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What is better food for my 1 year old baby?

Date: 12 Oct 2009   Group: Family & Life    Category: Parenting   


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What is better food for my 1 year old baby?



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Author: Madhusmita     16 Oct 2009      Member Level: Gold     Points : 6  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

A 1 year old baby can eat many type of foods that we generally have in our diet. But, care should be taken to avoid chocking. Don't leave the baby alone while he is eating something. It is best to continue with mother's milk along with other foods.

Foods that are suitable for 1 year old baby are, fruit juice, boiled vegetables (smashed), boiled rice (smashed), cow's milk, bread in milk, dal in thin consistency, grain powders with milk or water etc. Some babies may be allergic to some type of foods. So whenever you start a new food, check, whether some problem occurs. Give small amounts first. Do not give the baby chips, chocolates, nuts, sweets, tea/coffee, cold drinks etc. These will cause harm for the baby.

Author: Ravi Kumar Dubey    16 Oct 2009      Member Level: Silver     Points : 8  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

Hie Vilas,

Some points which you have to keep in mind before giving food for one year old baby.

1. Don't feed nuts, raisins, popcorn, raw vegetables, unpeeled fruits, or peanut butter to children under the age of 2.
2. In the early stages of life, babies feed primarily on breast milk
3. You can replace breast milk or formula milk with whole milk, after the child is one year old. However, do not resort to low fat or skim milk. It is not good for children, as they need fat for growth
4. Avoid giving milk or fruit juice in a bottle to the baby while he is lying in bed. This can develop nursing bottle mouth, which may result in tooth decay.
5. Do not give sweets or sweetened beverages to the baby, as they contribute to tooth decay
6. Feed your child 4 - 5 times a day, because toddlers cannot eat too much at one time
7. Do not give soft drinks, coffee, tea, and chocolate
8. Do not give any vitamin supplements to the baby, as a healthy child should get all its nutrient content from foods. Standard pediatric multi-vitamins may be given, if your pediatrician recommends it.
9. Do not feed solids in a bottle.
10.Grains and dairy products should also form a part of the diet of your one year old child.

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Author: Madhumathi V    20 Oct 2009      Member Level: Silver     Points : 0    Voting Score: -1

In the early stages of life, babies feed primarily on breast milk. During this time, all the nutrients required by them are covered by breast milk, which acts like a tonic, satisfying their appetite as well as protecting them from susceptible dangers of many diseases. However, once babies start growing, their nutritional requirements also start growing. The body of the child needs more nutrition to grow. Thus, the diet of the baby has to be rich, providing him complete nutrition. There are some specific foods which should be included and some that should be avoided, once the baby turns a year old. For your convenience, given below is a list of baby foods for 1 year olds.

Diet for One Year Old:

1.You can replace breast milk or formula milk with whole milk, after the child is one year old. However, do not resort to low fat or skim milk. It is not good for children, as they need fat for growth.

2.Give your child fruits, vegetables and breads to ensure that he/she gets all nutrients.

3.Grains and dairy products should also form a part of the diet of your one year old child.

4.Feed your child 4 - 5 times a day, because toddlers cannot eat too much at one time.

5.In case of new foods in the diet of the baby, add only one at a time and keep a check for any allergic reactions.

6.Avoid foods such as nuts, popcorn, potato chips, corn, grapes, raisins, etc. These foods may choke the baby.

7.Do not give sweets or sweetened beverages to the baby, as they contribute to tooth decay.

8.Do not give soft drinks, coffee, tea, and chocolate.

9.Do not give any vitamin supplements to the baby, as a healthy child should get all its nutrient content from foods. Standard pediatric multi-vitamins may be given, if your pediatrician recommends it.

10.Do not feed the baby solids in a bottle.
Avoid giving milk or fruit juice in a bottle to the baby while he is lying in bed. This can develop nursing bottle mouth, which may result in tooth decay.

Author: chetna shah    20 Oct 2009      Member Level: Silver     Points : 6  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

At the age of 12 months baby needs

Fat

by age 1 the percentage of fat is about 30%. Baby needs more fat than you do. It is unhealthy for baby to eat too little fat in his diet. Often a toddler gets what his parents eat; parents who eat low fat foods may believe the same foods are OK to feed baby. Parents who drink low fat of fat free (skim) milk may give these products to their child. As a result baby gets less than desired percentage of fat in his diet. Don't limit your child's fat intake until after he turns two. At that point a gradual decrease won't be harmful. By age 5 your child should get about 30% of his calories from fat sources. Until he is quite a bit older, don't feed him fat-reduced foods.

Vitamin D

Many babies don't get enough vitamin D or zinc. Some products you think might contain this vitamin, like cheese and yogurt, don't. Parents who do not realize this may feed their baby these foods without offering others that do contain vitamin D. Good sources are eggs, fortified milk and butter.

Zinc

This mineral is found in poultry (and pork and beef). Some children may resist eating these foods but you should encourage your child if you do not any religious of lifestyle restrictions. Two to three tablespoons of meat or eggs provide him with enough zinc.

Author: naga sarveswara rao Guddeti    20 Oct 2009      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

Don't give any hard food for 1 year baby.
Give the food to easily digest.

Give liquid foods like Junior horlicks.Don't give nuts,raw vgtabls.

Regards
Sarveswar.

Author: srb123    21 Oct 2009      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3    Voting Score: 0

when my son was one year old he started eating each and everything. Soft food is recommended for one year child. Rice dal which is softly cooked mixed with vegetables a little salt and ghee is the best food.
Author: sharmila    05 Nov 2009      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 4  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

hi vilas,
A one year child can take regular food diet. All kinds of vegetable and non veg .if you are a non veg then you can give meat stock ,Fish etc...which is very good for his/her health. Start in less quantities and then gradually increase accordingly.Keep in mind that you introduce one kind of food for few weeks and then start with the other . This is because , if there is any kind of allergy towards the food , then it can be sought out immediately.All Kinds of fruits can be given. When the child has cold , then it is advicable to avoid bananas. We can also give multigrain health mix , which will be better if prepared in home.We can sprout all the grains and make a health mix.Care should be taken that the food that you give is easily digestable.

Thank you.

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