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Gerber toddler drink. user banned
15th Feb '13

Anyone evr use the gerber toddler drink.?

I am looking at getting this for dd just to have around the house, maybe 1 drink of it a day or a few times a week. She is a good eater and on whole milk etc....Dr said I shouldnt worry about lack of vitamins since she eats a balanced diet and told me to stay away from multivitamins cause they were not needed for her.

I just worry and wanted to give her this stuff, just as a reassurance to myself she is getting what she needs. lol in a safe way.

Thoughts?

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
15th Feb '13

I'd just check to see how much sugar is in it. If its not too much in your opinion, I think it'd be okay a few times a week. I'm just not big on sweet drinks and stuff.
I give DS ( 22mo) a DHA/ ALA supplement. They're gummies so he wuvsss them. Lol. He's a good eater like your LO so that's all I really worried about him not getting enough of.

Sam Sung 2 kids; Michigan 512 posts
15th Feb '13

Ive bought it a couple of times. Gerber gives out some really good coupons! My kids are both healthy and get tons of fruit and veggies so I dont really think they need it but I dont see how it could hurt! Usually I keep one in the diaper bag so if Im out and dont have anything else Ive got a back up!

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting A is Me:" I'd just check to see how much sugar is in it. If its not too much in your opinion, I think it'd be okay ... [snip!] ... gummies so he wuvsss them. Lol. He's a good eater like your LO so that's all I really worried about him not getting enough of."



lol my kids having sugar does not bother me at all. lol Its salt I dont like. lol
Ya she is 1 yrs old with half of 1 tooth, so no gummies for her. lol

She eats really well, but I worry about it still. She eats 6 meals a day and 2 1/2 cups of whole milk a day, 1/2c of juice and 1/2c of water. every day. But I still worry. lol

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" lol my kids having sugar does not bother me at all. lol Its salt I dont like. lol Ya she is 1 yrs ... [snip!] ... She eats 6 meals a day and 2 1/2 cups of whole milk a day, 1/2c of juice and 1/2c of water. every day. But I still worry. lol"</blockquote>




Hah. So she is an excellent eater. A little linebacker. Lol.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting A is Me:" <blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" lol my kids having sugar does not ... [snip!] ... water. every day. But I still worry. lol"</blockquote> Hah. So she is an excellent eater. A little linebacker. Lol."


Maybe a skinny kicker. lol she is really small at 17 lbs and 26 1/2 inches long at 1 yrs old. lol

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" Maybe a skinny kicker. lol she is really small at 17 lbs and 26 1/2 inches long at 1 yrs old. lol"</blockquote>




Awh. Yeah I remember from some of your previous posts that she was a petite little thing. At least you know she's eating good, though. Us mommas worry all the time.

GL♣PC♥BC Due May 5; 2 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
15th Feb '13

Why not make smoothies instead? Much cheaper, minus the additives

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
15th Feb '13

Yeah smoothies are a good idea. I know you don't mind sugar but its horrible for the immune system

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
15th Feb '13

She drinks smoothies every day already. lol Usually one with breakfast every morning.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42355 posts
15th Feb '13

Honestly, if she's a good eater, then I wouldn't even bother. Those things have a lot of sugar, preservatives, and they are expensive.