Baby Feeding Timeline

Introducing new tastes to baby is an exciting time for parents, but it often comes with lots of questions. Below is a general timetable of when to introduce foods from Cooking Light First Foods. By Carolyn Land Williams, M.Ed., R.D.

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Follow this general timeline of when to introduce new foods to your baby. Remember to consult your child’s pediatrician with any questions about feeding your baby.*

0 to 4 months:

4 to 6 months

Begin to add:

6 to 8 months

Continue to add:

Then add:

8 to 12 months


1 year



* We strongly recommend that you consult your child’s pediatrician before modifying any diet or eating regimen, or introducing new categories of food.


Excerpted from Cooking Light First Foods, Oxmoor House, © 2010 by Time Home Entertainment Inc.

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