Plum Baby – Organic Baby Foods | Toddlers, Kids http://www.plum-baby.co.uk Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:28:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Why dairy is great for growing babies http://www.plum-baby.co.uk/newsworthy/why-dairy-is-great-for-growing-babies http://www.plum-baby.co.uk/newsworthy/why-dairy-is-great-for-growing-babies#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:30:46 +0000 Amanda Hayes http://www.plum-baby.co.uk/?p=7512 Plum dairy range small

A baby’s life is pretty much all about milk – starting with that first drink from breast or bottle, the white stuff is central to your little person’s life for the first year, and afterward. Eventually, though, we all move on from breastmilk or formula, and for most of us, we replace it with cow’s milk and other dairy products. 

This is a good thing, too, because dairy products are rich in calcium, and calcium is incredibly important for building that growing skeleton into a strong framework that will last a lifetime. Toddlers aged 1 to 3 need 350 mg of calcium per day – that’s about three tot-sized servings of milk, cheese or yogurt.

Under-twos need the extra fat provided by whole-milk dairy products (and they tend to love the creamy flavour!), but it’s important to keep an eye on the sugar content, especially when it comes to yogurt. Some brands marketed for babies and toddlers have up to three teaspoons of sugar in one small pot – and your baby doesn’t need any of that! This is one reason we never add sugar in any form to our yogurts – and we don’t sweeten them with excessive amounts of fruit, either. We’ve found that babies actually tend to love the natural tanginess of unsweetened yogurt, and that’s one good habit we’d like to encourage them to keep! 

One downside to yogurt has always been the need to keep it cool – which can be a problem for families on the go. So we did a bit of experimenting and came up with a real game-changer – yogurt-blend pouches that are totally portable and don’t need refrigeration! We’ve blended our deliciously creamy Greek-style yogurt in our signature style, with creative combinations of ultra-nutritious fruits and vegetables that you won’t find anywhere else. Try one for yourself and tell us what you think! 

PS – We’re SO excited to celebrate our revolutionary Greek-style yogurt blends that we’ve teamed up with family travel specialists Mark Warner Holidays to offer one lucky family a holiday in sunny Greece! But you only have until 4pm on Friday, April 18th to get your name in the hat, so don’t delay! Click here to enter! 

Win a Greek holiday with Plum

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