Once your baby goes to eating three meals a day or at 5-hour intervals, small snacks will often be necessary to tide him over to the next meal. Most babies go to this pattern between 6 and 9 months of age. the midmorning and mid afternoon snack should be a nutritious, non milk food. Fruits and dry cereals are recommended. If your child is not hungry at mealtime, the snacks should be made smaller or eliminated.

Table foods
Your child should be eating the same meals as you by approximately 1 year of age. This assumes that your diet is well balanced and that you carefully dice any foods that would be difficult for your baby to chew. Avoid foods such as raw carrots that could be choked on.

Iron Rich Foods
Throughout our lives we need iron in our diets. to prevent anemia. Certain foods are especially good sources of iron. Red meats, fish and poultry are best. Some young children will only eat lunch meats, and the low-fat ones are fine. Adequate iron is also found in iron-enriched cereals, beans, of a types, egg yolks, peanut butter, raisins, prune juice, sweet potatoes, and spinach.

Added vitamins are unnecessary after your child has reached 1 year of age, and is on a regular balanced diet. If he is a picky eater, Give him one chewable vitamin per week.