Nurturing Little Tummies: A Weekly Menu to What to Feed Your Baby

Nurturing Little Tummies: A Weekly Menu to What to Feed Your Baby

Nurturing Little Tummies: A Weekly Menu to What to Feed Your Baby

As parents, one of the most important responsibilities we have is ensuring our little ones receive proper nutrition for their growing bodies and developing minds. Transitioning your baby from breast milk or formula to solid foods is an exciting milestone, but it can also be a perplexing journey. To help you navigate the world of baby nutrition, we are sharing our sample weekly menu or create your own weekly menu, offering insights into what to feed your baby for optimal growth and development.

Week 1: Introducing the Basics

During the first week of introducing solid foods, it's crucial to start with simple, single-ingredient purees. Opt for iron-rich options like pureed spinach or mashed sweet potatoes, providing essential nutrients for your baby's developing brain. Feed your baby their purees with Jet from The Clever Baby. Experiment with different textures but keep portions small, allowing your little one to adjust gradually.

Day 1:

  • Morning: Iron-fortified baby cereal
  • Noon: Mashed bananas
  • Evening: Pureed sweet potatoes

Day 2:

  • Morning: Oatmeal with breast milk or formula
  • Noon: Pureed peas
  • Evening: Applesauce

Day 3:

  • Morning: Rice cereal
  • Noon: Mashed avocados
  • Evening: Pureed carrots

Week 2: Exploring New Flavors

As your baby becomes accustomed to the world of solid foods, it's time to introduce a variety of flavors and textures. Incorporate different fruits, vegetables, and grains to ensure a well-rounded diet. Continue to observe any allergic reactions and consult with your pediatrician if you have concerns. Make sure to use the proper utensils for your baby so they can get used to feeding themselves with forks, spoons, and bowls.

Day 4:

  • Morning: Quinoa cereal
  • Noon: Pureed blueberries
  • Evening: Mashed butternut squash

Day 5:

  • Morning: Barley cereal
  • Noon: Mashed strawberries
  • Evening: Pureed green beans

Day 6:

  • Morning: Multi-grain cereal
  • Noon: Pureed peaches
  • Evening: Mashed peas

Week 3: Building Balanced Meals

By the third week, you can start combining different food groups to create more balanced meals. Introduce small amounts of protein and dairy to support your baby's overall growth and development.

Day 7:

  • Morning: Yogurt with a hint of pureed mango
  • Noon: Mashed black beans
  • Evening: Sweet potato and chicken puree

Day 8:

  • Morning: Cottage cheese with diced peaches
  • Noon: Lentil puree
  • Evening: Quinoa and vegetable medley

Day 9:

  • Morning: Whole grain toast with cream cheese
  • Noon: Pureed apricots with rice
  • Evening: Turkey and sweet potato mash

Week 4: Expanding Palates

As your baby approaches the end of the first month of solid foods, continue expanding their palate with a wider variety of fruits, vegetables, and proteins. Introduce finger foods for improved motor skills and encourage self-feeding with appropriate options.

Day 10:

  • Morning: Scrambled eggs with mashed avocado
  • Noon: Mini pasta shells with tomato puree
  • Evening: Baked apples with cinnamon

Day 11:

  • Morning: Greek yogurt with diced strawberries
  • Noon: Shredded chicken with mashed carrots
  • Evening: Pea and potato fritters

Day 12:

  • Morning: Whole grain pancake strips with pureed raspberries
  • Noon: Tuna and sweetcorn bites
  • Evening: Mango and kiwi chunks

Navigating the world of baby nutrition can be both exciting and challenging. By following this weekly menu, you can ensure your baby receives a well-balanced and nutritious diet during their crucial early months of solid food introduction. Remember to consult with your pediatrician for personalized advice and closely monitor your baby's reactions to new foods. Building a strong foundation for healthy eating habits early on sets the stage for a lifetime of well-being for your precious little one.


Tricia Meyer is a serial entrepreneur, business lawyer and mom of 6! Tricia is the Co-Founder at The Clever Baby. The Clever Baby recently launched its first product Jet - a patented, innovative teether and dispenser all-in-one, and is committed to developing clever products for parents and creating magical moments for babies and kids. Tricia has been featured in many publications including Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more! Tricia has also received 30+ awards over the course of her career including being recognized by Crain’s Chicago as one of the most influential lawyers in Chicago and by Forbes on the Next1000 list! Learn more about The Clever Baby at www.thecleverbaby.com.