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Baby's Diet After One Year

After one year the child should be started on variety of foods so that it develops tastes. Cow or Buffalo's milk can be given along with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Chapati made of whole wheat should be given as it is nutritious. Read on to know more.

After the child is a year old, you should gradually let the child start getting used to foods made for the family, in terms of taste as well as consistency. 


  • Start giving cow or buffalo's milk from a glass 2-3 times a day. 
  • If the child does not like milk, milk preparations like fruit salad in milk, curds and cheese should be given.


  • Inexpensive seasonal fruits should be given in abundance.
  • Whenever possible, avoid peeling the fruit's skin.  Fruit skins are rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Encourage the child to have fresh fruit juices, but avoid sweetening it with sugar.
  • Avoid canned fruits and fruit juices; they have excessive sugar and contain preservatives.

Rice and Chapati

  • Chapatis should be made from whole wheat.  (Do not throw away the bran). 
  • Polished rice is not as healthy as unpolished or par-boiled rice.


  • Green, orange, red and yellow vegetables are essential.  Scrape vegetables like potatoes instead of peeling them. 
  • Use the water in which rice or vegetables have been boiled; it contains essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Do not overcook vegetables.  If you want to make the vegetables soft, gently mash them with a spoon. 

Dals, Eggs and other high protein foods

  • Make sure foods high in protein (such as pulses or dals, gram, peanuts, peas, beans, eggs, fish, mutton, liver) are given. 
  • Sprouted gram or moong is very nutritious. 

Chocolates, cold drinks, coffee, etc

  • Chocolates, cold drinks, flavoring agents, tea, coffee, etc. should be avoided as far as possible because they contain chemicals and caffeine that can be harmful to the child
  • These filler foods can also ruin the child's appetite for nutritious meals.

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riya.4 months ago
hi, every worried mom who thinks like me that her baby is not eating enough... im first time mom of 12 month old baby im writing about my baby eating habits n schedule. every child is unique n special so do as per ur child needs, as my baby wakes up in the morning i feed her bottle milk around 80 to 120 ml ,after 1 or 2 hours a banana, than in lunch time cooked,salted mashed plain rice or with mashed rice dal as per her taste or wish,while taking nap breastfeed, when she wakes up bottle milk , evening boiled egg white, biscuit, at night any one things which she likes pratha mashed in butter or oats, suji, khichadi, daliya anything while sleeping breastfeed...early morning breastfeed...
HB.4 months ago
Hi every one, above tips are very use full.. My girl baby is 14 months old, her weight is 10 kgs only and she looks skinny... could anyone help me out for a regular food supplement chart for my kid now and furhter on... please... I want her to gain a healthy weight...
please help me out... and when should i stop her bottle feeding and turn on to drink milk in glass...
please give me suggestions...

I value your golden suggestions...
rajnishsaini.4 months ago
my baby is one year old his weight is not gaining I m giving cream mlk juice paneer curd but she is not eat dal khichdi and daliawhich is good for her health what should I given to my daughter which is prefer to good for her health and weight gain .
manm.6 months ago
my baby is 1 yr old,from three months his weight is not gaining ,its stuck on 9.30 kg, apart from breast feeding he is not intrested in food supplements and also he sleep less (9-10 hrs in a day),plz suggest me on food intake....
laxmi.6 months ago
my baby is 13 month old but she is not eating anything.
.1 year ago
thanks 4 the information.
.1 year ago
Hi, I just want to know What kind of food i can give my 1 year old baby to eat?
.1 year ago
very nice eddition.
sri.1 year ago son is 2yr 9 months.....
usually i use to give him all food whatever we eat,dry fruits,fruits and veggies...but he is not gaining weight...Is chocolate good for gaining the weight...
.1 year ago
above info is really helpful.

I just want to know how do i increase appetite of my one year old baby. and how many time a day i give solid food and milk to her. Tell qty of milk each time
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