Thursday, 1 June 2017

SMA®​​PRO Toddler Milk


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My youngest son Jacob is two years old and I have to say that these precious, short toddler years are amazing. Every day I love seeing the world through his eyes, watching him grow and learn new things whilst discovering the world around him, every day is an adventure and he sees the good in everyone and everything. His zest for life is infectious, although, like most toddlers he can be loud, energetic and likes to wake at 5.30 am every single morning, he is a little bundle of energy always on the go.



This got me thinking that as toddlers are constantly on the move, exploring and taking in new information, am I giving my son all the nutrients he needs for these active toddler years? Like most toddlers my son Jacob can be such a fussy eater at times, he adores fruit but actual meals can be a struggle as some days he eats whatever we give him at meal times and other days he only has a small amount.

Us parents are always bombarded with so much information that it can be difficult to take it all in, this is definitely the case with me and toddler nutrition as even after three children it is an area I don't know a great deal about. I feed my children healthy home cooked family meals and fruit snacks but I have no idea if they are getting the vital nutrients they need from their diet alone.

This is where SMA® Nutrition comes in as  SMA®PRO Toddler Milk has been specially formulated for 1 to 3-year-olds and includes a special blend of ingredients that will support toddler's nutritional needs as they grow. I have personally used SMA® Nutrition products, such as follow-on and toddler milk with all three of my children over the last 14 years of being a parent, so it is something that I am familiar with myself.

SMA®PRO Toddler Milk contains NUTRI-STEPs, which is a unique blend of ingredients that helps support toddler's nutritional needs as they grow. SMA®PRO Toddler Milk also contains Vitamin D and Calcium for normal growth and development of bones and Vitamin D to support the normal function of the immune system. It contains iodine to help support normal growth and is fortified with iron to help support normal cognitive development.

A study by The Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children (DNSIYC) found that Vitamin D and Iron are lacking in toddlers diets whilst energy (calories) and protein are higher than required. However, drinking two 200ml servings of SMA®PRO Toddler Milk provides 100% of a toddler's required amount of Vitamin D. Living in grey and rainy Newcastle, Vitamin D is definitely something that my little boy could be low on.

Knowing that Jacob is getting all the nutrients he need's from his healthy diet and his SMA® PRO Toddler Milk means that I don't have to worry so much about his nutritional needs. This means I can get on with surviving those 5.30 am wakes ups, chasing him around soft play centres, constantly tidying up his toys and answering why? fifty times per day. These toddler years are so short and precious and me and Jacob are enjoying every second of them, well apart from the early mornings but that is a whole different story.




What is your favourite part of parenting a toddler? I would love to know in the comments below.

SMA® Nutrition have just launched a Facebook page called   SMA® Baby Club UK & Ireland
There are regular posts to help parents - both mums and dads - navigate their first 1,000 days parenthood, from conception until their baby turns 2.

IMPORTANT NOTICE :  SMA® PRO Toddler Milk is suitable for young children from 1-3 years, as part of a healthy balanced diet and it is not a breast milk substitute. Breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible.

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36 comments:

  1. 5:30am wake up call are the best. Not. He seems like a happy wee fellow, the milk is obviously doing him good :)

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    1. He really is a happy little boy, I just wish he would sleep a bit longer lol xx

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  2. We use SMA PRO Toddler Milk, as it is so convenient for on the go, days out or staying away for a night. It's so reassuring knowing it is full of all the nutrients they need :)

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    1. It really is so convenient, it must taste nice too as my son loves it xx

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  3. I'd never considered or really heard about toddler milk but I like the sound of extra nutrients and vitamins.

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    1. That is what grabbed my attention too, I would forget to give supplements every day but with toddler milk I know he is getting what he needs x

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  4. I think it is really good that these milks are available for toddlers as they ensure that they are getting a good amount of nutrition for growth and development.

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  5. Toddler milk is great. Amelia loves hers and it's good to know they are getting all the goodness they need in one drink!

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    1. It really is, knowing they have all the nutrients they need also means one less things for us mums to worry about too xx

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  6. My foster mum has used Sma with previous foster kids- not the current long term one as she can't have milk- and they always lapped it up. It is a fab brand x

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    1. It really is, I used it with all three of my children xx

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  7. I had a 5.30am wake up call this morning from my 9 year old!!!!!! So frustrating.......the follow on milk sounds great for busy toddlers

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    1. Oh my gosh, I bet you were not impressed. The milk really is ideal for busy toddlers xx

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  8. Toddler milk is great. We use them for when we are away from home or out and about.

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  9. Toddler milk is great especially when out and about. We used this some months ago.

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    1. It really is, the fact it comes in little portions is so handy x

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  10. Sounds like a great idea. All mine has SMA milk when they were younger :)

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  11. I used follow on milks with my older two but am still using infant milk for Zach's single bottle of the day. Great product for ensuring all the vital nutrients are consumed

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    1. It really is great for ensuring they get the vital nutrients they need xx

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  12. We haven't moved on to toddler milk as Zach has only just stopped breastfeeding and has 1 bottle of formula at bedtime which we are finishing the tin before making any decisions

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    1. The SMA website and facebook page has lots of useful information if you need any help xx

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  13. Mine is still up at 5:30am, and he's not a toddler any more! It's handy to know you're getting nutrients into them, isn't it when they are busy and a bit fussy!

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    1. It really is as sometimes my son is on the go all day xx

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  14. Great photos, love that there is now a toddler milk, my youngest didn't like cows milk and continued to breastfeed longer than I really wanted him too because of it.

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    1. Thank you, I know I wish it had of been around when my eldest was little as she did not like cows milk either xx

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  15. It's fab isn't it? My toddler is always on the go, so it's perfect for him. He didn't go to sleep until 1.30am this morning, so much energy! x

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    1. It really is great, so handy when you buy the cartons too we always kept them in the changing bag in case he wanted milk on days out. Oh gosh 1.30am, I bet you were shattered xx

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  16. You are right, the toddler years are one of the best (as well as the hardest) and I really miss those days! Toddler milk sounds great - we had nothing like that when my kids were small!

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    1. They really are the best but hard work, so lovely watching their little personalty's shine through xx

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  17. Ahh I miss my toddlers! They are so much fun, and find so much fun in such little things.

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    1. They really are so much fun, I love how they see the good in everything xx

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  18. I don't yet have kids so can't say which is my favourite but glad to learn about SMA pro and the amazing products they make for kids

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