Infants (0-1 year old)Diet
8-9 months: you may introduce junior foods and soft foods such as mashed potatoes and yogurt. Your child may also enjoy foods such as banana chunks, pieces of bread or cooked vegetables.
9-12 months: finger foods such as banana chunks, well-cooked pasta, small pieces of chicken, cheese, cooked vegetables, bread, toast.
About 24-32 oz. Of formula or breast milk is still needed for all infants.Choking hazards
Peanut butter, nuts, grapes, popcorn, celery, hard candy, hot dogs.Safety checklist
Development by 1 year
- Car seat (may face forward only at 1 year and 20 pounds)
- Set water heater to 120of
- Never leave alone around containers of water – bath, toilet, bucket, pool
- Poison control number: 1.800.848.6946
- Syrup of ipecac
- Avoid falls by using gates on stairs
- Safety latches
- Keep medicine and cleaning products out of reach
- Burn prevention: do not carry hot liquid near your baby; do not leave hot liquids or foods near the edge of counter/tables.
2-3 word vocabulary is possible.Illnesses
Pulls to stand, may take a few steps without support, grasps with thumb and first finger.
Begins to imitate scribbling, combing hair and other activities.
over the counter medicines such as yellow Triaminic and Pediacare may be used if your child is uncomfortably congested. Tylenol may be given for discomfort. If the cold has lasted longer than a week and is associated with green nasal discharge, please make an appointment to be seen.
Vomiting and diarrhea: after your child vomits, allow his/her stomach to rest 2 hours before beginning small frequent feeding of a clear liquid (Pedialyte, Ricelyte, Gatorade). Usually start with 1 ounce or less every 15 minutes. You may double the volume every hour. Once there has been no vomiting for 8 hours, you may begin the brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). You may also begin formula or breast milk at that time. If vomiting persists more than 24 hours, please call the office.
Ear infections: if you suspect that your child has an ear infection, he/she will need an appointment for an office visit. Symptoms include fever, poor sleep, poor appetite, and increased crying. Until the time of the appointment, please keep him/her comfortable with Tylenol or children’s Motrin for the pain and fever.