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toddler/kid questions T♥B♥A Due June 27; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12591 posts
Mar 11th '13

1. when do YOU think a toddler becomes a "kid"



2. when did you stop giving your toddler/kid a glass of milk every day?



(my kids, 18 months & 3 years, get a cup(sippy cup) of milk once a day, then they can have some in their cereal, but at this rate we're going through 3+ gallons every 2 weeks.. when i was a kid we were only allowed to have milk in our cereal because we could't afford more than that.. there was 7 of us ftr.. so yeah just curious what the milk situation is in your house?)

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Mar 11th '13

my son is almost 5 and has milk every day, multiple times a day

loser mom 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 12277 posts
Mar 11th '13

My husband and I are both huge mild drinkers, so is LO. We go through a gallon in about two days.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
Mar 11th '13

I think a kid is a kid when theyre potty trained and can communicate emotions and needs..for my oldest that was around 3.5.



I give my kid a cup of milk when he asks, which is usually like once a day.

Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 1372 posts
Mar 11th '13

We go through 3 bags of milk every 2 days and there are only 4 of us, lol. My kids drink at least 2-3 glasses a day.



Eta, my children are 4 & 6 and they've always drank quite a bit.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
Mar 11th '13

I think Tanner became a kid about 4. He still drinks about 4 sippy cups a day of chocolate milk.



I cannot imagine ever not giving him a sippy, I don't think I will ever trust him on the floors.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
Mar 11th '13

We go through a gallon in 2 or 3 days. All the kids get milk at breakfast and sometimes dinner.



I think a toddler becomes a "kid" at about age 3, when they become a "preschooler."

T♥B♥A Due June 27; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12591 posts
Mar 11th '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" I think Tanner became a kid about 4. He still drinks about 4 sippy cups a day of chocolate milk. I cannot imagine ever not giving him a sippy, I don't think I will ever trust him on the floors."


yeah, the kids have regular cups at meals but they are not carrying around normal cups everrrr hahah maybe when they're in high school :wink:

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
Mar 11th '13

I say they are a toddler after 2.



as far as milk, my son gets as much or as little as he wants. Ill tighten the purse strings on just about anything, but not when it comes to my son nutrition.




I have read 18-24 ounces is more then enough for children under 5

la_mas_hermosa Due July 22; 17 kids; Minneapolis, Minnesota 6095 posts
Mar 11th '13

Im 31 and still have milk everyday lol... my 2 and almost 6 year old have at every day. At least one cup in the morning, sometimes two if we have cookies or cereal

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Mar 11th '13

3 gallon every 2 weeks is nothing. Kids need milk daily. Or else some other form of calcuim and vit d



Kids turn into kids around age 5 (infant, toddler, preschooler, kid, p*****n, teen, adult)



And Cora gets 3-4 glasses of milk a day. As much or as little as she requests.

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
Mar 11th '13

My pedi says 3-4 cups of milk for LO is the "right" amount. They need the calcium and other vitamins in the milk. He is 17 months.

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
Mar 11th '13

Toddler only need 16oz of milk a day. My son usually gets one cup of milk with breakfast and one with breakfast. He hasn't used a sippy cup since he was 18 months or so.

E☮M♥M♫A Due February 26; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cleveland, Tennessee 2643 posts
Mar 11th '13

I would say that a kid is no longer a toddler at about 3 years old..at least that's how I felt when DS was 3. He is 4 now. As for the milk situation, we go through at least 1 gallon a week. That's usually with just DS drinking it. He drinks milk everyday, most days more than once. Since being pregnant I've been having milk more often and we go through probably 2 gallons a week if not more. That's with drinking it, cooking with it, eating it with cereal...etc.



Speaking of cereal...I want some now..and I have none :(

undercover =] Lewisville, Texas 1018 posts
Mar 11th '13

idk when they become a kid. mase has a cup a day usually, but not everyday (he drinks almond milkthough). kids dont "need" milk, that is a myth told by the milk companies. milk is actually bad for humans.my lders dont drink it at all, only use it for cereal.