Nan & S-26 formula was gifted for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.
For both my kids I didn’t really think about toddler milk.
We progressed around 12 months from formula to cows milk and I was glad to get rid of the expense and hassle of formula.
Toddler milk didn’t really cross my mind.
However, recently I have had the chance to trial some of the toddler milks.
Like anything with a toddler, god they are fussy. It seriously does my head in.
Spag bol loving today, hating the next.
Must have a pink spoon. Must have the pink bowl.
Carrots were so yesterday but with hummus…. I might get them across the line ?!
I suppose the whole reason you would want to give your child toddler milk is if you feel they aren’t getting nutrients in their diet but my problem was my daughter was so fussy just serving it up in her bottle just didn’t work. Yuk. Spit. …Great.
Round 2 I tried to be more creative. We did banana and blueberry smoothies and took this to playgroup with us for some of the other kids to have a try. Ahhh sneaky mummy. Anything hidden is always a winner. Other suggestions to consider are french toast, pancakes, cereals (however for us that didn’t get past the sniff test) or baked goods.
Overall what did I think?
The recommended approach is exactly the same as infant formula. Heating up the water, cool until lukewarm and then adding the formula.
However, I was surprised how much was required. For Nestle Nana Optipro HA Toddler it requires 7 scoops. For S-25 Gold Junior it was 4 scoops. I found this quite a lot and felt this would mean you would go through a tin relatively quickly – if you were using it regularly.
My daughter is extremely fussy so the idea of extra nutrients for me is appealing however with the cost between $20-$30 for a tin and I reckon you would get through one a week if you were using this regularly. You will jut need to weigh up the cost compared to other ways you can give vitamins and nutrients to your child.
The NAN Optipro HA 3 Toddler does give a good dose of goodness: 14 essential Vitamins and Minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine and vitamins A,C,D and E plus it contains probiotics.
The S-26 Gold promotes it is made in Australia and now comes with a new scoop and built in leveler (this is pretty much two small holes at the bottom of the scoop). It has 16 vitamins and minerals including extras like Omega 3 and folic acid.
I think if your child was allergic to milk then toddler milk would be something I would definitely investigate although both tins say this contains milk and soy. AND I would also think about it if I had a REALLY fussy eater – like they only eat cheese sandwiches and that’s IT. It happens. I know one that only eats two things in life – bread and cheese.
There is a lot of information out there toddler milk and I’m certainly no expert. Each parent will make the right decision for their child but I think after looking at this, like everything you might need to do some creative thinking to get this into their diet, consider the cost and I would see this as supplementary to a varied diet.
Have you tried Toddler Milk? What did you think? How do you ensure you get vitamins and minerals into your child’s diet?
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