Baby food chart and recipes: From 6th month onwards

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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