13-18 Months Baby Food Chart

13-18 Months Baby Food Chart

DIET AT 13 MONTHS  

By now it is likely that the child is used to eating at least two full meals a day, with breast feeding as per the mother and the baby’s schedule. Some children start showing interest towards eating proper solids from this age itself.  

Observing the child’s demands and interests, you can start introducing a variety of food substances and continue to breast-feed or formula feed the child.  

 EARLY MORNING  BREAKFAST  MID-MORNING  LUNCH  EVENING SNACK  DINNNER  
MON  Milk Cereal – rice, pulses, and dry fruits mix Fruit – cut – banana Rice with boiled veggies  Vegetable – carrot – boiled and cut into small chewable pieces  milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
TUES Milk  Millet’s porridge  Fruit – cut – mango  Boiled carrot rice, mashed with a pinch of salt ½ a bowl of yoghurt  milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
WED Milk  Cereal with boiled egg Fruit – cut – mango/apple/banana  Pasta  – softly cooked  Vegetable/milk milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
THURS  Milk Millet’s porridge Fruit – mango/banana/apple Rice with boiled veggies  Vegetable/milk  milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
FRI Milk Ragi porridge with curd  Fruit – mango/banana/apple  Pasta – softly cooked  Boiled vegetables milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
SAT  Milk Oat’s porridge  Avocado/peach  Rice with boiled veggies  Juice – orange/coconut  milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
SUN  Milk  Cereal with boiled egg  Avocado/peach/berries  Vegetable soup with noodles. ½ bowl of yoghurt  milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 

TIPS: 

  1. Introduce egg, different pulses, grains, different kinds of vegetables.  
  1. Ensure that the veggies are thoroughly cleaned and boiled. 
  1. Give mashed food and a little solid as well. 
  1. Avoid mixing too many dishes at once.  
  1. Introduce one at time and give the child time to decide. 
  1. Check for food allergies.  
  1. The frequency of the number of meals can be increased, depending on the baby’s appetite. 

NUTRITIONAL REUQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Physical activity and nutrition work in proportion with the growth in a child. The more of both will ensure a heathy baby – allowing better absorption of nutrients from the ingested food and strengthening the body.  
  1. Adequate exposure to sunlight enhances Vit – D, strengthens bones and promotes healthy skin. 
  1. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble and can be stored in the body for a longer duration – but vitamins C and B complex are water soluble. Water soluble vitamins are derived from food and get absorbed into the blood easily. For healthier muscle mass – adequate amount of vitamin C and B are essential. 
  1. Supplementation of vitamins as advised by the doctor is necessary.  

DIET AT 14 MONTHS  

 EARLY MORNING  BREAKFAST  MID-MORNING  LUNCH  EVENING SNACK  DINNNER  
MON  Milk Cereal – rice, pulses and dry fruits mix Fruit – cut – banana Pesto pasta with cheese sprinkled over it   Vegetable – carrot – boiled and cut into small chewable pieces  milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
TUES Milk  Millets porridge  Fruit – cut – mango  Boiled carrot rice, mashed with a pinch of salt ½ a bowl of curd milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
WED Milk  Cereal  with boiled egg Fruit – cut – mango/apple/banana  Pasta with boiled vegetables  Vegetable/milk Milk/home cooked meal 
THURS  Milk Toast with peanut butter  Fruit – mango/banana/apple Boiled egg with rice and vegetables Vegetable/milk  Milk/home cooked meal/ chicken broth  
FRI Milk Ragi porridge  Fruit – mango/banana/apple   Rice with pulses, broccoli and potato – boiled and mashed  Boiled vegetables Milk/chicken broth  
SAT  Milk Oat’s porridge  Avocado/peach  Noodle soup with chicken broth or eggs Boiled vegetables milk/as per the baby’s need 
SUN  Milk  Cereal with boiled egg  Berries and orange juice  Pasta Yoghurt – a full cup  milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 

TIPS: 

  1. Introduce egg, different pulses, grains, different kinds of vegetables.  
  1. Ensure that the veggies are thoroughly cleaned and boiled. 
  1. Give mashed food and a little solid as well. 
  1. Avoid mixing too many dishes at once.  
  1. Introduce one at time and give the child time to decide. 
  1. Check for food allergies.  
  1. The frequency of the number of meals can be increased, depending on the baby’s appetite. 

NUTRITIONAL REUQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Physical activity and nutrition work in proportion with the growth in a child. The more of both will ensure a heathy baby – allowing better absorption of nutrients from the ingested food and strengthening the body.  
  1. Adequate exposure to sunlight enhances Vit – D, strengthens bones and promotes healthy skin. 
  1. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble and can be stored in the body for a longer duration – but vitamins C and B complex are water soluble. Water soluble vitamins are derived from food and get absorbed into the blood easily. For healthier muscle mass – adequate amount of vitamin C and B are essential. 
  1. Supplementation of vitamins as advised by the doctor is necessary.  

DIET AT 15 MONTHS  

 EARLY MORNING  BREAKFAST  MID-MORNING  LUNCH  EVENING SNACK  DINNNER  
MON  Milk Cereal – rice, pulses and dry fruits mix Fruit – cut – banana Sandwich with peas and spinach, with an apple  Vegetable – carrot – boiled and cut into small chewable pieces  Milk/home cooked meal  
TUES Milk  Millet’s porridge  Fruit – cut – mango  Boiled carrot rice, mashed with a pinch of salt a bowl of yoghurt and a fruit  milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
WED Milk  Cereal with boiled egg Fruit – cut – mango/apple/banana   Cheese toast with cucumbers and tomatoes  Vegetable/milk Rice with pulses soup  
THURS  Milk Curd rice  Fruit – mango/banana/apple Boiled egg with mashed rice Vegetable/milk  Rice with pulses soup  
FRI Milk Ragi porridge  Fruit – mango/banana/apple  Fish soft pieces with rice Boiled vegetables milk/as per the baby’s need 
SAT  Milk Oat’s porridge  Watermelon/ papaya  Mashed potatoes with beans and salad  Boiled vegetables Rice with chicken broth  
SUN  Milk  Cereal with boiled egg  Juice – orange / coconut  Rice with chicken curry  Boiled vegetables  home cooked meal 

TIPS: 

  1. Introduce egg, chicken, fish, different pulses, grains, different kinds of vegetables. 
  1. For vegetarians – cottage cheese, soy are good sources of protein.  
  1. Ensure that the veggies are thoroughly cleaned and boiled. 
  1. Give mashed food and a little solid as well. 
  1. Avoid mixing too many dishes at once.  
  1. Introduce one at time and give the child time to decide. 
  1. Check for food allergies.  
  1. The frequency of the number of meals can be increased, depending on the baby’s appetite. 

NUTRITIONAL REUQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Physical activity and nutrition work in proportion with the growth in a child. The more of both will ensure a heathy baby – allowing better absorption of nutrients from the ingested food and strengthening the body.  
  1. Adequate exposure to sunlight enhances Vit – D, strengthens bones and promotes healthy skin. 
  1. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble and can be stored in the body for a longer duration – but vitamins C and B complex are water soluble. Water soluble vitamins are derived from food and get absorbed into the blood easily. For healthier muscle mass – adequate amount of vitamin C and B are essential. 
  1. Supplementation of vitamins as advised by the doctor is necessary.  

DIET AT 16 MONTHS 

 EARLY MORNING  BREAKFAST  MID-MORNING  LUNCH  EVENING SNACK  DINNNER  
MON  Milk Cereal – rice, pulses and dry fruits mix Fruit – cut – banana Yoghurt, apple , boiled carrots and potatoes   Peanuts and jaggery or brown sugar milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
TUES Milk  Cereal   Fruit – cut – mango  Boiled carrot rice, mashed with a pinch of salt  a bowl of curd with a fruit milk/home cooked meal 
WED Milk  Cereal with boiled egg Fruit – cut – mango/apple/banana  Pesto pasta  Dry fruit bar Milk/ pasta  
THURS  Milk Granola with dry fruit   Fruit – mango/banana/apple Boiled egg with mashed rice Dark chocolate bar filled with nuts   Chicken broth  
FRI Milk Ragi porridge  Fruit – mango/banana/apple  Rice with egg curry/ cottage cheese curry  Boiled vegetables  Rice with pulses soup  
SAT  Milk Oat’s porridge  Papaya  Rice with peas, spinach and potatoes  Dry fruit bar Home cooked meal 
SUN  Milk  Cereal with boiled egg  Watermelon / avocado  Noodles  Boiled vegetables   home cooked meal 

TIPS: 

  1. Introduce egg, chicken and various sources of protein, different pulses, grains, different kinds of vegetables.  
  1. Ensure that the veggies are thoroughly cleaned and boiled. 
  1. Give mashed food and a little solid as well. 
  1. Avoid mixing too many dishes at once.  
  1. Introduce one at time and give the child time to decide. 
  1. Check for food allergies.  
  1. The frequency of the number of meals can be increased, depending on the baby’s appetite. 

NUTRITIONAL REUQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Physical activity and nutrition work in proportion with the growth in a child. The more of both will ensure a heathy baby – allowing better absorption of nutrients from the ingested food and strengthening the body.  
  1. Adequate exposure to sunlight enhances Vit – D, strengthens bones and promotes healthy skin. 
  1. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble and can be stored in the body for a longer duration – but vitamins C and B complex are water soluble. Water soluble vitamins are derived from food and get absorbed into the blood easily. For healthier muscle mass – adequate amount of vitamin C and B are essential. 
  1. Supplementation of vitamins as advised by the doctor is necessary.  

DIET AT 17 MONTHS 

 EARLY MORNING  BREAKFAST  MID-MORNING  LUNCH  EVENING SNACK  DINNNER  
MON  Milk Cereal – rice, pulses and dry fruits mix Fruit – cut – banana Yoghurt, apple, boiled carrots, and potatoes   Peanuts and jaggery or brown sugar milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
TUES Milk  Cereal   Fruit – cut – mango  Boiled carrot rice, mashed with a pinch of salt  a bowl of curd with a fruit milk/home cooked meal 
WED Milk  Cereal with boiled egg Fruit – cut – mango/apple/banana  Pesto pasta  Dry fruit bar Milk/ pasta  
THURS  Milk Granola with dry fruit and orange juice  Fruit – mango/banana/apple Boiled egg with noodles and tomato soup  Dark chocolate bar filled with nuts   Chicken broth with noodles 
FRI Milk Ragi porridge  Fruit – mango/banana/apple  Rice with egg curry/ cottage cheese curry  Boiled vegetables  Rice with pulses soup  
SAT  Milk Oat’s porridge  Papaya  Rice with peas, spinach and potatoes  Dry fruit bar Home cooked meal 
SUN  Milk  Cereal with boiled egg  Watermelon / avocado  Noodles with vegetable broth or chicken broth  Boiled vegetables   home cooked meal 

TIPS: 

  1. Introduce egg, different pulses, grains, different kinds of vegetables.  
  1. Ensure that the veggies are thoroughly cleaned and boiled. 
  1. Give mashed food and a little solid as well. 
  1. Avoid mixing too many dishes at once.  
  1. Introduce one at time and give the child time to decide. 
  1. Check for food allergies.  
  1. The frequency of the number of meals can be increased, depending on the baby’s appetite. 

NUTRITIONAL REUQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Physical activity and nutrition work in proportion with the growth in a child. The more of both will ensure a heathy baby – allowing better absorption of nutrients from the ingested food and strengthening the body.  
  1. Adequate exposure to sunlight enhances Vit – D, strengthens bones and promotes healthy skin. 
  1. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble and can be stored in the body for a longer duration – but vitamins C and B complex are water soluble. Water soluble vitamins are derived from food and get absorbed into the blood easily. For healthier muscle mass – adequate amount of vitamin C and B are essential. 
  1. Supplementation of vitamins as advised by the doctor is necessary.  

DIET AT 18 MONTHS 

 EARLY MORNING  BREAKFAST  MID-MORNING  LUNCH  EVENING SNACK  DINNNER  
MON  Milk Cereal – rice, pulses and dry fruits mix Fruit – cut – banana Yoghurt, apple, boiled carrots, and potatoes   Peanuts and jaggery or brown sugar milk/as per the baby’s need/ home cooked meal 
TUES Milk  Cereal   Fruit – cut – mango  Boiled carrot rice, mashed with a pinch of salt  a bowl of curd with a fruit milk/home cooked meal 
WED Milk  Cereal with boiled egg Fruit – cut – mango/apple/banana  Pesto pasta  Dry fruit bar Milk/ pasta  
THURS  Milk Granola with dry fruit and orange juice  Fruit – mango/banana/apple Boiled egg with noodles and tomato soup  Dark chocolate bar filled with nuts   Chicken broth with noodles 
FRI Milk Ragi porridge  Fruit – mango/banana/apple  Rice with egg curry/ cottage cheese curry  Boiled vegetables  Rice with pulses soup  
SAT  Milk Oat’s porridge  Papaya  Rice with peas, spinach and potatoes  Dry fruit bar Rice with pulses soup  
SUN  Milk  Cereal with boiled egg  Watermelon / avocado  Noodles with vegetable broth or chicken broth  Boiled vegetables  Mushrooms and pasta/rice 

TIPS: 

  1. Introduce various sources of protein,  different pulses, grains, different kinds of vegetables.  
  1. Ensure that the veggies are thoroughly cleaned and boiled. 
  1. Give mashed food and a little solid as well. 
  1. Avoid mixing too many dishes at once.  
  1. Introduce one at time and give the child time to decide. 
  1. Check for food allergies.  
  1. The frequency of the number of meals can be increased, depending on the baby’s appetite. 
  1. Introducing home cooked meals and a lot of variety at this stage is good. It develops the baby’s taste for all kinds of food. 
  1. Instead of giving the baby only what they like – start introducing home cooked meals more often. Eat together with the baby. This will develop their appetite and taste for all kinds of foods. 

NUTRITIONAL REUQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Physical activity and nutrition work in proportion with the growth in a child. The more of both will ensure a heathy baby – allowing better absorption of nutrients from the ingested food and strengthening the body.  
  1. Adequate exposure to sunlight enhances Vit – D, strengthens bones and promotes healthy skin. 
  1. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble and can be stored in the body for a longer duration – but vitamins C and B complex are water soluble. Water soluble vitamins are derived from food and get absorbed into the blood easily. For healthier muscle mass – adequate amount of vitamin C and B are essential. 
  1. Supplementation of vitamins as advised by the doctor is necessary.  

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