Food chart for babies
Age-by-age month-wise guide to feeding babies/ Indian Baby food Chart
This age-by-age month-wise Indian baby food chart will help you in deciding what to feed your baby at what age during the precarious first year. These are only rough guidelines to help you. Do not stress upon feeding your baby only what and how much is mentioned here. Every baby is different and if your baby wants to have something more or less, follow baby’s lead.
You can also have a look at our monthly meal plans on detailed directions for how to introduce solid foods to baby from 6 months to 2 years.
Month-wise meal plans/ diet charts for infants/ Baby food chart month by month
Read more on Nutrition For Toddlers and Sample diet plans for toddlers
If you feel that your baby/ toddler is not gaining enough weight. See our tips on diet for underweight baby/ toddlers
If you have any doubts regarding your baby’s diet or health, always discuss it with baby’s doctor. Let us have a look at how and what to feed you infant.
First 4 months/ 5 month old baby food chart
What to feed:
How much : Depends on baby :
- Every 2-3 hours during the day and every 3-4 hours during night.
What Not to Feed : Anything other than breastmilk or formula
Resist the temptation or pressure created by advice from people around you. You will receive many well-meaning advices regarding starting dal pani or fruit juices or even water. But, do not give in and do not start solids till baby is close to 6 months and then start solids only with the doctor’s recommendation.
If at all you have to start solids before 6 months, ensure that your baby is atleast close to 6 months old and start with simple one ingredient food items like rice cereal and dal ka pani.
Read more on what foods to avoid during first year
P.S. Breast milk is digested much better and far more quickly than formula. Hence, it can be seen that breast fed babies feed more frequently than formula fed babies.
57 Replies to “Indian Baby Food Chart, Infant Feeding Guidelines Chart (0-12 months) with 50+ recipes”
This is very helpful. Thank you. My baby is 7 months old, can you suggest a food chart for her?
Thanks Hema Latha! You may follow this food chart for 7 month baby
Hi there. I have a 15 months old, but he is very lean. I have to keep hearing about him being thin. Can you suggest how to help him gain some weight.
Hi Anuradha, I would suggest not to worry too much as long as he is growing well and active.
But you may include some foods in his diet for weight gain.
Top 10 foods to help weight gain in toddlers
Diet for Underweight toddlers
Please send me 8 month baby food chart
Hi Femi, Please refer to below link!!
We have food charts on the site starting from 6 months up till 2 years.
Hi..my gal baby have completed 10months. .can I give boiled egg to her?…please help me.
You may give yolk to her. If she takes it well, introduce egg white around 12 months of age.
my babu age now 5months ending.
so daily daily weight loss. how it is resolve.
Your baby will soon start solids, which might help. Also, do not reduce the breastfeed or formula once he starts solids. Do discuss this with baby’s doctor. Babies usually double their birth weight in the first 6 months. If he has done that, then there might not be anything to worry.
Its a wonderful site that can help me a lot in every months for baby growth.Thank u so much
my baby is 5months 19days old..till now i dnt introduce any fruit? do i ? can i start nestrum this week?
Please suggest a food chart for 11 months baby in detail images
Hi Raji, Here is the 11 month food chart:
Hii.. Priya my baby is 5month and 5days old, now she is started taking everything into her mouth for biting things,so can I give any raw veggies or fruits so that she can bite
She must be teething. Get her a teether. This article should help:
Pls send me the food chart for 6 to 9 months baby
Please fine below:
Hi.. I have a baby girl with 4 month and 20 days old. Till now she is on breast milk and we haven’t started anything other than that. But people surrounding us continuously suggest us to start with different things and I am confused. So plz suggest how we should move ahead with her diet plan and how to start
It is best to continue with exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months. When your baby is close to 6 months, gradually start solids.
Do go through these links for detailed guidance on introducing solids to baby.
what is the consistancy of food for 5 months old baby
It should be pureed initially and as baby gets used to having solids gradually start giving mashed and lumpy food.
my baby boy has complited 9 month but still he is not seating and teeth is also not come so can i start giving food thrice a day or still continue twice a day.
i give him food in liquid form as he is not taking thick puree or mash food.
Teeth may be sometimes late as late as 12 months and then they come in a bunch. Do check with your baby’s doctor if you have concerns about his not sitting still. If he can sit with support, you can give solid food to him.
Try to thicken the puree gradually maybe just a spoonful of thicker mashed food mixed with puree.
my baby is 6 month old just started solid food . i started with rice cereal. what should be done when baby gets constipated when starting solid foods. can i give janam ghutti to her or is there any medication or any home remedy not to get constipated. please share
Give enough warm water along with solid foods. If rice cereal is the culprit, stop it for some time and give something else like mashed banana or may be freshly cooked and mashed rice.
My 2months baby have a symptoms of teeth, it will happen like this. Pls answer
Yes, Babies can show teething symptoms even at that age, though teeth may not not appear for a few more weeks. Rest assured it is normal. If you still worry, do consult your baby’s doctor.
Mam my baby(female) now in seven months. What I give food for my baby .
Please check out the 7 month food chart. http://www.shishuworld.com/food-chart-meal-plan-for-7-months-old-baby/
Hello mam, my son is 3 and half month. He is taking mother feed,but some time in day time he dont take mother feed,and we give him formula feed through “katori & spoon” as his dr suggest dnt give him bottle. So i want to know that how to know baby wants more,as he always cry at the day time. And at night we are giving him ‘HICET’ citirezine syrup from 3 days,how long it is require and is their any need to give him any multivitamin syrup or drops for teeth or growth. Pls suggest me mam…….
My baby entered into 8th month now, can I introduce non-veg to her….?
Please kindly reply
Yes, you can introduce non-veg now. Start with egg yolk and gradually start chicken and fish too.
I gave a very little (1/2 tea spoon) toor dal (well cooked and grind) mixed to home made ground mixture of rice + moong dal, her age is 6.5 months and she cried a lot that night. Could this be a gas caused by toor dal? When is it appropriate to introduce other dals ? or shoud we mix fried jeera powder or hing to dal to avoid gas? Suggestions are welcome please.
I would suggest you to start with moong dal at first as it is easiest to digest. Give just a spoonful and see how she takes it.
Hi my baby is premature and now he is 12 months old.He is not gaining weight what kind of diet should i give to him
Hi Dr. Sandhya..!!
My cousin got delivered on 5th May, 2017 and due to her critical health, she expired on 10th May, 2017 after delivery.
Her Sisters are taking care of the baby(boy) now. Baby is just 15 days old now.
Please suggest how we should tak care regarding baby’s food.
Currently we are giving “Lactodex” (upto 6 months) 1 spoon with 30ml mineral water every 2 hours or cow’s milk 40-50ml.
Based on above case study, please suggest your advise.
Can you please add the Food Charts and Recipes in Downloadable format(PDF) without the ads so we can print them.
Hi, my son is 7 months old and presently I am breastfeeding him and giving him moong dal khichadi, ragi powder kheer (the powder has dates and almonds) and cerelac. But from last 3 weeks he is suffering from acute constipation. Please suggest whether I should change his diet to cure the constipation problem and what changes should I do.
My baby is 4 month food chart
Please check this: http://www.shishuworld.com/food-chart-for-babies/
Thank you so much for this food chart for babies which is very useful for all the babies. You can explain this food chart very well.
Baby feeding every 2-3 hrs is routine for most moms as it is the only baby food for at least the first 6 months. In the first months, baby feeding is not just a way to meet the baby’s nutrition needs but also to help provide comfort to the baby. Often, even the smallest cry triggers you, the mom, to find a corner to breastfeed, no matter what you are doing. While everyone else around you goes happily on with whatever they are doing.
Hi I hve a twins banys n thy r five month old n can we feed them solid food .. cos thy will be keep cryin whole night n day n after feeding .. thy ill sleep not even one hour .. we r giving bottle feeding also ..plz help me out of it
Hi I hve a twins baby’s n thy r five month old n can we feed them solid food .. cos thy will be keep cryin whole night n day n after feeding .. thy ill sleep not even one hour .. we r giving bottle feeding also ..plz help me out of it
My baby is just born 10 days, initially my baby’s weight was 2.5 KG but now baby’s weight is only 2.1 KG, can you please help me out how to increase the baby’s weight gradually
My son is 4thmonth statred which food should we give
My baby is 7month old she vomits everything. what should i do.?? I dont know how much to feed.she eats and then vomits everything out
My baby is 58 days oldbonly on formula milk is given .he is not taking after 2 to 3 hours sometimes I forced him . What can I do
Some babies may take feeds even after 4 hours. If he is gaining weight and peeing 6-8 times, then he is fine.
My baby girl is 34 weeks born.. very low birth weight premature now 5 months completed. From 7oct she will be 6months old.. can I give her food according to this food chart..
This is a very balanced food chart! Appreciate it