As you all know, recently Finn celebrated his first birthday. Yay! It's so exciting to see my little baby grow into a toddler. And I do mean GROW. Finn accompanied his birthday with a huge growth spurt and it was all I could do to keep him fed. In fact, I was talking to my mom about how I couldn't seem to keep him filled up and she suggested to me that I give him a toddler milk drink to help. Well, duh. Why didn't I think of that, right? Shortly after that, I got the chance to find out more about how to feed a toddler's brain and body with Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step™. I'm delighted to share what I learned and how I successfully implemented it into Finn's routine without disrupting his nursing or solid food consumption.
The biggest thing that I was happy to learn about Enfagrow Toddler was that it helps bridge the gap in most toddlers’ diets by having DHA which is an important building block for the growing brain. Did you know that a whopping 85% of a person's brain growth happens during the first three years of their life? Like, WHOA. So, DHA? SUPER IMPORTANT. Unfortunately, on average a toddler’s diet only has about 25% of the 70-100 mg/day of DHA to help support early brain and eye development that's recommended by experts. See, foods like cereal, cheese, bananas, chicken nuggets, regular milk, mac & cheese, and carrots, etc have 0 mg of DHA but, with a toddler's notoriously picky eating habits, how can you be expected to keep track of exactly how much they are getting? That's where Enfagrow Toddler comes in – it can help bridge that nutritional gap and kids love it!
So, how do you introduce it into your toddler's diet without messing up the good thing you've got going with breastfeeding and eating regular foods? Well, I have a couple of things that I did with Finn that worked great and I'm happy to share them in case they work for you. One, I use Enfagrow Toddler as a complement to other foods and nursing. This is important! I introduced it as a supplemental snack or beverage outside of meal or nursing times. I also didn't make a big deal about including it in his diet. I started with the convenient 32 oz liquid bottle and poured some into his favorite cup. Then I handed it to him and walked away. That allowed him to taste it and try it out with minimal effort on both our parts. I also avoided giving him sugary drinks around that time so this was a treat for him that he looked forward to!
I've been really happy with how well Finn has taken to Enfagrow Toddler and really pleased that it complements his ever changing dietary preferences by encouraging good nutrition (and it has prebiotics to help support the immune system). I mean, it's made by Enfamil® – the #1 brand of infant formula recommended by pediatricians! How could you go wrong? Be sure to visit http://bit.ly/2uL3iuK to learn more and request free samples. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/2x4rdaN or in Spanish: http://bit.ly/2uqd4Dl<./a>
// This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step™. //