Toddler 12 - 18 Months Feeding Guide

      Toddler hunger cues

      Spoon
      Begins to use a spoon and fork, feeds self easily with fingers
      Sippy
      Begins to use a sippy cup
      Clock
      Eats at regular times

       

       

      How much should a toddler eat?

      Liquid
      Liquid

      • Breast milk

      • Whole cow’s milk

      • Infant formula, iron-fortified

      Liquid intake:

      • About 16-24 fl oz (2-3 servings per day)

      Solid
      Solid

      • Yogurt

      • Cubed cheese

      • Whole grain crackers and cereal

      • Whole grain pasta and rice

      • Pieces of cooked, moist meat, like fish or poultry

      • Scrambled eggs

      • Cooked or grated vegetables

      • Soft, sliced fruit

      • Family foods

      Solid food intake:

      • 3 meals and 2 snacks per day

      Consistency
      Consistency

      • Variety of textures

      • Bite sized pieces

      • Finger foods

       

       

      * Average amount of DHA and ARA in worldwide breast milk is 0.32% and 0.47% (mean ± standard deviation of total fatty acids) based on an analysis of 65 studies of 2,474 women).
      † For example, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon and shrimp. Visit the FDA website for advice regarding eating fish.