My daughter, Siobhan, is the youngest of 4 children, and I am quickly learning that she will develop at her own pace, and comparing her to my other children is futile… I still do it though.
Siobhan is a great sleeper, her vocabulary (at 2) is phenomenal, she walked early, she is creative and funny, but she will take her time learning to pee on the potty, and she will not be forced to eat or drink anything she doesn’t like.
With her older sister, Rebecca, I fought her at every naptime, bedtime was like battle royale, and she didn’t sleep through the night until she was 3 years old… maybe later. Siobhan, on the other hand, slept through the night at 3 months, she continues to nap 2-3 hours a day, and goes to sleep without a fuss.
Rebecca brought her potty to me when she had just turned one, and told me she had to go poo. She never looked back from there, and she was fully potty trained by one and a half. Siobhan had no interest in the potty until about a month ago, and we are finally making some strides in that area.
Rebecca was always a good eater, loving everything from veggies to fruit to meat and, her favourite, dairy. Siobhan likes fruit and the occasional bread or pasta product. She will eat yogurt… sometimes, and she does love juice. I worry that she is not getting all the nutrients she needs, especially iron and protein since she won’t eat meat either.
I took her for her two-year check up a couple of weeks ago (a little late since she is almost 2 and a half, but you know how these things go).
At this stage, Rebecca was in the 98th percentile as far as weight and height, and she was growing like a weed… still is, as a matter of fact.
The doctor told me that Siobhan is just below the 50thpercentile for her age. She’s a petite little thing, a big difference from her sister.
The doctor then told me that Siobhan needed to drink more whole milk, for it’s fat content. Uh oh! Please note the part in paragraph two where I state that Siobhan will not drink anything that she doesn’t like. I didn’t know what I was going to do.
Then I learned about Natrel Baboo. Baboo is recommended for children 12-24 months, and is generally used to help transition from breast milk/formula to regular milk, but I thought it would be good for Siobhan because it has 4% fat content, contains Omega-3 DHA, and it’s made with whey protein.
I was skeptical when I got the Baboo, but I put it out on the table, and when Siobhan came in she noticed it immediately and asked what it was. I told her it was a drinking box just for her.
Her interest was piqued.
We opened the package, pulled off the straw, and inserted it in the top. I may have held my breath as she took that first sip, but she took another, and another, and then declared “I really love this” – that’s her new favourite thing to say when she likes something.
Now, she and Rebecca have something in common, they both like milk.
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