7 Month Old Feeding Schedule with FREE Printable Food Chart

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7 month old feeding schedule

This post will help you in detail to know all about the 7 month old feeding schedule along with foods and a FREE downloadable food chart. I have included the correct ways to feed your sweetie pie who has already got the taste of a few food items in her 6th month.

Now that your bundle of joy is seven months old, you must have already introduced solid foods in this diet. But still you will have n-number of doubts regarding the feeding schedule and food you give your kiddo.

What all foods can be given to a seven month old baby?

By this time your kiddo must be familiar with at least 5-6 different food items. Check the food chart for a six month old baby.

As your little one turns 7 months, you will be thinking on what to feed a 7 month old. Here is the answer.

As per most of the experts seventh month is a good time to introduce dairy in your baby’s diet and while some prefer to wait till 9th month to give dairy products.

Ahaa…by dairy, I didn’t mean that you run to your grocery and buy a carton of milk for your kiddo.

No no to cow’s milk as of now. Your baby’s little tummy is not yet matured enough to handle this. Let your baby cut her first birthday cake before she gets a sip of cow’s milk.

Read to know why cheese and butter, but no cow’s milk till your baby’s first birthday.

Though milk cannot be given, you can introduce ghee and butter in baby food around 7 months. A very little amount of ghee or butter can be added in baby foods to enrich the taste and flavor. Plain yogurt can also be given.

You can read the step by step guide to make ghee from store bought butter.

Also please note that if your family has a history of milk intolerance or dairy allergy, then it will be good to wait for 2-3 months more to include dairy products in your munchkin’s diet.

Let us first see what all can be given to a seven month old baby.

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Grains, cereals and pulses – Rice, ragi, semolina (rava or sooji), split yellow gram (moong dal), whole green gram, barley, sabudana, bajra, jowar, wheat and oats. No masoor dal and toor dal.

Fruits – Banana, apple, pears, mangoes, peach, plums, prunes, avocado, and papaya. No citrus fruits.

Vegetables – Sweet potato, carrots, green beans, beetroot, pumpkin, peas, zucchini, spinach, kidney beans

Non-veg – None

Dairy – Butter, ghee and plain yogurt

Spices – None

What is the mostly preferred baby food in India for a 7 month old?

 In South India, ragi porridge and raw banana powder porridge are given for babies at 7 months.

Usually raw banana powder porridge is the first baby food preferred to start followed by other food items and ragi porridge. Raw banana powder is a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron.

If you plan to give homemade raw banana powder porridge to your baby, you can read the step by step method to make raw banana powder.

You can also introduce vegetable or fruit purees first and then go for raw banana powder recipes.

Ragi being gluten free and having less fat is safe and easy to digest at the same time loaded with nutrients.

Ragi porridge, ragi idli and ragi manni, minus the sugar and salt, are some recipes you can include in your 7 month old’s diet chart.

Kerala banana mash is another popular food. It is power packed with nutrients and is a little heavy food.

Kerala banana is an excellent weight gaining food. It might also cause constipation as the fibre content would be too much for the baby to start with – hence it can be started at a later stage (after 8 months when steamed and boiled foods are introduced). But if your baby can digest kerala banana without any digestive problems, you can continue giving it.

Dal ka pani or lentil soup and moong dal khichdi are also preferred foods. Only yellow split gram is given to 7 month old babies as masoor dal and toor dal are a bit heavy to digest at this stage.

Khichdis are the most popular baby food when North Indians are concerned. Khichdi is a wholesome baby food for your 7 month old.

One advantage of khichdi is that you can add any veggies to it and make it in different flavors.

One suggestion I would like to give every parent is to give more importance to those foods that are locally available. If one particular baby food is more preferred in your region, give more importance to that food. Like wheat is more important for people of North and rice for south Indians.

As you all know, the food habits of each region evolved through centuries in accordance with the climate, terrain and seasonal foods available in each region. So it is clear that a particular food that is produced/common in one region is healthier for the people there as it suits the climate there and the lifestyle of the people there.

Please keep in mind this same point when you introduce/feed food for your baby. Go for locally available food items. That doesn’t mean that you should avoid food recipes from other parts of the world. It is always good that your baby gets a taste of all the food around the world.

What I am suggesting here is that, for example if your baby doesn’t like oats or you are not able to get a good pack of avocados for your baby, don’t stress. These are not part of Indian diet and its okay if its not available for your kids. Instead give more importance to your traditional food. Go for seasonal fruits and vegetables that suits the area where you life.

How much should a seven month old eat?

By this time some babies will be ready to take three meals a day.

If yours doesn’t accept three meals a day, don’t stress, give him his time. Remember each baby needs his/her own time to get adjusted to anything new in life.

As far as the quantity of food is concerned, I am of the opinion that don’t stress too much about it at this stage as far as your baby is getting his breastfeeds or formula.

Some baby’s can eat only 2-3 tablespoons of solid foods at this stage, and there are some who can gulp down a whole baby food jar. And also if the food is new, the baby may only take 1 to 2 teaspoons.

Let your baby give you the cues about the quantity of food at each feed. Know the signs that your baby shows which signals that he/she is full. Turing away from the spoon after a couple of spoons, playing with food etc. shows that her little tummy is full.

Also your junior may show little interest in breast milk if he is happy with his solid food and vice versa. You should be only concerned if your baby is neglecting both breast milk or formula and solid foods.

What is the type/consistency of food for a seven month old baby?

By this time your baby must have said goodbye to gummy grins and welcomed a few new pearly whites or must be in teething stage.

Having teeth or not, the baby gums are strong enough to grind small chunks of food. Most of the babies will be happy to accept little chunks of food by this time while others will stick on to pureed or watery consistency food.

Try different textures and slowly thicken the consistency of the food you offer so that transition from pureed food to regular food is easy for both the baby and you.

Chocking is a hazard, so always take proper precaution when feeding your kids.

Don’t force feed or stuff food forcefully inside their mouth. Give enough time to chew properly. Let them play with food to know more about the texture and taste.

Teething and food refusal

You must have experienced yourself or heard many mommies say this – their little one used to gulp down any food when solids were introduced around 6 months, but now she starts crying at the sight of food and feeding time is literally wartime.

This refusal of solid foods by the baby along with many symptoms like excessive drooling, rashes on cheek or face, biting everything, irregular sleep etc. can be due to teething.

Some babies say bye-bye to gummy grins as early as 2nd month and some will wait until after their first birthday. But most of the babies get their first set of teeth around their 7th month.

How to make a teething baby eat at 7 months?

There is no clear cut answer for this question. Each baby is different and so they will show different interest while teething too.

Some only accepts breast milk/formula or liquid consistency food when they have sore gums. Some babies will show more interest in chewing as the pressure on the gums can reduce pain to some extend. So how can we parents help?

Patience is the key. First of all rule out any other reasons for the extreme decrease in food intake in your kid.

If you are sure that the reduced food intake is due to teething, try smooth puree consistency food first that they can eat without putting much pressure on their gums.

If your baby refuses that and if he is full time chewing on to his toys or fingers, may be chewable food can help. When giving chewable small chunks of food. Monitor your baby closely so that no choking accidents happen.

Another option is cold food. Cold food can help relive the pain. Offer chilled applesauce or chilled fruit slush.

Plain yogurt is another food suitable while teething.

You can offer chilled fruit pieces or even chilled vegetables like cucumber and carrot. You can offer these fruits/veggies in a silicone fruit feeder to be safe from choking. Silicone fruit feeders are more soothing for teething babies plus they are easy to clean than the mesh fruit feeders.

Another option is teething biscuits and rusks. You can go for unsweetened varieties to restrict the sugar intake.

You can use a steel spoon kept in fridge to feed the baby. Biting on cold spoon can help relieve the pain.

What other ways you can help your teething baby? To know you can read all about teething in babies.

Teething symptoms will vanish once the pearly whites emerge out of the gums and your baby will be back to her normal eating routine.

But keep in mind that if baby is completely avoiding both solid food, breast milk and continuing hunger strike for more than 5-6 days, it is always good to consult your pediatrician to make sure that it is not anything serious.

Keep these in mind while feeding your seven month old

Sample 7 month old feeding schedule with FREE printable:

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Here I am giving a food chart or feeding schedule for a week for a seven month old.
The given baby food chart for 7 months is only a sample that you can use as reference.

7 month old feeding schedule

As breast milk is the best food for your baby even at this stage, continue breastfeeding on demand. The timings given are also for reference and should be adjusted according to your baby’s daily schedules.

Some recipes that you can include in the menu for 7 month old.

The above given recipes are to help you understand how to make yummy and healthy baby foods at home itself. You can make your own baby foods by combining different vegetables, pulses, grains or fruits your have already introduced to your baby.

Hope this guide helped you on how to feed your seven month old.

Refer baby food chart for the eighth month old to know what all you can give in the next stage of weaning.

How was/is your baby’s 7 month old feeding schedule?

What was the 7 month old meal plan that you tailored for your baby?

Was he or she happy to have new food?

What was the consistency of baby food at this stage?

Please do write your queries and feedback in the comments. We are always happy to hear from you.

About Author

Sangeetha is the owner of Bumps n Baby and a super cool mom of a 4 year old princess. Her life revolves around laptop and kitchen these days as she is mastering the art of multi-tasking.

65 Comments

  1. Sri Priyanka on

    Hi Sangeetha,

    My little one is seven months old, he s trying to sit for few seconds nly….
    How should i feed solids to him, i mean in which posture?

  2. You have a wonderful site.i followed your food chart when my baby was 6 months old.Can i give my baby apple rice porridge?She is 7 months old.

  3. Hi sangeetha I am not unable to view the dinner column as it is going out of my margin..Is there printable format or sum solution?

  4. Hi sangeetha, hope u r fine.. am a mom of an 8m month old. MY BIGGEST CONCERN is her weight.. shes only 6.2now.. i really donno how to put on her weight.. i was breastfeeding til 6 months (exclusively ). After 6 months i startd offering her solids..i giv her carrot puree,beetroot puree,avocado puree,apple puree,kichidi,kerala banana mash.. all wit ghee.. stil shes the same weight for the past one month.. thats inspite of starting giving her solids she didnt even gain 0.5kg in the past one month.. WHAT SHUD I GIVE HER TO GAIN WEIGHT ?am realy fed up..pls help sangeetha..waiting for ur response

  5. Hi Sangeeta

    I am a working mother and i have a 7 month old son. He is teething at the moment and is very fussy with food.

    Can you please suggest me as to what can i feed him or what will he like. its very depressing to see him not eat anything.

    please share some recipes.

    Thanks
    Sharon

  6. Dear mam,

    My baby is 9th month, actually iam a working woman, day time iam not giving bf night time only giving bf. But my baby is not taking to other milk, can you plz tell me how feed her to milk.

  7. My lil princess is now 7 month .i have no idea what should give for eat. Can i give almonds ? How many times should i give solid foods. Now i give morning apple puree 10.30am ma rice n dal grinding, 1.30 wheat apple cereals 5 pm sattva n 8 pm again rice. is this complete meal for her i want to give her different food than these .pls pls sugesst me and from when i can give gripe water n what does it do i dont know actually. Thank you very much.

  8. Hi,my baby is seven months and 2 weeks old.He likes mixtue of boiled apple,boiled yellow split moong dal (dal is washed,dried in sun and brown in hot pan without oil)and cooked suji in water.can I continue?plz suggest.

  9. Hi sangeetha my baby is 7 months old can I feed my baby dates. Please share me the recipe of oats and dates porridge.

  10. Hi sangeetha thanks for helping new mom’s I’m new to this site. My baby is 7 mnths her weight is 5.4 low weight, I’m giving ragi kanji in Mrng then apple, banana or vegetable carrot, beetroot puree (stops gvng potato because of gastric problem) for lunch dal or milk rice then by 7.30 cere lac in meantime breastfeeding. Am I following diet chart Pls guide me. Can I gve egg, cheese. And what can I give evening. My baby is not crawling now only starting her first step everyone is making fun of her. Thanks for giving me opportunity.

    • Preseena,

      Egg and cheese can be started from 8th month on wards. Your food chart seems fine. Let your baby take her own sweet time, each baby is different. No worries on that. If anyone makes fun of her, have the courage to tell them that each baby is different 🙂 Do not let any sarcastic comments affect you in anyway. At the end of the day if your baby is happy and active you need not worry about anything in life.

      • Hi sangeetha, thanks for your reply. Hat’s off for your service. Convey my regards to your cute queen. God bless your family.

        Hve a doubt, I am gvng ajwain water twice a week for my baby after bath.
        Also giving zincovit drops in alternative days. Can we give zincovit drops and ajwain in same day.

    • hi

      my daughter is 7 and half months.can i give her packet milk.i am giving formula milk til now but resently i herd there r some issues with nestle products

  11. Hi
    My son is 7 months
    Need some receipe from oats
    I wish to introduce oats
    He loves sweet taste more
    Nd one more query
    How to introduce prunes for 7 m?

    • Oats can be introducedi n the form of oats porridge, Cook oats in water for about 5 minutes. You can sweeten it with jaggery or feed as it is. You can also add formula if you are using it.

      Wash and clean prunes. Blend to get the juice. You can introduce it as it is diluted in the ratio 1:3 iniitially.

  12. Hi Sangeetha, thanks a lot, will try the powder after 10th month.. By the way tried mix veg soup, awesome recipe,my baby doll just loved it..and last day in lunch gave her a new recipe peas puree, it was so yummy that my LO completed her bowl fast..

  13. Hey. .my baby is 7 month old..can I give hm potatoes at dz stage??..If Ys , cn u plz suggest some recipes and cn u plz tel hw to give egg yolk we rice??

  14. Hi Sangeetha I need an advice , my Father in law brought an organic nutrimix powder, where its written can give it to babies just by adding boiled water, its a mix of Soyabean, Groundnut, Rice, Mug, Maize, Gram, Wheat and Suger. Its a very fine grained powder, my baby just enterted in her 7th month.. Plz suggest can I give her this.

  15. Rekha Sreekumar on

    Hi
    My mother in law says we can give biscuits to my 7 month old.. I am not sure about this… Advice please…
    Regards
    Rekha

  16. Rekha Sreekumar on

    Hi
    I am planning to give whole grain porridge for my 7 month old baby. Can you please tell me what all grains shall I use to make the powder ?
    Cheers
    Rekha

  17. Hi sangeetha

    This is rrally a very useful website with lot of valuable info.

    A small query… my baby is 6 mnths. He is having cold nd cough. I had bought 1stbitesvragi vth mixed fruits. Can i give tat to my baby now. I heard ragi is cold. Is it true?

    • Hi Sushma ,

      Baby is having cough and cold. If you are breastfeeding pls continue as breast milk helps to fight cold and cough in babies.

      Pls refrain from ragi or any other store bought foods now. His immunity is down. Try to make it up with the help of home made foods like khichdi in loose form, soups and other liquids.

      Yes ragi has cooling components in them , so its better to avoid right now. You can browse through the link to get all the baby food recipes.

      http://www.bumpsnbaby.com/category/food-recipes/

      • Thank u so much for the reply dear.
        This website is very helpful for needy mothers.
        U r dng an amazing job.
        God bless you child vth a grtfuture

  18. Hi Sangeetha,

    My laddu is 7 months old now. When should i introduce her a cow milk and milkshakes.

    As well she is a poor eater 🙁 can i give any apitite drops for her to feel hungry.

    Cheers
    Srija

    • Hi Srija ,

      Cows milk could be introduced after his first birthday 🙂

      I dont have nay idea about appetite drops though you can consult your ped if you wish to.

      I belive with time he will start having , just keep on offering various foods and the see the ones he loves 🙂

  19. Hi I am a mother of 7 month old daughter named Ruhaniyat …I want to know how many formula feeds to give along wid da food chart and will soups be fullfilling ?? And can’t we serve cooked saaag or palak without tadka?

  20. thanks sangeeta
    i am planning to give my DD broken wheat.
    should i blend broken wheat(with vegies) in mixer and then give it to baby?

    • Hi Chitra ,

      Pressure cook broken wheat , chopped carrot ,beans , potato , green peas , ghee and a lil salt with 1 cup water . Porridge is ready .

      If you wanna make it sweet , then pressure cook broken wheat and keep aside . Boil milk water and add jaggery . Once dissolved add the cooked broken wheat and stir well . Cook for 2-3 minutes , add ghee … Hoep this helped 🙂

  21. hi sangeetha
    we bought amul cheese cubes for aami.but dnt knw how to introduce.
    can u tel me some recipes othr than broccoli?
    n my relatives askd me to stop carrot as it contains high amt of chemicals n pesticides.am in dilemma,carrot is aami's one of the imp food.whn we pressure carrot most of the chemicals gets off rt?

    also y'day i bought red cheera for her.they said its organic.planning to giv that today.is it k?

  22. reshma shabeer on

    hi sangeetha
    hw u n ur family?lil angel is doing wel rt?

    i want to knw abt yougurt n cheese.cheese-amul is k?or frm nilgiris?

    n one more thing can i giv milk shake with banana,apple n dates(mixed)?

    • Hi Reshma,

      Yes Amul is good .Nilgiris is also good. you can opt anyone.

      Yes milkshake can be made with any fruits as mentioned by you

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