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.