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You may be familiar with goat’s milk formula already, but are you familiar with goat’s milk formula for toddlers? Even though most toddlers can make the switch to regular goat’s milk or cow’s milk when they reach the age of one, there are some exceptions to the rule. To find out why toddlers could benefit from using a goat’s milk formula instead of cow’s milk, please read the information provided by Oli6 below.

Improved Digestion for Toddlers with Sensitive Tummies

Some toddlers have sensitive tummies; this could be down to a slow development of their digestive system or a “failure to thrive”. In these cases, parents could continue the use of goat’s milk formula; this ensures that the child still gets the nutrients needed for good growth and development.

Still, if your child experiences problems with digestion or appears to suffer from “failure to thrive”, it is important to visit your child’s paediatrician first. Your child’s paediatrician can provide you with advice on your child’s digestion problems, but could also give you some recommendations where toddler formula is concerned. If you want to make sure our goat formula is a good option for your child, be sure to print out the information and take it with you to the doctor’s appointment.

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Problems with the Solid Food Diet of the Toddler

Another reason why parents may choose to continue the use of a goat formula is when problems occur with the solid food diet of your child. Toddlers are known to develop some fussy eating habits early in their life, and this could have a negative impact on the child’s growth and development if the problems persist.

How Do I Handle the Fussy Eating Habits of My Toddler?

Many parents have experienced a toddler with extremely fussy eating habits, so there are many tried tips and tricks around parents have used to overcome the problem. If you are dealing with a fussy eating toddler, be sure to read the information below and gain valuable insight into this phenomenon.

Find the right balance between formula and food

Even though goat formula can ensure your toddler is getting the right nutrients, it is essential to find the proper balance between food and formula. If you give your child too much goat formula, your toddler could be too full to want any food. So, to avoid this problem, never give formula too close to mealtimes.

Count on the Family

Eating as a family could help the child develop better eating habits. We do realise that most parents work, so it could be difficult to always eat together, especially when one of the parents works late. However, the parents are a toddler’s role models, so not having their example could have a negative impact on their eating habits.

The best way to teach your toddler good eating habits is sharing a plate of food with your toddler. Even though this might sound strange, but a toddler is more likely to try a new ingredient if you are having it too. Forcing your toddler to eat does not work, but leading by example does!

Naturally, there are some things to consider when you prepare a plate of food both you and your toddler will eat from. It is essential to avoid salt and most added spices, since this could have a negative effect on your toddler’s growth and development. So, try to stick with simple ingredients to protect your toddler’s health and to avoid overwhelming your child!

Be Positive at Mealtimes

When your toddler is refusing to eat, it is certainly easy to become frustrated and moody. Unfortunately, frustrating can make mealtimes quite unpleasant, not only for yourself, but also for your toddler. Therefore, it is so important to remain positive at mealtimes.

Naturally, positivity also means giving your toddler praise when he or she has tried a new ingredient. Try to give your child positive encouragement, but also ignore bad food habits. If your child refuses to eat after a half hour, simply take the plate of food away and do not say anything. Otherwise, your toddler will see your communication as a form of attention and continue the bad behaviour.

Ensure a Relaxed and Enjoyable Eating Environment

The eating environment can also play a role in your toddler’s eating habits. If the eating environment is stressful or busy, then your toddler is more likely to develop some poor eating habits.

Dinner time should be a time for socialising with the entire family. Still, your toddler might feel left out and act up when you do not talk on his or her level. Therefore, make sure you include your toddler in the social aspect of a meal.

Aside from eating with the family and making mealtimes a social experience, there are other things parents can do to make mealtimes more pleasant. One of those things is letting the toddler eat with children his own age; this could be done at the nursery, but also by inviting children from the nursery in your home. In this case, your toddler will look at other toddlers and could adjust his or her eating habits accordingly.

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Consistency with Meals

To ensure your toddler maintains good eating habits, you must have a routine in plays. Try to keep your toddler’s meals consistent, but also make sure that mealtimes match his sleep pattern.

For proper growth and development, your toddler needs a minimum of three meals a day and two snacks. These snacks should be spread strategically throughout the day. Also, be sure to look for some signs your toddler might give you; for example, tired, fussy or crampy. Based on these signs, you can adjust the routine to match your toddler.

Where Can I Get Help for a Fussy Eater?

Have you tried everything and is your toddler still refusing to eat most things? In these cases, it is often best to visit a medical professional who can check if there is an underlying problem. However, most toddlers turn out just to have some fussy eating habits, so most of the time there is nothing to worry about. Still, it is always better to be safe than sorry.