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
FOOD CHART FOR 6 MONTH OLD BABY
|Carrot beetroot puree||Kanji pani/gruel|
|Beetroot puree||Lentil soup with vegetables|
|Mixed vegetable soup||Oats with dates puree|
|Suji porridge with vegetables|
|Sweet potato mash|
Rice with veggies soup
Sweet potato puree
|Sweet potato and lentil mash||Suji 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.