Feeding schedule 12-24 months

Feeding schedule 12-24 months

The first year has probably passed very quickly, your child has switched from breastfeeding to (partly) solid food. Sometimes reluctantly and sometimes with great pleasure.

It is becoming easier to let your child join the family breakfast, lunch and suppermoments. Your child will copy your eating habits and will also like to show you how well he or she can eat ‘grown up’s food’. Your child can eat almost anything you eat, but still a little less.

As with adults, babies have preferences, so not every type of food is received with the same amount of cheers by your child. Many toddlers are in fact difficult eaters and because of this, deficiencies of some vitamins and minerals can occur. By giving your toddler one or two cups of toddler milk a day, you can be sure that they get all the important nutrients. Do not worry too much, and focus on child sitting at the table with pleasure and relaxation and enjoys his or her meal.

In this phase, the ‘food education’ is becoming increasingly important. Do not worry if your child eats badly once in a while.  Just continuing is the best remedy, also in the ‘I do not like’ period. A child that moves and plays a lot in a lively manner, gets enough nutrients en energy.

Morning schedule

Below you find a few examples of what to present to your child in the morning.

  • A sandwich (wholegrain) with margarine and apple syrup + cup of semi-skimmed milk
  • A sandwich (wholegrain) with margarine and slices of banana + cup of semi-skimmed milk
  • Sugar-free muesli with low-fat yoghurt and if possible fresh fruit such as mango or banana
  • A sandwich (wholegrain) with avocado
  • Pancakes made from mashed banana, 2 eggs and cinnamon


Below are some examples of what you could present to your child in the afternoon. ·

  • Two sandwiches (wholegrain) with dairy spread and slices of a half tomato
  • Oatmeal pancakes made from banana and peanut butter (beware of allergies for nuts)
  • Two sandwiches (wholegrain) with pieces of strawberry on 1 slice of bread and 1 fried egg on the other (beware of allergies for strawberries)
  • Two sandwiches (wholegrain) with sugar-free peanut butter (beware of allergies for nuts)


Below are a few examples of what you could present to your child during supper.

  • Cauliflower with mashed potatoes and meatballs
  • Spaghetti (wholegrain) with bolognaise sauce and slices of tomato and cucumber
  • Couscous with baked salmon and carrots
  • Pumpkinsoup
  • Half a pork fillet, peas (1 or 2 spoon servings) and brown rice (1 or 2 spoon servings) with a curry sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • Broccolisoup
  • Endive stew with pork strips and paprika
  • Piece of fried fish (eg pangafilet) with couscous and leek