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Is your toddler on the right path to healthy growth and development?

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to read Oct 6, 2021

As a mom, you spend most of your toddler's years worrying if he is getting the care and nourishment he needs as toddlerhood is an important developmental period in a child’s life. During the age of 1 to 3 years toddlers reach various developmental milestones such as  moving around more and are aware of the environment surrounding them.1,2 However, there are many factors that can impact your toddler's growth and development, such as gut infections, sleep habits and undernutrition. In order to develop mentally and physically healthy and happy toddlers you need to monitor how your toddler plays, learns, speaks, behaves, and moves.

 

Look for signs of healthy growth and development in your toddler

There are common essential milestones a toddler should develop at that certain age. Keep an eye on how your toddler walks, runs and climbs stairs, sort out things by shape and colour, calls familiar things by their proper name, and follows orders or simple requests. These milestones usually start developing during your toddler's first year.   

Create a holistic and healthy environment for your toddler

You need to start by creating a holistic and healthy environment for your toddler, which can be achieved through the following:

1) Activities to promote healthy development

Your toddler starts to develop skills like self-control and speech during ages 1-3. You can help your toddler develop these skills by reading to him and letting him do things on his own like brushing his teeth and picking up toys. You can also encourage him to repeat names of animals, colours and numbers.

2) Proper nutrition to support healthy development 

Your toddler’s diet needs to include Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A & Zinc, Vitamin D to ensure his healthy growth and development. You also need to make sure to add probiotics such as L.Comfortis to your toddler’s diet as it can help reduce the risk of digestive discomfort and infections that is very common in during toddlerhood.

Guigoz Expert 3 can help in your toddler's healthy development

Guigoz Expert 3, designed for toddlers over 1 year of age, provides your toddler with the essential nutrients needed for his healthy growth and development. It is fortified with essential vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Selenium, Calcium and essential fatty acids as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) that help in physical and cognitive development.3-7  The levels of L.Comfortis found in Guigoz positively impact your toddler’s gut and digestive health. Guigoz Expert 3, therefore supports healthy weight and height gain while safeguarding natural brain development. 

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your toddler active and healthy, because a healthy toddler is a happy toddler.

References:
1.    Developmental milestones. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html. Accessed on 07th March, 2020.
2.    Martin R, et al. Benef Microbes. 2010 Nov;1(4):367-82.
3.    Thompkinson DK, Kharb S. Compr Rev Food Sci Food Saf. 2007;6(4):79–102.
4.    WHO | Vitamin D supplementation in infants.
5.    Weber P. Vitamin K and bone health. Nutrition. 2001;17(10):880-7.
6.    Beard J. J Nutr. 2003;133(5):1468S-1472.
7.    Baker SS, et al. Pediatrics. 1999;104(5 Pt 1):1152-7.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible. Growing up milks are formulated to meet nutrition needs of healthy young children older than 1 year and should not be fed to infants.

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