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The way to your toddler's happiness is through his tummy

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to read Oct 6, 2021

There is no greater joy that seeing your toddler happy. However, from the age of 1-3 a toddler is easily susceptible to malnutrition and infections. A healthy toddler experiences around 4 episodes of diarrhoea and 6 respiratory infections per year.1,2  and his maturing digestive system is very sensitive and prone to digestive discomfort that can mostly be treated with the right nutrition. Introducing your child to a healthy diet at the onset of toddlerhood can prevent the risk of obesity, stabilise his mood, and have a profound effect on the mental and emotional wellbeing. An balanced diet is an important factor in ensuring that a healthy toddler is also a happy toddler.

What is the right nutrition for your toddler?

A toddler needs a diet that is rich in Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Vitamin E and  Zinc to ensure healthy growth and development. Your toddler’s dietary requirements differ according to age, sex and activity level. A healthy and nutritious meal should include a combination of these main nutrient dense food groups: starch, grains, fruits and vegetables, dairy and protein. The above combined with the right probiotic will aid in improving digestive health as well as in strengthening immunity.

How can the right nutrition help your toddler's tummy deal with colic and discomforts?

To relieve the toddler from the stress of colic, infections, and diarrhoea it’s highly recommended to introduce probiotics into your toddler’s diet. L. Comfortis is a good bacterium that positively influences the toddler’s gut and digestive function by combatting the risk of infections and building gut immunity, thereby keeping him healthy and happy. Dairy products such as yoghurt are also rich sources of probiotics.

How can Guigoz Expert 3 provide a healthy gut for your toddler?

Toddlers are naturally curious about exploring the environment around them, which exposes them to germs and makes them prone to infections. But there’s no reason to panic, by including Guigoz Expert 3 in your toddler’s diet. formulated by L. comfortis, a probiotic that is clinically proven to help relieve digestive discomfort in toddlers.  Guigoz Expert 3 has been crafted to deliver a very comfortable infant formula that is not only easy to digest but also supports healthy weight gain while safeguarding natural brain development ensuring your toddler is always at his active and inquisitive best. 

Mothers when it comes to your toddler, remember that one of the most important things is the comfort of the gut because a strong gut is a healthy gut and a healthy toddler is a happy toddler.

References:

1.    Simoes EAF, Cherian T, Chow J, et al.2nd Edition, World Bank; 2006.
2.    Kosek M, et al. Bull World Health Organ.2003;81(3):197-204.
3.    Segal, J. (2019, June) Healthy Food for Kids. Retrieved from https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/healthy-food-for-kids.htm.

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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