The following post was my very first “Favorite Finds Friday” about a product that we still love. Check it out and smile on with us this Friday…
“From now on, I plan to post a “Favorite Find” on some Fridays. Like this week, it may not always directly relate to food allergies and eczema. However, it will always be something that has helped us a lot with TJ’s restricted diet.
To start, after TJ passed his soy food challenge, I started to wean from breastfeeding after a lot of debating about it. However, for us, at that time, it was the right decision. This new soy tolerance gave us two new options: soy milk or a soy-based toddler formula. Because TJ’s iron levels were slightly low and we were looking for ways to bring them up without using a supplement, we, with the guidance of our pediatrician and a nutritionist, decided that the toddler soy formula would be the best option for TJ. Therefore, around 13.5 months, TJ started to solely drink Similac Go & Grow Toddler Soy Formula as his “milk” source.
I worried that the transition from nursing/breast milk would be difficult; however, the most difficult challenge proved to be getting TJ to stop drinking from a bottle. He would drink water from a sippy cup since he was like 8 months old. However, he would not drink milk/formula from one. I think I bought close to 20 different sippy cups and nothing worked until a friend from my breastfeeding support group suggested the NUK Blue Turtle Silicone Spout Active Cup below. Check it out:
Not only does TJ loves this product, it has also helped him use several other different kinds of sippy cups. Therefore, we continue to smile on…”