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How old for milo?
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:34 AM
I have only ever let DD drink water and milk. Since dropping most of her bottles she now has one bottle of milk for bed and water during the day. But there are constant hissy fit of my coffees so I was thinking of giving her half a cup of warm milo of a morning. She is 2 in April.
Is milo bad? How old were your kids when they started drinking it?
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:44 AM
when my boys dropped their bottles, i used to give them a warm milo in the morning with brekkie. they were about 13 months old.
dont add any sugar in, and i normally only put 1 teaspoon of milo in.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:48 AM
My boys are 8 and 9yrs and have never had milo.
Why not just warm her milk up? Maybe using a small seive sprinkle some hot choc on top and call it a coffee.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:51 AM
At that age & if it is going to be a habitual thing, I'd probably just add a little bit of cocoa rather than milo. Your DD wont know the difference. No suger as Lizz said, no need to start off with that habit!
Plenty of time later for sweeter drinks.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:51 AM
i gave my two warm milo to try and encourage them to drink milk they where 13mths old, just a different milky drink
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:53 AM
Both my kids have had milo since 13months - with NO SUGAR.
Now DD prefers Ovaltine, so am starting DS on it too
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:54 AM
My son stopped drinking milk at about 18months (would just refuse it) so I started giving him a spoon of milo in it at around 20 months I think as I was concerned he wasn't getting enough calcium (doesn't eat much dairy either)
TBH I didn't research it though, just asked my mum and other mums I knew and they agreed the good outweighed the bad.
DS now drinks plain milk again as I slowly reduced the amount of milo until there was none.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:56 AM
DD has had a bit of cocoa but probably when she was a bit older?
Does your DD have a ceramic cup/mug that you could put warm milk in?
If she chucks hissy fits over your coffees then you could tell her that coffees are for grown ups and not for children - it's what we've always done and DD knows this about wine/beer too. She has "kiddies wine/beer" which is just milk or water in the same type of glasses we are drinking out of. She's been drinking milk out of wine glasses when we have wine with a meal since she was 2y old.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:06 AM
My DS has a milo every morning when we have a coffee. He has 1 teaspoon...mixed in hot water with milk. It has less than 1 gram of fat, and about 2 grams of sugar. He burns that off within 5 minutes, and is a very healthy HAPPY boy. This is our family routine and we are happy with that.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:41 AM
Milo is PACKED full of iron so despite the "bad" things in it, it is probably a lot better than chocolate milk etc etc. Hey, if you want to give your kid milo then go right ahead. There could be a lot worse things for them to eat or drink! And why give them food hangups at such a young age? Its all about balance!
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:51 AM
My girls have always considered warm milk as a special grown up drink, because we call it "coffee milk"! Of course, it does confuse other people, but I started calling it that because they too wanted my coffee (in fact, DD1's first full sentence was "Anna want coffee!").
That being said, I do give them Milo as an occasional treat: 1tsp milo, no sugar, and warm milk. Have done since They were somewhere over 1 year old.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:58 AM
I don't see what the huge fuss is about Milo lately. It's hardly unhealthy.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:02 AM
Siobhan started having hot milo about once a month or so at 3.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:07 AM
My DD is 3 and I've just started letting her have Milo, as her older brother has it (he started having it at about 4-5). I was reluctant to (sugar etc, don't want to spoil "plain" milk for her) but the reason I relented is 1-it's hard to stop a younger sibling having what her older sibling has and 2.Milo isn't that bad, other than the sugar, and the fact it's made by evil Nestle (they promote unhealthy infant feeding practices in 3rd world countries to sell their products). DD is a shocking eater, and I figured the iron and nutrients in an occasional glass of Milo wouldn't do her any harm
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:24 AM
When my kids start going for my coffee is when they get milo. Normaly thats from about 12 months on. I dont see the harm tis just a bit of warm milk with a little bit of milo so they can have their "coffee"
Like faisdodo my oldest and youngest full sentances where "larney/hana wants coffee !"
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:36 AM
What about chocolate Sustagen? It is lower in fat than Milo, and has no saturated fat (Milo does) and it's higher in calcium and protein. It does contain more sodium though.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:38 AM
OT, but thanks Bec for that link, very interesting reading, helpful!
Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:53 AM
My DD started having milo at age 3. I agree with a PP though about your DD's issue being behavioural rather than anything else and either sit out the behaviour until it stops (it will) and she learns that she cannot always have what adults have. We did this with nuts. DD knows that we eat nuts and that she cannot. We drink coffee, she cannot. The other alternative is distraction...possibly getting her a little tea set that comes out for her to play with when you have a coffee (she can make her own pretend coffee) and you can have some peace and quiet
Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:00 PM
My 5 and 8 year old have a teaspoon of milo in their milk every morning at breakfast but they have plain milk at dinner.
I haven't given it to my 22month old yet and won't until he is drinking out of a glass on his own.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:22 PM
I'm not sure I remember exactly when. But as soon as they start drinking out of a sippy cup they can have a taste, and then when they can manage a small drink of their own, they get a Milo now and then. So pre-12 months?!
They're now almost 8, 5, 3 and 2 - and the 2 year old still doesn't like it. The other 3 LOVE a warm Milo (with sugar added sometimes), or a hot chocolate or a tea - but DD prefers something else. She still likes me to make her a Milo with the others though, for looks, and for bikky dipping!
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