As nutrients, snacks are not very essential until the baby is one year old. The function of snacks changes once the baby is one year old and stops taking weaning food.
The body of one-year-old babies, who begin to take in most of nutrients from solid food, needs plenty of energy. So, eating only three meals is not sufficient. Besides they cannot eat much since their digestion absorption ability is not yet fully developed.
Therefore, “snacks” play an important role to supplement the nutrients that three meals can’t provide.
Necessary Amount for One Day
Standard amount of snacks is said to be 10 percent of necessary calories for one day. 100kcal is the standard amount necessary for twelve month old babies. Snacks for babies should be checked for calorie every time.