Ayurvedic Baby Foods by Stage: A Holistic Approach to Feeding Your Baby

Discover the Best Ayurvedic Foods for Your Baby at Each Stage, from Newborn to Toddlerhood.

Feeding your baby nutritious and wholesome food is an essential part of their growth and development. Ayurvedic science offers a holistic approach to baby feeding, emphasizing the importance of natural and seasonal foods. In this article, we'll guide you through Ayurvedic baby foods by stage, from newborn to toddlerhood.

Newborns (0-6 months)

During the first six months of life, breast milk is the best source of nutrition for your baby. Breast milk is easily digestible and provides all the necessary nutrients for healthy growth and development.

If you are unable to breastfeed, consult with your pediatrician or a lactation consultant for guidance on selecting an appropriate formula for your baby.

Infants (6-12 months)

As your baby grows, you can introduce solid foods into their diet. According to Ayurveda, foods should be introduced in a specific order to promote proper digestion and assimilation.

Begin with easily digestible foods like rice cereal, oatmeal, or pureed fruits and vegetables. As your baby gets used to solid foods, you can introduce more complex foods like grains, legumes, and proteins.

Toddlerhood (12-24 months)

By the time your baby reaches toddlerhood, they can eat a variety of foods, including meats, grains, vegetables, and fruits. According to Ayurveda, it's important to feed your toddler foods that are appropriate for their dosha or energy type.

For Vata-dominant toddlers, choose warming and grounding foods like root vegetables, cooked grains, and warm soups.

For Pitta-dominant toddlers, choose cooling and soothing foods like cucumber, melons, and coconut water.

For Kapha-dominant toddlers, choose light and stimulating foods like spicy foods, ginger, and raw vegetables.


Ayurvedic baby foods offer a holistic and natural approach to feeding your baby. By following the principles of Ayurveda and choosing natural and seasonal foods, you can provide your baby with optimal nutrition and support their growth and development. Consider trying Ayurvedic baby foods by stage, from newborn to toddlerhood, and see the difference in your baby's health and well-being.



The Vata Baby is a happy baby. They're light sleepers, never meet a stranger, and always have a smile on their face. Vata babies tend to be thin and light weight and eat in spurts - sometimes a lot and sometimes nothing at all.

  • Recommended Fruit: avocados, bananas, blueberries
  • Recommended Veggies: carrots, green beans, sweet peas, sweet potatoes
  • Recommended Grains: brown rice, oatmeal
    • 1 banana + 1 cup blueberries + 1/2 avocado
    • 3 bananas + 2/3 cup blueberries + 1/2 cup green beans
    • 3 bananas + 2 cups cooked brown rice + 2 tsps cinnamon
    • 1/2 banana roasted + 1/2 cup blueberries roasted + 1/2 cup oatmeal
    • 1/3 cup carrots + 1 cup sweet potatoes + 1/4 cup brown rice + water
    • 1 cup sweet peas + 1 cup green beans + 2 avocados
    • 1 cup sweet peas + 1 cup sweet potatoes

      The Pitta Baby is a strong baby. They have strong appetites, are cautious around strangers, get warm easily, sleep soundly, and tend to have a very solid weight. They also tend to have red or reddish hair.

      • Recommended Fruit: apples, avocados, bananas, blueberries, butternut squash
      • Recommended Veggies: green beans, kale, sweet peas, sweet potatoes
      • Recommended Grains: oatmeal
        • 1 apple + 1 banana + 1 whole butternut squash
        • 2 apples + 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
        • 4 apples + 1/2 cup kale (fresh or frozen)
        • 1 apple + 1 sweet potato (peeled & steamed) + 3/4 cup water
        • 1 banana + 1/2 cup oatmeal cooked
        • 1 banana + 1/2 cup blueberries + 1/2 avocado + (optional) 1/2 cup oatmeal cooked
        • 2 cup sweet peas + 1 cup green beans + 1/2 avocado
        • 1 whole sweet potato + 2 cups oatmeal (cooked)

      The Kapha Baby is an easy-going baby. They have thick hair, warm skin, chubby thighs, and love to cuddle. They tend to move slower and prefer relaxin

      • Recommended Fruit: apples, pears
      • Recommended Veggies: cauliflower, kale, sweet potatoes
      • Recommended Grains: brown rice, oatmeal
        • 4 apples + 1/2 cup kale (fresh or frozen)
        • 1 apple + 1 sweet potato (peeled & steamed) + 3/4 cup water
        • 1 apple + 1 pear + pinch of cinnamon + (optional) 1.5 cups oatmeal
        • 1/2 apple + 1 cup brown rice (cooked)
        • 2 pears + 1 cup oatmeal (cooked)
        • 1/2 lb cauliflower + 1 apple
        • 1/2 lb cauliflower + 1 pear
        • 1 sweet potato + 1 cup kale
        • 1 whole sweet potato + 2 cups brown rice (cooked)



      Reviews (2 comments)

      • Pooters Diapers On

        @Cornelia – thanks for the note. I’ve update the blog post to include more details on the recipes. Hope that helps!

      • Cornelia On

        There is no method to the recipes, just ingredients, what exactly do you do with the rice or sweet potatoes or oats in relation to the fruit?

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