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 What's good for baby... 

List of essential things for the new born infant

  • Hooded towels, bath towels, face napkins, bibs.

  • Rubber sheet, plastic sheet, sleeping bags, carry bags.

  • Baby pillows, baby vest, panties, jalbas, bloomers, leggings, booties, shoes, lace socks.

  • Plastic panties, nappie pins, velcro nappies, square nappies, triangular nappies, ever dry nappies.

  • Woolen sweaters, woolen caps, socks, cut dresses, frocks, rompers, wrapovers.

  • Powder boxes, powder puffs, soft hair brushes, soft combs.

  • Baby beds, baby super quilt, baby blankets, mother kit and girdle belts.

Feeding aids

  • Insulated bottle carrier, feeding bottles, nipples bottle brush and bottle covers.
  • Nursing brassiers, sippers, feeder warmers, milk mixers, nipple shield.
  • Straw glass, rattles, teethers, soft toys, soothers.

  • Baby powder, soap oil, cream, lotion shampoo, buds, olive oil and gift sets.
Disposable aids
  • Panties, nappies, pampers, nappies liners.
  • Cotton roll, wet tissues

Utility Items

  • Baby's bath tub, chair pottie, commode seat.
  • Jhoola, cradle, pram, walker, rocking chairs.

    Here are some essential tips on your child's diet.

    Age Food Recommeded General guidelines
    0-3 months Exclusive breast-feeding. (Give no other fluids including water)
  • Baby should be put to breast within the first hour of birth.

  • Encourage colostrum intake as first and subsequent feeds.

  • Discourage prelacteal feeds such as honey, sugar, jaggery and water.*Breast-feed as often as possible.
  • 4-6 months Semi solids; Mashed fruits-Banana, papaya, chikoo, and mango; Cereals-Wheat flour, suji, ground rice, ragi, millet in the form of porridge.

    Mash all foods.

  • Give semi solid foods; do not over dilute.*Start with 1-2 teaspoons.*Over 3-4 weeks increase to 50-60 grams or cup or 1 banana a day.

  • Introduce one food at a time for the baby to adapt; continue breast feeding.
  • 6-9 months Mashed rice with Dal or Khichri; Mashed vegetables; Chappathi softened in dal or milk; Green vegetables can be incorporated in dal, khichri or roti. Same as 4-6 months.

  • Gradually increase volume of food.
  • Feed the baby 4-6 times a day as they have small appetite.*Increase variety in food items.
  • 9-12 months Rice, dal, roti, khichri, idli, upma, curd rice, vegetables and seasonal fruits. Cooked egg, fish, minced meat, curd, kheer, dalia, bread.
  • More variety of household food can be added.
  • Can eat almost everything cooked at home Give softened food without spices.
  • Continue breast-feeding.
  • 12-18 months Can eat all the food prepared for the family, but food should be softened and without spices. Include green leafy vegetables for adequate vitamin A and iron intake
  • Needs about 1000 calories or roughly about half the amount that the mother eats.*Continue breast-feeding.
  • 1.5-3 years Energy requirement per day-1240 Calories; Protein requirement per day: 22 gms; to meet the above requirements the day's diet should include: 3 cups of milk, 1 egg or 1 piece of fish or chicken.1 slice bread, 3 chapattis or 60 gm rice.


  • Foods should be mildly flavored and not spicy.*Green leafy vegetables should be incorporated in Dal, stuffed roti or in cooked form.

  • Meals should be colorful and attractive.*Served food should neither be too hot or cold.
  • 3-4 years Cup dal, 2 fruits, 2 cup vegetables, 4 tablespoons oil, 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Handy finger foods are easy to pick and eat.
  • Small pieces of food should be served for easy handling.
  • 4-6 years Energy requirement-1690 calories; Protein requirement-30 gm. To meet the other requirements the day's diet should include: 3 cups milk, 1 egg or 1 piece of fish or chicken, 2 cups vegetables, 2 fruits, 1 potato or starchy vegetables, 3 slices bread, 4 chapatti or 80 gm rice, 5 tablespoons of oil, 5 tablespoons of sugar.


  • Feed the child 5 times a day.*A good breakfast is a must.
  • There may be a dislike for vegetables, so vegetables should be incorporated in cutlets or roti or cut in different shapes as salad.
  • Colorful food adds variety and stimulates interest.
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