6-9 Month Old Baby Food Puree Menu (FREE Printable)
This 6-9 Month Baby Food Menu brings new and exciting ideas to the table — literally! Know what to feed your baby for breakfast, lunch, and dinner using Stage 1 and Stage 2 baby foods. Plus, there is a free printable menu that you can use to map out your baby’s meals for the entire week!
6-9 Months Baby Food Menu
Are you looking to plan your baby’s meals out for the week?
Then this meal plan is for you!
This easy-to-use meal plan guide featuring Stage 1 and Stage 2 Baby Food purees has month-to-month meal suggestions for your baby’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I even included a free printable for you to print and fill out with what your baby will eat at each meal. It’s a convenient tool for use at home or to be sent to your daycare, grandparents, or caregiver’s house.
Is it your first time making homemade baby food? If you answered yes, then I suggest you start this journey by reading my in-depth Guide on How to Make Homemade Baby Food. The detailed article goes over all the essential information such as the best cooking tools to have on hand, safe storage, knowing when your baby is ready for solids, introducing purees, making the best first foods for baby, and more! You can also check out my best-selling cookbook for even more information and recipes.
How to Make Baby Food
Watch this video to see how easy it is to make your own baby food!
Frequently Asked Questions
When a baby can start on solids is determined by their own rate of development, which generally comes between 4-6 months of age. Some of the developmental milestones babies need to reach in order to start solids include: if your baby has solid control of their head and neck, if your baby has doubled in weight, and if your baby is reaching for or opening their mouth when you eat (see my guide here). Before you start baby on purees, you should consult with your pediatrician to make sure your child is developmentally ready.
By the time baby is ready for finger foods, she should be eating around 4 ounces of food at each meal. If it is more or less than this, do not worry. Babies get most of their nutrition from formula or breast milk until they turn 1 year old.
The question of how babies can chew foods without teeth makes any parent scratch their heads! But in reality, we all chew food with our back molars, not our front teeth, which baby doesn’t get until 18-22 months of age. Good thing babies have super tough and strong gums, which they use to mash, gnaw and chew foods. Baby’s gums are better at chewing food than you would think, and your baby will be able to chew more foods the older they get, even without their molars.
These tools will make it a lot easier to make homemade baby food purees. For more of my favorite kitchen tools make sure to check out my shop.
- blender or food processor
- baking sheet
- veggie peeler
- freezer tray
- storage containers for fridge
- stasher bag
- reusable pouches
- baby food maker
BABY FEEDING ESSENTIALS
- suction bowl or baby bowl
- baby spoon
- open lid cup
- bib with catch pocket
- sleeved bib
- splat mat to cover the floor
2-3 Meals a Day
Aim to serve your baby 2 to 3 meals a day, and then add 2 more meals as your baby gets more comfortable with the eating process.
Start with a Small Portion
Start by feeding your baby 1-2 ounces of a puree, and if they want more food, then, by all means, offer them more. However, if they turn their heads or clamp their mouths shut, take the food away and try again later.
Pick the Right Time
You don’t want to try out new food or have mealtime when your baby is hungry. It’s best to feed your baby solid foods when they already had a little breastmilk or formula in their tummies but not when they’re too full either.
Breastmilk & Formula
Babies will continue to get most of their calories from breastmilk or formula until around one year of age. So don’t be stressed if it takes a little more time for your baby to develop their new eating skills. At this stage, feeding your baby solids is mostly for exposure and practice.
Serve a Wide Range of Foods
It’s significant to serve babies assorted foods. Aim for lots of colors, textures, and flavors. Exposing your baby to various foods now will help them be comfortable with a wide range of foods down the road and help prevent picky eating.
It may take your baby up to 10 times of trying a certain recipe to decide if they like it or not. So remember to keep offering them that particular kind of food, even if they push it away the first 9 times you offer it.
Some days your baby might eat everything you put in front of them, and other days, they might refuse to open their mouths. As challenging as it may be, you just have to increase your patience with them and follow their lead. Remember that each time you sit down for a meal together is a chance to work on new skills — how to sit on a high chair, hold (and drop) a spoon, reach out, grab a sippy cup, etc. So nothing is lost even if they don’t eat a single bite of food; they are still learning.
6 Month Menu Options
At 6 months old, your baby should be getting 2-4 tablespoons (1-2 ounces) of solids twice a day. But, again, do not be discouraged if your baby is not eating this much at each feeding. Solids are just for fun at this point!
- Apple Puree
- Baby Oatmeal Cereal with Omega-3s + Antioxidants
- Avocado + Banana Puree
- Pear Puree
- Full Fat Plain Yogurt
7 Month Menu Options
At 7 months, your baby’s expanded palate can probably tolerate thicker purees compared to last month. However, they should still be getting the majority of their calories from breastmilk or formula.
- Roasted Banana + Cinnamon Puree
- Apple, Raspberry + Vanilla Puree
- Banana, Blueberry + Avocado Puree
- Full Fat Plain Yogurt mixed with Banana, Cherry + Beet Puree
- Spinach Avocado Oatmeal Breakfast Cereal
- Spinach + Apple Puree
- Blackberry + Kale + Apple Puree
- Sweet Corn, Squash + Apple Puree
- Blueberry Chickpea with Rosemary Puree
- Green Pea Hummus for Baby
9 Month Menu Options
At 9 months, your baby should be extremely comfortable with stage 2 purees and may start transitioning to stage 3 purees, which have soft chunks that babies can easily chew. By now, your baby should be eating from all of the food groups with 3 meals and 1-2 snacks a day, along with breastmilk or formula.
- Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
- Blueberry Oatmeal for Baby
- Apple + Mint with Cottage Cheese
- Cherry, Banana + Raspberry Puree
- Spiced Pear Oat Puree
- Sweet Potato, Carrot, Cauliflower Puree with Chia Seeds
- Carrot, Corn + Pumpkin Puree
- Apple, Spinach + Pea Puree
- Superpower Green Puree
- Thai Chicken Puree with Mango