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toddler/kid questions T♥B♥+ Due June 27; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, Colorado 12578 posts
11th Mar '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?)

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

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

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; GoShox!, KS, United States 9199 posts
11th Mar '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
11th Mar '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 Dick Mountain, WA, United States 1370 posts
11th Mar '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; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
11th Mar '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.

JΔS Georgia 70888 posts
11th Mar '13

My kids are 2 and 4. My two year old never drank milk and my 4 year old hasn't had milk since she was like 2, almost 3.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
11th Mar '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♥+ Due June 27; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, Colorado 12578 posts
11th Mar '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
11th Mar '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
11th Mar '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, New York 55036 posts
11th Mar '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 2114 posts
11th Mar '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
11th Mar '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 18 kids; Cleveland, Tennessee 2642 posts
11th Mar '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 :(