As your child reaches his half-year milestone, it’s time to gradually introduce solid foods into his diet. However, many mothers may wonder what foods are safe at this age and look for a diet chart for their 6-month-old baby. Watch this video for a 6-month-baby food chart and help your child discover delicious new flavours!
Having a diet plan for a 6-month-old baby can be useful in giving your child the required nutrition by introducing solids into his diet the right way. This video gives you a 6-month-old baby food chart to follow, along with feeding tips to ensure your little one has a safe and successful transition into this new phase of life.
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1. Each child is different, so follow these meal plans at your discretion. You can modify the meals according to your child’s preferences and requirements.
2. Introduce only one fruit or vegetable to your baby at a time and feed it for at least three days. If there are no signs of an allergy, you can continue the same.
3. If your baby has an allergic reaction, stop that food immediately. In case the allergic reaction persists, consult a paediatrician.
4. If your child has a known food allergy to nuts, gluten, eggs, etc., please consult your doctor before following the suggested diet plan.
5. Do not feed honey to babies under 12 months of age, as it may contain bacterial spores that cause infant botulism.
6. Do not feed cow’s milk to babies under 12 months of age as they may develop lactose-intolerance.
7. Don’t stop breastfeeding at once. Breastfeed on demand or in-between meals.
8. Offer mashed and pureed food after between 6-8 months, slowly progressing to lumpy and finely-chopped food.
9. Offer chopped and finger foods between 8-12 months to encourage self-feeding.
10. Offer regular food with a variety of tastes and textures after 12 months.
11. While preparing formula, please follow the instructions on the box and use the measuring spoon provided with it.
12. Don’t stop solid foods if your child is suffering from diarrhoea.
13. Some kids may eat less on some days, which is alright. However, if your child eats less for more than 3-4 consecutive days, consult your doctor.
14. A child may eat less if he is teething or ill. Increase breast milk /formula feeds on those days and re-introduce solids once the child is back to normal.