Answer: Hello! Tonic should not be given. Focus on his eating. If he doesn't have appetite at all, then try getting his blood test. As 8.5 is little less for 18 months baby. Also if you somehow force feed him, then stop doing that. Let the baby play a lot and feel hungry. Give food only once the baby is hungry. This way the baby will start eating too.
Answer: Yes, you should include tonics with iron and multi vitamins. Also try out new recipes, include ghee, butter etc that help to gain wait.
Similar Questions with Answers
Question: My baby is 15 months old. But he doesnt likw tobeat any solid food. He is still in breastfeeding only. What can i do...?. His weight also very poor 8.5 kg but very active. Give me a suggestion please.
Answer: You can follow these steps to help your child eat well
Sit and eat with your child.
Show your child what eating healthy is like. You are your child's best role model. They will learn to eat and explore new foods by watching what you do.
Offer new foods many times.
Children often need to see, smell, and touch a food many times before tasting it. Your child may need to taste a food many times before they eat it. Continue to offer new foods and include foods your child has refused in the past.
Give your child enough time to eat.
Young children learn by touching, smelling and looking at foods. Give your child time to learn about the foods you offer. Learning to use a spoon and fork also takes time. Plan time to sit and eat slowly with your child. A mess is also part of learning how to eat.
Try offering the same food in different ways.
Be patient. Keep giving your child foods made in different ways: raw, cooked (steamed, roasted), in stews, soups and sauces. If your child likes vegetables cooked a certain way, give them other vegetables made that same way.
Question: My younger one is 14 months old but just 9 kg weight. Though being active he looks very weak. His birth weight was 3.1kg. What food should I give him for weight gain. I'm so worried. Please help.
Answer: Hello dear, If your baby looks active, then don't think too much about weight. If weight was low during birth time, chances are he will gain his weight aacording to own capacity. think about it. You can Include these food items in baby diet to increase weight...
Banana, Paneer, Oats, Ragi, Toor Dal, Potato
Dry fruits., Butter/Desi ghee
Try to give these item daily.
Feed 6 times a day. 3 proper meal and 3 snacks.
Always prepare food in butter or ghee.
Soon you ll see change in baby weight.
Hope it helped, Take care ur little one...
Question: My baby is 8 months + but his weight is 7 kg is dat ok or should i concern about his weight but he is very active
Answer: Hi dear.. babies weight upto 10kgs by 1 year.. ur baby weight is absolutely fine. don't worry about weight if he is active..feed a healthy diet.. give lots of water for good digestion.. Take care