|DAILY DIET CHART FOR 2 YEARS & ABOVE KIDS|
|DAY||WAKE UP DRINK||BREAKFAST||LUNCH||DINNER||Snack||BED TIME DRINK|
|Monday||Sathu Maavu/Multi grain porridge||Bajra Paniyaram with tomato chutney||Vegetable Biryani and Cucumber Raitha||Adai with chutney||Dry fruits burfi||Plain milk|
|Tuesday||Dry fruits milk||Pongal with brinjal Gothsu||Tomato rice with ladies finger curry,curd||Idly with sambhar||Ragi Carrot Halwa||Plain milk|
|Wednesday||Plain milk||Aapam with coconut milk||Carrot Bath and raitha||Daliya Khicidi||Kiwi Apple Smoothie||Plain milk|
|Thursday||Sathu Maavu/Multi grain porridge||Instant ragi dosa||Toor dhal rice with sweet potato fry and curd||Roti with agreen peas masala||Energy balls||Plain milk|
|Friday||ABC Smoothie||Steamed rice balls/Kozhukattai||Drumstick dhal mash with rice and curd||Cheese Paratha and Raitha||Fruit Salad||Plain milk|
|Saturday||Plain milk||Instant wheat dosa with Vegetable Chutney||Rice with Veg Sambhar and curd||Tomato dosa||Sesame Laddu||Plain milk|
|Sunday||Dry fruits milk||Instant Rice Noodles with Sothi||Mixed veg Korma with roti,curd||Veg Poha Upma||Pomengranate Juice||Plain milk|
The reason behind not having specified any timings for BM/FM or for solids is to stress on “FEED ON DEMAND”.Don’t feed baby based on your clock.Feed baby based on his/her hunger cues.
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Until one year don’t replace breastfeed /formula feed with any solids.
Always have a word with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.
Do consider history of family allergies when introducing new foods.
Don’t force feed baby.
Until two years kindly breastfeed/formula feed baby on demand.It is a recommendation from WHO.
Do include as many varieties as possible in baby food.
Avoid honey,sugar(palm sugar,jaggery,palm jaggery),salt,milk till one year in any form in any quantity.
I would have incorporated three day wait in early stages of diet charts. It is said to be obsolete now.So you can ignore them and just watch for allergies carefully.
The above chart has been put up to just provide an idea and this can never be an alternate to any medical expert advice.
Always use sterilized bowls and spoons to feed baby.
Prefer open cup and spoon to bottles and sippers.
Please don’t include any entertainment factors in meal time.Distraction feeding should never be encouraged/
Avoid offering juices/soups/very thin porridge for regular meals before one year as they are said to replace breastfeed or formula feed after eight months.
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All the above points are based on my knowledge and experience.I would kindly request to have a detailed word with your pediatrician always regarding any doubts.This piece of information is just an additional supportive guideline and definitely not equivalent to any doctor’s advice.
This chart is just to give an idea. Kindly include all fruits,vegetables,pulses,cereals in baby’s food and offer your family foods.
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