Baby Food Diary –
A Printable Chart To Keep a Record Of Baby’s First Foods
This printable baby food diary allows you to record all the food and drinks your baby consumes in a week and note any reactions or digestive issues.
How to use our baby food diary
Our baby food diary is wonderfully simple to use, but provides you with an accurate record of everything your baby has had to eat or drink each day and whether or not these foods caused any type of reaction or digestive issue that you may want to note for the future.
Not only is this information invaluable in helping you avoid those foods that may not agree with your baby, it can also help you keep tabs on the amount your baby is consuming. This can be useful if your little one experiences any issues with weight gain, as you’ll have to hand the answers to any questions your doctor may ask you about your little one’s nutrition.
Simply record any foods or drinks consumed each day in the boxes provided (for example, for Monday you could record 6 nursing sessions, 1 tablespoon pureed sweet potato for lunch and 1 tbsp pureed apple at dinnertime!).
You can then note any observations you make about each food. For example…
- did any foods cause constipation/diarrhea?
- did your baby show any signs of an allergic reaction?
- did your baby experience diaper rash?
- did the food seem to worsen baby’s eczema?
- did the food cause a reflux flare up?
- was baby gassy?
- was baby’s sleep pattern affected?
…new foods should be introduced to your baby separately, as per the four day rule. This helps make it easier to identify any ‘problem’ foods that you may need to avoid!
Dealing with any problems that DO arise as you introduce new foods
Of course, it’s always important to discuss any concerns about introducing new foods with your child’s doctor.
However, we have many articles on our site that you may find helpful as you come up against some of the most common issues parents experience as their little ones’ embark on their baby food adventure…
Dealing With Constipation
Constipation is a common problem when solids are introduced – here are some natural remedies.
Dealing With Diarrhea
What to do if baby’s stools are looser than they should be.
Baby Food Allergies
Our main baby food allergy page, helping you prevent and identify reactions to certain foods.
Coping with diaper rash (nappy rash)
Which foods cause diaper rash… and how to take care of baby’s sore bottom!
Baby foods that cause gas
Which foods may cause gas (wind)… and how to make them easier for baby to digest.
Our baby food guides
A Guide to Introducing Solids
A complete guide for baby food beginners, including extra information for breastfeeding moms, parents of preemies and those dealing with infant reflux.
Feeding Your 6 to 9 Month Baby
The different food groups your baby can enjoy at this stage, plus advice about introducing texture, a sippy cup and more!
Feeding Your 10 to 12 Month Baby
Tips and advice for feeding your older baby… and dealing with common feeding problems!
Baby Led Weaning
If you’ve decided to pass on the purees, here’s your guide to allowing baby to feed himself.
Printable baby food charts
Stage by stage…
Complete List of Baby Food Articles
Browse a comprehensive list of all the articles on our site, or use the ‘search’ box to find just what you’re looking for.