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Portion sizes

(5 Posts)
moomin35 Mon 03-Aug-15 08:20:31

How much should I be feeding my one year old?

addictedtosugar Mon 03-Aug-15 08:30:11

Scale it compared to what you eat. A portion should be the size of your fist, so if you have a half fist sized portion of potato, your one year old needs about half his fist size.

But take his lead. If he wants more, let him have it, if he leaves it all, he may just not be hungry.

Look at what he eats over a day/week rather than each meal. So mine may eat loads one day, and survive on air the next day.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 03-Aug-15 08:55:59

Very good advice from addicted.

KatyN Mon 03-Aug-15 09:16:35

I just used to feed my son until he stopped eating. I did think that would NEVER happen as he ate a LOT but it did finally, after about an hour each meal at first! He was never chubby so we just went with what he wanted. Now he's 3.5 and he will eat LOADS still. can see his ribs though!

StoryOfMyLife Mon 03-Aug-15 09:23:08

I had this table pinned to the fridge for a while;

It helped to remind me that she was eating enough when it looked quite small what she had eaten. My portion sizes I know are too large.

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