Feeding and Nutrition Tips For Your 1-Year Old Baby

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As your baby turns a year old, you can expect to see a series of changes, including their behaviour, mobility, and appetite.

Fret not though, because we’ll guide you through one of these aspects: appetite.

Typically, 12-month old toddlers need about 1,000 calories a day (divided into 3 meals and 2 snacks) to support their developing bodies and minds.

At this age, your baby’s digestive system is already mature enough to transition from baby food to the foods you’re eating. You’ll probably even notice them mimicking you during mealtimes.

With so much going on with their appetite, you’ll be left wondering how to best feed them and meet the required nutrients for their growth at the same time.

Today, we’ll share everything you need to know about food and nutrition for toddlers!

Feeding Tips

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1. Encourage, don’t pressure

Try not to worry when your little one doesn’t seem to be in the mood to eat. It’s normal for babies around this age to skip meals due to their changing appetite.

Instead of forcing them to eat, remove the food and give them a nutritious snack to eat. If that still doesn’t work, try giving them a different meal, something new to them.

Sometimes babies will want to eat the same food over and over again, which usually lasts for a few weeks. If their favourite food is healthy, then it’s fine to give it to them as long as they want.