As the weaning stage starts winding up and the child gets increasingly inclined towards solid foods, it is the time to take the diet from breast milk or formula feed to what the family eats.
After the first birthday, it becomes imperative that the toddler be offered a variety of wholesome foods from different food groups. A right mix of carbohydrates, eggs and lentils, vegetables, fruits and milk products is what is needed to support the child’s growth and development. However, this is also the age when the child’s desire to be independent and in control shoots up and mealtimes start becoming a challenge. The concerns about your toddler’s feeding pattern, choices and frequency are well justified.