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    Default Typical 1 year old diet?

    What is the average 1 year old eating?

    I was told by the ped yesterday that its time to start introducing snacks to Daniel's diet of 3 meals a day. She thinks it will fatten him up (Also told to cut back on nursing. Whatever.)

    I did look at Daniel's diet and realize that I don't offer good fats very often.
    For awhile he was having avocado every 2 days. I will start doing that again.

    Any other good-fat foods I can add?

    Lyn
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    Default Re: Typical 1 year old diet?

    At about 12 or 13 mo my DS went to:
    7 or 7:30 am breakfast
    9:30 am snack
    12:00 lunch
    3:00 pm snack
    4:30 pm snack
    6:30 pm dinner

    And was still BF plenty in between!

    At 16 mo we're down to about 4 or 5 BF sessions.

    Good fats include: avocado, flax seed oil, coconut oil, olive oil, and if you're doing dairy whole cow-milk products (cheese, yogurt, etc)

    My tiny DS usually gets an extra dolop of some fat source on his foods.

    Kellymom's nutrition for a nursing toddler which has lots of good ideas.


    ETA: With my DS being allergic to dairy I've been relying on breastmilk as a good source of fat & calcium for him. I didn't cut back on nursing, but after he turned one did start offering food before nursing.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
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    Default Re: Typical 1 year old diet?

    Thanks Lynn!

    I just bought some Coconut Oil and it arrived today.

    I guess I was just offering BM as a snack. Will start offering solid food as a snack aswell.

    I worry he eats too much fruit. He has fruit with every meal, and sometimes banana as a snack.
    Lyn
    Nursing the girl with kaleidoscope eyes


    Mama to Daniel (12/3/06) and Lucy Jane (8/28/08)

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    Default Re: Typical 1 year old diet?

    I don't think you can do too much fruit. Just MNSHO!

    Try adding some beans and such if you are wanting him to get some good fats.

    We are at 19.5 months and he is still on the three meals and 3 snacks. He is weaned though so he doesn't get breast milk.

    I used to have a list of healthy snacks for little ones. We used a lot of it for Wyatt and he seemed to really like it. I will have to try and dig that up for you. If I remember correctly it was stuff like banana pieces rolled in rice krispies and black bean and cheese quesadillas.

    Oh and we still do the snack bar idea. I make a little plate up of different things and set it out. He always knows where it is and then he can go and grab some while he is playing. It really works great.
    Last edited by wyattsmom; November 29th, 2007 at 02:48 PM.

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    Default Re: Typical 1 year old diet?

    Here's a recent thread discussing what their recently turned one year olds were eating.

    One of the posts includes some info I got from a dietitian about serving sizes & numbers of servings per day.

    I tend to get pretty obsessive about what my DS is (or isn't eating) - so I've found it helpful keep offering healthy options and to look at the big picture of what & how much DS is eating over the course of several days or even an entire week.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
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    Default Re: Typical 1 year old diet?

    my son loves hummus, avocados, peanut butter, flax seed (sprinkled on his oatmeal in the morning), foods cooked with olive oil, and of course mommy's milk.

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    Default Re: Typical 1 year old diet?

    we do 3 meals a day and various snacks. fruit is a huge part of his diet, he just loves it! and, it's so easy for snacks, we also offer cheese, which he likes quite a bit. i have never tried a bean and cheese quesadilla, but that sounds like a great idea. i am trying to do fruits seasonally so he has new stuff to try, next on my list is the pomegranate, which i have no idea how to even eat oh, and hummus is great, too!
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    Paul (3/11/10)

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    I wish he would eat more that a few tablespoons a day.

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    Default Re: Typical 1 year old diet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Globemistress View Post
    peanut butter
    Just an FYI that peanuts are highly allergenic - some sources I've read suggest waiting until after 2 or 3 years old to introduce peanuts.

    There are lots of alternate things like sunbutter & if you are eating soy, soy butter.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
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    Default Re: Typical 1 year old diet?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsksam View Post
    At about 12 or 13 mo my DS went to:
    7 or 7:30 am breakfast
    9:30 am snack
    12:00 lunch
    3:00 pm snack
    4:30 pm snack
    6:30 pm dinner
    If you don't mind me asking....What time does your LO wake up and go to bed?
    Does he eat breakfast at home or the nursery??

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