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Month-wise meal plans/ diet charts for infants

Nutrition For Toddlers

Sample Diet Plans for Toddlers

Indian Baby Food chart for 6-8 Months

In case you are just starting your baby onto solid foods, you should start you baby on pureed and liquid food. It will be similar to what we discussed in previous section.

 

What to Feed :

  • BreastMilk or Formula
  • Dal water, Rice water, Diluted Rice cereal, mashed banana diluted with baby’s milk, cooked and thinly pureed fruits and vegetable. Pass the cooked fruits and vegetables through a strainer, so that there are no lumps.

 

New Introduction :

  • Gradually thicken the purees a bit. Pass the cooked fruits and vegetables through a strainer, so that there are no lumps. You can gradually introduce lumpier , mashed food as well as combination foods.
  • Puree two vegetables or fruits together. E.g. Apple and pear– cooked and pureed together, Carrot with potato etc.
  • Khichdi,  different legumes like kidney beans, grams, black gram, chickpeas
  • Dairy – Full fat Curd or Yogurt, cheese, paneer
  • Tofu

 

See recipes suitable for this age-group.

 

 

What not to Feed :

  • Chunky food – your baby does not have enough teeth, if at all, to chew chunky food and can choke upon them.
  • Low fat curd – You may swear by that slim yogurt, but do not try to share it with your baby. Babies need fat at this age for proper development of brain, so give wholemilk yogurt or curd, preferably homemade.

 

Indian Baby Food Chart for 6-8 months

 

Read more on what foods to avoid during first year

P.S. Check with your paediatrician before introducing eggs , fish or meat to your baby’s diet. Whenever you introduce combination foods, ensure that individual items have been safely introduced first. It means that if you want to give carrot and pumpkin soup, both carrot and pumpkin should have been introduced first without any issues.

More tips on introducing solid food

First 4 Months

4-6 Months

8-10 Months

10-12 Months

 

 

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  • Hema latha

    This is very helpful. Thank you. My baby is 7 months old, can you suggest a food chart for her?

    जनवरी 12, 2016 at 8:26 अपराह्न Reply

  • Anuradha

    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.

    जनवरी 12, 2016 at 8:48 अपराह्न Reply

  • femi Ruban

    Please send me 8 month baby food chart

    जनवरी 20, 2016 at 7:54 अपराह्न Reply

  • Suchanda

    Hi..my gal baby have completed 10months. .can I give boiled egg to her?…please help me.

    फ़रवरी 9, 2016 at 1:28 पूर्वाह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      You may give yolk to her. If she takes it well, introduce egg white around 12 months of age.

      फ़रवरी 13, 2016 at 12:17 अपराह्न Reply

  • sravani

    hi
    my babu age now 5months ending.
    so daily daily weight loss. how it is resolve.
    pls advice

    मार्च 10, 2016 at 9:38 अपराह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      Hello Sravani,
      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.

      मार्च 11, 2016 at 11:41 पूर्वाह्न Reply

  • Devashree Joshi

    Its a wonderful site that can help me a lot in every months for baby growth.Thank u so much

    मार्च 11, 2016 at 2:39 अपराह्न Reply

  • ujjayini mitra

    my baby is 5months 19days old..till now i dnt introduce any fruit? do i ? can i start nestrum this week?

    मार्च 19, 2016 at 12:09 पूर्वाह्न Reply