Toddlers Need DHA! Is Your Toddler Getting It? #Enfagrow

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Sawyer is getting so big and every day I look at him and wish I could stop time and just keep  him little forever. He’s so tall that at times I think he even seems older than he really is. Weight wise he’s a tiny little thing and can still fit in some clothes he fit in last summer. Finding jeans   that can stay up around his little waist took a long time to find and the ones we use need to have an elastic waist. So, when we had the opportunity for Sawyer to try out Enfagrow Toddler Next Step as a part of this sponsored post program I thought it would be a great way to make sure he’s getting all the nutrition his body needs!

Sawyer is so easy-going and down for whatever you’re doing, whenever you’re doing it. He’s a fireball of energy and he must burn a million calories before lunch even rolls around. He will eat almost anything I give him as far as taste goes but there are times he’s just not hungry. I can put his favorite foods out and he’ll barely nibble at them. His cup is always with him and he’s always asking for refills so what goes in his cup needs to have nutritional value to me. Currently, the only drinks we offer is cow’s milk or water. Occasionally he’ll get juice but it’s rare. I don’t want to just fill him with sugar I want the calories he intakes to count for something.

 

Sawyer  Collage

I don’t know why it didn’t really register sooner that I should have him using a supplement   like Enfagrow. While I completely believe breast is best I struggled with supply and tanked out a little after 6 months, the freezer stash quickly dried up a month later and we ended up   transitioning him over to formula until his first year. While we promote breast milk for the first 24 months we still somehow only promote formula until 12 months even though there are different formulations as your child grows to not only promote health and nutrition but to also obtain the recommend amount of DHA for proper brain development. Since DHA is one important nutrient that’s particularly hard to get from the foods toddlers typically eat having it available in their drink is key. On average, toddlers are only getting about 25% of the brain- nourishing DHA many experts recommend from their diet and it’s important for parents to take action and work to close this nutritional gap.

DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid and a key building block for the brain. Since 85% of brain growth happens within the first three years of a child’s life, it is important to maintain the recommended levels of DHA through the toddler years. Food options naturally having DHA are limited   because DHA is mostly found in foods such as fatty fishes, which many toddlers don’t eat. I know Sawyer doesn’t eat any fish just because we don’t eat fish in our home.

Enfagrow Toddler Milk Drink

Luckily, there are convenient products like Enfagrow Toddler on the market that help make it easy to help ensure your child is getting DHA in their diet every day. Enfagrow makes a line of  toddler drinks that have DHA. They are nutritionally tailored for toddlers one to three years and   designed to complement a toddler’s regular diet. In addition to DHA, Enfagrow has important nutrients like calcium, vitamin D and iron for healthy growth, and a prebiotics blend designed to help support digestive health in just two servings a day. Enfagrow is sold in a powder or   convenient ready-to-drink boxes. To learn more about the benefits of DHA in your toddler’s diet, you can visit: http://bit.ly/V8JSy3.

Do you know if your toddler is getting DHA?

Do you want to try Enfagrow? I’m giving away an Enfagrow gift package (ARV $38) that will include the following:

  • One Toddler Transitions Can (21oz.)
  • One Toddler Next Step Natural Milk Flavor Can (24oz.)

For a chance to win, please leave a comment below about what you love about Enfagrow and why they want your toddler to try it! Winner will be chosen at random.

Contest ends 9.24.14 at 11:59pm. For Official Giveaway Rules click here. U.S. Residents Only. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Enfagrow.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE  WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C. 18 YEARS AND OLDER ARE WHO ALREADY HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESSES ARE ELIGIBLE TO   PARTICIPATE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Promotion begins 9/3/2014 at 12:00 AM PST and ends at 11:59 PM PST on 9/17/2014. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Official Rules, eligibility, prize descriptions and odds disclosure are available at . Sponsor: Mead Johnson & Company, LLC, 2400 West Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN 47721.  I received compensation and free Enfagrow for this post. Enfagrow would be happy to help you with your question. Please contact them at 1-800-BABY-123

Comments

  1. says

    I hear you about wanting to keep them little! My baby is 7 now and she is growing much too fast! With my oldest off to college in a year I want to push PAUSE and hold on for a while longer 🙂

  2. says

    Being a parent can mean juggling a lot of different elements, so I appreciate any product that will make things a little simpler on us. The Enfagrow sounds like an easy way to ensure your toddler is getting the right nutrients.

  3. says

    I never really thought about the DHA. This certainly is a great way to make sure your little one is getting enough of it. I might have to try this with my boy!

  4. http://Nannypanpan says

    I have a little little one and she’s a fussy eater so I’d like to try it to know she’s getting all the nutrients she needs

  5. says

    They didn’t have formulas like this when my boys were young. I think it’s great they’re offering different formulas to try and meet different needs.

  6. says

    I never thought about using it for my girls. I wonder if I should.

  7. http://Stephanie%20Hodges says

    I didn’t even know this existed. I would be curious to give it a try.

  8. says

    I can’t believe how big he is getting! I don’t have toddlers but they are putting DHA in the milk I buy now, so I think it’s important for EVERYONE, but obviously more critical for toddlers.

  9. http://Daisy says

    I think that DHA is so important, so this is an awesome product. Good nutrition makes such a big difference on their development.

  10. http://Christina%20Ventura-DiPersia says

    I would love to try Enfagrow for my daughter. I got something in the mail for this product, and it really sounds great that she would get a lot more nutrients than regular milk. I really want to try it for her.

  11. says

    Sounds like a great product! Over the summer, my daughter started becoming incredibly picky with food. All she wanted to do was drink milk, which was odd since she LOVES food. I had to gradually shy her away from milk, and her appetite is picked right back up. Beverage wise, I mostly give her water, flaxseed milk, or occasionally orange juice.

  12. http://Shannon%20Baa says

    I like that it has DHA.

  13. says

    That is strange that formula isn’t promoted pay the 12 month mark. I didn’t even know there was a toddler formula. I’m going to look into this as soon as my baby is ready to see if it will be a good fit for us.

  14. http://Vickie%20Couturier says

    I love thait it has nutrients that a active toddler needs,,and its more healthy too

  15. http://Nancy says

    I like that using Enfagrow products ensures that toddlers get enough DHA for proper growth and development.

  16. says

    Great way to get those added nutrients for growing toddlers.

  17. http://stephanie%20macdonald says

    a trustworthy brand and something id love to try for my daughter

  18. says

    i never had a problem with my kids gaining or maintaining weight. I’m glad their are good options out there for those that need extra nutrition.

  19. says

    Oh wow, that milk drink must be new, my boys definitely never had that. What a great way to ensure that children get the nutrition they need even when they are older.

  20. http://Rosanne says

    I love that it has prebiotics in it. I have taken probiotics on and off and know how important it is to have healthy bacteria as our diets which include animals treated with antibiotics strips our bodies of the good bacteria.

  21. says

    Jeez I didnt even know what DHA WAS. My girls are much older now. They have always been really good eaters thank goodness. I hope they got what they needed lol

  22. says

    He is a cutie! These days boys are just so tall. Didn’t know they had toddler formulas now a days. I could have used this years ago for my daughter when she was a toddler, she was she a picky eater and still is to this day.

  23. http://Crystal%20Smith says

    My son is 10 months and just started trying the Enfagrow. He loves it especially with eating solids. The DHA is so important for babies.

  24. http://Rachel%20C says

    This would be great to try after my little one grows out of formula. It would be a great way to add nutrition to her diet.

  25. http://Brittney%20House says

    I love that it helps the little ones grow. I would like to use it so I can help her grow strong and healthy.

  26. http://Amy%20W says

    I love that it provides extra nutrition and helps transition from formula. I would love to try this to ensure my picky eater gets the right nutrients every day

  27. http://Mary%20Draskovic says

    Enfagrow provides all the necessary nutrients for a healthy baby. I just started using it with my 12 months son.

  28. http://Danielle%20Johnson says

    I t’s because the dha is so important for little ones.

  29. http://susan%20smoaks says

    i want my toddler to try it because it is good for growth and development.

  30. http://Melanie%20Comello says

    I love that they have all the nutrients and vitamins that my little one needs, without having to start her on actual vitamins.

  31. http://Panda%20Boii says

    My colleague had suggested me switch to Mamil to be a primary milk formula because he saw my DS always faced the same issues (Constipation). After that, i bought it and tried it for my son, seriously it is really works and my son no longer face the same issues again.

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