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Toddler Nutrition & Health

In the second year your toddler is no doubt eager to do things on his own including feeding himself. By introducing your toddler to a wide range of tastes and textures they will be more ready to accept a variety of foods essential for healthy growth and development.

Toddler Food - How much should your toddler eat?
Toddler Food - How much should your toddler eat?
Finger food for toddlers - Pick up a few of theese
Finger food for toddlers - Pick up a few of theese

Eating finger foods can give your baby more independence at meal times.

Toddler Feeding Tips - Food for your toddler 12 months on
Toddler Feeding Tips - Food for your toddler 12 months on
Toddler Food Ideas - Getting enough fruit and veggies
Toddler Food Ideas - Getting enough fruit and veggies
Toddler food - The right mix the importance of a balanced diet
Toddler food - The right mix the importance of a balanced diet
Less of the bottle more of the cup - 12 months on
Less of the bottle more of the cup - 12 months on

By now your little one is likely to be using their bottle less (or they’ve stopped completely) and started using a cup.

Getting the hang of this can take some time, but you can buy trainer cups to help them make the transition. These are cups or tumblers with handles, and special no-spill valves to drink from.

Toddler Feeding Tips - New foods for your baby 12 months and over
Toddler Feeding Tips - New foods for your baby 12 months and over

Alongside their breast milk or formula, your baby should be fairly established on solids.  It is important that at this stage you offer food before their usual milk feeds.  This means that your baby will begin to get more of their nutrition from food than in the earlier stages.

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