FROM 12 TO 18 MONTHS: TASTE
Between the ages of 12 and 18 months, your baby is more and more able to masticate and can now switch from mixed or ground food to real melting pieces.
At this age, the baby’s menu is increasingly diversifying into a ‘big’ diet and you can let him discover new foods and introduce new tastes in his diet while entertaining him.
For example, create shapes with food and put color on your plate!
The 10 GOLD tips to treat your baby:
• Baby now wants to participate in family meals (eating at the table, with a spoon …).
• Feed only at the 4 meals. Avoid nibbling.
• Prefer vegetables and seasonal fruits.
• Fruits and vegetables must be of high quality, carefully selected, washed and peeled.
• Regarding bread: prefer bread to full flour rather than white flour.
• No introduction of foods with high antigenic power: peanuts, nuts, seafood, kiwi, celery, crustaceans.
• Avoid overloading in the evening to prevent sleep disturbances.
• Water is the only drink needed when your child is thirsty, in addition to milk. The amount of milk varies according to the babies, between 450 and 600ml per day.
• Do not salt and limit the sugar in your homemade preparations! Your taste is not that of your baby.
• Taste everything to your baby, often and patiently.
Typical menus for a baby from 12 to 18 months:
|Menu from 12 to 18 months|
|Morning||* 250ml of growth milk and 3 tablespoons of instant cereal or a bread toast with butter or jam.|
+ A fresh fruit juice (1/2 glass without added sugar)
|Noon||A few pieces of raw salad.|
+ 25-30g of meat or fish or half egg
+ A mixture of starch (eg potato) and cooked vegetables and a nut of butter or rapeseed oil or olive oil.
+ A fruit or a compote.
If the child is still hungry, a piece of cheese or a dairy (white cheese.)
|Snack||200ml of growth milk or unsweetened natural yoghurt.|
+ A slice of bread with butter or jam or compote.
|Evening||A starchy mixture (pasta, rice, semolina … for example) and cooked vegetables and one or two coffee spoons of olive oil.|
+ A dairy.
+ A fruit or a dairy (reverse by intake of lunch)