Are you considering giving your toddler goat’s milk formula, but are you not that familiar with the concept of it? No need to worry, because Oli6 has you covered with a treasure trove of information below. So, to learn more about goat’s milk formula for toddlers and its benefits, please read on.
Not all parents use a goat’s milk formula for their toddler, because some can easily switch to fresh goat’s milk or cow’s milk when they reach the age of one. However, there are some exceptions where a goat’s milk formula may prove more beneficial.
There are some toddlers that experience problems digesting regular cow’s milk; this can be due to a sensitive tummy or an underdeveloped digestive system. In either situation, the child is not yet ready to switch to normal milk, so parents will use a goat formula or another alternative instead.
Our toddler goat formula provides the same benefits as the goat formulas for younger children. The goat formula for toddlers also contains higher levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides, but also higher levels of calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
The benefits of goat formula are consistent due to the nature of the source product – fresh goat’s milk. Since fresh goat’s milk contains higher levels of prebiotic oligosaccharides, calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C, these benefits are maintained throughout.
Parents should always use a cup when it comes to giving their child formula; this has nothing to do with the formula, but with the disadvantages a baby bottle has after your child reaches a certain age.
When a child uses a baby bottle for a prolonged time, they are more likely to develop speech problems. Because the child uses a baby bottle, the movements that are needed for speech are not practiced, which could lead to delays in speech development.
Using a baby bottle too long could also cause premature tooth decay; this because the beverage inside the bottle comes in direct contact with the baby teeth. A child’s dental health is fickle when growing up, so parents should do anything in their power to protect their child’s dental health.
Firstly, it is important to realise that introducing your child to a cup will take some patience. Not every child will take to a cup immediately and can be quite fussy about it. However, the key is to stand your ground and apply the techniques we are about to recommend; this to ensure your toddler gets used to a cup.
We must also mention that there is no perfect time to introduce your toddler to a cup, because every child develops in his or her own speed. However, medical professionals recommend introducing a cup for the first time between the age of six to twelve months. By doing so, it is likely your toddler won’t need a bottle anymore when they reach the age of one.
When you start giving your toddler a cup, make sure that your toddler sees the cup as something special, and not as something that should be feared. To do this, you can involve your toddler in the decision. Let your toddler pick out his “special” cup, so he will be more excited to try it.
It is also important to set an example for your toddler, since you are the role model the toddler is mirroring actions after. Get yourself a cup as well and show your toddler how you are drinking from an open cup. Try to make it appear like you are having a wonderful time drinking from the cup – for example: “Look how mummy drinks from an open cup. It’s nice! Can you do it too?”
You can also get your toddler used to drinking from a cup by incorporating the cup in playtime. You can invent a game or situation where the toddler needs to drink from the cup – for example, some princess tea time!
Getting toddlers excited about the open cup can also be done by diversifying the types of cups you are using. For water, you can use a standard sippy cup, but reserve the “special” cup for your toddler’s favourite drink. Since the “special” cup can only be used a couple of times, your toddler will be more inclined to take full benefit of it.
One of the things to avoid when your teaching your child how to use a cup is letting your toddler take the cup to bed. The problem with having any juice or milk before bedtime is that it can cause premature tooth decay, so aim to keep drinks to a time limit in the evening.
When you use the same cup regularly, make sure you often clean the cup between uses. It is common for bacteria to pile up in certain cups, especially the sippy cups with a straw. In some cases, you might even want to sterilise the sippy cup to ensure that no bacteria remain.
If you decide to start teaching with a sippy cup, please know a sippy cup should never be used too long. If your child has the motor skills for a regular cup, you should switch to an open cup as soon as possible. To give you a timespan, most toddlers can easily handle an open cup by the time they are two years old.
While it is true that our formula has numerous benefits for toddlers, the final decision of using an Oli6 toddler formula is yours. If you want more information on the subject before you decide, please head over to the information pages on Oli6 toddler formula. You can also find more information about Oli6 Dairy Goat Toddler Formula on our product pages.