Beware of the ""foodie""Well, there you Small is officially a toddler, his eating habits could change. Toddlers are known to be very picky eaters. It may even be that they themselves deny courts that were their favorite food yesterday. It can also happen that your child cleans up at a meal like a barn thresher and at the next opportunity pecks like a sparrow.
This is partly explained by the change in growth after the first birthday. While your baby has tripled its weight in its first year of life, in the second year it only adds another 1 to 5 to three kilos. And because of the growing independence and mobility, your child may be too busy with his discoveries to spend a long time eating.
Therefore, always have small portions and nutritious snacks at hand during the day. In addition, a toddler's stomach is not big enough to digest massive
portions. Do not worry if your little one pushes his plate away - it will not starve to death. If it is hungry then it will eat.
Learning IndependenceAlthough your child's interest in food may not be that great, she can now master this task technically. It should be able to eat independently with the help of a fork and a spoon, although not every bite still lands in the mouth. It can eat almost the same as the rest of the family (except spicy or flatulent foods) as long as it is cut into toddler-friendly pieces.
Stay HealthyContinue to minimize greasy and / or sweetened foods and drinks (chips, candies, cola). Help your child find taste in largely natural products instead of flavored and artificial ones.
If your child is one year old, then you can give him whole milk to drink. If you and your child want that, then you can continue to breastfeed anyway. Do not give your child under the age of two years semi-fat milk and under five years no low-fat milk. These products contain too little energy (calories) and fat-soluble vitamins to meet their needs. Give your child at least 350 ml of whole milk daily. If your little one likes to drink milk, then you can also offer him quark, yoghurt and cream cheese.
Food is FunBe more creative with your meals.Offer your child the usual dishes, but gradually introduce new fruits and vegetables. This gives the baby the chance to eat a varied and healthy diet. Maybe your little one likes the broccoli or cauliflower florets, or he loves fish swimming in a pond of sauce on a mashed potatoes mountain. Prick the bread out with cookie-molds - a cheese-bread in the form of a fish, a heart or a star tastes better than the ordinary food!
Not all foods are suitableAt this age, there are still some foods that you should not yet give your child. Make sure that the food is not too greasy (French fries, pizza), spicy (chilli, curry), over-fried or very bloating (cabbage, legumes, onions). Even honey or hard foods such as red currants, carrots or nuts should be avoided in the second year of life, the little ones could swallow it.
Food by age: 18 to 24 months