Diet For 1 Year Old Children

A 1 year age child should eat food containing all the essential nutrients, like iron, folic acid, protein, carbohydrates, fibers, minerals, vitamins, etc.

  • You may like to replace breast milk or formula milk with whole milk, when the child is one year old. Low fat or skim milk is not good for children as they need fat for growth.

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  • Your child should be given fruits, vegetables, breads, grains, and the dairy products to ensure all nutrients.
  • Give to eat them 4-5 times throughout the day, because toddlers and small children cannot eat much at a time. Follow the principles of the Food Pyramid, portions and number of servings are less for children.
  • Opened baby food containers should be covered and stored in a refrigerator for not more than two days.
  • Give only one new food at a time and watch for any allergic reactions.
  • Avoid foods such as nuts, popcorn, potato chips, corn, grapes, raisins, etc. These foods may choke the baby.
  • Do not give sweets or sweetened beverages as they contribute to tooth decay due to sugar content.
  • Do not give soft drinks, coffee, tea, and chocolate.
  • Do not give any vitamin supplements. A child's diet may be deficient in calcium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and folic acid. Healthy children should get all their nutrients from foods. Standard pediatric multi-vitamins may be given if your pediatrician recommends it.
  • Do not feed solids in a bottle.
  • Avoid giving bottle with milk or fruit juice to the baby lying in bed. This can develop nursing bottle mouth that may result in tooth decay.
  • Citrus Foods: It is better not to give citrus fruits like lemon, limes, grapefruits, tangerines, tomato and oranges until baby is 12 months old due mostly to the acidity of the fruit which may cause diaper rash, skin rashes and tummy pains. A sensitivity to citric acids is generally not found after 1 year of age. You should also avoid pineapple although it is not a citrus food, but it can be acidic.

Foods for Children & Toddlers 1 yEAR oLD

Food Category


Serving Size

Breads, cereals, whole grains

At least 6

1/2 - 1 slice of bread
1/4 - 1/2 cup cooked cereal, grain, or pasta
1/2 - 1 cup prepared off the shelf cereal


At least 3

1 cup milk, formula milk, breast milk or fortified soy milk


At least 2

1/4 - 1/2 cup cooked
1/2 - 1 cup raw


At least 2

1 medium fruit
1/4 - 1/2 cup canned fruit
1/2 cup juice

Lentils, Legumes, nuts, and seeds

At least 2

1/4 - 1/2 cup cooked dals, beans, tofu, tempeh
1 - 2 tablespoons nuts, seeds

Is Your Child not eating properly?

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Most first time mothers think that their child does not know whether he is hungry or not; they think that he is hungry all the times. With this in mind, they feed every half or one hour. This is not good. Note that over-feeding will make the child uncomfortable, he may even vomit, he may have stomach pain or too much gas problem.

If your child is not eating, do not give any incentive or reward for eating, nor make any promises for eating. Also do not punish the child for not eating. Some mothers say:
1. If you eat you will get a surprise gift.
2. If you eat you will get a chocolate.
3. If you don't eat I will not talk to you or I will be angry. Some mothers even take a stick in their hand to force the child to eat.

The best thing is to maintain the timings. Serve him food at fixed timings at fixed intervals. Set a separate plate for him when all are eating.

Danger Foods For Children

  • You should not give honey to infants younger than 1 year age. This is because bacterial spores present in honey can cause infant botulism. In some rare cases, it can cause death. The infants have no beneficial bacteria in their digestive tracts that can control the growth of the bacterium.
  • You should not give any uncooked food to infants under 1 year age, because uncooked food may contain botulism spores.
  • Chemicals in foods such as preservatives and colors can be dangerous to children. Simple sausages, cordial and dried fruits may trigger asthma in children. All of these foods contain high levels of sulphites (sulfites).
    Researchers in Britain found in 2007 that some chemicals used in food and beverages can make normal kids hyperactive (state of overactiveness).
  • The child may be allergic to some foods. Kiwifruit can cause dangerous allergic reactions in children. Researchers at the University of Southamptom found that children under 5 years of age are likely to suffer symptoms including collapse, breathing difficulties, tingling or itching in the mouth and swelling of the tongue after eating kiwifruit.

    The kiwifruit contains a protein (actidine) similar to that found in birtcvh pollen, avocados, bannana, and chestnuts. The study has shown that those who are allergic to peanut, eggs or milk or who suffered from asthma or eczema, has a tendency to allergic to kiwifruit.

Children's Adult Height Prediction Calculator

The following calculator calculates the height of a child when he will becom an adult based on his & parent's present data. Note that it is only a rough estimate the law of averages. Do not leave any field empty.

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Child's Age Years
Child's Height Feet Inches
Child's Weight Pounds
Father's Height Feet Inches
Mother's Height Feet Inches
Predicted Adult Height At 21 Years

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