*I have been sponsored by Similac to try Similac Follow On Milk/Growing Up Milk and write about it on my blog. All opinions are my own*
Now that Aria is fully weaned I still want to ensure that she is getting the best that she can, both when it comes to meals and drinks, which is why we decided to try Similac Growing Up Milk. Similac is a palm-oil free range of formula milks which provide key nutrients to support your child's growth and development.
Aria has been quite poorly lately, she has had a bad run starting with tonsilitis, following by hand, foot & mouth, and when we thought she had finally recovered she managed to pick up a sickness bug. As a result she had been eating and drinking very little. We decided that this was a great time to introduce Similac Growing Up Milk as it contains omega 3 & 6, Vitamins A, C & D, calcium and iron. While she isn't eating properly it is great to know that she is able to get all of this goodness from her milk. We haven't been able to gauge a true reaction to the growing up milk just yet as Aria isn't her usual happy self when it comes to anything passing her lips, but we have managed to successfully have small amounts of milk at bed time, which, considering how poorly she has been, I would say is a huge thumbs up.
As you can see in the video below Similac is super easy to prepare, you simply add three level scoops to 180ml of cooled boiled water and shake to dissolve.
The pack design is nice, a solid tin with an easily removable plastic lid. My only qualm is that you need to use a knife to scrap off any excess formula, whereas other brands have a little scraper in the inner corner of the packaging which allows you to prepare the formula one handed.
Would I recommend Similac Growing Up Milk? Yes I would! It is easy to prepare, it is suitable for vegetarians, Halal and Kosher diets and it helps to support growth, cognitive development, immune system function and bone development.
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