How many calories does a 13 month old need per day?
Ok so my husband has decided to count our 13 month olds calories as he is worried he is not gaining enough weight. when we took him to his 12 month checkup the doctor said he is gaining weight just fine but i think my husband is use to him gaining a lot of weight with each growth spurt when he was a baby but i keep telling him that as a toddler they slow down and not to worry as long as he is gaining weight he is fine and the doctor said he is fine. My husband said he thinks he looks thin but he has a big tummy and his limbs are still chubby:o) No they are not as chubby as they use to be but he is getting taller so yes he is going to look thinner than when he was first born. We feed him 3 meals a day, 2 snacks and now only 2 cups of milk ( breast milk mixed with whole milk). The daycare lady usually provides food but today he decided to pack his food to show her how much to feed him and to show her how many calories each time of food package has. He thinks he should have 1200 calories per day according to what he looked online. It was some website that calculates his age and current weight. Another thing I read online said a 1 year old should eat 900-1000 calories per day. I think as long as we continue to provide our son with healthy food throughout the day and he is gaining weight then he is fine but if my husband is going to be on this counting calories kick then i would like to know how much he should have that way we don't underfeed him or overfeed him?
oh an idea my husband had just in case our son doesn't want to eat a lot is to add butter to everything....I don't want our son to pick up putting butter on everything and become obese! our friends nutritionist told them to do this with there two year old but there kid actually does have a weight issue as he weighs only 18 pounds and is two years old our son was born 10 pounds and now weighs 25 pounds he is fine. Yes he probably would have weighed a bit more at his 12month check up but he was really sick and vommiting a few nights before.