4 months baby food chart

4 months baby food chart

Before starting solid foods, consult with your pediatrician to ensure your baby is ready and discuss any specific recommendations or guidelines for your child’s unique needs.

4-Month Baby Food Chart:

Week 1: Introduction to Single-Ingredient Purees

  • Day 1: Rice Cereal (1-2 tablespoons mixed with breast milk or formula)
  • Day 2: Applesauce (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 3: Mashed Bananas (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 4: Sweet Potato Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 5: Pea Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 6: Butternut Squash Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 7: Rest day (only breast milk or formula)

Week 2: Expanding the Variety

  • Day 1: Oatmeal Cereal (1-2 tablespoons mixed with breast milk or formula)
  • Day 2: Pear Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 3: Avocado Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 4: Carrot Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 5: Zucchini Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 6: Prune Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 7: Rest day (only breast milk or formula)

Week 3: Introducing Combination Purees

  • Day 1: Rice and Sweet Potato Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 2: Apple and Banana Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 3: Pea and Carrot Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 4: Pear and Avocado Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 5: Butternut Squash and Apple Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 6: Blueberry and Oatmeal Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 7: Rest day (only breast milk or formula)

Week 4: Increasing Texture

  • Day 1: Mashed Potatoes (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 2: Mashed Green Beans (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 3: Peach Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 4: Yogurt (plain, unsweetened, and whole milk) – introduce dairy if recommended by your pediatrician (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 5: Chicken Puree (cooked and blended) (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 6: Broccoli Puree (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Day 7: Rest day (only breast milk or formula)

Remember to introduce one new food at a time and observe your baby for any signs of allergies or adverse reactions. Gradually increase the portion sizes and introduce new foods based on your baby’s tolerance and readiness. Each baby is unique, so adjust the chart according to your child’s individual needs and consult with your pediatrician for personalized advice.

Note: Ensure that the food is mashed or pureed to a smooth consistency suitable for your baby’s age and developmental stage.

 

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