When Everly was five months old she moved from breast milk to baby formula. I struggled for months- like so many mums- to find one that was gentle enough for her tummy and by the time she was 12 months old I’d tried four or five brands without finding one that I was completely happy with.
It was also around this stage that she started having issues with dermatitis and at the same time hit her ‘fussy eating phase’! The joys of parenting, amiright?!
I decided it was time to try goat’s milk, which is widely known for being gentler for kiddies with sensitive tummies and skin, as well as packed full of vitamins and minerals.
Bubs Toddler Goat Milk was recommended to me by my friend Nat (@_this_sweet_life_of_mine) and almost two years after making the switch it’s still hands down one of the best parenting decisions I’ve made.
Let’s start with; Fussy eaters.
I don’t know one toddler who hasn’t gone through a fussy eating phase. It can last days, weeks and for others, years!
Aside from the usual “is she or is she not eating enough” concerns, Everly and I are vegetarian, which meant I was always doubly conscious of her getting enough nutrients and found the fussy stages particularly stressful. The saving grace was Bubs Australia Toddler Goat Milk.
Everly would have a cup of the goat milk in the morning (sometimes poured over her weetbix- which she loved) and on fussy days I would give her another cup in the evenings. The relief it gave me knowing that she was still getting plenty of vitamins and minerals, made this drink worth its weight in gold.
On top of this, Everly slept better on a full tummy.
Less stress for me + more sleep for her = a much easier time for both of us!
When Everly was 18 months old we took a family trip to Bali. Travelling with toddlers and infants can be stressful at the best of times, so the last thing you want is to be worrying about their diet at the same time. Knowing that Ev was in a peak fussy eating stage, I made sure to pack enough snacks from home (the Bubs Organic pouches- heavy emphasis on the ones I knew she loved) and also took along a tin of the Bubs Toddler Goat Milk
Every day was different- some days she’d eat almost everything put in front of her, others she would barely eat a thing. Such typical toddler behaviour, I know! But ten times more stressful when you’re on holidays in a foreign country!
The one constant was her daily milk and a pouch or two of fruit & veges. I still remember Everly’s dad laughing as I packed the 25 pouches of puree and a tin of toddler milk into our suitcase! But it eased my mind knowing that she was getting some nutrients into her on the fussy days, and I know that she loved the familiarity of her favourite snacks!
Goat milk is high in vitamins and minerals. It has essential nutrients such as vitamin A and C to boost your immune system, calcium for teeth and bones, and magnesium. It is easier for most children to digest as the fat and protein molecules are smaller, meaning they’re more easily and quickly absorbed. As well as this, goat milk is pure A2 beta-casein protein which is easier on the digestive system and results in less wind, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, loose stools, reflux, and even rashes.
As with anything diet related, make sure you’re having conversations with your child’s doctor or specialists around any concerns you have about their nutrition!
I have partnered with Bubs Australia for this post, and chose to do so because of the great experience we have had with their products.
All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.