After the rapid growth of the first year, growth in the second year slows down. In their first year a baby will triple its birth weight, whereas in the second year, children gain anywhere between 2kg and 4kg.
Growth and appetite
Because toddlers are growing more slowly than babies, they don’t need as much food in proportion to their body size. Fortunately, their appetite lets them know how much they need to eat. It is important not to expect them to eat as much as they did as an infant, but to let them let you know when they are hungry or full.