I have one little bandar raya at home (who gulps up everything given to him, touchwood, hope he remains a bandar raya) and a little miss fussypot (she used to be a bandaraya too, but since she turns two, she became a difficult eater)
Breakfast Usually will nurse him a little while when he got up. Follow by solid. His breakfast solid are as follow, tried to alternate it so he won’t be bored
Heinz Muesli & Apple, Nestle Cereal – Brown Rice with Camomile, or Nestle Cereal with Orange, Heinz or Gerber Bottled Pureed Baby Food (cut down alot, coz baby doesn’t like anymore), Stewed apple & pear mixes with plain cereal, Petit Miam Yogurt (Only available in Ampang Hock Chun, Cold Storage, Subang Carrefour, Jusco in MidValley or 1U). When he has this, usually will be accompanied by white bread or biscuits.
Drinks: Plain water
Mid morning, will nurse him again. Else maid will give him 4Oz of milk. (Enfagrow)
Since he’s almost 1 1/2 years, want to try for some changes. Must do some research first.
Porriadge. Cooked with pre-cooked stock – ikan billis; chicken; mutton; beef stock. All unsalted. Cooked alot, freezed it in individual pack, take out 1 pack each night for the next day. If stock finished and lazy, then just use plain water for porriadge. ( I learned this from JS’s babysitter). Usually chopped a few types of green veges or roots to cook the porriadge with one type of meat, either minced chicken, fish, pork or beef. Since the first visit to TCM, she advise to advoid chicken first, so stop chicken now. Only cook once a day for two meals. How I cook? Dump everything into the double boiler (ç‚–ç›…) and double boil. No need to take care of fire, not scare of overcook, not worry of burn. (Last time my mum use to cook porriadge in a small claypot over the charcoal, it gives a very good aroma, but now lazy, just use double boiler)
Again, WH needs to have bread. He’s a roti boy.
Drinks : Plain water
Mid afternoon: Nurse him to sleep. When he’s up for his nap, he would have biscuit as snacks. Cheese stick sometimes. Now he has fallen for the packet UHT milk.
Exactly the same as lunch. Boring… because mummy’s lazy.
Baby will sit on the high chair to be fed. But sometimes he does request us to carry him around, or have him running around when feeding him. Now he has this habit of requesting me to on the TV during meal time. And also recently, he’s also showing interest to join us at the family table. He will nibble at whatever food serves on the table while having his main meal. I’m surprise he can actually takes in spicy food well. He just got this spirit to try any food we are having. Hope he keeps it up. Baby is still taking his porridge that is blended into puree. (Using Braun hand held blender) Had tried to feed him coarser food, but he gags and it takes more than an hour to finish a bowl or less. Maybe should try again on his 18th months mark.
Nurse him to sleep. If he request, will give me another 4Oz of formula. He can’t takes in more than 4Oz a time and don’t take more than 8Oz a day. Sometimes even no formula.
My little boss been fed during dinner time. Look at the way he sits, he’s actually watching tv.My Girl
Don’t know where to start. She’s just fussy. She was eating quite well, exactly like the brother. But when she turned two, MIL was brainwashing her that porridge is not good for her. Without a slow transition of weaning her from porriage to rice, she has somehow failed to enjoy her food. Maybe she’s just a small eater. Maybe she has kamzik (worm in tummy), she has this habit of keeping food in her mouth, and it takes hour sometimes two to feed her that quarter bowl. Really testing my patient. Many times end up vomitted. How not to get “mang chang”. She just doesn’t take in much, home cooked or restaurant. She’s a milk bucket. She can takes in 7 -8 bottles of 6Oz milk in a day. Her favorites now are unhealthy snacks. French Fries, Jelly beans, chips, chicken rice, noodles/pasta (plain, kosong), roti canai which I try to minimize. Even with her favorite foods she doesn’t take much. She loves fish though, steam or fried. But even with feeding her alot of fish, will not be sufficient for a balance diet.
1 bottle of 6Oz milk. No breakfast. Doesn’t know how much she snacks in school. Offer bread, can’t finish a slice, offer scramble egg, cannnot finish 1 egg, offer poached egg, cannot finish. Breakfast cereal (koko crunch or the plain cornflakes) just take a few spoonful. Buy her pao, cannot finish, just eat the skin. In between breakfast and lunch, she will request another bottle of milk (depends on her mood). Whatever given to her, she will just nibble a bit.>
After 1 year failed to feed her rice (because she refuses to eat veges, she will eat plain rice) now is back to square one. She’s having what baby has for lunch for weekdays. Weekend she’s on meal break, she can has whatever we are having and I no longer fuss over whether she’s taking enough. We brought her to restaurant, get kids meal, she can’t finish a burger, cant even finish 1 piece of nugget, maybe takes only 2 mouth of pancake. Porridge but not blended. Sometimes will add in some marmite or ikan billis powder (fried/roast the ikan billis then blend to very fined powder). At least with this, she’s taking substantial amount of food. I have tried making the meal for presentable. (Follow Annable Kramer’s or Mirriam Stoppard recipe book) JS’s is excited to help and have fun, get involves, but at the end , she will just nibble a bit, and the rest goes down into mine or baby’s tummy.(Trying very hard not to eat all the leftover food from the kids, don’t want to put on weight). I’ve tried Twinsmom (this one another must read blog) cream cheese fish puff, everyone loves it, except JS
After lunch, will be a bottle or two of milk. When JS was very young, she doesnt like milk. I struggle to feed her (was using Nestle NAN and not adventurous to try other formula until we switched to Enfagrow when she turned 1 and then she started to love milk more than food)
Mid afternoon snack would be biscuit, yogurt, cheese stick. Then milk again. (maybe she drinks too much milk, that’s why she got no appetite to eat, try to cut down, but in the end gave up because she just cried and cried and cried)
Same at lunch, but she’s welcome to nibble on whatever serves on the dining table. Then another bottle of milk again. Before she sleep another bottle of two of milk.
There was and still a lot of struggle, yelling, threatening, bribery during meal time. I have to resort to TV, computer or her runnning around the house to distract her in order to feed her. There are good times when she’s in the mood and would join us at the table, but I can say that’s rare! As for feeding herself, only occasionally.
When I’m in the mood, then I do pasta for the kids instead of porridge. Just very simple one (share the recipe next time)
Since they have been coughing a while, so I have temporary stop fruits or juices for them. They usually would have banana, papaya, orange, pear, apple, kiwi, avocado,grapes, prunes, raisins sometimes strawberries. I supplement them with Cod Liver Oil. (Tried those multivitamin with lysine, but the lysine doesn’t really help to boost JS’s appetite)
Other drinks that I offer them. Chrysthnum tea, Barley drink (they love it), ä¸ƒæ˜ŸèŒ¶, å¤æž¯è‰ (these two are chinese herbal drinks), ç½—æ±—æžœ (Lou Hon Guo)
JS was 18th months in this picture. Enjoying her meal.
Today’s porridge – minced beef with chopped carrot, spinach and leek. Above is pureed version for baby and below is the non pureed one for JS. I must admit, it doesn’t look appetizing and appealing at all. But what to do, how to make your fussy eater eats vege other than this way?
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Diet for underweight toddler, baby and kids
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Top foods for weight gain in babies, toddlers and kids
Can I add ghee to baby’s diet for weight gain?
Diet for underweight toddler – Many parents worry about their children being underweight or their failure to thrive. They try to find ways to help weight gain in their children. Find where your child stands using this Growth chart calculator based on WHO standards. Most often it could be unnecessary stress, as kids usually know what they want to eat and when.
However, there can be various reasons for your child not gaining as the kid next door. One very important reason is heredity. If you or your partner or both of you were skinny as kids, it would show its effect on your kid as well. Children after two years of age would gain between 1.5 to 3 kgs per year, so do not expect too much and be hell-bent on making your child roly-poly. If your child has some eating disorder, make sure to discuss it with your tot’s doctor.
Check out diet plans for toddlers here.
Some kids are very active or have high metabolism and do not gain considerable weight despite eating well. One mistake that many parents make is to feed sugary, sweet, fat-laden items to kids in hopes of making them gain weight. This will only reduce her appetite for healthier food and it not a good option. You may introduce extra calories into your child’s regular food in a healthy way without hampering her appetite. Here are some suggestions to introduce more calories to help your child gain weight.
Foods to help weight gain in babies
- Breastmilk is the best balanced and healthy food for baby. It is also rich in fats and helps weight gain. My daughter was a small baby born at 2.7 kilograms. Her doctor suggested breastfeeding frequently and at her 3 months check up, she had caught up and was in the healthy 50 percentile on weight chart.
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Thus breastmilk is the best for your baby’s weight gain and you may continue breastfeeding your child as long as you and your baby wants to.
- Eggs are great for weight gain. You can introduce egg yolk in baby’s diet after 8 months. Doctors advice avoiding egg white till 1 year. If you are not sure how to give egg yolk to baby, check 5 recipes to introduce egg yolk in baby’s diet.
- Khichdi is a wholesome meal of lentils and rice and is great for healthy weight gain. There are plenty of variations of khichdi too. Here are 10 khichdi recipes for babies and toddlers.
- Add potatoes and other starchy vegetables in baby’s diet.
Here is a no salt Pumpkin and potato soup recipe for babies.
Foods for weight gain in Toddlers, kids
- Serve 5-6 meals to toddlers. They are very active and three meals alone are not enough to give all the energy they need. So couple of snack other than the regular meals are important. Follow below options when you are planning diet for underweight toddler
- Serve full fat milk and curd to your child. Do not skim cream out of milk. This extra fat is good for your growing child.
You may milk and curd in your child’s diet in the form of smoothies, milk shakes, lassi or curd rice.
- You could add a little ghee, butter or olive oil to your child’s dal or veggies. Start with just a few drops of ghee in baby’s food and then you may add upto 1-2 teaspoons a day to a toddler’s food.
- You may add cheese to pizzas, pastas and sandwiches. Children love cheese and it helps in weight gain. However, try and take unprocessed cheese as much as possible. Processed cheese has too much salt.
Cheesy pasta for kids
- You may also add paneer to your baby / toddler’s diet. Paneer is very good for weight gain.
- You could also add cream to soups, jam sandwiches, mashed potatoes etc. when you make these for your underweight toddler.
- Make healthy desserts like kheer or carrot halwa with full fat cream.
- Add nuts to your underweight kid’s diet. Almonds and cashew nuts can be added to your child’s cereal. Raisins can be given for snacking. Peanut or coconut chutney can be given with idlis and dosas. However, nuts should be powdered or chopped fine as they can pose choking risk. Read more on how to add nuts to your toddler’s diet.
Almonds are considered very healthy and you might remember how our mothers used to soak almonds overnight and give them early morning.
If you child does not like eating almonds straight like my daughter, make this delicious almond milk powder to kill two birds with one arrow.
- Along with nuts, you may add seeds too to your toddler’s diet. Seeds like sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, melon seeds, flaxseeds etc. are rich in healthy fats as well as fiber and protein.
- You can give peanut butter to your child. Children usually love the toasted peanut taste and it is good for them in limited quantities. You can make your own peanut butter for a healthier and more economical option.
- Avocados are rich in healthy fat and are one of the best sources of vegetarian fat.
5 healthy Avocado recipes for babies, toddlers and kids
- Add eggs and chicken to child’s diet if you are non-vegetarian. Red meat is also great for weight gain.
Jaggery or gur is a trational, non-refined sugar in India and other parts of Asia. It is commonly prepared from sugarcane juice and date palm. It is healthier than refined sugar and used in plenty of traditional recipes. Add organic jaggery to your child’s diet to add some extra calories.
- Not all sweets are bad and you can let your underweight toddler enjoy these sweet treats without any guilt.
4 Healthy sweets for weight gain in kids
- Soy milk or nut milks like almond milk or coconut milk are also great for weight gain in children, specially if your child is allergic to milk.
Homemade soy milk recipe
- Serve variety of food items to make meals enticing for your toddler. Do not keep serving same things every day.
- Add fruits like banana, cheeku and mangoes to your child’s diet. These fruits are naturally rich in calories and are help in weight gain.
- Ragi or nachni is a very nutritious millet and it is advised to be included in diet of babies and toddlers.
3 ways to make ragi prorridge for babies
10 healthy ragi breakfast options for kids
Above all, make mealtimes pleasant and not a power struggle between you and your child. Do not force her to finish everything on the plate. Ensure that your child is not getting all her calories from junk food or juice.
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When can I introduce other kinds of milk in place of breastmilk in my baby’s diet? Not before your baby is six months old, even though elders in the family may insist that you introduce milk much earlier to complement breastfeeding.
The World Health Organisation and Health Ministry guidelines advise exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months as breastmilk has all the nutrients essential for your baby’s growth and development at this stage.
After six months, you can continue breastfeeding and introducing milk in your baby’s diet by adding a few teaspoons of milk to cook kheer, soups, dalia, halwa or custard. If you wish to offer milk other than breastmilk, talk to your doctor. As an alternative to breastmilk, paediatricians recommend offering infant formula milk as a main drink until your baby is at least one year old as it contains enough iron and vitamins.
Once your baby is one year old, you can offer other kinds of milk as a main drink in addition to a wholesome varied diet of solids.
With so many varieties available, which is the best milk for my baby? Formula milk
Infant formula milk is the safest alternative to breastfeeding during the first year. If your baby is lactose intolerant you can opt for a soya milk formula.
Find out more about how much formula milk your baby needs before the first year.
Packaged milk is popular and readily available in most cities in India. After your baby turns one, paediatricians usually advise you to start with packaged milk – before introducing cow’s or buffalo’s milk. Packaged milk is pasteurised, and this ensures the milk is free from harmful bacteria. Packaged milk comes in several varieties:
- Full fat or full cream: it’s important that you give your one year old whole milk, and not the lower fat varieties. That’s because she needs the higher fat and caloric content for her growth and development. For children under two years, fats should make up about half of the total caloric intake for the day.
- Semi- toned milk: this is not suitable for children under two years. But you can introduce it after your child is two, if she is a good eater, eats a well-balanced diet, and is of normal weight. Otherwise use full cream milk until your child is up to five years old.
- Double toned milk: this is not suitable for children under five as it is too low in calories and essential vitamins.
Tetra milk is safer as it is pasteurised and carries a lower risk of adulteration. Also, you can know the exact nutritional value that your child will be getting. Tetra-packed milk is heavier than the local brands and you may need to dilute it a bit before your child can consume it. It is hygienic and is best to use while you are travelling. While buying tetra-packed milk, always remember to check the best-before date.
Even if your child regularly drinks cow or buffalo milk, it’s best to give her packaged milk while you are travelling.
Paediatricians advise against using soya milk before your baby is one year old. However, if your child is lactose intolerant, your paediatrician may recommend a soya milk based formula instead of cow’s milk based formula.
Once your baby is being given weaning foods, you can offer curd made from cow’s or buffalo’s milk. It has the same amount of protein and calcium as milk, but contains much less lactose. Curd also contains bacteria that are healthy for the intestines.
If you wish, you can start soya milk once she’s a year old. Though it can substitute for cow’s milk, check the labels carefully while buying soya milk. Not all varieties are fortified with vitamin D, vitamin A, and calcium. Pick one that offers the greatest nutritional value.
It is important to wait until your baby is one year old to give her cow’s milk, as it doesn’t contain sufficient iron to recommend its use before then. However, small amounts of cow’s milk can be mixed with your baby’s food from six months.
From one year, cow’s milk should play an important role in your baby’s diet, as it provides essential protein, calcium, magnesium, and vitamins B12 and B2 (riboflavin). Many mothers prefer to begin by diluting the milk a bit, but don’t do this. Adding water to the milk reduces its nutrient content and increases the risks of waterborne diseases, particularly if the water is not boiled or filtered well.
Cow’s milk, like dark leafy vegetables, is a great source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, and magnesium. This is necessary to build your child’s teeth and regulate her blood coagulation and muscle control. When fortified with vitamin D, milk helps her body absorb the calcium it needs. Milk also provides protein for growth, as well as carbohydrates, which will give your child the energy she needs to toddle all day!
Read more on when you can offer cow’s milk as a main drink for your baby.
Buffalo milk is rich in vitamin A, has a higher protein efficiency ratio and contains more iron, calcium and phosphorus than the cow’s milk.
If you plan to give your baby buffalo milk, boil it first, let it cool and then remove the layer of cream before feeding your baby. It is better to introduce buffalo milk slowly. Start with a small amount of milk and then gradually increase it. Use it to prepare your baby’s food like cornflakes, porridge, soups, and kheer.
Goat’s or sheep’s milk
Never give goat’s and sheep’s milk to babies who are under one year old. Even after a year, it is best to opt for pasteurised milk.
Consult your paediatrician, before introducing any new milk or dairy products. Your paediatrician will be able to guide you on the type and quantity based on your baby’s growth pattern.
Supermarkets in the bigger cities and several online stores stock imported varieties of growing up milk. Bear in mind that growing-up milk is marketed as being suitable for toddlers aged between one year old and three years old. If your baby is under a year old, don’t feed her growing-up milk.
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Last reviewed March 2012