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SophieKay 2 kids; Ontario 313 posts
11th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SingleMomSwagg♥:</b>" I dont make a whole lot, i only work weekends, wich is enough for gas, diapers and the few small things ... [snip!] ... I pay for the formula myself and the snacks. Most of my money im trying to save to keep my car running and hopefully Move out"</blockquote>




Toddlers really don't require all that much. The others are technically right, the money spent on toddler formula could definitely cover a balanced diet for a toddler. I was really paranoid with my daughter (I used to be vegan, so I tend to be really conscious of nutrition), so I took it slow for that extra reassurance, but it wasn't really necessary. There's nothing wrong with going slow if thats what works for you too, but don't feel like you HAVE to. Financially I think solids make more sense than formula, honestly. Besides, didn't you say you already use pediasure to fill in gaps? I definitely would give her one or the other, not both.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting SingleMomSwagg♥:" Re read what i posted. My child eats table food. But my family makes poor choices in food.. Do they make a vitamin for a child under two? Not one ive seen yet."


1 Flintstones vitamin crushed and mixed in applesauce.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting SingleMomSwagg♥:" Re read what i posted. My child eats table food. But my family makes poor choices in food.. Do they make a vitamin for a child under two? Not one ive seen yet."

I did read it. How much do you think it costs to feed a kid honestly. As for a vitiman its called poly-vi-sol by enfamil.

SingleMomSwagg♥ 1 child; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1397 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting SophieKay:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SingleMomSwagg♥:</b>" I dont make a whole lot, i only ... [snip!] ... Besides, didn't you say you already use pediasure to fill in gaps? I definitely would give her one or the other, not both."



She, eats, table. food.... but its not healthy.. its really junk.. and i have zero support with trying to be healthy..i dont make a whole lot of money..it honest covers basic needs for the both of us while i push through school.. i really just wanted to get the pros and cons of extended use of the formula...

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
status 11th Feb '13
Quoting SingleMomSwagg♥:" I dont make a whole lot, i only work weekends, wich is enough for gas, diapers and the few small things ... [snip!] ... I pay for the formula myself and the snacks. Most of my money im trying to save to keep my car running and hopefully Move out"


You would spend a lot less making her individual, healthy meals. WIC shouldn't cover pediasure without a medical reason. You can EASILY feed her healthy, nutritious meals for under $20 a week. It isn't the money, get real. It's the motivation. You don't WANT to. It's easier jamming formula down her.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting SingleMomSwagg♥:" She, eats, table. food.... but its not healthy.. its really junk.. and i have zero support with trying ... [snip!] ... the both of us while i push through school.. i really just wanted to get the pros and cons of extended use of the formula..."

Then talk to your childs doctor. What exactly is she eating that is so unhealthy?

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting SingleMomSwagg♥:" She, eats, table. food.... but its not healthy.. its really junk.. and i have zero support with trying ... [snip!] ... the both of us while i push through school.. i really just wanted to get the pros and cons of extended use of the formula..."


so buy healthy table food for her, what of this are you not grasping?

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
status 11th Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" Good food is cheaper than formula. That just sounds lazy. "


:idea:

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting SingleMomSwagg♥:" Re read what i posted. My child eats table food. But my family makes poor choices in food.. Do they make a vitamin for a child under two? Not one ive seen yet."


http://www.walmart.com/ip/Poly-Vi-Sol-Multivitamin-Supplement-Drops-w-Iron-1.67-Oz/10294312



bam vitamin

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Moses.:" :idea:"


i dont get it, it's not a hard concept, holy cow.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Brink:" http://www.walmart.com/ip/Poly-Vi-Sol-Multivitamin-Supplement-Drops-w-Iron-1.67-Oz/10294312 bam vitamin"

great minds :D



Also http://bit.ly/Wgr7EP bam healthy food ideas.

SingleMomSwagg♥ 1 child; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1397 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Moses.:" You would spend a lot less making her individual, healthy meals. WIC shouldn't cover pediasure without ... [snip!] ... under $20 a week. It isn't the money, get real. It's the motivation. You don't WANT to. It's easier jamming formula down her. "


LMAO. no need to get ugly.. and dont assume you know me, or my child.. thanks.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting SingleMomSwagg♥:" LMAO. no need to get ugly.. and dont assume you know me, or my child.. thanks."


:roll:

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting SingleMomSwagg♥:" LMAO. no need to get ugly.. and dont assume you know me, or my child.. thanks."


It's not assuming when you're putting your business out there.

SingleMomSwagg♥ 1 child; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1397 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" so buy healthy table food for her, what of this are you not grasping? "



Its not so much of the not grasping, its more of the what you dont know about my situation because i am not justifying nor am i telling every detail of my situation or life over the internet. I explained a small amount enough for some insite to gather ideas and some advice on my question ...