10 12 month baby food chart

Sample Menu for a Baby 8 to 12 Months Old

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Now that your baby is eating solid foods, planning meals can be more challenging. At this age, your baby needs between 750 and 900 calories each day, of which about 400 to 500 should come from breast milk or formula (if you are not breastfeeding)—roughly 24 ounces (720 mL) a day. Breast milk and formula contain vitamins, minerals, and other important components for brain growth.

At about eight months, you may want to introduce foods that are slightly coarser than strained pureed foods. They require more chewing than baby foods. You can expand your baby's diet to include soft foods such as yogurt, oatmeal, mashed banana, mashed potatoes, or even thicker or lumpy pureed vegetables. Eggs (including scrambled) are an excellent source of protein, as are cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and avocado.

Sample menu ideas for an 8- to 12-month-old baby:

1 cup = 8 ounces = 240 ml
¾ cup = 6 ounces = 180 ml
½ cup = 4 ounces = 120 ml
¼ cup = 2 ounces = 60 ml


  • 2 to 4 ounces cereal, or 1 mashed or scrambled egg

  • 2 to 4 ounces mashed or diced fruit

  • Breastmilk or 4 to 6 ounces formula



  • 2 to 4 ounces yogurt or cottage cheese, or pureed or diced beans or meat

  • 2 to 4 ounces cooked pureed or diced yellow or orange vegetables

  • Breastmilk or 4 to 6 ounces formula



  • 2 to 4 ounces diced diced poultry, meat, or tofu

  • 2 to 4 ounces cooked green vegetables

  • 2 to 4 ounces cooked soft-whole grain pasta or potato

  • 2 to 4 ounces diced or mashed fruit

  • Breastmilk or 4 to 6 ounces formula

Before bedtime

Breastmilk or 6 to 8 ounces formula, or water. (If breastmilk or formula, follow with water or brush teeth afterward).

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10 Months Old Baby Food & Diet Chart

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Guide on 10 months old baby food - what to eat and what to avoid, including a 10 month old diet chart, feeding schedule, recipes and free printable meal planner.

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  • Food for babies at 10 months old
  • Foods to avoid
  • 10 months old baby diet chart
  • Sample Feeding Schedule
  • Breakfast for 10 month old
  • Family meals - lunch and dinner ideas for 10 month old
  • Snacks for 10 month old
  • Feeding tips
  • Free Baby Meal Planner
  • More meals plans and food charts

Food for babies at 10 months old

At this age your baby's nutrition comes from solid foods and breastmilk/formula.

A baby should be eating 750 - 900 calories per day, with about 400 - 500 calories still coming from breastmilk/formula.

The food should mostly be finger food to allow the baby to develop their pincer grasp and oral motor development (see Starting solids - how to transition to finger foods guide).

You can even start giving them some starter cutlery to explore and play with.

You can give baby bite-sized pieces of very soft food cut the size of a pinky fingernail or smashed (such as peas or chickpeas) from the food list:

  • Fruits - cooked apples, strawberries, bananas, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mango, pineapples, oranges
  • Vegetables - cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, swiss chard, kale, parsnips, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, eggplant, butternut squash, potatoes, sweet potato, asparagus, beetroot, avocado
  • Protein - beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, pork, fish, eggs, lentils, chickpeas, beans, tofu
  • Grains - oats, millet, wholewheat products (bread, tortillas, pittas, pasta, couscous), quinoa, barley, bulgur, rye products (bread, tortillas, pittas), rice (once a week due to high arsenic content)
  • Dairy (pasteurized, no added sugar or salt) - cheese, full-fat yogurt, kefir
  • Fats - nut butters, seed butters, olive oil, avocado

Below you will find food ideas and recipes for 10 month old baby.

Foods to avoid

At ten months old you should avoid giving your baby the following foods:

  • Cow’s milk – digestive system not yet adapted
  • Low-fat milk and dairy products – cause excessive intake of protein and low intake of essential fats
  • Honey – can cause botulism
  • Salt – kidneys not sufficiently developed
  • Fruit juices – high sugar content
  • Unpasteurized products – can contain dangerous bacteria
  • Smoked & cured meats / processed food – excessive salt intake
  • High mercury fish (fresh tuna, halibut, grouper, shark) – excessive intake of mercury
  • Chocolate, especially dark – caffeine content

10 months old baby diet chart

This chart was created following the guidelines of the American Academy of PediatricsAmerican Dietetic Association and World Health Organization by Dora Babic-Cikos, Phd, our resident nutritionist.

You can check out her book Wean With Confidence for a full 6-12 Month Meal Plan here (7 months of nutritionist-made meal plans and over 100 recipes).

Meal plans and baby food charts for other ages are available in the baby food charts section such as Meal plan for 6 month old baby, 7 month old baby food chart, 8 month old baby food chart, 9 month old baby food chart, 10 month old meal plan (different to the chart presented here), 11 month old meal plan and 1 year old baby food chart.

Sample Feeding Schedule

The feeding schedule will vary whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding. This is just an example. You can split your breastfeeding/bottle feedings however you like.

Breakfast for 10 month old

A selection of easy and healthy breakfast recipes for your 10 month old baby

3-ingredient Oat Banana Pancake for Baby

Easy, healthy banana pancakes for baby are made with just 3 ingredients - oats, bananas and eggs. Made in 10 min, perfect for 6 month old baby-led weaning , toddlers and even adults love them. Great with peanut butter and fruit, as breakfast or on-the-go snack. Once you make them they will become a staple in your kitchen. Can be made with no egg (vegan), and are gluten-free and naturally dairy-free.

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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

5 min prep, super nutritious Peanut Butter Overnight Oats loaded with vitamins and minerals provides a healthy breakfast for baby (or toddler) and parent

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A Healthy French Toast

A healthier version of the traditional French toast, low in saturated fat but high on flavor. Perfect for a weekend breakfast for the whole family and one your toddler will love.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

The BEST, super easy, and nutritious sweet potato pancakes – perfect for baby-led weaning, finger food and to take on-the-go.

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Apple Banana Oatmeal

A great, high-calorie breakfast that's quick to make and a perfect start to the day for a 6-month-old and up!

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Family meals - lunch and dinner ideas for 10 month old

Selection of easy healthy lunch and dinner ideas for your 10 month old baby that can also be served as a family meal (just add a little salt for the grown-ups!)

Oven-baked Spanish Tortilla (Spanish Omelette)

A healthy and filling meal you can prepare in no time to feed the whole family. A twist on the classic Spanish tortilla that takes 10 min of prep and 45 min in the oven. Easy, delicious oven-baked Spanish tortilla.

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Mediterranean Sweet Potato Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette

Super easy, 10 min prep, 20 min in the oven, this Mediterranean sweet potato salad is a vegetarian dream with flavorful crispy roasted chickpeas, lettuce, cucumber, tomato and dressed in a refreshing lemon mint vinaigrette.

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Easy Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

10 mins to prep, just 1 dish to clean, these oven-baked chicken fajitas are a delicious healthy dinner that can be easily made for babies, toddlers and adults at the same time.

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Easy Salmon Leek Quiche

Easy Salmon Leek Quiche with a simple homemade crust that will make you feel like a pro. Suitable for baby-led weaning and toddlers.

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Easy Red Lentil Soup Recipe for Baby

10 min prep, 30 min to cook this nutritious, tasty and easy Red Lentil baby soup recipe is perfect for a 6 month old baby and older. Can be given if you are doing baby-led weaning, for toddlers, kids and it is so delicious adults will love it. Make a big batch and freeze it for days you don't want to cook. It's naturally vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Vegetarian Crispy Roasted Chickpea Gyros

10 min prep, 30 min in the oven, easy delicious vegetarian recipe that you can deconstruct for baby, toddler and serve to parents for lunch or dinner.

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Easy Homemade Wholewheat Pizza

Super easy homemade wholewheat pizza base that is great for baby-led weaning, practicing pincer grasp and for toddlers. A healthier version of the traditional pizza that you can make for the whole family.

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Best Red Lentil Vegan Bolognese

Rich and hearty, this delicious red lentil vegan bolognese tastes like the original, no joke. Made with healthy vegetables such as mushrooms, carrots, celery, and walnuts and finished with flavorsome bolognese herbs. The whole dish tastes almost exactly the same as an authentic bolognese yet it is healthy, vegan, and loved by babies, kids, and adults. Even my husband, who adores the original bolognese, now prefers this as it makes him feel full but light.

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Snacks for 10 month old

At 10 months your baby's snack will usually still be breastmilk or formula, however, if you want some additional snack recipes see below.

Spinach Cornbread Muffins

15 min prep, 1 bowl, healthy and nutritious Spinach Cornbread Muffins that are great for babies and toddlers (and you will love them too)

Check out this recipe

Banana Spinach Pancakes Baby Recipe

A great way to add nutritious spinach to a baby recipes. These healthy spinach pancakes are made with just 4 ingredients - banana, oats, egg and spinach and in 10 minutes. Perfect for 6 month old baby-led weaning, toddlers, kids and even adults love them. 

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10 min No-Bake Energy Balls

Super easy no-bake energy balls are a perfect energy booster for babies and toddlers and help their digestive systems work.

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Zucchini Cake

Add more vegetables to your child's diet with this simple yet delicious zucchini cake – a perfect healthy snack to take with you while you're out and about!

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Broccoli Cheese Cakes

Broccoli Cheese Cakes - easy, quick and a perfect meal to take to the park or make a large batch and freeze for those days you don't wanna cook

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Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

A simple, delicious, nutrient-dense way to start the day or get rid of the mid-afternoon hunger pangs.

Check out this recipe

Feeding tips

  • offer foods one by one to control for allergies
  • start offering bite-sized pieces of soft food to your baby to help them develop pincer grasp (soft food the size of a pinky fingernail)
  • offer small servings of food so child does not get overwhelmed
  • always be present when baby is eating
  • avoid salt and sugar
  • no honey before 1 and no cow's milk or goat's milk unless used in cooking
  • have a great bib to minimize cleaning
  • serve food in a suction bowl so baby can scoop food out themselves
  • teach them to drink little sips from an open cup from the beginning
  • notice when baby is full because they will start turning their head away, clamp lips, throw food on the floor, spit food out, push food away
  • start teaching them simple baby sign language (ideally to say "eat", "milk" and "water" so they can tell you when they are hungry)

Free Baby Meal Planner

Download, print and stick to your fridge this easy to use meal planner for your baby. Click here to download the PDF Meal Planner for Baby.

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Diet for a child aged 9-12 months

By 9 months the main complementary foods have already been introduced, so the expansion of the child's diet continues. It is important to know that at this age the consistency of the products should change from homogenized to finely and coarsely ground.
A meat dish for an older child can be offered in the form of meatballs, which diversifies the child's diet and stimulates the formation of chewing skills. Canned meat industrial production for children over 8 months. - coarsely chopped, spices and spices (white pepper, celery, parsley, dill, onion, basil, thyme) can be added to them. nine0004

The amount of fish puree increases to 60 g per day by 12 months. Fish is given 2 times a week boiled without broth (instead of meat).

At this age, children's pasta can be offered to the child.

The number of children's cookies and crackers is increased up to 10-15 g per day (2-3 cookies).

By the year it is useful to add finely chopped fresh garden greens (dill, parsley) to various dishes, which significantly enriches the diet with vitamins and minerals. nine0004

Sample diet for a 12 month old child:


180 g
about 1/2 tsp.
50 g
10 g
50 ml

8 hours
Dairy-free or milk porridge*
Boiled egg yolk
Fruit puree
150-200 g
approx. 1 tsp.
1/2 pcs
50 g
12 noon
Vegetable puree
Vegetable oil
Meat puree (meatballs) or fish
afternoon snack
4 pm
Breast milk (kefir or yoghurt)**
Cottage cheese
Fruit puree
Baby biscuits
100 g
50 g
50-70 g
2 pcs
20 hours
Vegetables or porridge**
Meat puree
Vegetable oil
Fruit juice
180 g
20 g
1/2 tsp.
50 ml
before bedtime
11 pm
Breast milk (DMS)*** 200 ml

* - dairy-free porridge should be diluted with breast milk or infant formula that the child receives. Milk porridge is diluted with water.
** - daily volume of kefir or yogurt can be up to 200 ml,
*** - baby milk formula

Approximate diet of a 12-month-old child with an allergy to cow's milk proteins:

8 hours
Dairy-free porridge*
Vegetable oil
Fruit puree
150-200 g
approx. 1 tsp.
50 g
12 noon
Vegetable puree
Vegetable oil
Meat puree/meatball
180 g
approx. 1/2 tsp.
50-70 g
10 g
50 ml
afternoon snack
4 pm
Breast milk or medicated formula for infants with cow's milk protein intolerance
Fruit puree

150-180 ml
50 g
10 g

20 hours
Vegetables or dairy-free porridge**
Vegetable oil
Meat puree
Fruit juice
180 g
approx. 1/2 tsp.
30-40 g
50 ml
at bedtime
11 pm
Breast milk or formula for infants with cow's milk protein intolerance 200 ml

* - dairy-free porridge should be diluted with breast milk or formula for children with intolerance to cow's milk proteins.
** - you can either alternate porridge or vegetables, or offer a mixed dish - porridge with vegetables.

The materials were prepared by the staff of the Laboratory for Nutrition of a Healthy and Sick Child of the National Research Center for Children's Health of the Ministry of Health of Russia and are based on the recommendations given in the National Program for Optimizing the Feeding of Children in the First Year of Life in the Russian Federation, approved at the XV Congress of Pediatricians of Russia (02.2009g.)

Menu for a child up to a year (tables)

Approximately by 9 months the child develops a stable feeding schedule: frequency, time, dosage. All basic complementary foods have already been introduced, but breast milk or formula is still the mainstay of nutrition. Nevertheless, mothers are at a loss in what sequence, in what quantity of products to give to a child at the age of to the year . Here are several options for an approximate menu for children aged 9 months to 1 year in tables . With the help of convenient tables, it will be easier for mothers to draw up a nutrition plan for the baby, taking into account age characteristics and individual preferences. Learn, choose, apply.

Weekly menu for a child from 9 months to 1 year

Menu of our mothers and grandmothers: from the book "Mother and Child", 1954, authors B. A. Arkhangelsky and G. N. Speransky - members of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR. The approximate menu is designed for 5 main feedings per day (click on the table to enlarge it)

Features of the menu for children under 1 year old

  • 1-3 month old baby eats only breast milk or milk formula.
  • In the menu of a 4-5 month old artificial baby, the first complementary foods are introduced.
  • The menu of breastfed children under 6 months does not include additional dishes. By this time, breast milk no longer fulfills the nutritional needs of the growing baby.
  • A child of 6-7 months eats 4-5 times a day, the menu becomes varied and looks something like this:

Variants of the daily menu for a child up to a year (table)

  • Baby menu 8-9 months

From 8 - 9 months of age, meat, fish, cottage cheese, kefir are added to the menu:

  • Sample menu for 1 day for a child 10 months :

At the age of 10-11 months in the evening feeding, milk can be replaced with kefir, gradually weaning the baby from the breast. Kids menu 10-11 months must contain:

  • breast milk or formula
  • milk oatmeal
  • rice or buckwheat porridge
  • vegetable broth
  • meat dishes
  • vegetable puree
  • fruit purees
  • vermicelli
  • egg yolk
  • kefir
  • juices
  • kissel

Number of breastfeeds up to one year

Approximate diet for children up to one year - NUTRICIA

Feeding scheme for a child up to a year

The numbers in the center of the scheme indicate the hours of feeding.

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