hie have twins ... a girl n boy. they are 1years n 5 months . how much n how long naps should I give thm. it is like they sleeping almost full day hardly must be playing 4 hours n even after so much sleep they r not fresh. they are to sleepy. please suggest . n my boy does not like to have anything . he is more depended on milk. have decrease his milk.

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Updated on Apr 10, 2017

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12-14 hours generally. If they are sleeping longer, it could be anemia or any other reason. Take advice of your paediatrician. Milk should be restricted to 500-550 ml maximum in a day, so that the child doesn't fill the stomach with milk only. Keep enough gap between his feeds, be it solid or milk to ensure that child is hungry. From one year of age you should start with three meal pattern, i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner along with two snacks. Introduce one new food at a time, let the child accept it and gets used to it for few days. Introduce another new food only after a week. Do not introduce new foods back to back, it may confuse the child and would lower his acceptance. Try and keep the consistency thin to semi solid, depending on child's preference and swallowing/chewing capacity. You can give porridge of suji, sagi, dalia, rice flakes, ragi etc. Kheer of apple, rice etc. halwa of suji, atta, pumpkin, gajar, sweet potato etc. Khichri, upma, soft scrambled egg yolk, soups, mashed veggies, chapatti, rice,idli, dosa, uttapam,fruits etc.

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