This 6-9 Month Old 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!

Graphic for Post - Baby Food Menu - 6-9 Months, plus free printable menu. Image is of freezer trays filled with baby food purees.

Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

6-9 Months Baby Food Menu

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.

Plus, 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, grandparent’s, or caregiver’s house.

In this post, you will find:

  1. When Can Baby Eat Purees?
  2. Feeding Tips
  3. FREE Printable
  4. 6 Month Menu Options
  5. 7 Month Menu Options
  6. 9 Month Menu Options
  7. Helpful Tools
baby eating out of a spoon while sitting in a high chair.

WHEN CAN BABIES EAT PUREES?

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.

Feeding Tips

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.

Exposure

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.

Be Patient

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.

Baby food weekly menu for baby 6 months and up

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!

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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.

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

HELPFUL TOOLS