Question: Hello . my baby is 2 years old but her weight is only 6.5 kg..how to gain her weight
Answer: Hello dear... Kids diet should contain all nutrients needed for their growth and development,In general,keep an eye on their diet,whether it is healthy.
Include these foods in her diet which will complete her nutritional needs, intake of whole wheat, grains, cereals
Feeding your baby in regular intervals, will make her active throughout the day
Give her egg daily, it contains lot of proteins,you can give her in any form in which she likes
For breakfast you can offer,health mix powder as porridge, it is helpful for weight gain
Make a habit of eating nuts, and avoid packed foods, fried items
Milk contains calcium,which is helpful for bone growth, so give her twice a day
Nuts can be given as snacks, or else you can make dry fruits milkshake , so that they can get all nutrients in single drink. It also promotes healthy weight gain
Include fresh vegetables and fruits in his diet.. you can add his fav vegetables in soups,sabji
If your kid like panneer,you can make panneer Parantha,paneer kheer,kids will love it
Make use of good source of fat like butter and ghee,in his diet
Include good source of fat like butter,ghee,cheese helps in overall health benefits
If your child din like fruits, you can give her smoothie with seasonal fruits.
Question: My baby is 2 years old and her weight is 10 kg only.is it fine?
Answer: Hi. Your baby should weight around 12.5 kg dear.
10 is a low weight for your baby.
here are few food listed for babies weight gain but make sure you baby is active too:
1. Milk and milk product, like chees , butter, paneer, yogurt helps increasing babies health.
2. Oats, ragi porridge in breakfast are very good to keep your baby active all the day.
3. Egg yolk. Dont give whole egg to your baby before 1 year of age.
4. Potatoes are full of carbohydrates and B6.
Add potatoes, rice and other starchy foods to your baby’s diet. Potato makes an excellent first food for babies. Potatoes are mashable, easy to digest and the least allergenic food.
5. Bananas are high in carbohydrates, potassium, dietary fiber, Vitamins C, and B6.g ive your baby banana milk shake.
6.Ghee is a clarified form of butter having high nutritional value. Desi Ghee is one of the best food source for weight gain in babies.
7.Sweet potatoes are a rich source of vitamin A (beta carotene), vitamin C, copper, manganese and vitamin B6. Also, they are a good source of potassium, magnesium, dietary fiber, phosphorus and are low in saturated fat.
Sweet potatoes can be given to your baby as boiled and mashed. You can also prepare sweet potato with milk, sweet potato khichdi, sweet potato pancakes, soups and halwa.
8.Pulses, Moong dal and urad dal are easy in digestion and are a really healthy option for your child. Pulses are rich in nutrients, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Pulses are low in fat and high in fibre.
9.khichdi It’s a combination of pulses, rice and ghee, which provides protein, carbohydrates, fat, fibre, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Khichdi is a one-bowl meal that has a perfect balance of nutrients.
10. Fruits and fruit juices.Fruit juice is the best option for kids who don’t like to eat fruits. You can prepare mixed fruit juice by adding more than one fruit together like, add oranges, pomegranate and pineapple together.
11.Cheese is a good option for your baby and it is packed with calcium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin B12 and phosphorus.
12.Dry fruits like almonds, cashews, walnuts, raisins, pistachios, dried apricots, peaches and seeds like sesame seeds, pumpkins seeds, flax seeds contain healthy fat which can help your child to gain weight.
Question: My 3 years old baby .her weight 11.1 kg .is it ok?
Answer: Hii his weight seems quite less. As per standard weight of the baby should be almost 13 to 15 kg.
Hii Moong dal and urad dal help a lot to gain weight in babies & toddlers. Urad dal is a power house of nutrients, high 1n calcium and protein and also EFA(essentia1 fatty acids) that help to develop the brain. Include dal preferably moong dal or tuvar dal in lunch or breakfast every day. Do not mix dal with yogurt or milk. Just a simple vegetable dal rice khichdi and idli works great for kids in gaining weight.
Give egg milk soya bean. Oats to baby in regular diet. Kidney bean ,black bean, while grain cereals bread rice all has to be include.
Give food to the toddler at small intervals. Don't offer too much food at a time. Keep 2-3 hours break. Give in small amounts. It is advised to feed the toddler 6 times in a day. Toddlers have low iron levels which makes them prone to anemia.
Encourage activities to increase the toddler's height. If the toddler is inactive then they become lazy and this decreases their body growth and development. Take them out and play with them. Include calcium in the toddler diet to strengthen their bones and promote height growth of toddlers. Dairy products are rich in calcium.
Zinc rich food not only increases the toddler weight but also their height. Oysters, fish, meat, watermelon seeds, peanuts and dark chocolate are few zinc rich food.