Balanced Nutrition for Toddlers and a Nutritious Alternative to Milk
Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings™ 2 Formula is specially designed for infants nine months and older (9 – 18 months). This toddler formula, also known as a Stage 2 formula or follow-on formula, contains calcium for growing bones and is suitable for children who have started a diet supplemented by baby cereals and baby foods.
We realize it is enjoyable to watch your growing little one experience new foods. We also realize that parents can become frustrated when their toddlers display fussy eating habits. With picky eaters, it is no wonder why moms and dads often worry about meeting their toddler's changing nutritional requirements.
Infant versus Toddler Recommendations
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend cow's milk for infants under one year of age. This is because older infants who are fed whole cow's milk do not get enough essential nutrients like vitamin E, iron, and essential fatty acids. The AAP recommends that all infants be fed breast milk or iron-fortified formula.
According to an online service supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), toddlers under the age of one may consume too much protein, sodium, and potassium when fed whole cow's milk. Plus the protein and fat in whole cow's milk can become troublesome when it comes to digestion and nutrient absorption.
Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings™ Stage 2 Formula is an excellent alternative to regular cow's milk and an excellent source of choline and the essential fatty acid DHA; both of these nutrients occur naturally in human breast milk and may support infant mental and visual development. Our toddler formula also contains iron, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc.
Once an infant is older than 12 months, he or she can be fed whole cow's milk, as long as the infant is eating a balanced diet of solid foods. Older infants beyond nine months of age need more calcium to support bone growth and development as they turn to a diet that increasingly involves baby foods and cereals. Toddler formulas like Toddler Beginnings™ 2 contain more calcium, iron, nucleotides, and prebiotics to support the immune system.
Compare Nutrition and Save Money
Compare Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings™ Stage 2 Formula to the nutrition of the nationally advertised brand Enfagrow™ Toddler Transitions™.* Then compare the price; you will notice the savings with Parent's Choice and recognize the quality and ingredients on the labels.
Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings™ Stage 2 Formula is manufactured in an FDA-inspected infant formula-manufacturing facility located in Vermont, U.S.A. Our dairy ingredients are sourced from leading dairy markets, including the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.