Food Chart for Six Month Old Baby

Posted on Apr 9 2013 - 9:45am by Sangeetha Menon

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

Non Veg : None

Dairy : None . Avoid giving cow’s milk as the main drink till your little one is 1 year old. Stick to breast milk or formula till then.

Here is an ideal food chart prepared by me for my baby when she was 6 months old. You can try any of the foods provided in terms of breakfast , lunch and dinner. Try giving a different food everyday and let her enjoy the new flavors. You can take the printout of the food chart for six month old baby by clicking here





Apple puree

Carrot beetroot pureeKanji pani/gruel

Pear puree

Beetroot pureeLentil soup with vegetables

Avocado puree

Mixed vegetable soupOats with dates puree

Banana puree

Suji porridge with vegetables

Lentil soup

Sweet potato mash

Rice with veggies soup

Barley water

Chikoo puree

Carrot puree

Sweet potato puree

Sweet potato and lentil mashSuji porridge with banana puree

Apple carrot puree

Breast milk 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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Sangeetha is the owner of Bumps n Baby and a super cool mom of a 2 year old princess. Her life revolves around diapers, laptop and kitchen these days as she is mastering the art of multi-tasking .

50 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. mayura December 18, 2014 at 2:32 PM - Reply

    Sangeeta finally found ur site my son is 6 months old and I strared giving him mashed rice,oats with milk, apple and banana puree ur oats with dates receipe sounds interesting can I give him tomato puree also

  2. Rekha Sreekumar December 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Reply

    Hi Sangeetha,
    My baby boy has started his 6th month… I am giving him raagi diluted with formula milk, once a day after his morning bath… What else can I give him @ this point.. Can I give solids twice a day… Like one like now, and one in the evening time ?

    Please reply

    • Sangeetha Menon December 14, 2014 at 8:09 AM - Reply


      If you have started with ragi with formula milk continue for 4 days. Then satrt another food at another time for next 4 days. Meanwhile look for allergies or rashes with the new foods introduced.

      You can get a variety of options from our food chart and you can refer to this link too:

  3. Anitha November 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM - Reply

    Hi Sangeetha,
    I recently viewed your site, really helpful and aounds great.My daughter completed 5 months.she is premmie born on 32 weeks with 1.58kg and currently this 4 to 5 month she keep on fluctuating from 4.5 to 5 kg..she hasnt increased weight this month fully.Doctor said its normal as for she is active and suggested to start solid foods like red rice kanji,rice cereal nestum,puzhangal arisi with pottukadali,carrot,banana..i am very much worried about her weight as elders say she is smalk for 5 to proceed with kanji shud i give watery now?? Even if i fried and grind red rice i feel its not powedry .please help and suggest me how can she increase weight..should i change or should have any nutrious food to give bm..many times she avoid and turning up face when i try to feed her.

  4. Veena October 21, 2014 at 5:50 PM - Reply

    Dear Sangeetha, my bAby is completed 7 months. I am following your chart and am really thankful to you.

    Can you tell me what to cook oats with dates ?


    • Sangeetha Menon October 22, 2014 at 4:59 PM - Reply


      Soak 2-3 dates in a little water overnight. Strain or puree it the next morning . Cook oats and add the pureed dates in it. Oats with dates puree is ready. Hope this helps :)

  5. Indu September 21, 2014 at 3:16 PM - Reply

    Hi sangeeta

    Thanks for the wonderful post.

    All fruit purees are made after steaming, right ?.

    Banana and apple i did after steaming.


    • Sangeetha Menon September 27, 2014 at 5:40 PM - Reply

      You can steam pear, apples etc. Bananas you can steam or not its completely fine. How old is your baby?

  6. Lakshmi September 9, 2014 at 1:13 PM - Reply

    My daughter is just turned 5month can i start solid for her.. if yes.. which is the best food to start to her.. and pls give month wise meal plan for baby

  7. Richelle August 20, 2014 at 12:23 PM - Reply

    Hi Sangeetha,

    Thanks for the food chart..really helpful…Especially for a first time working mother like me…Would like to know how much milk should a six month baby intake..He is Exclusively breastfed for five nd half months after which i have started semi-solids with him…As i have joined back work i can only breastfeed him at 8 a.m then at 1 p.m in the afternoon and after i return from work at 6.30 p.m…He doesnt like formula milk…Please suggest…

    • Sangeetha Menon August 21, 2014 at 7:07 AM - Reply

      Richelle ,

      Thanks for commenting.

      For a 6 month old baby , breastfeed as and when your baby demands as there is no actual measurement .

      Your breastfeeding routine is fine and good . If your baby is formula fed , 500-900 ml a day cane be required .

      Since its breast milk and we cant measure as you are directly feeding routine set by you is completely fine and correct.

      Have you thought of expressing breast milk ? It can work well as you are a working mom.. You can read about my experience here :

  8. jayavanti Satrasala August 2, 2014 at 11:39 PM - Reply

    Hi sangeeta,
    My baby is 9 months old baby b his weight is 7 kg only and that is also constant from last two months…
    Pls suggest me solid food which can help my baby increasing weight.
    Also pls guide me how to provide different kind of taste as he does not like eat to eat n takes lots of time.

  9. Amna May 28, 2014 at 7:08 AM - Reply

    Hi Sangeeta,

    My daughter is six months old and i started giving her yogurt and rice cereal as first foods. I couldn’t find yogurt in your chart. Is it safe to give yogurt? she likes it a lot.


    • Sangeetha Menon June 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM - Reply

      Hi Yougurt is fine if your baby is okay and digesting it well. We wait for 8 months to start yogurt usually but its completely fine if your baby accepts it :)

  10. naz May 17, 2014 at 4:09 PM - Reply

    Hii…nice blog u hv there…i hv been told by my doc to make my lo food gluten free..cud u pls help n ths…i m confused..

    • Sangeetha Menon May 17, 2014 at 5:21 PM - Reply

      Hi Naz , how old is your baby ..

      • naz May 17, 2014 at 8:31 PM - Reply

        She z 6.5 months old..

  11. Latika May 6, 2014 at 4:04 AM - Reply

    Sorry,whenever he eats banana he gets constipated ..

    • Sangeetha Menon May 6, 2014 at 7:08 PM - Reply

      Oh is it ? Please refrain from giving bananas then …

  12. Latika May 6, 2014 at 4:01 AM - Reply

    Hi sangeetha, im totally in love with your food chart,it helped son is 5 months and 3 weeks i have started fruits and rice cerelac to him with a formula and rest of the times i give him breast son gets when he eats banana so what can i do can u help in this.. And can tell me how to prepare veg soup and sweet potato and lentil soup.. Thanks

  13. Pinkal May 4, 2014 at 8:41 PM - Reply


    Hope you and ur kid is doing well. I m mother of twin boys who have just turned 6 months old. And your blog has been a great help in understanding how to introduce solids to them. My only confusion is if I follow seven day rule maximum 4 varieties can be introduced in a month but your chart shows more than ten food items. Can u plz guide me on this

    • Sangeetha Menon May 6, 2014 at 7:18 PM - Reply

      Hi Pinkal ,

      You are absolutely right .. I have given a variety of food ideas so that you can try out the ones suitable for your baby :)

  14. teena April 10, 2014 at 12:55 PM - Reply

    Hi sangeetha,

    Plz share suji porridge with beans re ipe. I have made suji porridge for her but how to add beans coz this would be the first veg i’ll be introduciing to her.plz tell wht care needs to be taken. Thereafter plz tell the recipe of rice with mix veg recipe. This is something new n m excited to give her.

    • teena April 11, 2014 at 11:41 AM - Reply

      No reply:(

    • Sangeetha Menon April 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM - Reply

      Dry roast sooji and keep aside. In a pressure cooker , add some ghee and add beans,carrot and green peas. Sautee it well. Now add turmeric powder and salt. Add the roasted rava and mix well. Once coated well, pour water and preesure cook upto 3-4 whistles. Once cooled blend it into a puree.

    • Sangeetha Menon April 14, 2014 at 4:07 PM - Reply

      In a pressure cooker crackle mustard seeds in ghee and oil. Add onions and chopped veggies. Add tumeric , jeera and salt. Add the rice and roast it well. Now add water and pressure cook until its done .. Mix rice with veggies is ready.. You can now blend it to a puree..

  15. Srija Prem January 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM - Reply

    Hi Sangeetha

    Thanks ton for this wonderful blog. As a new mom it helps me a lot to take care of my LO.

    • Sangeetha Menon January 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM - Reply

      Thanks Srija and glad that you liked Bumps n Baby

  16. Aparnamanish January 13, 2014 at 7:55 AM - Reply

    Hi ! Sangeetha…thank you so much for this food chart with variety food..I have a food chart for my baby..but was searching for variety foods n your chart helped me alot.

  17. chitra December 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM - Reply

    plz share the receipe of suzi porridge with banana puree.

    • Bumpsnbaby December 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM - Reply

      Hi dry roast sooji with ghee for about 2 minutes .. Cook with milk / water until cooked . Switch off the gas . Add banana puree to it and mix well. Its ready to be served :)

  18. reshma shabeer December 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM - Reply

    thank u so much sangeetha

  19. reshma shabeer November 29, 2013 at 6:21 AM - Reply

    hi sangeetha
    hw u n ur family?anshika is doing good rt?

    wel dear i want to ask abt apple puree.can i cook with peels on or shud i remove it?coz all the good things present on the skin.
    planning to make a milk shake with apple banana n that ok for my angel?or does it affect her digestion?

    • Bumpsnbaby November 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM - Reply

      Hi Reshma ,

      Wash and clean the apples and steam with skin .. Peel off the skin once it is cooked , deseed it and then blend it to a milkshake. You can make mixed fruits milkshake..

  20. chitra November 21, 2013 at 5:38 PM - Reply


    i m new here but i tottly in love with your site.
    it is very helpful and i got various food ideas from ur chart.
    but plz share the receipe of suzi porridge with banana puree.
    Also want to know that which veggies can i give for my 6 month old baby as mix veggies and wich fruits can mix for mix fruit puree.


  21. reshma shabeer November 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM - Reply

    sorry dear i havnt seen the puree.

    • Bumpsnbaby November 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM - Reply

      Hi Reshma ,

      Soak 2-3 dates in a lil water overnight. Strain or puree it the next morning . Cook oats and when almost cooked add the pureed dates in it . Oats with dates puree is ready.

  22. reshma shabeer November 20, 2013 at 5:13 PM - Reply

    hi sangeetha
    hw's anshika?

    i didnt get abt oats n dates?as porridge?dates syrup?or cooked dates?

  23. Mlk Santhosh November 14, 2013 at 9:14 AM - Reply

    Hello Sangeetha …

    Great Job for the bumpsnbaby … then about the diet for six months old baby .. how can u have different food for each day… its said to introduce one food at a time n then check for likes and problems !! how come all in one week menu is right ??

    • Bumpsnbaby November 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM - Reply

      Hi , Welcome to Bumps n Baby. You are absolutely right .. The chart given can guide you in terms of which foods to introduce .. Moms can choose the ones that they find comfortable and start giving them .

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