Search this site

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.

This diary is printable

Print your baby food diary

Click anywhere on the chart to open a PDF document, which you can then print or save to your computer.

Baby food diary

How to use our baby food diary

Our baby food diary is wonderfully simple to use.

It 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.

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.

Printable baby food charts

Main chart (covers baby’s first year)

Stage by stage…

4 to 6 months

6 to 9 months

10 to 12 months

A banner for our baby food accessories page, with feeding equipment, baby travel gear and more

Copyright © 2005-2024  Homemade Baby Food Recipes   |   All Rights Reserved.   |   Disclaimer and Privacy Policy is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to and is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to or