hey gals, how old do they need to be to come off growing up milk?

Emma - posted on 09/12/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )




i need to know as ive been told any time, he only has one bottle of growing up milk before bed and even then he dont drink whole bottle of it, he also copies when you go the toliet do you think he is ready for potty training?

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Jeanne - posted on 06/02/2013




We have a lot of growing up milk options here in South Africa. Its formula for kids from 1 - 3 years. My doc said I should keep my son on it till he is 3 if I can. He is above average height and just below average weight..my little sting bean!

Tiffany - posted on 09/15/2010




he can start reg milk at 1yr. most children will try what you do and he may be ready for potty training get your self a small potty for him and set it in your bathroom for him

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Children can be switched to cow's milk at 1 year so there is no real need for growing-up milk. Plus it's full of sugar which isn't good for them either.

Kiana - posted on 09/14/2010




You can use formula as long as you want. Cow's milk is just cheaper. What's more important is that you not take him off formula for the first year. There is an increase in allergies in babies who are taken off too early.

Tiffany - posted on 09/13/2010




what is "growing up milk"? Do you mean homo milk??

Docs suggest til at least age 2, and if underweight or under average, until age 3. At age 2-3 switching to 1 or 2 percent. He should also be drinking more than one cup per day - should be more like 2.

copying is a good indicator of potty training readiness - but also look to see if he can remove his pants, and vocalize that he needs to "go"

Bethanie - posted on 09/13/2010




I have already put my son on whole milk at 10 months because formula is so expensive. i've found that whole milk only upsets their tummies if it is cold. warm it and theyre good

Tracey - posted on 09/12/2010




I was told that babies can have cows milk form 1 year old, but my youngest is 10 so advice may have changed since then.

Kathy - posted on 09/12/2010




Sounds like he is old enough to go on regular milk. Also is he is copying in the bathroom, put a potty in there for him. Good time to let him start practicing.

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Now is a fine time for just regular milk if that's what you choose. If he only has one bottle a day and doesn't even finish it... sounds like he's ready.

Now is also a fine time to introduce the potty. I certainly wouldn't 'potty train' at this age, but get him comfortable w/ the process and take his lead.

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I started my son on cow's milk (whole milk) after he turned age 1. I never used the formula made for toddlers. It's so expensive and our doctor said it wasn't necessary. Maybe you could try giving your son his drinks in sippy cups.
As far as potty training, perhaps you could get him his own little potty chair that he can sit on while you are using the toilet. Then he will be exposed to the idea. Most little boys aren't ready to potty train until they are at least 2 years, but you could always try.

Katherine - posted on 09/12/2010




Growing up milk? Is that formula? Usually that's one year. How old is he?

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