How much food does your 13/14 month old eat in a day?

Cecilia - posted on 04/13/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Mine has a bottle of milk in the morning later on a thing of yogurt, then he also eats whatever we have on the table. Later he'll have another snack like cheese and crackers, a cereal bar, something for lunch. More snack like cookies, or toast, dinner then another bottle of mik before bed. Is that too much?

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Sami - posted on 12/15/2012

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I really don't think you are feeding too much...
My son is in the lower percentile for weight too and I was concerned that he isn't eating enough but he usually has...
5:30am- 200ml milk (only if he wants it and wakes up early)
7am- approx. 1/2 cup cereal (like rice puffs) with milk
10:30am- about 1/2 cup of chopped fruit and a pouch of yoghurt
12noon- sandwich or mac&cheese pouch
2pm- crackers & cheese or a fruit slice/ cereal bar
4pm- 200 ml of milk
6pm- whatever we are eating for dinner including a small piece of protein, approx. 1/4 cup of veggies and 1/4 cup of starch (potato, pasta or rice)- usually followed by a small treat (cause my hubby has to have dessert lol) less than 1/4 cup of ice cream or jelly etc.
7:30pm- 200 mls of milk
He always has a sippy/bottle of water throughout the day and usually drinks about 300-400 mls.

Jessica - posted on 04/14/2009

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I give my son toast or cereal in the morning with a cup of milk than a snack before his morning nap. He has veggies and fruit for lunch with juice (1/2 water; 1/2 juice) than two more snacks until dinner at six and a bottle at bedtime. He usually throws most of his food on the floor though. He is in that stage where he's so picky!

Christina - posted on 04/24/2009

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no i don't think it is. they sound like healthy snacks.. tots go through growth spurts where they will eat all the time and then they have times that they hardly eat at all and we worry then too.

Elsa - posted on 04/22/2009

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Babies can have egg yolks starting at 8 months, then at 1 year, they can have the whites as well. if family member has allergies to peanut butter, then should hold off until 18 months, otherwise, after 12 months, you can try as if you are introducing any new food.

anyways, my baby wakes up at 6ish to have an 9oz whole milk bottle, then around 8-9, she'll have 5-6 mini-pancakes with some applesauce/banana/puffs/cherrios (depends), then around 11am, she'll have another 9 oz bottle then go to nap, when she wakes up, she'll have "lunch", it usually depends, sometimes mac/cheese, congee, chicken, salmon w/ pasta or rice, nuggets,.. around 4ish, if she needs a nap, she'll get another bottle, if not, she'll have some light snack (yogurt, cheese, applesauce, crackers...), then for dinner, pretty much the same as lunch.. then she'll go to bed with another bottle.

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I believe they are good indicators for the amount they need.
My boy has sippy of soy/whole milk (4-8oz) then some toast with yogurt and oatmeal mixed for BF. 10am bottle 8oz formula. 12- lunch usually a container of gerber with veggies and bread and sippy of water. 1-2pm another bottle of 8oz formula. then dinner with table food and another sippy of milk/soy. then before bed another 8oz bottle.
My pediatrician said they only gain about 5-10lbs in their whole 2nd year. I think my boy need to add a few pounds personally.

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Andishae - posted on 03/20/2013

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At 6 am he has some formula feed. then at 11 am he has an egg. He skips lunch, no matter what I cannot make him eat except formula milk. At night he has some rice. Is this eatting pattern sufficient for him?

Mary - posted on 01/17/2013

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Oops...milk in a sippy cup...her mommie makes sure she gets the required amount,but doesnt give in place of food. Water with her meals, she eats better. Then milk.

Mary - posted on 01/17/2013

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Good morning...I am actually a mom and a may-may. One Grand-daughter, she eats three meals a day, water with lunch and supper. A snack at four or 4:30. Off the bottle at one year. No snacking! Put what you have prepared for lunch and supper. Please don't let the child decide what he wants, you are the parent and his or her taste buds will wake up...if you keep offering. If they don't eat what is prepared for the family at first, they will learn. Don't be a short order cook. Wake up those taste buds and don't snack between meals, babies are taught instant gratification. It is up to us to educate our babies.

Rheanon - posted on 04/28/2009

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Nope...Just make sure he gets plenty of choices and lots of fruits and veggies, and you're on a great start to a healthy eater. My son eats just about the same way, and as long as the pediatrician says he's growing well and healthy, no worries! Good job!

Kristina - posted on 04/28/2009

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my master 14 months eats everything in sight, havent really found a food he hasnt liked yet, he isnt fussed on beans but he still eats them lol, he just loves food, I just wish his 4 yr old sister was more like it.

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Quoting Tiffany:

Not to be rude, but I thought eggs& pnut butter was on the do not feed list until older, due to alergies? My son just popped his top teeth, so he has to eash mooshy foods still. he like chicken cubed up too, rice and noodles if we are eating them. I am in the same boat as jes denson, My son tosses most EVERYTHING on the floor! I have started to just set out small amounts of food on my end table, and let him eat what he wants. If i put too much down, he will shove it all in the mouth... so I have to watch it!!


The eggs and pnut butter are foods you should avoid during the first year. After that it's pretty much up to you. I started slowly and he's been okay with pnut butter, haven't tried the eggs yet.

Sarah - posted on 04/17/2009

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Eggs & peanut butter are OK for 1yr....if any family members have allergies either consult with physician or wait. Make sure the eggs are cooked thru & the peanut butter is a thin layer of smooth.

Tiffany - posted on 04/16/2009

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Not to be rude, but I thought eggs& pnut butter was on the do not feed list until older, due to alergies? My son just popped his top teeth, so he has to eash mooshy foods still. he like chicken cubed up too, rice and noodles if we are eating them. I am in the same boat as jes denson, My son tosses most EVERYTHING on the floor! I have started to just set out small amounts of food on my end table, and let him eat what he wants. If i put too much down, he will shove it all in the mouth... so I have to watch it!!

Jennifer - posted on 04/16/2009

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to tiffany monhollen- what kind of tea are you giving? I hadnt thought of this, unless my daughter wants a sip of my ice tea at a resteraunt?

Sarah - posted on 04/14/2009

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Most kids at this age usually eat 3 meals & 2 snacks.  How much they eat in a sitting is as varied as they are!!  My Caroline will have some fruit & oatmeal for breakfast, usually sleeps until lunch...leftovers from supper or 1/2 pb sandwich with more fruit or veggies.  For snack she gets yogurt or cottage cheese, fruit, bread....supper is generally whatever we are eating.  She gets sippy of juice, water, or milk at each sit-down & I offer milk or water after coming in from outside or after playing hard.   As long as your child is acting like they want more, give it....they might have high metabolism.  The most important thing to remember is this: the more sugar you feed them now, the more likely they are to be overweight! 

Melony - posted on 04/14/2009

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My little girl will be 14mths on the 25th and here is what she's consuming in a day. We start off the morning with a bottle of tea at about 6h30ish, then she'll have one of the following for breakfast at about 8ish (oats, tasty weat, scrambeled eggs, toast or matabella porrage). Then at round about 9H30ish she'll have some juice. At 11 she has a bottle of milk with her nap, naps until 1ish, the lunch (pasta's, or cooked food like chocken and veg with fruit of beef with neg and fruit ect) then at 3ish some tea again and a yoghurt. Then 4h30ish another juice and fruit (banana or naartjie or apple). And then dinner (what ever we are having). Hope this helps :-))

Tiffany - posted on 04/13/2009

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I was just getting ready to ask this!! My son is 14 mos on the 19th. Here is what he will eat most of the time. he has started this refusing to eat thing now, VERY Irratating!! We are still on formula and bottles; so 4 bottles a day with cereal in it, a thing of yogurt, as much banana as he will eat, as much peaches or pears as he will eat, normally 2 halves of them, a hot dog cut up into bite sized peices, juice, possibly a pudding ( sugar free) and I try to get one jar of food in him. In between some puffs or something. It avgs about 1100 calories a day, and I am not sure if that is enough. He is not over weight, but he has not gained much lately. He is on the move tho!! hope this helps you!! I dont do a lot of cheese, unless it is mac & cheese, my son gets too stopped up. I have to feed him activia with fiber yogurt once a day to prevent this

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