By 12 months, baby's foot length will usually be half of what their adult foot length will be
By now your baby may be on the move whether it is crawling, climbing or taking small steps, and it is great to see them growing up before your eyes.
Your baby's diet now and heading into toddlerhood will influence their future health as adults
Research has shown that environmental factors such as nutrition can not only influence their health now but it will also play a role in adulthood health.
More than half of your little one's energy intake will go directly to their brain - more than twice the amount of energy an adult brain needs
So it is important that they are getting all the key nutrients they need to support this rapid growth and development during this phase - this will stand to them when they are older. Make sure to include 3 main meals and 2-3 healthy snacks.
Your baby is now officially a toddler!
Congratulations - your baby has now reached 1 year and is officially a toddler! Welcome to toddlerhood - this is a whole new adventure.
Congratulations! Your baby has now reached 1 year and is officially a toddler! Even though you are watching your toddler turn into the little person that they will become, it is important to remember that they are not mini adults and they have their own unique needs. The toddler years are a period of rapid growth and development and key nutrients such as iron, calcium, omega-3, vitamins B, C and D are all crucial to set them up for a healthy future.
To fuel their development, your toddler needs a steady stream of energy and nutrients throughout the day. That’s why it’s important to feed your toddler a balanced diet of 3 main meals and 2-3 healthy snacks each day. Use the toddler food pyramid as your guide. Research has shown that some toddlers in Ireland are not getting enough iron and vitamin D, even with a well-balanced diet. Aptamil Growing Up milk 1-2 years is specially formulated for toddlers unique nutritional requirements and can help to reduce the risk of iron and vitamin D inadequacies in their diet.
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