Question:My baby boy is 1 yr old & his weight is still 8kg. Is it ok or he is underweight
Answer: Dear babies triple their birth weight by the end of first year. So if ur baby is having good weight or not depends on his birth weight.
U can try homemade cerelac an ddryfruits mixture which is good for ur baby's health and helps in weight gain as well.
How to make cerelac at home
1. 1.5 cup White/Brown Rice
2. 1 cup Black Urad Dal
3. 1 cup Green Gram
4. 1 cup Roasted Gram
5. 1 cup Moong Dal
6. 1 cup Masoor dal
7. 1 cup Wheat Dalia
8. 1/2 cup Sago
9. 1/2 cup Horse gram
10.1/2 cup Corn
11.1/2 cup Almonds
12.1/2 cup Cashew
13.10 pods Elachi
Other ingredient options
Ragi – I didn’t add ragi because I use sprouted Ragi separately to makeRagi Powder & Ragi porridge.
Ajwain and Cumin instead of Elachi
You can also employ the same method for larger quantities. The ingredients can also be sprouted, dried, roasted and powdered. The sprouted version is very healthy and nutritious but is a time-consuming process. You need at least 2 days to complete the process.
Soak all the ingredients in water for 10 minutes, rinse and dry them.
1. Dry roast all the ingredients as follows
Roast till they become little like puffed rice.
Roast them golden brown.
Roast them till they are little dry and crispy.
d) Wheat Daliya
Roast them golden brown
e) Horse gram
Roast them till dry and crispy.
f) Roasted Gram
Roast them till crispy.
g) Green Gram
Roast them till the color changes form green to mild brown
Roast them golden brown or till they crackle.
i) Almonds &Elachi
Roast till they leave aroma.
Roast till golden brown
2. Let them cool for few minutes.
3. The roasted ingredients can either be powdered by blender or mixer grinder or in power mill.
4. Sift the ground flour to make it more finer.
5. The sifted flour can be stored in an airtight container for at least 4 to 6 months.
Once your child starts to drink milk with this dry fruit powder you will be satisfied that you have put in the efforts to make this at the first place.
Almonds – 1 cup
Cashew – 1 cup
Pista – 1 cup
Peanut – 1/2 cup
Dry ginger – 2 to 3 inch
How To Prepare Dry Fruit Powder Mix at Home?
Dry roast nuts one by one till it attains a crunchy texture
Crush dry ginger and heat it for a few seconds.
Let the dry fruits and dry ginger cool a bit
Powder it in a mill/mixie. It will not be a very fine powder but a slightly coarse one.
Store the powder mix in an airtight container once it is completely cool.
Things to take care
The powder will be coarse in nature. Don’t over grind the nuts as it will start separating oils and the mixture will become oily and too much sticky.
Use the pulse mode to powder if you are using a mixie. Powder the nuts mixture in intervals and not at a single stretch.
You can also add cardamom to this mix. It gives a good aroma.
Dry fruits like walnut, hazelnuts etc. can also be added.
A pinch of saffron can enhance the flavor and color and this can also be used if you want.
Peel peanut skin and remove pistachio from shell before making
You don’t have to soak and peel almonds. You can powder it as it is after dry roasting.
You can use dry ginger powder instead of the dry ginger piece.
This powder mix can be given to babies above 10 months. Make sure that your baby is not allergic to nuts and each of the ingredients used to make this powder mix is introduced separately to the baby.
Always follow the 3 days golden rule when you introduce anything new.
How to make dry fruit powder milk?
Dilute 1:1 ratio of milk and water.
Take 1 to 2 teaspoons of dry fruit powder mix and add it to milk without any lumps.
Turn on the stove and let the milk boil.
You can add jaggery powder or sugar to this dry fruit powder drink if required.
Question:My baby is weighing 8kg...now she is of 11months old... Is she underweight??... Di we need see doctor??
Answer: Hi I don't think u need to consult doctor as baby should get triple the birth weight after 1 year of age. So check if the weight is fine as per that data. As well make sure to give more of solid home made food to ur baby which may include ragi banana apple potato rice sweet potato.
Question:MY BABY IS WEIGHING 8kg who s 10months old.. Is it normal?
Answer: Dear baby's weight is fine hope you are giving semi solid and solid food to your baby regularly. also you can add dry fruits in baby's daily diet . Just make sure to crush them completely before giving it to baby.