Feeding a Toddler: Our Secret Weapon
“These “picky eater” days used to stress me out because I would worry that he wasn’t getting the nutrients he needed. This is where our secret weapon, Bebe Latte, comes in. I was ecstatic when I discovered this product.”
When our son, Milo, started eating solids we had a bunch of new things to think about (and worry about). And let’s be honest, the last thing new parents need is one more thing to worry about. I know we are not alone in the struggles of feeding a toddler as the most common questions I get from other moms are about what we feed Milo, and what is that powder we put in his smoothies?
We typically offer Milo whatever it is that we are eating for any given meal. It sounds so easy, right? Unfortunately, the reality is that toddlers are unpredictable when it comes to what they will eat. Many times, we have made what we think is something Milo will love and within seconds he throws it on the floor. Talk about rude. We then scramble trying to find things to offer him that will eat. The last thing we want is for him to go hungry, so we would become desperate. He can gobble up one thing on Monday and refuse that same thing on Wednesday. Like I said, unpredictable.
These “picky eater” days used to stress me out because I would worry that he wasn’t getting the nutrients he needed. This is where our secret weapon, Bebe Latte, comes in. I was ecstatic when I discovered this product. Bebe Latte is an organic and plant-based powder for babies 12 months to 24 months. There is no artificial flavouring, refined sugar, preservatives, or carrageenan. It is full of essential vitamins and nutrients and so easy to incorporate into your toddler’s diet. Some ingredients include coconut oil powder, hemp hearts powder, quinoa powder, ground flax seeds, and a bunch of other amazing stuff.
While our family is not vegan or plant-based, we know that cow’s milk is not the best source of nutrition for our son (because he’s not a cow). We try to give him nutrient-rich solids, but there is never a guarantee that he will eat what we prepare. With Bebe Latte we no longer feel guilty on those days when Milo throws dinner on the floor and will only eat crackers, berries, and a leftover pancake. Knowing that at any time we can quickly whip up a nutrient-packed smoothie that Milo loves has given us peace of mind.
Of course, it’s not just those picky eater days that are stressful for parents. We have also found Bebe Latte to be extremely useful when Milo is sick and has little interest in food, on teething days when his gums are sore and solids are out of the question, when we are in a rush to leave the house and there is no time for a sit-down meal, and when we are travelling by car or plane. So, basically the most stressful times as a parent can be a little less stressful when you bust out the Bebe Latte.
Milo’s Favourite Bebe Latte Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1 hand full of spinach
6 frozen cherries
2 cups of any plant-based milk (we use unsweetened)
1-2 scoops of Bebe Latte
Tip: When our bananas are turning brown and I know we aren’t going to eat them before they expire, I peel and freeze them so they are ready to use.
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