Foods that will gains baby weight fast | Foods for baby weight gain

Foods that will gains baby weight fast | Foods for baby weight gain

How to gain baby weight | Weight gain recipes for children

Every parents has a wish of healthy baby. Often the health of children is not healthy due to premature birth. Normally at the time of birth the weight of  baby varies from 2.5 kg to 3.5 or 4 kgs. underweight and unhealthy children may face some kind of problems and diseases.

Parents should not worry that their child is underweight if their child is active and healthy. Less weight may be due to the genetics and child may not get that much wight but they are more active. 

Problem is that when your child is under weight and not that much active and becomes ill often. Then you must see to a doctor for better advice along with the healthy diet for weight gain for your children.

You can start solid food to your baby after 6 months of completion. There may be some problems to introduce solid food to your baby because baby takes time for accepting it. 

Before introducing any vegetable or food to your baby first see that your baby is allergic to it or not.

Many parents have a question that is their child growing well or not?? You can track your baby's growth by following the growth chart

At the age of 1 year baby will gain triple to his weight at birth time. Here are some list of foods which gain weight of your baby and make your child healthy and active.

Food List that gains Baby's weight


First and healthiest food for a baby is  mother's milk. Mothers milk protect a child until his immunity system fully developed and makes baby healthy. Breastfeeding is beneficial to both you and your baby. You can also loose weight after pregnancy by breastfeeding your child. 

If you introduced solid food to your baby then also you should continue to breastfeed your baby.

Peanut butter:

Peanut butter is a healthy food and helps in weight gain of your baby. You can try different recipes of peanut butter to feed your baby. It has no cholesterol.

peanut butter for weight gain of baby

Peanut butter consist of (amount Per 100 grams) Calories-588,Fat-50g,Sodium-17mg, Potassium-649mg, Carbohydrate-20g, Dietary fiber-6g, Sugar-9g, Protein-25g, Calcium-4%, Iron-10%, Vitamin B-6-25%, Magnesium-38%.

You can give peanut butter to your child as:

  • Bread with peanut butter
  • Paratha with peanut butter
  • Apple milk and peanut butter shake

Read also: Best diet plan for pregnancy 


Eggs are the most nutritious food it has most protein in its egg white. Egg yolk is also beneficial to health. Egg yolk contains fat which helps to gain weight in your baby.


Egg boiled have (Amount Per 100 grams) Calories-155, Fat-11g, Saturated fat-3.3g, 
Polyunsaturated fat-1.4g, Monounsaturated fat-4.1g, Cholesterol-373mg, Sodium-124mg,Potassium-126mg, Carbohydrate-1.1g, Sugar-1.1g, Protein-13g, Calcium-5%, Iron-6%, Vitamin D-21%, Vitamin B-6-5%, Cobalamin-18%, Magnesium-2%.

You can introduce egg to your baby after 7 or 8 months. Egg can be given as:

  • Boiled and mashed egg
  • Simple egg omelet
  • Egg paratha (for children older than 2 )
  • Plain egg bhurji with rice
  • Egg mashed with cooked rice, etc.


Ghee is called clarified butter out of India. Ghee is a Indian food made from dairy item full fat cream. Ghee is very beneficial to the health.You can add ghee to your child's food, add it little little because it is  hard to digest for a baby.

Ghee contains Fat 12.8 g, Protein 0.04 g, Potassium 1 mg, Saturated 7.92 g, Energy 112 kcal. 

It helps in weight gain fast. In India every woman used ghee for her baby's food preparation.

Ragi flour (Finger Millet):

Ragi is a good source of protein. Ragi helps to gain weight in kids and babies. Ragi has low fat. Ragi is rich source of calcium. Ragi helps to lower cholesterol level in the body.

ragi flour

Ragi also one of the best source of fiber. because it have fiber in it ragi is easy to digest for babies. So you can introduce ragi for you baby in her/his early food. Ragi is little bit hard for baby so give it 3 times in a week.

You can make ragi recipes for your little one like:

  • Ragi flour puree
  • Ragi halwa
  • Ragi upma and so on.

Read also: Tips for fast weight gain 


Oats are one of the healthy food which helps in the weight gain of baby. Oats are rich source of fiber, vitamins and carbs. Oats are very healthy to eat. Oats lower the cholesterol level in the body.

Oats have (per 100 g) energy 389.1 Calories, protein-16.9g, iron-5mg,fat-6.9g, Calcium-54mg. 

You can make dishes from oats like:

  • oats and milk porridge
  • oats, milk and dates shake
  • salty oats
  • oats rice puree, etc 


Pear contains iron, Vitamins B6 and C as well as lots of dietary fiber that also keeps the baby full.  Pear also is one of the best fruit for baby weight gain. 

You can make dishes from pear as:

  • Pear apple puree
  • Pear, carrot, apple and rice porridge
  • Pear, potato and rice khichdi
  • Pear apple and banana puree, so on

Avocado (butterfruit or Makhan Phal):

Avocado is one of the most beneficial fruit in the world. It has the taste like butter so it is also called as butter fruit or Makhan phal in hindi.

It has many health benefits. Avocado has vitamin c, vitamin k, vitamin E, and also vitamin B-6. It also has magnesium, potassium, folate. Avocado is good source of omega-3 fatty acid. 

Include avocado in your baby's diet list so it will be very beneficial to your baby.

Make avocados dishes like:

  •  Avocado carrot puree
  •  Avocado apple banana porridge. 
  • Avocado milkshake
  • Toast with avocado spreading (if child is older than 2 years), etc


Banana has Dietary fiber, potassium, as well as other minerals and vitamins. Banana is very helpful for gaining your weight. Banana can be main ingredient of many dishes.

Banana is cool in nature so be careful to giving to your baby. If your child has cold then avoid giving banana.

You can make:

  • Banana honey puree
  • Banana carrot porridge
  • Banana apple puree 
  • Banana oats milkshake, so on.

Potatoes and sweet potatoes:

Potatoes contains vitamins, calcium, magnesium and carbohydrates which is beneficial to health of baby. 

food for baby weight gain

sweet potatoes contains vitamin B6, vitamin B1, folic acid. Sweet potatoes also have more vitamin c and antioxidants.

Sweet potatoes are full of carbohydrates and edible fiber. it contains total 118 calories which helps to gain weight in babies. 

You can make dishes like:

  • potatoes rice porridge
  • potatoes carrot and rice puree
  • potatoes patties, etc. 

Also from sweet potatoes like:

  • sweet potatoes rice puree
  • boiled mashed sweet potatoes, etc.

Read also: Foods to avoid during pregnancy 

Snack time:

Feed healthy snacks to your kids in between meals. Offer them interesting snacks which they like to eat, like make it looks like any character or animal or anything else you can make. 

Offer snacks which children loves to eat and make them happy. Give them some cakes, chocolate and chips once a day so they will love their snacks. 

Make finger foods from vegetables and fruits. Feed them some nuts as snacks, like almonds , cashew nuts, peanuts, walnuts, dates, etc. 

Do not feed extra snacks which make children full and they don’t feel hungry at meal time. 

Make eating time fun-time: 

I know, Feeding your baby or toddler is a very hard task to perform. Its not as easy as it sounds. Most of the time your baby refuses to eat meals so avoiding this headache you can make eating time a fun time for your baby. 

Make children feel comfortable and happy at eating meals. Making your child’s eating time a fun time is good for you and also to your child. 

Tell them stories about their favourite characters, animals and cartoons. Play some games with your kids while feeding them. Or also you can sing some poems or rhymes with them while feeding them meals. 

If your child is a older and they refuse all these than you can give them bribe ( yeah I know it is bad to give bribe to children but to make them eat sometime it will good) like ‘ I will play with them if they eat.’, ‘I will give you chocolate or candy if you finish your meal.’

Simple tips for baby weight gain:

 • Don’t force children to eat meal or finish their meals, if they are refusing to eat then give them some time after that feed them. 

• Don’t feed them same dish everyday change the dishes and taste so they like to eat. 

• In between eating meals give them some water so that they can easily eat their food.

 • Don’t give them too much of junk foods.        

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