Baby food recipes for babies 4 to 6 months

The Brazilian Society of Pediatrics recommends that both babies who exclusively breastfeed and those who use infant formula start introducing new foods in the diet from the 6th month of life. However, it is advisable to talk to the pediatrician to find out if it is necessary to start complementary feeding before this period.

At the beginning, you should only give the so-called sweet baby foods, which are made from easily digestible and shelled fruits, such as apples, pears and papayas. Next comes the phase of savory baby food, made with vegetables and then fortified with meat, fish and chicken. See how feeding should be at each stage of the baby's life.

Sweet Apple or Pear Baby Food

Red or green apples can be used, provided they are well washed and fresh. To give the baby, you only need to divide the apple in half or in 4 parts, remove the seeds and the central stem and scrape the pulp of the fruit with a small spoon.

Scrape until you get close to the skin, remembering to be careful not to leave large pieces of fruit in the spoon or pieces of skin.

Sweet Banana Baby Food

For this baby food, you only need to knead a small banana well with a fork, until it is very creamy and free of lumps.

Green bananas trap the intestines, while they ripen allow normal stool formation. In addition, the apple banana also tends to cause constipation and can be used in cases of diarrhea, while the dwarf banana accelerates intestinal transit.

Potato and zucchini savory porridge

You should start the savory porridge with only 1 or 2 vegetables, without adding meat or grains such as beans and peas. Zucchini is a great vegetable because it contains a lot of water and is easy to digest, know all its benefits in 3 Incredible Benefits of Zucchini.


  • 1 small potato
  • ½ zucchini

Preparation mode:

Wash the potatoes and zucchini well, peel and cut into cubes, taking to cook over medium heat with filtered water. Check with the fork that the vegetables are cooked, remove from heat and place on the plate, knead well with the fork to be in the form of puree before feeding to the baby.

If it is the first salty meal, you can also pass the cooked ingredients through a sieve exclusive to the baby's food, to make sure that there are no lumps of food that can cause choking.

Sweet Potato Salted Baby Food

In the second week of complementary feeding, you can start adding natural meat broths to the baby's baby food.


  • 1 small sweet potato
  • ½ beet
  • Cooked beef broth

Preparation mode:

Cook about 100 g of lean meat, such as muscle or limp, seasoning with just a little fresh herbs, like garlic, onion and green smell, without adding salt. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and beets, cut into cubes and cook until they are very soft.

Knead the vegetables with the fork or pass through the blender without mixing, so that they are separated on the plate and the child learns to identify the different flavors. Add a small ladle of broth to the plate.

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