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15 (12-18) months Food Chart/ Toddler Food Chart
This 15 (12-18) months Food Chart / Meal Plan will help you plan your recently turned toddler’s meals with ease.
At 15 months, you must be noticing huge changes in your baby in the last few months. Your little baby might be a proficient walker now. Even if she has not yet taken her first step alone, it is just round the corner. You will find that she wants greater control over everything and that includes eating. The baby might seem to want to move all the time and the memories of her sitting quietly in the high-chair while you feed her might appear distant.
15 (12-18) months Food Chart / Meal Plan
Feeding a toddler can be a challenge. They can suddenly start refusing their favorite food or may take fancy to something completely unlikely. Your baby who was eating like a dream might turn into a fussy eater overnight. Now is the time to allow her the freedom to feed herself by offering finger foods.
15 (12-18) months Food Chart
Points to remember when feeding a 15 months old
- You may have switched to cow’s milk by now or might still be breastfeeding. Remember to increase the quantity of solid meals now. If your toddler does not like milk, see how you can replace milk in her diet.
- Limit your toddler’s intake of milk to less than 2 cups a day( around 400-500 ml).
- If you have been giving purees, stop them right away. At 15 months, your baby is capable enough to chew her food.
- Give finger food which the toddler can feed herself. Small pieces of paranthas, rotis, vegetable sticks, paneer sticks, potato and sweet potato fries can form great finger food.
- Try not to get too stressed over the amount being eaten or mess being made. This too shall pass!
- Avoid temptation to feed sugary items just so the tot eats something.
- Serve variety of food to ensure balanced diet.
- Try to give a wholesome meal every time but do not count on it to be finished. Every child is different. Some might love one pot meals like khichdi, pulaos etc. while others might insist on separate food groups. Try and figure out your child’s preference.
- Try to make food interesting and fun by making different shapes out of chapatis and making food more colorful.
- Try not to run behind your active toddler with a plate of food as it can set you up for next few years. Either let them feed themselves or feed in a chair.
- Include raw fruits and vegetables (salads) in their regular meals. This is the age to inculcate good eating habits and taste towards healthy food options.
- You will have some important vaccinations at 15 months mark. View and download the IAP approved Immunization Chart here.
13. You can safely give non-vegetarian items if you waited till 1 year to introduce them. Eggs, fish and chicken are usually safe to be given. Some recipes below:
Chicken and veg soup/broth
Baked chicken lollipops – Kid-friendly
Chicken curry for kids
Fish for first-timers15 (12-18) months Food Chart / Meal Plan
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12-18 Months Baby Food Chart
last updated: by Kalyani
12-18 Months Baby Food Chart -Now your tiny little bundle of joy is one year. I am sure you have thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful journey with your baby:) You have watched as your baby grows from first smiles to first steps. By now, your baby is ready to enjoy a variety of family foods.What kind of foods should I give my 12-18 months old?
You can give all the foods you cook for your family with fewer spices. Offer a variety of food each day. Your child may have few front teeth now, can chew some foods. But it is still a good idea to mash or cut into small pieces (1/2 inch or less) while giving the meat or any hard foods if it is tough to chew.
Now your child is one year, she can drink cows milk. Cows milk is a readily available source of calcium, and it also provides essential vitamins and proteins for your child. Also, you can continue breastfeeding as long as you and your baby are comfortable.How to introduce cows milk to my baby?
Prefer whole milk until three years as toddlers need fat in their diet for growth and development. Give only 200 - 300 ml (at the max) of cows milk (in a cup) per day. Anything beyond the recommended amount of cows milk leads to less appetite in toddlers. Also, don't dilute the milk with water as it reduces its nutrition content.
If your baby is not interested in taking plain milk, you can try to flavor the milk with natural homemade flavors, or add milk to porridge's/kheer/desserts or include dairy products such as curd/yogurt, paneer, cheese, etc.Should my 12-18-month-old feed herself?
By now, your toddler might be ready for self-feeding, though she might not be able to do it perfect. She should be able to hold and drink from a cup with little help and may be interested in eating with spoon/fingers. Foods can be cut into pieces so that she can be able to feed herself with fingers. Encourage self-feeding if your toddler is ready and eat as a family whenever possible. It helps in developing good eating habits.What are the finger foods can I give to my toddler?
Finger foods such as chunks of soft-cooked vegetables, fruits, cheese, toasted paneer, homemade cookies/crackers, boiled eggs are easy to prepare and mostly loved by children of this age, and they can experiment on feeding themselves.What changes can I expect in my one-year-old baby's appetite?
After one year, your baby's growth rate naturally slows down, and hence, your baby's appetite might have decreased than before. Also, your toddler might be interested in exploring the world around than eating. The quantity of food consumed on each day may vary from large to small amount depends on the appetite of your child. Be assured that your child knows when she is hungry, and they won't stuff needlessly.How to encourage my fussy eating toddler?
Here are some tips for the fussy eating toddler
- Never force your baby to finish the meal. Let them take their own time and enjoy the food. If your baby refuses food, try again a little later on.
- Encourage self-feeding by offering plenty of finger foods.
- Let your baby experience the food even it is more of playing and a mess.
- Offer a variety of nutritious small meals.
- Reduce sugary foods and avoid processed/junk food as much as possible.
- Be an example for your child in food habits.
For 12-18 months baby, you can offer three meals, two snacks, and cows milk. If you are a breastfeeding mom, You can continue breastfeeding whenever your baby demands. Choose the timings for meal and snack according to your child's preference. Try to give food at regular intervals. If your child refuses food, try again a little later on.How much quantity for 12-18-months baby per day?
To ensure your child gets a balanced meal, aim for a variety of foods from four primary food groups as listed below. For the quantity of food, always be guided by your child's hunger as appetite varies from baby to baby, and most babies change from day-to-day. Here is an approximate amount, Offer a serving from within these portion size ranges at each meal and snacks.
- Whole Grains, Cereal & Carbohydrates - 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup
- Fruits & Vegetables -1/4 cup to 1/2 cup
- Milk & Dairy Products - 1 cup
- Meat/Protein/Meat Alternatives - 1/4 cup
Here is a sample food chart with recipes (please click on the hyperlink to get the recipes) for 12-18 months old baby. Please consider the below points before using this food chart:Notes:
- Never introduce more than one food at a time when adding new food to your baby.
- Check for allergy symptoms when you are introducing new food to your baby and stop feeding your baby if you find any signs.
- This food chart is prepared to give an idea of what foods can be included in babies diet. It should not be considered as medical advice.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.
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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. nine0003
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. nine0003
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 porridge, yogurt, fermented milk drinks, cottage cheese, infant formula or breast milk). nine0003
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. nine0003
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. nine0003
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.
Diet for a child aged 9-12 months
By 9 months the main complementary foods have already been introduced, so the expansion of the child's diet continues. It is important to know that at this age the consistency of the products should change from homogenized to finely and coarsely ground.
A meat dish for an older child can be offered in the form of meatballs, which diversifies the child's diet and stimulates the formation of chewing skills. Canned meat industrial production for children over 8 months. - coarsely chopped, spices and spices (white pepper, celery, parsley, dill, onion, basil, thyme) can be added to them. nine0003
The amount of fish puree increases to 60 g per day by 12 months. Fish is given 2 times a week boiled without broth (instead of meat).
At this age, children's pasta can be offered to the child.
The number of children's cookies and crackers is increased up to 10-15 g per day (2-3 cookies).
By the year it is useful to add finely chopped fresh garden greens (dill, parsley) to various dishes, which significantly enriches the diet with vitamins and minerals. nine0003
Sample diet for a 12 month old child:
| Dairy-free or milk porridge*
Boiled egg yolk
| 150-200 g
approx. 1 tsp.
| Vegetable puree nine0076
Meat puree (meatballs) or fish
| afternoon tea
| Breast milk (kefir or yoghurt)**
| 100 g
| Vegetables or porridge**
| 180 g nine0089
| before bedtime
|Breast milk (DMS)***
* - dairy-free porridge should be diluted with breast milk or infant formula that the child receives. Milk porridge is diluted with water.
** - daily volume of kefir or yogurt can be up to 200 ml,
*** - baby milk formula
Approximate diet of a 12-month-old child with an allergy to cow's milk proteins:
| Dairy-free porridge*
| 150-200 g
approx. 1 tsp.
| Vegetable puree
| 180 g
about 1/2 tsp.
| afternoon tea
| Breast milk or formula for infants with intolerance to cow's milk proteins
| Vegetables or dairy-free porridge**
| 180 g
about 1/2 tsp.
| at bedtime
|Breast milk or formula for infants with intolerance to cow's milk proteins
* - dairy-free porridge should be diluted with breast milk or formula for children with intolerance to cow's milk proteins.
** - you can either alternate porridge or vegetables, or offer a mixed dish - porridge with vegetables.