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9 Month Baby Food Chart with Indian Recipes

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9 Months is the age at which your baby starts getting bored with familiar foods and demands something new! Keep baby interested with our 9 month baby food chart with Indian recipes.

Make Mealtimes interesting!

1. Introduce a variety

2. Opt for smaller, more frequent meals

3. Stop pureeing everything

4. Make mealtimes fun

5. Try frozen treats

9 Month Baby Food Chart with Indian Recipes

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Week 3

Week 4

Food chart for 9 months baby to gain weight

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which food is best for 9 month baby?

How much food should a 9-month-old baby eat?

How many times a day should a 9-month-old baby eat?

What meals can I make for my 9-month-old?

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Your baby has completed three quarters of her first year – congratulations! This is a great milestone but also a challenging one, considering this is when baby is beginning to get bored with her meals. And things like teething don’t make life any easier for little ones!

So your job as a parent is to turn things around a little, so that your baby develops a renewed interest in her food and enjoys mealtimes.

Make Mealtimes interesting!

Here are a few tips to make this happen:

1. Introduce a variety

Offer your baby a variety of foods and try not to repeat a fruit or vegetable in the same week. This is one of the most common mistakes we make – when we find a food baby likes, we continue to offer it repeatedly, till she’s so bored she starts rejecting everything.

2. Opt for smaller, more frequent meals

Your aim at this stage is not to make baby eat a large meal at once, but to introduce a variety of foods. So feed smaller amounts at frequent intervals so baby can eat a little at every meal, ensuring he gets a mix of all nutrients.

3. Stop pureeing everything

By now your baby has developed teeth, so it’s time to stop pureeing so those baby teeth have some work to do! Puree only those foods that are hard for the baby to chew; everything else can be mashed slightly and fed with a spoon.

4. Make mealtimes fun

Many Moms notice that when they bring out the high chair for mealtime, the baby starts getting fidgety and nervous. This is called high chair anxiety, and this happens because the child practically dreads mealtime. Avoid this by turning mealtime into something for the child to look forward to, mixing in stories and lots of playtime. In case your child is already afraid of mealtime, try different locations like the garden or playroom.

5. Try frozen treats

If your little one’s teething gums are sore, frozen foods are a good way to get in some food while also soothing the discomfort. Make Popsicles out of fruit purees or breast milk and freeze.

Once you’ve sorted out your baby’s feeding difficulties, it’s time to move on to the diet chart. The meal plan for 9 months is not very different from the 8 months baby food chart, including only some minor changes.

9 Month Baby Food Chart with Indian Recipes

Make sure you’ve got all the requisites for solid feeding ready beforehand. If you’re still trying to decide on a high chair or booster seat, check out our detailed guide here.

We’ll be introducing spices gradually now on, so it may help to check out our useful guide on How and When to add spices to baby food. Please follow the 3 Day Rule before introducing any new food. We have also added finger foods for 9 month old.

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Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

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All these recipes can be enriched with the Homemade Dry Fruits Powder. Use these food charts and plan your baby’s meals using a Printable Meal Planner. You can also keep a “Baby Food Diary” to track your little one’s favorite recipes and food allergies if any. This is also suitable as 9 month baby food chart in winter

Check out baby food charts for other months here:

  • 6 Months Baby Food Chart
  • 7 Months Baby Food Chart
  • 8 Months Baby Food Chart
  • 10 Months Baby Food Chart
  • 11 Months Baby Food Chart
  • 1 Year Baby Food Chart or 12 months baby food menu

Food chart for 9 months baby to gain weight

When it comes to weight gain for your baby, you want to make sure that you are providing them with the right food to support their growth. Follow this 8-month baby food chart for weight gain and you will be on your way to a healthy and nourished baby! Along with providing your baby with the right food, it is also important to keep their environment as stress-free as possible. Putting your baby in a calm and stimulating environment will help to encourage healthy growth and development.

Here are the foods that you can add  in 9 month baby food chart for healthy weight gain

  1. Breastmilk
  2. Potato
  3. Eggs
  4. Dry Fruits Powder
  5. Sprouted sathumaavu powder 
  6. Wheat
  7. Ghee

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Disclaimer: The information presented here is meant as a guide and does not replace professional medical advice. You should always discuss your baby’s dietary requirements with your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which food is best for 9 month baby?

You can give almost all foods for a 9 month old baby ! Offer your baby a variety of foods and try not to repeat a fruit or vegetable in the same week. This is one of the most common mistakes we make – when we find a food baby likes, we continue to offer it repeatedly, till she’s so bored she starts rejecting everything.

How much food should a 9-month-old baby eat?

Your 9 month old baby can eat 3 meals a day. Your aim at this stage is not to make baby eat a large meal at once, but to introduce a variety of foods. So feed smaller amounts at frequent intervals so baby can eat a little at every meal, ensuring he gets a mix of all nutrients.

How many times a day should a 9-month-old baby eat?

A 9 month old baby can eat solid meals 3 times a day and breastfed on demand.

What meals can I make for my 9-month-old?

You can make the following meals for your baby
1. Rice/wheat/millet porridge
2. Tomato/vegetable khichdi
3. Finger foods like vegetable sticks etc
4. Dosa/Pancake/Cheela/Chapati

Post updated on – 21 September 2019
Post first published on – 12 August 2014

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9 Months Baby Food Chart

Indian 9 Month Baby Food Chart, Indian Baby Food recipes, By 9 months, your baby is used to solid foods and might be bored with it. Hence it is important to include variety of new flavors and textures. You should try introducing minced or chopped food as part of 9 months baby's diet. Baby is not completely ready for family foods at this stage, but still you can offer some.

By this time, your baby may try to feed himself with a spoon, he may not be successful in the attempt. But still it's a good idea to offer one, to encourage his self feeding. Always keep an eye on baby when he's eating to avoid choking. Also continue including spices in baby food and finger foods as same as 8 months. Don't force the baby though, as each baby is unique and adopt eating habits at their own pace. Just keep trying at your best to encourage his eating habits.

Always remember that solids food can't replace the nutrients breast milk or formula provides during the first year. So consider including solids in your baby's diet as a complementary feeding. Please read on 8 months baby food chart (to cross check the foods you have introduced till 8 months) before you plan a chart for your 9 months baby food.  And  always consider preferring homemade foods for your baby, which is safe.

What foods can be included in 9 months baby's diet? 

At 9 months, you can introduce the below foods in addition to the 8 months baby food chart.

What's new on 9 months baby food?

Fruits:  watermelon

Vegetables: coconut, Tindora/Ivy Gourd, turnips , asparagus, bell peppers and almost all seasonal vegetables

Cereals: as same as 8 months

Pulses: as same as 8 months

Dairy: as same as 8 months

Non Vegetarian: chicken ( stock or clear soup)

Spices: as same as 8 months

Complete list of options for 9 months baby food

Here are the complete list of options you can include in 9 months old baby's diet.

Fruits: Apple, Avocado, Banana, Pears, muskmelon, Peaches, Plums, Prune, Chikku, papaya, blueberries, cherries, dates, figs , grapes, kiwi, mangoes, watermelon

Vegetables: Carrot, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, beetroot, bottle gourd, tomato, ash gourd, green beans, peas, butternut squash,White Potato, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, onions, turnips, coconut, Tindora, turnips , asparagus, bell peppers and almost all seasonal vegetables

Cereals & Grains: Rice, Ragi, Barley, Semolina/Suji/Rava, sabudhana, wheat, broken wheat (Dalia), oats, quinoa

Pulses: Yellow Moong Dal, masoor dal, chickpeas (white & black chana), urad dal, green gram

Dairy: Ghee, Butter, cheese, Curd or Yogurt, cottage cheese (paneer), tofu

Non Vegetarian: Egg yolk, chicken (stock or soup)

Spices: Turmeric, garlic, ginger, asafoetida, cumin seeds, pepper, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, caroms, fenugreek, mustard seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom  (all can be added in little amount say a pinch)

Sample Food chart or Diet plan for 9 months old baby

For 9 months baby, you can offer two meals and a snack that can be finger food or any light snack for a day. Rest should be breastfeeding or formula feeding. Also if your baby is not ready for finger foods and rejects the same , just offer mashed food instead. But continue trying Finger foods once a day to your baby. Hence I have given both the options (finger foods & mashed food) in the diet chart. Choose the timings for meal and snack according to your baby's preference.

How much quantity per day? 

For the quantity of food, always be guided with your baby's hunger as appetite vary from baby to baby, and most babies change from day to day. Here is an approximate amount:

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of cereal
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of vegetables
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of fruits
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of dairy products
  • 4 tbsp of meat/protein

Introduce one food at a time and follow 3 days rule which will help to find out allergic reactions to a particular food.

9 Months Baby Food Recipes

Here is the collection of 9 Months Baby Food Recipes, please customize the below sample charts with the mentioned recipes that can be included in 9 months baby’s diet based on availability, convenience and your baby’s preference.

Sample Food Chart for 9 Months Baby

Here is the sample food chart with recipes (please click on the hyperlink to get the recipes) for 9 months old baby.

menu for a week, diet for a 9 month old baby with artificial and breastfeeding

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Your baby is 9 months old, and it's time to adjust his nutrition again. The activity of digestive enzymes is already high, teeth erupt in the crumbs, and the volume of the stomach becomes larger, which determines the possibility of increasing the amount of food per feeding and further expanding the diet. What can a child eat at 9months?" - this question very often worries the parents of a grown baby. By this age, the baby's nutrition already includes all the main food groups, and parents should try to diversify the child's menu, expanding the range of his taste sensations. In addition, a varied diet naturally provides a wide range of nutrients. Let's focus on the main food groups that should be on the menu of a 9-month-old baby.

Contents: 9-month-old baby is not enough, so mother's milk should now be no more than a third of the diet. It is best to leave breastfeeding (HF) before bed at night, as well as immediately after waking up in the morning. If the baby is formula-fed, an adapted formula for babies over 6 months of age can be offered at these meals.

See also: Complementary foods and dishesmonths in an amount of at least 200 grams per day. It is a source of minerals, vegetable fibers and organic acids. The assortment of vegetables is very wide, which allows them to be evenly distributed throughout the week. In addition to potatoes, zucchini, cabbage, carrots - traditional vegetable complementary foods for children in the second half of life, pumpkin, beets, spinach and tomatoes can be used in the nutrition of a 9-month-old baby. At this age, if the baby is not worried about excessive bloating, the diet can be diversified with legumes. Start with mashed green peas as a side dish with a meat dish or as an addition to a vegetable soup for dinner.

Fruit and berry complementary foods

Fruits and berries have low nutritional value, but, despite this, they are actively used in the daily diet of a 9-month-old child. Fruits are rich in natural sugars and have an attractive aroma that enhances the palatability of many dishes and is liked by kids. In addition, such food is a source of valuable minerals, organic acids and fiber, which determines its biological significance. It is optimal to include a fruit and berry component 3-4 times a day, it can be a fruit dessert for an afternoon snack, an additional component in the composition of porridge or a curd dish. Every day, a baby can consume up to 90 grams of fruit. By 9 months, it is already permissible for a child to give garden and wild berries, bananas, plums and apricots. Expand the fruit menu consistently and take your time to introduce foods with high allergenic potential, such as citrus fruits, melons, strawberries and exotic fruits.

Grain-based complementary foods

Grain-based foods continue to be the most important source of nutrition and energy for a 9-month-old baby. By this age, the assortment of cereals is increasing, on the basis of which you can cook porridge for your baby. In addition to traditional buckwheat, rice, corn, oat and wheat groats, you can expand the diet with multi-cereal porridge, which may also include rye, barley and millet. When choosing a method for preparing porridge, preference should be given to industrial products. In addition to guaranteed environmental and microbiological safety, the enriched composition provides a daily supply of vitamins and minerals. AT 9months, the child can already eat bread and special baby biscuits without prior dissolution. It is preferable to use wheat bread, no more than 10 grams per day. It is better to dry it before use for easier digestion. Children's cookies are not only a delicacy and a source of energy for the baby, the multi-cereal composition and enrichment with a vitamin and mineral premix favorably distinguishes this healthy food product from traditional bakery products.

Meat food

By the age of 9 months, the baby is already well acquainted with meat complementary foods, and he already has favorite combinations with vegetable and cereal products. What changes await him during this period? The development of the maxillofacial apparatus makes it possible to move from puree-like grinding of meat to various options for meatballs and steam cutlets. In the daily menu, meat complementary foods should be at least 60 grams. In addition to beef and veal, turkey, chicken and rabbit, the baby can be offered dishes based on pork, lamb and horse meat. Meat lure is a traditional lunchtime meal. This feeding accounts for up to 40% of the energy needs of the baby, which is satisfied by a rational combination of vegetables, meat and grains.


At 9 months, a new food product appears in the baby's diet - fish. In addition to easily digestible protein, it is a valuable source of iodine, fluorine, phosphorus, iron, zinc and magnesium, as well as a number of vitamins. In the diet of young children, ocean fish is primarily used. This variety is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, including omega-3, which are extremely important for the functional maturation of the central nervous system and the formation of the retina. However, fish protein is a powerful allergen, so this type of complementary food should be introduced with caution. Start with a teaspoon of fish puree at lunchtime and keep a close eye on changes in your baby's health. In the next two days, do not give the child any new foods so that there is no doubt about the tolerance of the product. Within a month, the amount of fish puree can be gradually increased to 30 grams, but introduced into the menu no more than 1-2 times a week.

Sour-milk products

Specialized non-adapted sour-milk drinks (kefir, yogurt, biolact) can be used in a 9-month-old baby's diet. Unlike whole cow's milk, the protein and lactose in them are partially split, which determines their better digestibility, low allergenicity and a slight burden on the kidneys, provided that they consume no more than 200 ml per day. The most preferred choice among the products of this group are drinks based on probiotic cultures, which have a positive effect on their own intestinal microbiota. Cottage cheese is a valuable source of calcium and a complete protein in terms of amino acid composition. AT 9months, it is given to a child in an amount of not more than 50 grams per day in combination with a fruit, vegetable or cereal filler.


Butter is added to prepared meals in the amount of 5 grams per day, improving the taste of prepared complementary foods, as well as increasing their nutritional and energy value. Vegetable oils are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, so they should also be present in the baby's daily menu at 5 grams per day as an additive to meat, vegetable or fish dishes.


Babies meet their physiological fluid needs through mother's milk or adapted formula. But at 9 months, the consumption of mother's milk is noticeably reduced, so it is necessary that the baby receive other drinks. If your child is thirsty, encourage him to drink baby water. The balanced mineral composition and the absence of sugars make it the best option for satisfying fluid needs. Water should be drunk between meals so as not to overload the digestion process. To diversify the diet, you can use specialized children's tea based on extracts of herbs and dried fruits. The pleasant taste of such drinks is combined with a calming and normalizing effect on the digestion process.

How to make a diet for the day

The standard diet at 9 months includes 5-6 meals. Each of them is necessary for the even distribution of all nutrients and ensuring vigorous activity during the daytime and a full healthy sleep at night. The table shows an approximate menu for one day for a healthy baby of 9 months.



Vegetable puree (zucchini+colored cabbage)/olive oil/yolk


Meat steamy cutlet

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Dried wheat bread


Breast milk/adapted formula


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Although breast milk or formula remains the mainstay of infant nutrition at this age, a 9-month-old baby's menu becomes more varied with new complementary foods. The correct diet of the child is the basis of his harmonious development, good health and good mood. But how to organize a diet, what can be given at this age and how much should a child eat at one meal?

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The correct diet for a nine-month-old baby includes 5 meals: a day the baby receives liquid food twice and thick food three times. This is due to the fact that mashed potatoes and cereals take longer to digest than milk, so they give the baby a longer energy supply. Feeding is usually carried out at intervals of 4 hours. If the baby asks to eat 2-3 hours after liquid food, offer her a baby snack, fruit or vegetable (in small pieces or in the form of a puree).

A 9-month-old baby's daily diet includes many healthy foods and drinks that provide essential nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and minerals. In addition to milk and infant formula, the following products can be given to a child:

  • Fruits and vegetables in the form of puree (apple, pear, cauliflower, etc.)
  • Fruit juices and compotes without sugar.
  • Meat in various forms.
  • Fish.
  • Kashi from various cereals.
  • Chicken or quail egg yolk.
  • Children's fresh cottage cheese.
  • Children's low-fat kefir.
  • Children's cookies, croutons, bread.

Read also: The baby refuses new products

According to WHO recommendations, by the 9th month, all of the above products should already be on the menu. If something from the food is still unfamiliar to your child, it is recommended to gradually add it to the diet.

Start with smaller portions and see how your child reacts to the new food. If there is no allergic reaction to the product, you can increase the volume and add it to new dishes. New complementary foods are recommended to be introduced at intervals of 5-7 days. An indicative table for one day will help to create an optimal diet for health. It also shows how much formula or milk the baby should eat per day.

* infant formula.
**Dairy-free porridge should be diluted with breast milk or infant formula given to the baby. Milk porridge is diluted with water.

I feeding 6 hours Breast milk or formula for infants with intolerance to cow's milk proteins 200 ml
II feeding 10 hours Dairy-free porridge* 180 g
Vegetable oil< about 1 tsp
Fruit puree (apple, pear) 70 g
III feeding
14 hours
Vegetable puree or pureed soup 180 g
Vegetable oil about 1 tsp.
Meat puree (rabbit, turkey) 50 g
Fruit juice 70 g
IV feeding 18 hours Fruit puree 50 g
Vegetable puree or dairy-free porridge 180 g
Vegetable oil about 1 tsp.
Meat puree 50 g
V feeding 22 hours Breast milk or formula for infants with intolerance to cow's milk proteins 200 ml

*dairy-free porridge should be diluted with breast milk or it is safe for children with allergies to cow's milk proteins.

** you can eat porridge or vegetables, so you can eat grass - porridge with vegetables.

1st day

First breakfast Breast milk or formula
Second breakfast Buckwheat porridge with pumpkin, juice
Lunch Pumpkin steam cutlets, veal puree
Snack Rusks or baby biscuits, yoghurt
Dinner Cauliflower puree
Second dinner Breast milk or formula

2nd day

First breakfast Breast milk or formula
Second breakfast Oatmeal, berry juice
Lunch Steamed fish, rice, fruit compote
Snack Vegetable puree
Dinner Vegetable puree
Second supper Breast milk or formula

3rd day

First breakfast Breast milk or formula
Second breakfast Semolina porridge, quail egg yolk
Lunch Steamed zucchini, boiled veal, apple compote
Snack Pumpkin and apple puree
Dinner Curd casserole with carrots
Second supper Breast milk or formula

Fourth day

First breakfast Breast milk or formula
Second breakfast Rice porridge, fruit puree
Lunch Mashed potatoes or turkey meatball soup
Snack Carrot-apple juice
Dinner Kefir
Second supper Breast milk or formula

5th day

First breakfast Breast milk or formula 9009eight
Second breakfast Oatmeal and apple puree
Lunch Cream soup with chicken and vegetables
Snack Carrot juice
Dinner Cauliflower puree, crackers or bread
Second supper Breast milk or formula

6th day

First breakfast Breast milk or formula
Second breakfast Rice porridge, half yolk (chicken egg)
Lunch Vegetable soup with chicken breast, juice
Snack Baked apple
Dinner Spinach mashed potatoes
Second supper Breast milk or formula

7th day

First breakfast Breast milk or formula
Second breakfast Millet porridge, croutons
Lunch Steamed chicken cutlets, vegetable puree
Snack Apple juice
Dinner Curd with fruits
Second dinner Breast milk or formula

Parents need to gradually accustom their child to eating thick foods, because now he is moving to a new level of development: more teeth appear, so the baby can now chew food. If this is not done in a timely manner, a baby may refuse solid food in a year. Changing the consistency of dishes favorably affects the development of the digestive system.

No need to grind fish and potatoes in a blender - just put the food on a plate and mash well with a fork. Meat can be offered in the form of meatballs to develop chewing skills. It can be turkey, rabbit, veal, beef, chicken. The norm of meat for one meal is 60-70 g.

It is quite normal if at first large pieces in a dish cause discontent in a child or even a gag reflex - he will soon get used to it. Sometimes it happens the other way around - the baby willingly tries the pieces, but refuses pureed food. Treat your baby with apple slices, bread, crackers or baby snacks. But the meat is still better to grind thoroughly.

At this age, consumption of mother's milk or adapted formula decreases. There are only two feedings per day - in the morning and in the evening. Everything else is "adult" food. Ideally, the baby should sleep through the night and get up at 06:00-07:00. If the little one wakes up at night, it is already possible to gradually wean him from feeding at night (provided that he is gaining weight normally). You can consult with your pediatrician about this.

Please note that uneaten food (already cooked) must not be stored and reheated. It is also not recommended to add sugar and salt to the dish.

If you give your child ready-made baby puree, we recommend that you do not feed him immediately from a jar, but pour the right amount onto a plate. In this case, the rest can be stored in the refrigerator for another 24 hours.

Find out more: Baby Portion

Pay attention to the quality of food you cook: appearance, smell and expiration date. It is better to use seasonal vegetables and fruits, and shop in trusted places.

Wash food thoroughly under running water before cooking. You can also use special children's products for washing fruits and vegetables.

All products must be brought to full readiness, and then thoroughly crushed to the desired consistency, so that the baby can comfortably chew small pieces. After eating, wash the dishes with a special detergent.

How to properly feed a 9-month-old baby if he refuses food and does not eat the foods you suggest?

Poor appetite is one of the indicators of a baby's health. The problem may concern the digestive tract, glucose levels, central nervous system. The feeling of hunger appears when the level of sugar in the blood decreases. But for this you need to take breaks between meals. Also, the smell of food affects the appetite - it causes the release of gastric juice.

How to regain your appetite:

  • observe the diet;
  • develop a delicious menu for a baby at 9 months;
  • Serve dishes beautifully and set the table;
  • ventilate the room before eating;
  • let your baby use cutlery.

See also: Baby doesn't eat well, how to feed?

In order for the baby to eat willingly, he must be in a good mood. Try to avoid stressful and nervous situations, feed him in a calm, comfortable atmosphere.

If the baby refuses to eat or eats very slowly, do not rush or force him to eat. Also, do not force the little one to eat foods that he refuses. Otherwise, in the future, he will have a negative attitude towards the feeding process, refuse to eat any food at all. He can even feel sick and vomit only with one kind of food.


Games and cartoons during meals do not really improve appetite. On the contrary, in this way you only teach the baby to eat without noticing the dishes.

With the help of our tips, you can create a menu for a child at 9 months for every day, which will meet the requirements of a healthy diet and preferences of the baby

1. What should not be given to a child at 9 months?

It is not recommended to give cow's milk until the age of one. It contains too much calcium, which overloads the kidneys, and protein, which is poorly digested.

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