Friday, March 07, 2008

Diet for a 15th month old

At this age, according to Dr. Spock diet changes so rapidly that it is hard to figure what toddlers like and dislike. This week they maybe feasting on a dish which could be a complete turn off the next. I've had enough experience of this and it couldn't have been better put. I'm constantly experimenting with LG's diet and routine as to what he is most likely to eat and what would upset the entire day. Sometimes it's a struggle and sometimes it's a breeze. It's hard to tell but what I've figured is it's alright if he doesn't eat his due share one day or for even two consecutive days. It all gets accounted for over a few days. And one rule of thumb : if he is hungry he'll eat. There are exceptions however : sometimes he's hungry but something else needs his attention and he cant afford to waste those moments tied up in a chair eating his food, can he? These are times when I have to put him down and force him to finish.

Diet for this month - so far:

6:00 a.m. - 150 ml for formula
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Banana milk shake or apple juice, sabudana khichdi
11:00 a.m. - 125 ml of Tender coconut
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch - rice dal with vegetables, curd, roti
4:30 p.m. - Porridge
7:00 p.m. - a small serving of fruit
8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - cereal, cheese slice or just fruits
11:00 p.m. - 150 ml of milk