Friday, October 25, 2013

Nestle Gerber Graduates - Toddler Supplement Drink

As your little one turns into a toddler they may start to develop picky eating habits, or choose to not eat at all. This is my current struggle with my 1 ½ year old boy, he would much rather run around and play or chew the food and spit it out. I have tried many different types of foods to give him variety and I try to make food as fun as possible, some days it works and others just don’t. After researching different supplements for children I quickly realized there was not much available for children under the age of 2. So after much more searching I found the new Nestle Graduates Toddler Drink, this is something that will give my child added nutrients and can put my mind at ease.


This supplement comes in a can that retails for approximately $20-25, I purchased mine from Shoppers Drug Mart (during a 20x the points event ;oD). I checked a couple grocery stores in the area and they did not carry it yet. The drink is in powder form and comes with a scoop, and is only sold in Vanilla flavour. This is made for children between the ages of 1-3 years old. The price is very good considering another competitor Pediasure (which I haven't tried yet). Per one can yields approximately 25 servings.

With much excitement I prepared the drink according to instructions, mixing together only water and the scoops of powder. I gave this to my little guy and he absolutely hated it, very disappointing. I gave it a try and I don’t blame him, it tastes disgusting. This is where I get creative! Instead of using only water to mix the drink I decided to try mixing half milk and half water, this helped a lot with the taste. My little guy actually drank a few sips! Wu-hu, I’m onto something! I have some strawberry nesquik in the fridge and decided to add just a little to this drink to see if he’d take it. Sure enough he gulped the whole thing down! Ahhhhhh sweet bliss, I felt very relieved that he drank the whole drink. I can get peace of mind knowing that he’s getting nutrients even with a little squirt of strawberry nesquik to get down. Some people might disagree with adding this to the drink because of the sugar content but seriously this works for us. Plus, there is no harm using a little strawberry syrup. It makes me feel better because I know he’s drinking the whole drink and getting nutrients when he’s having one of those days where he doesn’t want to eat. Maybe doing this mixture for your little one will help them and you! You could also try adding it to a fruit smoothie.

Here is a link to give you all the information about this product.
http://www.nestle-baby.ca/en/products/foods/toddler_drink/toddler+drink.htm

If you have any questions please leave a comment below!
- Jenn

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