What about the development of a baby at 16 months?
At the age of 16 months, the child is able to walk in gross motor skills, even adjusting to the pedestal when walking. Your child is able to walk backwards. then run and also go up the stairs.
Likewise with fine motor development at the age of your child of 16 months which is marked by the ability associated with smoother hand movements such as having pandao arrange towers and blocks neatly, even your child can make outlines even though not so neatly using stationery.
No less amazing is the development of your child’s language and speech. When you turn 16 months of age, your child can speak at least 6 words. This ability will be more trained when you provide stimulation. You can tell a dogeng book or talk to him to practice his communication skills.
Likewise with social development that occurs in children at the age of 16 months, where children at this age are able to use cutlery such as spoons, glasses, garfu and also help with housework so that it is obvious that your child has social development that is increasing from day to day. .
What about growing babies at 16 months?
In general, brain growth will experience rapid development, which is about 70% at the age of the first 2 years. This period makes it easier for children to be given stimulation to stimulate more optimal growth.
Meanwhile, when viewed from the circle of the head that develops with a caesarean where each year will increase by 2 cm each year, then the body weight reaches the age of 16 months where the average baby boy weighs 11.5 kg while for women has an average average body weight 10.5-11 kg. Likewise, the average height for male babies is 80 cm, while for female babies it is 78 cm.
What about health for babies aged 16 months?
At the age of 16 months, one of the recommendations by pediatrician organizations in Indonesia is to administer the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine (if you haven’t gotten it at 15 months of age). One of them is to do prevention for lung infections, inflammation of the lining of the brain and throat infections. Even some other vaccines are related to the chickenpox vaccine, influenza vaccine and if the baby has not been vaccinated at a previous age.
At the age of 16 months, a condition that is often of concern is infection related to the respiratory tract and digestive disorders. Preventive measures that can be taken include avoiding exposure and hazardous substances associated with cigarette smoke and air populations.
In addition, there are still many preventions that can be done by providing complete immunization, giving breast milk to children until the age of 2 years later as well as avoiding contact with patients who have infectious diseases. Even more important is to carry out hand hygiene by getting used to the habit of washing hands using soap.
What about nutrition for a 16 month old child?
The nutrients needed by children aged 16 months include the provision of solid foods that contain balanced nutrition. Especially at the age of 16 months, children can show their desires or tastes according to their preferences.
For those of you who observe a child’s appetite at the age of 16 months, what must be considered is the process of growth and development. So that when ana has a disturbance in her appetite, it can be balanced by giving small portions but more often, giving three large meals a day combined with giving snacks 2-3 times at noon and before dinner.
At the age of 16 months there is no prohibition to provide special food especially for family members. It’s just that pay attention to the ingredients and the food hygiene chosen for children aged 16 months. Avoid giving foods that are too sweet and contain MSG too often because it will interfere with their health.
In children aged 16 months, giving low-fat milk should be avoided. This is because the condition of children at this age needs milk that is high in fat with a maximum limit of 2 glasses per day. Likewise with soda, avoid soft drinks because it will disturb the digestion of children who are still not as strong as adults.
As for food, there are no peruos to be aware of, it’s just that each family member has a different allergy history so that it requires special attention to certain types of food if you have a history of allergies.
Diet for a 16 month old baby?
This time, we will provide the main course and snacks that will help to supplement the nutrition of a 16 month old baby.
Here are two menu options, namely spinach omelette and banana pudding:
Main course :
Spinach omelette can be the main dish because of the protein content from eggs and fiber contained in spinach that will complement your child’s nutritional needs.
Ingredients for a spinach omellette:
2 pieces of cheddar cheese, then thinly sliced
1 handful of spinach that has been washed, sliced roughly
50 ml of liquid milk
1 tablespoon butter
How to make
1. The steps to make it mix all the ingredients and also beat until blended.
2. Then melt the margarine and then make an omelette omelette according to your taste, use medium heat. Cook until cooked then serve.
This food menu can be an alternative for mothers who will provide an additional menu of vegetables, but babies don’t like vegetables, with spinach contained in it, it will be easier for your child to consume.
For snacks that are given to your child, you can choose to give a banana headache. Banana fruit which is rich in benefits can be the main ingredient for your child.
3 pieces of Ambon banana, scrape then puree
1 packet of gelatin choose white
750 ml of liquid milk
250 ml heavy cream
2 chicken eggs then beat off
How to make :
1. The first step is to mix all the ingredients above, except the eggs, then cook until it boils.
2. Continue by pouring the pudding solution into the beaten chicken eggs, then stirring well.
3. Then pour it into the pudding mold, let it cool. Serve with the additional topping of milk on top.