If you are like me, you are always wondering “Am I doing this right? Is my child sleeping too much? Too little? Is she eating enough?” As a first time mom I often questioned if I was doing things ‘right.’
I’ve found it helpful to talk to other moms and see sample menus or sample daily schedules to help share my routine.
Remember while reading this post, every child is different and these schedules and this sample menu for one year old is just a guideline. Your sleeping and eating schedule may look different and that’s perfectly okay!
You can see how our sample schedule from 8 months old has changed in the past few months!
It especially changed when both our kids dropped down to 1 nap a day. Before we get to the sample menu, I want to share an updated version of our one year old’s play, eat, sleep schedule:
Your child’s daily schedule may be different and that is okay!
As always talk to your pediatrician if you have specific questions about eating, sleeping, drinking. In this post I also wanted to share a sample menu. I find it so helpful to get snack ideas and lunch ideas from other moms. Sometimes I feel like I get in a snack or lunch rut. That’s when it’s helpful to explore other options.
Here is what our one year old typically eats in a day.
Here is a sample menu for one year old child:
More One Year Old Snack Ideas:
Sliced mango, strawberries, blueberries, apples, pear, raspberries (cut into small pieces)
Smoothie (our favorite toddler green smoothie recipe)
Soft cooked veggies like carrots, green beans, peas
Banana mashed up with nut butter
1 scrambled egg
Guacamole or plain avocado
Refried beans with avocado on top
Again this is just a sample!
Hopefully it will give you some ideas and you can see what works best with your baby.
Our kids enjoy 3 meals a day with a snack after nap. We don’t have any nut allergies in our family so we started slowly with the nut butters around 9 months. If you have a history of food allergies talk to your doctor before you try different foods.
Lastly, our kids typically drink 2 cups of whole milk a day. Our daughter loved to eat so she may have eaten more than a typical one year old. And she didn’t drink as much milk as some other children.
So I’d love to hear from you. What does your one year old typically eat for each meal? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!
What food do you give your one year old for meals?