1 year plus baby food chart
1 Year (12 Months) Old Baby Food Chart Along with Recipes
The average age for teething in children is between six to twelve months. With teeth, comes the ability to crunch and chomp down new, solid foods. But what exactly can you feed your baby?
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Foods for your Twelve Month Old Baby
There is no need to stress about preparing special food for your one year old. Whatever the rest of your family eats can be eaten by them too. You only need to take care to avoid as much salt in the food as possible. Of course, this does rule out most take-away and restaurant food, as they usually contain a lot of salt.
All time classic! Cereals like flaked corn soften with milk and are easy to digest. Try to get whole grain cereal, as much as possible.
Cut up cucumbers are a rejuvenating snack anytime of the day. For your baby’s ease, the best way to cut them is lengthwise, making “cucumber-sticks” shaped like French fries. If it’s a hot summer day, a few cucumbers can easily prevent dehydration.
Dal is packed with protein, which helps in muscle development. Dal curry can be eaten with rice or chapatti and it doesn’t have a strong flavour. Be sure to cut up the chapatti into little nibble size pieces.
4. Vegetable Soup
This is easy to feed your one year old and it contains the goodness of all the vegetables you add in it. For instance, carrot soup would be good for the eyes, and potatoes contain fibre.
Soya granules are quickly becoming a standard substitute source of protein for pure vegetarians. The soft texture it becomes after cooking makes it an ideal food choice for babies.
A regular food for the family that can easily be eaten by the baby, too. The stuffing of vegetables or paneer makes it a balanced meal.
Be careful to buy organic chicken, or chicken that is certified to be free of hormonal treatments. Over cooking the chicken to make it softer is a good idea for your toddler. Also, avoid strongly spicy flavourings, and tear the cooked meat into tiny bits, removing the bones before your feed it to your child.
When preparing fish, always remember that frying it makes it lose a lot of its nutritional value, as opposed to using it in a curry. Like chicken, and indeed, more so, be very carefuhttps://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/paneer-for-babies-benefits-and-recipes/l to tear off the meat and make sure no bones remain, before you feed your child with it. Even the fine bones found in sea fish can get stuck in a toddler’s throat.
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1 Year Old Baby Food Chart/Feeding Schedule
When planning your 12 month baby food schedule you do not have to go out of the way from your usual foods. If your weekly eating pattern has turned monotonous, this may be a good time to add a bit of colour to it, as your baby and you, both, need a well rounded, balanced diet. Here is a sample baby food chart:
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 1
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 2
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 3
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 4
|Breakfast||Dalia (broken wheat)|
Dahi (curd) with jaggery + ½ mango
Jowar (sorghum)-wheat roti + chole palak + a few cherry tomatoes
|Dinner||Roti + sabzi + dal fry|
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 5
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 6
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 7
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 1
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 2
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 3
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 4
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 5
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 6
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 7
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 1
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 2
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 3
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 4
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 5
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 6
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 7
|Breakfast||Thalipeeth + milk|
|Mid-morning||Rajgira (amaranth) ladoo|
Jowar (sorghum) -wheat roti + lauki (bottle gourd) sabzi + chana dal + a few cherry tomatoes
Chana (chickpeas) powder mixed with dates ladoo
Roti + dal + a sabzi of choice + a few slices of cucumber
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 1
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 2
|Breakfast||Cheese vegetable pancake + milk|
Chopped guava or boiled carrot cubes
Jowar (sorghum)-wheat roti + chole palak + a few cherry tomatoes
Mango/ strawberry yoghurt with oats or poha (flattened rice) soaked in dahi with mashed banana
|Dinner||Curd rice with cucumber|
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 3
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 4
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 5
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 6
Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 7
Video: 1 Year Old Baby Food Recipes
Best Baby Food Recipes for 1 Year Old
Make sure you get the chance to prepare the following dishes for your young one :
1. Fried Apple Rings
A quick, sweet snack!
- 1 Apple
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 1/2 beaten egg
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- A pinch of salt
How to Prepare:
- Mix flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and set aside.
- Mix egg and buttermilk in a separate bowl.
- Slice the apple into 1/4 inch thick slices discarding the core.
- Mix the 2 bowls and dip the apple rings in them and deep fry them.
You can also coat the fried pieces with powdered sugar for older kids!
2. Besan Parantha
The high protein content in besan a. k.a chickpeas and the carbohydrates in paranthas make this a balanced way to start the day!
- Whole wheat dough
- 2 tbsp besan
- 1/2 chopped onion
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tbsp chopped coriander
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp carrom seeds
- 3-4 tsp oil
How to Prepare:
- Mix besan, onion, coriander powder, chopped coriander, carom seeds and garam masala.
- Knead this mixture into a dough wth a bit of oil. (Do not add water!)
- Use the wheat dough to make a chapatti and use the besan dough as filling.
- Cook on a tawa with ghee.
- Serve with butter or curd.
3. Ragi Laddu
Ragi is rich in iron and can help prevent anaemia by improving haemoglobin levels.
- 1 kg –Ragi Powder
- 1/2 kg – Powdered sugar
- 1/2 kg – Pure ghee
- Few Almond + cashew finely chopped
- 2 cardamom powdered
How to Prepare:
- Heat 250gms ghee in a pan and add the ragi powder to it.
- Keep roasting on low flame for almost 45 mins till it becomes darker brown.
- Add rest of ghee, chopped dry fruits and cardamom powder.
- Fry for more 10 mins on low flame .
- After it has cooled down, add powdered sugar and mix well.
- Shape into balls to form ragi laddoo!
4. Plain Khichdi
Khichdi is easy to make and can be made with many different bases, such as tomato khichdi, carrot khichdi, spinach khichdi, etc. Khichdi is traditionally known to be one of the first solid foods eaten by babies.
- 2/3 cup rice
- 1/3 cup moong or toor dal
- Garlic – 2 optional
- Hing – optional
How to Prepare:
- Wash and soak the rice and dal in water for half an hour.
- Drain the water.
- Cook all the ingredients in a pressure cooker with 3 cups of water.
- Serve with ghee
5. French Toast
A quickly readied snack suited for mornings and afternoons. Did you know that in most European languages other than English, the name for French toast, translates, literally, to “Poor Knights”?
- 2 slices brown bread
- 1 egg
- 1 small pureed banana
- ½ cup milk
How to Prepare:
- Mix together milk, pureed banana and egg.
- Beat the mixture well to a runny consistency.
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Dip bread piece into mixture and fry.
6. Barley Porridge With Banana
This semi-solid recipe is filling and yummy, and your little one is sure to enjoy this and, ask for seconds.
- 1 cup barley
- 1 banana
- 3 cups water
How to Prepare:
- Add the water and barley in a vessel and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
- Release the pressure and check the softness of the barley. If it isn’t soft enough, let it simmer, until perfect.
- Let this cool down completely and blend until smooth.
- Chop the banana into bite sized pieces, add to the porridge, and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Serve warm.
- When using homemade baby food recipes for one year olds, do not be afraid to go for variety! Some doctors believe that staying with the same food for long can lead to them to become fussy eaters.
- The “drawback” of going for a large variety of foods, is the increase in the possibility of your child ingesting some food that they may be allergic to. In most developed countries, allergy tests are a part of due medical process for babies. We would suggest you look into the options for the same!
- Do not jump from liquid to solid food. Take it slow. Move from softer textures to semi-solid foods before going on to solid foods.
- The best time of day to feed your baby solid foods is when they have just woken up in the morning or from a nap and are high on energy!
- Do not disregard the advantage of having a high chair to feed a baby. Not only is your baby safe and secure, but it is ergonomically easier on your back too – much needed after 9 months of pregnancy and a year of picking up after your infant!
- Its never too late to create a taste for healthy food for your one year old baby. It can take up to 15 tries before a child tries a new food. So, if they didn’t eat their carrots on Monday, don’t hold back from trying on Wednesday, and even next week!
- Don’t force feed anything to your child. It’s possible that they may not be hungry or just not enjoy a particular food. If they continue to refuse any particular food over a period of time, its okay. Just like you like and dislike certain foods, kids do as well.
Eating healthy isn’t a chore; it’s a habit. And there’s no better time to start eating healthy, than when you literally start eating.
- Each child is different and so use these meal plans as a trusted guide as per your discretion. You can modify the meals according to your child’s preferences / requirements.
- Never force-feed a child.
- While preparing formula, please follow the instructions on the box and use the measuring spoon provided with it.
- While introducing solid food to a baby, initially, one needs to prepare watery gruels/soups. As a child gets older, the caretaker/ mother has to increase the thickness of the liquids slowly according to the child’s capacity to swallow. Foods that are too thick can cause stomach upset/ unnecessary load; while excessively watery food might cause the child to remain hungry.
- Some kids may eat less on some days and that is absolutely alright. However, if a child eats less for more than 3-4 consecutive days, please visit a doctor to guide further.
- A child may eat less during the teething phase or if he/she may not be feeling well. You could increase breast milk /formula feeds on those days. Re-introduce the foods once the child is back to normal.
- Don’t stop feeding if the child is suffering from diarrhoea.
- You can alter the taste of the food by adding some natural flavours like cinnamon, jeera powder, lemon juice, curry leaves etc. if the child doesn’t accept the food initially.
- If your child suffers from an allergy to nuts, gluten or eggs, please consult your doctor before feeding him/her any foods that may contain them.
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1 Year Baby Food Chart
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Congratulations, your baby has turned one! Introduce your toddler to a variety of new foods and flavors with the help of our 1 Year Baby Food Chart.
1 Year Baby Food Chart with Indian Recipes
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After waiting all these months, your little baby has turned one!!
This is a huge milestone – both for baby and the parents. Turning one now makes your baby officially a toddler, and he’s probably already toddling around the home – faster than you can catch him!
Your little one’s life is going to change as she continues to grow rapidly, and the biggest change is going to be in the area of food. From now on, your baby is ready to have all the foods that were restricted for babies under one. Which means it’s time for a brand new food chart!
By now your baby is already having most household meals except for those restricted foods and now you can go ahead and feed your baby everything you make for the rest of the family, with less salt and spices. Of course, it is important to consider things like food allergies and choking hazards, and we recommend consulting your child’s pediatrician in case of any doubt.
So the list of foods to avoid has significantly decreased, but toddlerhood brings with it new challenges, especially fussy eating. Your baby is going to be more adamant about his likes and dislikes, and you’ll have to use quite a bit of creativity to work around it.
Toddlers tend to have phases where they eat only one food and reject everything else. In this situation, nutritional deficiencies are a real risk, but you can keep them away by adding a supplementary food like a multigrain health drink or dry fruits powder which ensures many vital nutrients in a small amount.
It is recommended to continue breastfeeding for as long as you and your baby are comfortable, but if you are planning to wean, consider weaning your toddler gently to avoid distress. If you’re planning to start potty training, get all the tips in our ultimate potty training guide.
The food chart we’ve created here includes recipes common in most Indian households. Finger Foods still make the best snacks, and it’s also important to ensure your baby drinks sufficient water throughout the day.Week 1Week 2
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Use these food charts and plan your baby’s meals using a Printable Meal Planner. You can also keep a “Baby Food Diary” to track your little one’s favorite recipes and food allergies if any.
Here are our most popular baby recipes:
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Disclaimer: The information presented here is meant as a guide and does not replace professional medical advice. You should always discuss your baby’s dietary requirements with your doctor.
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Post updated on – 26 October 2019
Post first published on – 27 April 2015
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Union of Pediatricians of Russia
Nutrition for children from 1 to 3 years of age
The period from 1 to 3 years of life is a crucial stage in the transition to an adult type of nutrition, which has certain features. In order to ensure that all the necessary nutrients enter the child's body and at the same time prevent an excess of individual nutrients, nutrition should be balanced and varied.
The daily amount of food for children aged 1 to 1. 5 years should be 1000-1200 g, from 1.5 to 3 years - 1200-1500 g, the amount of food in one feeding should not exceed 300-350 ml. The diet consists of three main meals per day and two snacks. It is considered optimal when breakfast is 25% of the total energy density of the diet, lunch is 30–35%, dinner is 20%, and additional meals are about 10%. In general, the child can eat the same food as the rest of the family.
In the diet of a child of 1–3 years of age , must be present daily: meat of animals or poultry, dairy and sour-milk products, vegetables, fruits, bread, cereals, vegetable and butter; fish and eggs are included in the diet 2-3 times a week.
Cereal products: bread - 2-3 servings per day, cereals and side dishes - 1 time per day
Fruit and/or vegetables: at least 5 times a day
Dairy products: at least 3 servings per day (including those used to make cereals, yoghurts, fermented milk drinks, cottage cheese, infant formula or breast milk).
Domestic pediatricians recommend, when compiling a diet for children aged 1–3 years, preference should be given to specialized children's dairy products of industrial production that meet high quality requirements and safety indicators for this age. Most children's dairy products are additionally enriched with vitamins and/or minerals and other biologically active components, taking into account the physiological needs of children of this age. At the same time, in foreign recommendations, children over 1 year old are offered the gradual introduction of whole cow's milk, which is rich in fats necessary for proper growth and development, the absorption of vitamins A and D, the development of the child's brain and nervous system.
Meat dishes: 2-3 times a day
Fish dishes: 2-3 servings per week
Eggs: 2-3 per week
Dietary fats: 3-4 teaspoons of butter and/or vegetable oils per day
When cooking, use the minimum amount of salt and sugar, and do not add them to industrial products.
Offer your child a variety of foods and let them choose for themselves. Children love to eat on their own, so if possible, offer food that the child can eat with their hands.
It is important to remember that a baby can choke on pieces of food, so whatever you give your baby should be crushed or cut into small pieces that can be easily chewed.
Do not give to a small child: nuts, whole grapes, cherry tomatoes (unless quartered), whole carrots, seeds (such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds), round candies, legumes, raisins, because a child can eat them choke.
Also in the diet of children of the first 3 years of life should not be present:
Mushrooms; canned snacks, pickled vegetables and fruits
Home canned food
Dry concentrates for side dishes
Hot sauces, mustard, horseradish, pepper, vinegar, mayonnaise
Juices and drinks in the form of dry concentrates; sweet carbonated drinks
Products containing food additives (flavorings, dyes of artificial origin, including chewing gum), popcorn
Combined fats; cakes and pastries
It is important to remember that children of this age should not be given too spicy and spicy foods.
Menu for a child up to a year (tables)
Approximately by 9 months the child develops a stable feeding schedule: frequency, time, dosage. All basic complementary foods have already been introduced, but breast milk or formula is still the mainstay of nutrition. Still, mothers are lost in what sequence, in what quantity of products to give child aged up to year . Here are several options for an approximate menu for children aged from 9 months to 1 year in tables . With the help of convenient tables, it will be easier for mothers to draw up a nutrition plan for the baby, taking into account age characteristics and individual preferences. Learn, choose, apply.
Weekly menu for a child from 9 months to 1 year
Menu of our mothers and grandmothers: from the book "Mother and Child", 1954, authors B. A. Arkhangelsky and G. N. Speransky - members of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR. The approximate menu is designed for 5 main feedings per day (click on the table to enlarge it)
Features of the menu for children under 1 year old
- 1-3 month old baby eats only breast milk or milk formula.
- In the menu of a 4 - 5 month old baby - artificial, the first complementary foods are introduced.
- The menu of breastfed children under 6 months does not include additional meals. By this time, breast milk no longer fulfills the nutritional needs of the growing baby.
- A child of 6-7 months eats 4-5 times a day, the menu becomes varied and looks something like this:
Variants of the daily menu for a child up to a year (table)
- Menu for children 8-9 months
From the age of 8-9 months, meat, fish, cottage cheese, kefir are added to the menu:
- Sample menu for 1 day for a child
At the age of 10-11 months in the evening feeding, milk can be replaced with kefir, gradually weaning the baby from the breast. Kids menu 10-11 months must contain:
- breast milk or formula
- milk oatmeal
- rice or buckwheat porridge
- vegetable broth
- meat dishes
- vegetable puree
- fruit purees
- egg yolk
Number of breastfeeds up to one year
Approximate diet for children up to one year - NUTRICIA
Feeding scheme for a child under one year old
The numbers in the center of scheme indicate the hours of feeding.