Cooking for my cute customer always makes me happy and the happiest when she finishes off what ever I prepared for her :). Here is an insight of the various foods that could be introduced for a 6 month old baby.
Remember : Always follow the golden rule before providing new foods to your baby. Also as we have to follow the seven/ four day rule we can introduce not more than 5-6 new foods. So I have provided the days with various options. Please customise it as per your requirements/ comfort.
Grains/Cereals/Pulses : Oats, Barley, Rice,Semolina (Rava/Sooji),Split yellow gram (moong dal) , whole green gram. Wheat could be introduced during the last week of 6th month
Fruits : Apples, Peach, Banana, Avocado, Plums, Chickoo, Pear, Dates
Vegetables : Carrots, French Beans, Sweet potato, Beetroot, Sweet Pumpkin
Protein : None
Dairy : None . Avoid giving cow’s milk as the main drink till your little one is 1 year old. Stick to breastmilk or formula till then.
Here is an ideal food chart prepared by me for my baby when she was 6 months old. Try giving a different food everyday and let her enjoy the new flavours.
|Mon||Apple Puree||Carrot Beetroot Puree||Kanji Pani/Gruel Water|
|Tue||Pear Puree||Beetroot Puree||Lentil soup with Veggies|
|Wed||Avocado Puree||Mixed Veg Soup||Oats with Dates Puree|
|Thur||Banana Puree||Suji Porridge with Red Carrots and Beans||Lentil Soup|
|Fri||Sweet Potato mash||Rice with Veggies Soup||Barley Water|
|Sat||Chickoo Puree||Carrot Puree||Sweet Potato Puree|
|Sun||Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup||Suji Porridge with Banana Puree||Apple Carrot Puree|
Breastmilk or Formula should be a part of baby’s daily intake. If you are following the chart mentioned above, you can give BM/FM at 11.30 AM, 3.30 PM, 5.30 PM, 8.00 PM and till the baby sleeps.
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