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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.

Benefits of Milk

Milk is a very important component of a child’s diet. It is vital to include it in children’s diet in order help them develop strong bones and teeth.

  • 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.
Benefits of Fruits

Fruits contain vital vitamins and nutrients that help babies to develop a strong immune system and provide protection against various illnesses.

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.

Benefits of Rice and Chapati

Rice is a very good source of protein for babies as well as a good source of energy for them. Boiled rice can be fed to children along with curd, milk or Dal. Chapati is a very good source of carbohydrate which is necessary for providing the energy that babies need for performing various activities. Chapatis are also very beneficial for digestion and preventing problems like constipation in children. 

  • 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.

Benefits of Vegetables

Vegetables are very beneficial for providing essential nutrients like Vitamin C, fibre, magnesium, potassium, folate and beta carotene. Some vegetables like spinach, beetroot and broccoli are rich in antioxidants which are very helpful in preventing innumerable diseases.

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.

Benefits of Protein Rich Foods

Including foods rich in protein in the diet of babies is very important for aiding their rapid growth. So, it is important that parents include such foods in the diet of their babies on regular basis.

Foods to be Avoided

Here is a list of foods which parents must never introduce to their children.
  • Chocolates, cold drinks, flavouring 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.

  • Other foods that include in this list are foods like chips, candies, packaged juices, packaged milkshakes and foods containing artificial flavours and colours.
The foods to be avoided mentioned above are not only harmful for the health of the babies but also it can affect their brain development. So, make sure that you avoid introducing such foods in the diet of your child at all costs.

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Purnima.4 years ago
Hi! every1
My baby is 13 months old but still hasnt started chewing. he takes everything mashed in a thick consistency. recently he started having biscuits n trying to take a bite on banana... Can anybody advice me what can i do?
riya.4 years 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 years 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 years 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.4 years 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.4 years ago
my baby is 13 month old but she is not eating anything.
.5 years ago
thanks 4 the information.
.5 years ago
Hi, I just want to know What kind of food i can give my 1 year old baby to eat?
.5 years ago
very nice eddition.
sri.5 years 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...
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