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Solid Foods Chart

Solid Foods Chart

Track your baby's solid-foods progress with the chart below. Start baby on just one new food at a time. Watch for reactions. Then, after about five days, try another food. If baby doesn't like a food, give her a week, then try again.

Food Group
4 to 6 months
6 to 9 months 9 to 12 months
Cereals & Grains
  • iron-fortified rice cereal
  • iron-fortified oat cereal
  • iron-fortified barley cereal
  • iron-fortified mixed-grain cereal
  • rice cereal with banana
  • cooked elbow macaroni
  • flour tortillas
  • rice
  • mixed-grain cereals
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • applesauce, unsweetened
  • peaches, cooked and mashed
  • pears, cooked and mashed
  • bananas, mashed
  • green beans, cooked and mashed
  • squash, cooked and mashed
  • peas, cooked and mashed
  • sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • carrots, cooked and mashed
  • carrots, cooked and diced
  • banana, diced
  • peaches, diced
  • Meats

  • chicken, minced
  • turkey, minced
  • beef, minced
  • lamb, minced
  • pork, minced
  • Finger Foods

  • bread crusts
  • dry oat cereal
  • arrowroot crackers
  • rice cakes
  • toast
  • zwieback
  • Dairy foods and eggs

  • fruit-flavored yogurt
  • hard cheese, diced
  • scrambled or hard-cooked egg yolk
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    Topeka, Kansas native Jill Tomlin writes about health issues for Your Baby Today. Her work appears in national publications.

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