart Week 3 ( Image for Mobile users)

6 month baby food chart week 3

 

Recipes that you an introduce at 6 month week 3

Dal rice cereal/ Khichdi cereal

Apple Suji Kheer

Papaya Puree

 

Cheeku Smoothie

 

Early Morning
Break fast
Mid- Morning
Lunch
After noon
Dinner
Late night
Mon BM/ Formula

Dal rice cereal/ Khichdi cereal

BM/ Formula

Apple Suji Kheer

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Tue BM/ Formula Dal rice cereal/ Khichdi cereal BM/ Formula Apple sauce BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Wed BM/ Formula

Dal rice cereal/ Khichdi cereal

BM/ Formula Cheeku Smoothie BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Thu BM/ Formula

Rice cereal

BM/ Formula Cheeku smoothie BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Fri BM/ Formula

Papaya Puree

BM/ Formula Mashed rice BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Sat BM/ Formula  Papaya Puree BM/ Formula Mashed rice BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Sun BM/ Formula

Suji Halwa

BM/ Formula

Sweet Potato kheer

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula

 

After 3 weeks of solids feeding, now your baby is quite used to texture of different solid foods. We have so far given soft and pureed food to baby. Continue giving mashed / pureed food to baby for next week as well, while introducing newer foods.

 

 

 

6 Month Baby Food Chart – Week 4

This is the week 4 of starting solids for your baby. You baby is now a proficient eater and has sampled plenty of different solid foods and textures.

6 Month Baby Food Chart Week 4 ( Image for Mobile users)

6 months baby food chart week 4

New introductions this week are:

  1. Peas and carrot puree
  2. Sweet potato kheer
  3. Banana Suji Halwa
  4. Apple Ragi Porridge

 

 

 

Early Morning

Break fast

Mid- Morning

Lunch

After noon

Dinner

Late night

Mon BM/ Formula

Apple Suji Kheer

BM/ Formula

Stewed Fruits

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Tue BM/ Formula

Apple Suji Kheer

BM/ Formula

Peas and Carrot Puree

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Wed BM/ Formula

Dal Rice cereal

BM/ Formula

Peas and Carrot Puree

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Thu BM/ Formula

Dal Rice cereal

BM/ Formula

Peas and Carrot Puree

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Fri BM/ Formula

Dal Rice cereal

BM/ Formula

Mashed Banana

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Sat BM/ Formula  

Sweet Potato Kheer

BM/ Formula

Stewed fruits

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula
Sun BM/ Formula

Sweet Potato Kheer

BM/ Formula

Cheeku Smoothie

BM/ Formula BM/ Formula BM/ Formula

P.S. These are just pointers based on some mum’s experiences. You must use your discretion and baby’s preference while using below. E.g. If your child prefers rice first thing in the morning and fruits later, feel free to do that .

More Recipes for babies:

Other than the recipes mentioned above, you may also use the below mentioned weaning recipes to give your baby some more varieties. All these recipes contain no salt and no sugar and are perfect for expanding your baby’s  tastes.

20+ recipes for 10-12 months old babies

20 weaning recipes for 6 to 9 months babies

Apple Ragi porridge

Banana and suji halwa

Instant dal rice cereal

3 ways to make ragi porridge for babies

Must Buy Supplies for cooking for a Baby:

You will need some basic supplies to make fresh food for your baby, till s/he starts eating your regular food. None of these are a waste as I am still using all these in my kitchen, but these were a blessing during that first year when my daughter started eating solids.

  • A small pressure cooker- Buy a small 1.5 -2 litre pressure cooker to make fresh khichdi, dal pani, rice gruel, vegetable purees, soups and what not. I used my little pressure cooker almost every day till my daughter 2 years old. I still use my little hawkins when I have to make something in small quantities. It is also handy to carry when you are travelling.

 

HAWKINÂ Classic CL15 1.5-Liter New Improved Aluminum Pressure Cooker, Small, Silver

Prestige Nakshatra Plus Induction Base Aluminium Pressure Cooker, 2 Litres

  • Potato Masher – A must have for mashing your baby’s food till needed. then you can use it to mash your bhaji, potatoes or anything else.

ANJALI S.S. POTATO MASHER DELUX

Potato Masher Ricer Puree Fruit Maker

Useful Tips for First Time Mommies:

  • It is very important to clean baby’s utensils when s/he is just starting solids. Keep baby’s utensils separate and ensure they are not used for anything else.
  • Wash the utensils with soap and water after every use.
  • To sterilise the bowls, bring water in a large pan to a boil. Turn off the heat and put the utensils in boiling water and then keep covered  till use.
  • Always follow 3 day wait rule when introducing new food item. Read more about 3 day wait rule here.
  • Do not get disheartened, if your baby does not accept what you offer. All babies are different and take different times to adjust to solid food.
  • Do not worry about the quantity of food consumed. Baby’s nutrition is still primarily coming from BM or formula, so don’t worry if baby is eating just a spoonful or two.
  • If you feel baby is losing weight, do mention it to your paediatrician. Read 7 reasons why there might a sudden weight loss or weight gain in babies
  • Record your baby’s food intake and doctor’s visit using Trackmemom, a free online tool.

 

6 Month Baby food chart
6 Month Baby food chart

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Non-vegetarian food chart/ meal plan for 2 years old toddlers

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5 Responses to “6 Month Baby Food Chart / Indian Food Chart for 6 Months old baby with Quantity & Timings”

  1. Thank you for this chart. My baby is 6 months old and I was looking for a food chart for him. This will help me in introducing solids to him. Can you also advise some recipes for weaning.

  2. Megha Gopan

    This is lovely initiative from you,Priya.I’m sure so many new mothers have no idea of how to start solids for their 6 month old,especially those like me who stay away from family and have no one as such to guide.For my little one, I had started off by giving a spoon of ragi porridge for breakfast.She refused to eat initially but gradually developed taste.I added a pinch of jaggery to it for her to like.