1. What are the infant milestone/guidelines needed for PBCA?


    • Self-feed majority of lunch
      • Aim for lunch to be 11:00-12:00
      • Holding bottle (if still receives one)
      • Food should be cut up into bite sized pieces by parent
      • Lunches should come prepared for one day at a time, in a lunchbox, with an ice pack
      • Ideal time to consume lunch is within 30 minutes, however, this can be extended for infants
      • At 12 months, child can be moved to sleep on a crib mattress placed on the floor insteadof crib
    • Take one nap
      • Ideal time frame is 12:30-2:30pm
      • Work slowly towards dropping morning nap by shortening nap by 15 minutes at a time o Moving lunch up to 11:00 am will help keep them up
      • Taking walks or visiting indoor playroom is a good distraction

**Once your child starts walking, they need to wear shoes to class.

9-11 months:

    • Begin learning self-feeding techniques
      • Hold bottle in high chair
      • Begin eating finger foods (if not already)
      • Should be self-feeding at least 25% of meal/snack
    • Take morning and afternoon nap

Signs of wanting/needing to drop morning nap:

      • Short nap (either morning or afternoon – or both)
        Taking longer than 20-30 minutes to get to sleep and not sleeping as long as usual

**Once your child starts walking, they need to wear shoes to class.

6-9 Months:

  • Begin eating baby food (if not already)
    • Work with parents to develop a schedule of eating food and bottle
    • Try to work towards eating food after bottle is given and develop ‘snack’ times
  • Take morning and afternoon nap

3-6 Months:

  • Work with parents to develop a nap/feeding schedule
    • Ideal scenario is eat every 3-4 hours, put to nap 1 1⁄2 hours before next feeding
    • Child will ‘play’ between feedings and eat when waking from nap

2-3 months:

  • Work with schedule given by parents
  • Lay child down to sleep swaddled in a crib on back for naps
    • Try to avoid ‘rocking’ to sleep as much as possible

2. Do you have any suggestions on foods to send for snack or lunch once they’re ready to try finger foods?

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″]Fruits:
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Green Beans
Mixed Vegetables
Well-cooked Potatoes

Bread Group:
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