Diet of the child in 11 months
Small children grow very fast and the nutritional needs and the menu of the child change with it, by the eleven months of life the baby’s diet is already wide enough, and the further task of the parents is to prepare the baby for meals from a common table.
- Children at the age of more than 11 months are very mobile, most of the kids learn to walk during this period. To effectively master new skills, the child needs to get enough energy and vitamins for growth and development, it is very important to keep the balance of proteins and carbohydrates in the baby’s diet, while carbohydrate lure is introduced primarily as a source of energy so important for a mobile child. Use a variety of recipes, make up different dishes – experiment.
- At eleven months your baby already expresses his eating habits, here you need to demonstrate a creative approach, as the monotonous menu will quickly get bored with the child. Very often kids at the age of about a year refuse vegetables and require something more tasty, in particular fruit or sweets to avoid this, recipes should be as varied as possible. For the health of the child, the strength of his teeth and for the peace of his parents, sweets are best given to try at a later age, as a trick, in the recipes of cereals and vegetable dishes you can add fruit to make it tastier. Many parents, trying to feed a moody kid, include cartoons, yes it is very distracting to the baby, and the plates are empty, but the cartoons are addictive, it is better to try to tell an interesting story or read a fairy tale instead.
- Eleven months – the period of mastery of speech, development of fine motor skills of hands. The inquisitive kid tries to touch everything, crush, smear, throw. Get patience, your baby does not harm, it develops, studies the properties of objects, including food, after the end of feeding, give him the rest of the food to play and experiment.
- At eleven months it’s time to teach your child to be independent. Invite the child to eat with a spoon and drink from the mug itself. Cook in the presence of the baby – it will be very interesting to him.
- A very important point in organizing the nutrition of children is chewing, you need to patiently explain, showing how it is done. The child in such a tender age is difficult to chew food effectively, having only 1-2 chewing teeth, so the food should be partially shredded, well-cooked vegetables chew the baby is quite capable, but such products as meat should be better blended with a blender. Subsequently, you can cook meat patties and chop forcemeat with a fork.
- Many at this age finish breastfeeding, this is done so that the child has an appetite for ordinary food and is accustomed to eating from a common table. Mother’s milk will be replaced with a dry mixture, kefir, yogurt and later you can inject whole cow’s milk.
- The general recommendations of a healthy diet – fried, salted, peppery, fat, strongly sweet to a small child are not recommended. The menu consists of soups and steamed, stewed, baked dishes, use only proven recipes, and culinary experiments are best placed on adults. You can not overeat.