Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Encouraging Independence and meeting milestones with SMA® PRO Toddler Milk

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Toddlers can be such adventurous creatures, however they can be extremely fussy too, especially when it comes to what they eat and drink. Toddlers also like to be independent and want to do things in their own way. Blake, at the age of two, is all of these things and so much more.

From the age of one Blake started to become very fussy with his food. Throwing food around, refusing to eat, spitting out the food you have made is a part of what we are having to deal with on a near enough daily basis. Between the ages of one and three children need very specific dietary requirements and so it's important to get all the right nutrients by giving them a varied diet to aid development, health and growth.

Sometimes I look back and wonder about how quickly Blake has grown and all the milestones he has been hitting since he was born. I do love the age he is at but I do still look back and do miss him falling asleep on me. The beginning of the year saw us take the side off Blake's cot and that was a big milestone for all of us. The next step for us is to encourage him to drink milk from a cup instead of a bottle.



SMA ® PRO TODDLER MILK is specially tailored to provide important nutrients that toddlers aged one to three need. These include calcium and vitamin D for normal growth and development of bones and vitamin D for the normal function of the immune system, iron to help support normal cognitive development as well as Omegas three and six fatty acids to support normal development and growth – helping to build a nutritional foundation for life. 2 x 200 ml servings of SMA® PRO Toddler Milk provides toddler’s with 108% of the RI* for vitamin D.

†The beneficial effect of essential fatty acids is obtained with a daily intake of 10g of Linoleic acid and 2 g of a-linolenic acid.

SMA ® NUTRITION have continually invested in early life nutrition research;
SMA ® PRO TODDLER MILK is their most advanced toddler milk yet.


SMA ® NUTRITION has 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 of parenthood, from conception until their baby turns 2.

*Reference Intake (RI) is the amount of vitamins and minerals required per day by young children to help meet their daily nutritional requirements

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

ZTC1863a/05/17 SMA® Nutrition UK.

36 comments:

  1. It is so important for them to have a varied and nutritious diet. Especially when they're running round like a headless chicken half the time ha!

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  2. It's good to know that these can help parents ensure their children get a good amount of Vitamin D and omegas 3 and 6.

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  3. it is so important to get enough vitamin d into my kids - I never knew how much they really need. Thanks for sharing x

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  4. A good read and nice to see an alternative

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  5. Sounds like a great way to make sure the kids get all the vital vitamins!

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  6. I used to be a fussy eater when I was young, so this article is a great one for parents to read and gain some advice from :) x

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  7. One thing growing up I would always hear is how important vitamins are, so even gonna young age it's good to get vitamins into them.

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  8. I know a lot of my friends use SMA as their kids are fussy and it's the only way they can get certain vitamins and good stuff into them x

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  9. I've recently become a mum and we've been using the SMS first infant milk. I think milk is so important to helping kids grow and the toddler milk sound so perfect to making sure all requirements are met x

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  10. It really does help to know your kids are getting the nutrition they need! Especially vitamin D in our bleak winters!! xx

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  11. Fab way to get vitamins into childrens bodies! xo

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  12. I'm terrible for giving them vitamins. Both my kids don't drink mill apart from in cereal

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  13. Great idea to have the Facebook page. It can be really stressful when they go through the food throwing stage can't it?!

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  14. I can certainly relate to fussy with food. Milk is very important in this house.

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  15. Oh gosh, I can imagine it's a nightmare trying to get a balanced diet into a picky toddler!! Great to have a balanced option like this :)

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  16. Sounds like a great way to give little ones the vitamins and minerals they need x

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  17. Little M doesn't fall asleep on me anymore, either. I do miss it but enjoy the freedom that I now have during her naps!

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  18. I'm not a mother but this is a great post about getting vitamins into a child's body. Very informative :)

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  19. I am awful for giving the kids vitamins. Having a milk that does it for you is pretty cool.

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  20. The importance of nutrition can't be underestimated in the early years and it's always great to have a little helping hand.

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  21. I did totally agree, anyway you can get extra vitamins help. Especially if they're a fussy eater.

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  22. This sounds like a great product. My kids would only ever have SMA milk:)

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  23. My kids had this toddler milk when they were younger. Was super handy.

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  24. I am so bad at giving my daughter vitamis, but she does have loads of milk and plenty of fruit.

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  25. We used SMA and I was really confident that it was giving my toddler the best nutritional source!

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  26. Wish this had been around when my youngest was little, he hated cows milk.

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  27. Great to have a milk with all those extras in, good to have something to progress onto.

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  28. Zach is still on infant formula while we decide if he is going to continue having a bottle before bed or move on to milk as a drink during the day. It is great to get the nutrients you need for your children in a drink they already love

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  29. It's always good to have an alternative and especially one with added vitamins. My son still breastfeed so we haven't used much follow on milk yet.

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  30. I remember using this stuff when my eldest was young. So very handy to have!

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  31. Super how you are raising awareness of how important it is for kids to get the right nutrition - I wish when my kids were much younger that I had blog posts like this to read...I didn't have a clue most of the time!

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  32. It's a great and comforting way to ensure your kids are getting all the nutrients and vitamins they need!

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  33. Great post! I can definitely sympathise with having a fussy eater! I've always breastfed though & never used formula x

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  34. SMA sounds like a great alternative or for when you need to move on from breast milk.

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  35. I don't miss the days of ensuring my children got a balanced diet - I'm sure they ate better than me!

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  36. Sounds like a really good alternative for toddlers, will recommend this to my friends

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