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    Introducing Solid Foods to your 6-month-old Baby? Here is a complete Food Chart along with some Nutritious Recipes

    Written on 7 November 2017

    As your baby completes 6 months, it is time to start the solid foods or semi-solid foods. So far she would have gained all her essential nutrients from mother’s feed or formula feed. It is a big milestone for her as now she can taste and enjoy the solid foods and relish them. Now you can also introduce water as well to your baby as it is also introduced at 6 months.

    6 Month Old Baby Food Chart/Meal Plan

    You can prepare a meal plan or a chart for your baby’s food routine and follow it as much as possible to incorporate a variety of healthy options. You can use the chart below to design your own 6 month baby food schedule according to your baby’s food preference:

    Day of the week





    Breast milk/formula milk

    Apple puree

    Nap time

    Vegetable soup

    Breast milk/formula milk

    Rice porridge

    Breast milk/formula milk before nap time


    Carrot puree

    Any fruit puree

    cereal gruel


    Rice porridge

    Sweet potato puree

    fruit puree


    Ragi porridge

    Mashed banana

    stewed apple


    Stewed apple with cinnamon

    dal water

    suji kheer

    Food Recipes for 6 Months Old Baby

    Here are some interesting baby food recipes for 6 months old that are a blend of different tastes and flavours for your baby to try and explore.

    1. Apple Stew with Cinnamon


    • Apple
    • Water
    • Cinnamon powder

    How to prepare:

    • Cook the peeled and diced apple slices, in boiling water.
    • Alternatively, you can also cook the apple for two to three whistles in a pressure cooker.
    • Take the steamed apples and mash it in a blender or a mixer jar. You can also forcefully sieve it through a filter with slightly bigger holes.
    • To this apple stew, add a pinch or less of cinnamon powder and mix well.

    2. Mango Puree


    • Mango

    How to prepare:

    • Peel and cut out the pulp of the mango
    • Blend the pulp into a coarse paste in a mixer jar or a blender or sieve it forcefully through a filter.
    • The fruit has a natural sweetness to it, and it can serve as such without any additional flavouring agent.

    3. Oatmeal


    • Oats powdered
    • Water
    • Breastmilk or formula milk
    • Banana

    How to prepare:

    • In a pan, boil the 2 cups of water
    • Once the water reaches boiling, add a cup of powdered oats slowly to the water and stir continuously without lumps
    • Once the oats are cooked well, add 2 tablespoons of milk.
    • You can add banana paste to give flavour to the dish.

    4. Sweet Pumpkin Puree


    • Sweet pumpkin
    • Water

    How to prepare:

    • Deseed a small pumpkin and peel off the skin. Dice it into small cubes.
    • Boil water (2 cups) after which you can add the pumpkin. Cover the lid to cook it well for a few minutes.
    • Mash or blend the cooked pumpkin to a fine paste and feed. The natural sweetness of the vegetable gives a good taste to the dish.
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