Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Donne | 2010-08-26


Healthy eating for 14 month old toddler

Hi Doc,

My daughter is 14 months old, weighs 11kg and is 81cm tall. My husband is very big (6ft 4), and I fall more into the average range. I am just a bit worried that she might be overweight.

Typically she will have the following in a day:
Wake up: between 150 and 210ml growing up formula
Breakfast: Oats, raisins and about 1/8 teaspoon sugar
Snack: Piece of cheese, or ricecake or fruit (dried or fresh)
Lunch: 1/2 sandwich with peanut butter or cheese etc.
Snack: Same as morning
Dinner: chicken, potato and veggie or pasta with some other type of protein and veggies
Before bed: between 150ml and 210ml growing up formula.

During the day she drinks water or rooibostea and apple juice (diluted 50/50)

Could you please advise if this is healthy and if not how I can improve?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



Your daughter's weight is well above the average for her age, but so is her height. Both her height and weight fall on the 90th percentile line of the children's growth chart which places her in the top 10% for little girls of her age. She will be a very tall adult woman.Her diet is good and there is no need for any concern.

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