As your baby crosses 7 months, it’s time to introduce new foods! Check out our 7 Months Baby Food Chart to know what to introduce when.
In the 6th month, solid feeding was restricted to only twice per day. By the time your baby completes the 7th month, she has already sampled most of the foods and is ready to go up to three solid meals a day. You may notice that baby gets bored easily nowadays and is more interested in playing with her food. That’s your indication that it’s time to introduce lots of variety in her diet.
Make meal time a pleasant experience for your little one by flavoring food smartly. Please remember that your baby is not ready for salt or sugar till the first birthday. Here is a list of some handy equipment that’ll make cooking for your baby a breeze.
Must Haves for Feeding Solids
1. Pressure Cooker
A small Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker of about 1-1.5 liters is recommended, rather than aluminium. You can make khichdi, steam vegetables and fruits, and even sterilize baby spoons and smaller items in the pressure cooker.
A baby food processor contains everything you need to make your baby’s food – sieve, masher, cups, spoons, juicer, grater etc. Be sure to sterilize all utensils properly before using.
Sterilizing the utensils used for making and feeding baby food is of paramount importance. You can either use a Sterilizeror boil the utensils in hot water before using them.
4. Blender or Mixer Grinder
A blender or mixer grinder is a must have product in your kitchen for making baby food. Please use a separate mixie jar for making baby food as most Indian kitchens use the jars for grinding all kinds of spices.
5. Potato Masher
A Potato Masher is an excellent food to mash baby food, without the need for electricity or large equipment. If you’re using your regular masher, please be sure to sterilize it before using it for baby, or you can have a separate one for your baby alone.
6. Baby High Chair
Many parents think a baby high chair is an unnecessary expense, but it isn’t so. A high chair ensures that your baby is sitting to eat with the right posture, with her back supported. It also makes it easier for you to feed baby and contains the mess.
Most baby high chairs can be used well into toddlerhood. Check out our detailed guide on High Chair vs Booster Seat where we list the features of baby feeding chairs popular with Indian parents.
7. Feeding Bowls and Spoons
There are different kinds of baby feeding bowls and sets available, but it’s best to avoid cheap plastic ones. Go for stainless steel or traditional silver, or other eco-friendly versions. Make sure that the baby feeding spoons are soft tipped so they don’t hurt baby’s delicate gums.
Basic Rules for Feeding your 7 Month Old Baby:
1. From the 7th month onward you can start feeding thrice a day as proper breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Breast milk is still baby’s prime source of nourishment, so continue to breastfeed on demand. The feeding times can be around 9 am, 1 pm and 5 pm.
2. The quantity of each feed in this month will be roughly the size of your baby’s fist – approximately 90 to 100 ml.
3. The consistency can be thicker than that of the previous month, so that the food stays in the spoon without falling off.
4. Always feed a baby seated and not in sleeping position.
5. Sterilize all the utensils that are being used for cooking and feeding.
6. Please follow the 3 Day Rule before introducing any new food.
I have structured the charts in such way that the baby is gradually introduced to heavier diets, so I would advise you to follow the same order.
7 Months Baby Food Chart with Indian Recipes
|Monday||Brown Rice Cereal||Green Peas Potato Puree||Carrot Oats Porridge|
|Tuesday||Oats Porridge||Carrot Khichdi||Beetroot Potato Puree|
|Wednesday||Apple Ragi Porridge||Sweet Potato Puree||Pumpkin Puree|
|Thursday||Mango Puree||Apple Khichdi||Carrot Khichdi|
|Friday||Raw Kerala Banana Porridge||Beetroot Potato Puree||Green Peas Potato Puree|
|Saturday||Ragi Porridge||Carrot Oats Porridge||Bottle Gourd Puree|
|Sunday||Rice Cereal||Boiled Dal||Apple Khichdi|
|Monday||Makhana Porridge||French Beans Puree||Carrot Khichdi|
|Tuesday||Chikoo Puree||Beetroot Potato Puree||Oats Porridge|
|Wednesday||Raw Kerala Banana Porridge||Masala Khichdi||French Beans Puree|
|Thursday||Apple Pear Cinnamon Puree||Green Peas Potato Puree||Ragi Porridge|
|Friday||Mango Puree||Carrot Khichdi||Bottle Gourd Puree|
|Saturday||Papaya Puree||Apple Khichdi||French Beans Puree|
|Sunday||Chikoo Oats Porridge||Sweet Potato Puree||Masala Khichdi|
|Monday||Kiwi Banana Puree||Puffed Rice Porridge||Apple Khichdi|
|Tuesday||Apple Pear Cinnamon Puree||Tomato Khichdi||French Beans Puree|
|Wednesday||Beetroot Halwa||Masala Khichdi||Carrot Khichdi|
|Thursday||Chikoo Oats Porridge||Green Peas Potato Puree||Carrot Khichdi|
|Friday||Mango Puree||Pongal||Tomato Khichdi|
|Saturday||Raw Kerala Banana Porridge||Beetroot Potato Puree||Masala Khichdi|
|Sunday||Papaya Puree||Puffed Rice Porridge||Pongal|
|Day||Breakfast||Mid Morning||Lunch||Afternoon Snack||Dinner|
|Monday||Steamed Dosa||BM/FM||Vegetable Khichdi||Ragi Teething Biscuits||Savory Oats Porridge|
|Tuesday||Raw Kerala Banana Porridge||BM/FM||Green Peas Potato Puree||Beetroot Halwa||Carrot Khichdi|
|Wednesday||Samai Kheer||BM/FM||Wheat Dalia Porridge||Mango Puree||Pongal|
|Thursday||Strawberry Banana Puree||BM/FM||Beetroot Potato Puree||Sooji Kheer||Tomato Khichdi|
|Friday||Chikoo Oats Porridge||BM/FM||Masala Khichdi||Papaya Puree||Green Gram Porridge|
|Saturday||Banana Makhana Cereal||BM/FM||French Beans Puree||Samai Kheer||Vegetable Khichdi|
|Sunday||Kiwi Banana Puree||BM/FM||Apple Khichdi||Steamed Dosa||Savory Oats Porridge|
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You can plan your baby meals using a Printable Meal Planner. Check out baby food charts for other months here:
- 6 Months Baby Food Chart
- 8 Months Baby Food Chart
- 9 Months Baby Food Chart
- 10 Months Baby Food Chart
- 11 Months Baby Food Chart
- 1 Year Baby Food Chart
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