In addition to being even more adorable at 17 months of age, he is even more active, pulling and slamming things. Also prioritize safety with parental guidance, because at this age it is increasingly active and the role of parents can help to provide stimulation to support its development.
No less important that parents should pay attention to is development, growth, health and adequate nutrition to support the growth and development of your baby at 17 months of age. This article will provide an overview of the needs of children at 17 months and an example of a baby diet at 17 months.
What about the development of a baby at 17 months?
At 17 months of age, infant development is most commonly characterized by increased motor development. At the age of 17 months. Children can run. walk backwards, climb the stairs and also have started kicking like kicking a ball.
Meanwhile, fine motor development movements in children aged 17 months are marked by the baby’s ability to play blocks where the baby is able to arrange the blocks into a balanced tower. Even though this baby’s ability can only arrange 4-5 blocks, it has shown that fine motor balance can develop properly.
Furthermore, what shows the development of the baby is the ability to speak and language which is increasing, at 17 months the child is able to pronounce 5-6 words correctly. Try to pronounce using the correct vowels so that your child can imitate the actual word instead of following your child’s pronunciation, even though your child is not yet able to pronounce the vowels correctly.
The thing that needs to be observed next is the child’s ability in social development where at the age of 17 months, children can play with their high imagination. Even your child can imitate the activities carried out by the parents by providing food, drink to the doll. Even children at the age of 17 months can brush their teeth even though they still use help from people around them.
What about growing babies at 17 months?
Entering the age of the child 17 months, the child’s growth is marked by increasing body weight. The condition of children’s body weight is not the same, some are influenced by genes and height. It’s just that 17 months of children are differentiated based on the categories of girls and boys. Where for baby girls aged 17 months weighing 10.5-11 kg. Meanwhile, 17 months old baby boy weighs 11.5 kg.
In contrast to growing children where the average height for children reaches 79 cm for girls while for boys has an average height of 81 cm. Thus, growth based on body weight and height is supported by nutrition and stimulation that parents provide to children. So that the child has the ideal weight and height.
What about the health of babies at 17 months of age?
In infants aged 17 months no specific vaccine is given. It’s just that the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), chickenpox and influenza vaccines will be given if they haven’t been given the previous age.
While the health problems that most easily attack children at 17 months of age are digestive disorders where they experience diarrhea and vomiting. Even some children’s conditions associated with ear infections and colds are often experienced by children at this age.
In maintaining the health of children aged 17 months, what must be done is prevention, especially those related to children’s hygiene. This is because children aged 17 months can already explore their environment, allowing the child’s immune system to be disturbed from the surrounding environment.
To prepare for the health of children at this age, breastfeeding must be done until the child is 2 years old and then accompanied by complete immunizations to make the child’s immune system stronger.
Hand and foot hygiene is no less important, make it a habit to maintain cleanliness by washing your hands with soap before eating. Also avoid air pollution and cigarette pollution which can interfere with the respiratory health of children.
If the child has a condition characterized by a body temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius. Has prolonged cough and colds or for 10 consecutive days, then an examination must be done to find out the condition of your toddler.
Another thing that must be considered is that the child’s body suddenly has seizures, does not experience any improvement after drinking the obay and also the discharge or pus from the ear which causes the child to be disturbed. This condition requires consultation with a doctor to find out the causes and prevention of some of the dangers that occur to children.
What about nutrition in children aged 17 months?
Children aged 17 months should continue to be breastfed for up to 2 years. Breast milk can be given along with solid foods as a nutritional complement. As with adults, setting the meal schedule for children aged 17 months is 3 times for large meals, plus 2-3 times in small meals that are given in between large meals.
In providing food to children. the most important thing to note is to supervise children who have difficulty eating. In addition, children who are able to eat on their own so as not to choke when consuming small sized foods, large sized foods, foods that are too sticky and butter that makes it difficult for children to swallow them.
What is an example of a healthy menu for 17 month old children?
Here are two menus that can be your menu, first corn soup and carrot biscuits:
- 1 sweet corn, shaved
- 1 chicken egg, beaten
- 150 ml of broth
- just a little salt, grated cheese
How To Make Corn Soup:
- Bring the broth to a boil then add in the shaved sweetcorn, then cook until done.
- Then add salt and also beat the eggs until stirring using a fork.
- The next step is to enter the grated cheese
- And finally the soup is ready to be served
- 200 grams of butter
- 250 grams of apples, puree
- 250 grams of powdered milk specifically for babies
- 4 chicken eggs
- 250 grams of carrots, then grated
- 450 grams of wheat flour
How to Make Carrot Biscuits:
- The first step, beat the butter with a mixer until it is pale. then add the apples, beaten eggs, and also the carrot slices, stirring until blended.
- Combine flour and advanced formula milk powder, stir until blended
- Then put the flour gradually into the butter, then mix well.
- Then take a spoon and then flatten it
- You can arrange it in a flat baking dish that has been smeared with margarine.
- Next, bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.