Recommended Meal Sizes

This simple chart shows you the recommended number of meals per day and average meal sizes according to your baby’s age.

Baby’s Age Number of Meals per Day Average meal size
Around 6 months 2-3 meals/day 5-10 teaspoons
6-9 months 3 meals / day 2-4 tablespoons
9-12 months 3 meals/day plus 2-3 snacks 4-6 tablespoons


For more information on your baby’s stage of weaning including foods to offer and a guide to textures choose their stage below:

Weaning stage 1 (first tastes and first 2 weeks)

Weaning stage 2 (6-9 months of age)

Weaning stage 3 (9-12 months of age)

First 1000 Days Team

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