12 month Baby Food Chart/ Indian Meal Plan for 1 Year old baby with Recipe Ideas

Recipe ideas for 12 month baby

1 year baby food chart

12 month baby feeding schedule 

Food chart for 12 months baby

Toddler Food Recipes

At 12 months, your baby is ready for toddlerhood and it means her body can handle a lot of variety and most of adult food as long as it is cooked well. 


12 month Baby Food Chart

At the same time, you must take care of your baby’s preference. At the age of 1 year, if the child is still not used to chunky food, mash it lightly but avoid giving purees now. Also keep in mind any allergies or family history to the items suggested.

1 year baby food chart


Expected Milestone Achievements by 12 months

  • Baby can sit on her own.

  • Baby may/ may not be able to stand and walk independently.
  • Baby may have more than 2 teeth. Please note that some babies also cut their first tooth around this time.


Video : Daily Routine and Food Chart for 12 months+ Baby



Some points for first time parents of 12 months old babies to keep in mind:

1) Babies may need 20-32 oz of breastmilk/formula/milk at around 12 months/ 1 year, so keep that in mind to limit the milk intake so that baby has enough room to eat solids.

2) You may also start weaning the baby off formula / breastmilk by dropping one feed at a time. Consult with your pediatrician to start weaning or continue as long as you like.

3) After 12 months, you may also want to get rid of bottle gradually, if you give them to your baby.

4) If you still give purees to your 12 months / years old, you MUST stop to avoid issues later. Babies at 1 year are fully capable to chewing and eating solid foods. If your baby shows reluctance to eating lumpy food, try mashing half the food and pureeing other half. Within a week, ditch the pureed food completely.

5) Offer wide variety of foods to baby but do not worry if baby does not finish everything.

6 You might have introduced finger foods by now. If not, now is a good time to do so.

Not sure what finger foods to offer to your 12 months / 1 year old, check out 75+ Finger food ideas for babies,toddlers and kids

7) Have you started Potty Training? If you planning for the same , you might want to look at our Potty Training guide with tips on right way to about it. However, do not worry about it, if your baby is not ready for the same.


How to introduce cow’s milk to baby

 If you plan to introduce cow’s milk to baby after 12 months, you can. But you must keep a few things in mind.

  • It is recommended to give only whole milk to toddlers till the age of 3 years, unless it is advised against that by the doctor.
  • You can give between 400-500 ml of milk in portions throughout the day. Do not give more than the recommended amount as that may interfere with the solid intake of the child.
  • Do not dilute the milk while giving to toddler.
  • You can safely give dairy products like curd, paneer, cheese etc. if child is not much interested in milk.

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We cannot stress enough that these are only guidelines and every baby is different, so there is no need to worry that your baby is not taking everything on the chart. Also, we do not mention the quantities as you should follow your baby’s cues.


12 month Baby Food Chart/ Feeding Schedule


Early Morning






Late night


BM/ Formula

Besan ka cheela

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Chhole rice

Cheese pieces

Chapati with Okra(bhindi) curry

BM/ Formula


BM/ Formula

Vegetable poha

Water melon scoops

Chapati with dal and cauliflower potato curry

Banana smoothie

Parantha with paneer bhurji

BM /Formula


BM /Formula

Egg sandwich

Potato wedges

Curd rice with rasam

Fruit yogurt

Vegetable soup with jeera rice

BM /Formula


BM /Formula

Sweet potato kheer

Cheeku pieces

Rice, dal and green beans

Curd with banana

Rice with egg curry

BM /Formula


BM /Formula

Suji Upma

Banana slices

Kadhi chawal

French Toast

Paneer parantha

BM /Formula


BM /Formula

Ragi dosa

Cucumber sticks

Chicken soup with bread

Cheeku smothie

Dosa with aloo masala

BM /Formula


BM /Formula

Aloo parantha

Halved grapes

Rice with fish

Papaya milkshake

Masoor dal Khichdi with curd

BM /Formula


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P.S. We do not mention any quantities in food charts as every baby is different and will decide how much he/she wants to eat. We do not advise over-feeding and often worries about babies not being plump enough are misplaced. If you are worried about your baby’s weight, you must mention it to baby’s doctor. Try not to compare your baby to neighbor’s or a relative’s child.



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12 month Baby Food Chart



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27 Replies to “12 month Baby Food Chart/ Indian Meal Plan for 1 Year old baby with Recipe Ideas”

  1. vinita says:

    Hello, First of all let me tell you what a great job you are doing here. I have a 13 months old, but he is quite lean. What can I include in his diet to improve his health? Also, how much water should I give him?

  2. varsha.s.p says:

    Hi m varsha my baby is 13 months old v gave her only purées so doesn’t know chewing so Wt cn I do..?

    1. Priya Sachan says:

      Hello Varsha,
      Just start giving purees now. You can help the transition by mashing a couple of spoonfuls on day one and gradually increasing the mashed amount. Also give him soft fruits to eat by himself. Give peeled and cut cheeku, banana etc. and let him explore. He might play, make a mess but he may also put some in his own mouth to see how it tastes. Keep offering newer things to him and he will be taking solids in no time. Do let us know his progress. 🙂

      1. upasana says:

        my son is 1 year old and he doesn’t like any fruits what should i do ? please advise..

        1. Priya Sachan says:

          Hi Upasana,
          Just keep offering different fruits, cut them in attractive shapes and he is bound to like something soon. Their food habits keep changing at this age and it is very common for toddlers to be picky, so don’t worry too much.

  3. Anita says:

    Hi , my son will.be one year in July ..I think he is not able to chew whenever I try giving him little solid food he tend to do puking sign and now he has stopped eating ..should I start including salt bcos I believe he like salty things ..or what can I try so that he eats

  4. gurnam says:

    My baby 1 year ..and she is very week.everyone says ur baby very week .plz give me advice which food i prefer to my baby..

  5. heena says:

    hey how should I give my 1 year old chapati with sabzi . he usually chews his but never tried chapati with sabzi.

    1. Priya Sachan says:

      Yes, you can give. Make very thin chapati and break into small pieces, soak well with curry and give.

  6. Gayathri Pandurangan says:

    Hi,my son is 13months old.he was a good eating boy since his 10th month.but nowadays he is not eating anything. Hardly 2teaspoon that too depends on his mood.he is not ready to open his mouth even to taste it initially. Otherwise he just pushes out with his tongue. We Haven’t introduced spices for him..may be he is not liking the blunt taste..what can be offered to him?pls suggest

  7. saritha says:

    my baby was 14 months old…he eat only curd rice..what can i do

  8. Vinayak says:

    Hi my son is not having curd rice ..he is one year old ..whenever I keep curd rice he used to vomit ..pls give me solution

  9. Roshni says:

    Hi my baby girl 1 year old bt weight only 8 kg plz give me suggestion put on her weight and give food chart

    1. Priya Sachan says:

      We have plenty of weight gaining recipes on the website. Do check them out.

  10. Gunjan charan says:


    How much quantity of chapati, cheela or rice we should aim for?? By daughter is 1 yr old and she eats only half a chapati or 4-5 teaspoons of rice at a time!

    1. Priya Sachan says:

      That should be fine. 1 chapati at a meal is quite enough.

  11. Neha Gupta says:

    My baby is 1 year old and he is having conjection problem …he can’t breadth properly due to which he becomes very irritating what should I do


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