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AnnieHallScotland Tue 25-Apr-17 13:44:58

I am aware my son age six does not have much dairy in his diet. He has milk in porridge / cereal in the morning and sometimes cheese (but more grated over pasta etc). His little sister loves natural yogurt and is cheese crazy.

He really doesn't like natural yogurt and doesn't like to drink a glass of milk (he had a milk allergy until he was four so never got in the habit of these things).

WIBU to give him petit filou style yogurts or flavoured milk despite the sugar so he can have the calcium?

TitusAndromedon Tue 25-Apr-17 13:47:21

I give my boys these yoghurts from The Collective called Suckies. Terrible name, but they all have real fruit in them with no added sugars. There are lots of flavours and my children adore them. I've found them in Tesco and Waitrose.

SilverdaleGlen Tue 25-Apr-17 13:47:32

They won't kill him lots of kids have them so I'd say fine.

Have you thought about Greek style yoghurt with berries and a touch of honey though? I have the opposite issue DD3 is a dairy addict and won't have sandwiches/ meat etc so Inow use Skyr for her as it has a higher protein value and only natural sugars.

monkeyfacegrace Tue 25-Apr-17 13:48:45

My DD has little yoghurt pots daily. Munch bunch or peppa pig or whatever else is on offer <shrug>

Just make sure teeth are brushed well. I can't get worked up over sugar.

anniroc Tue 25-Apr-17 13:50:53

Little Yeos are nice yogurts. And The Collective Suckies are nice but expensive.

nInachu Tue 25-Apr-17 13:51:43

You can get calcium from various sources not just cows milk. T
There is as much or more calcium in 4 ounces of firm tofu or 3/4 cup of collard greens as there is in one cup of cow’s milk

Food Amount Calcium (mg)

Blackstrap molasses2 Tbsp400
Collard greens, cooked1 cup357
Other plant milks, calcium-fortified8 ounces300-500
Tofu, processed with calcium sulfate*4 ounces200-420
Calcium-fortified orange juice8 ounces350
Soy or ricemilk, commercial, calcium-fortified, plain8 ounces200-300
Commercial soy yogurt, plain6 ounces300
Turnip greens, cooked1 cup249
Tofu, processed with nigari*4 ounces130-400
Tempeh1 cup184
Kale, cooked1 cup179
Soybeans, cooked1 cup175
Bok choy, cooked1 cup158
Mustard greens, cooked1 cup152
Okra, cooked1 cup135
Tahini2 Tbsp128
Navy beans, cooked1 cup126
Almond butter2 Tbsp111
Almonds, whole1/4 cup94
Broccoli, cooked1 cup62

Yellowcups Tue 25-Apr-17 13:52:03

All kids yogurt are high sugar and if they have added fruit they will be even higher. However as growing child he needs calcium and the easiest way is through cheese yogurt, milk, smoothies etc. Do what you have to do - the yogurt police can do a running jump.

My 5 yr old gas started eating my natural yogurts that have fruit at the bottom? It's a novelty I'm sure but it means we can calm down on the cheese!

ifigoup Tue 25-Apr-17 13:52:13

The new My First Petit Filous are basically natural but with vanilla flavouring and something like 0.7% added sugar.

Kids used to sugary yoghurts would probably find them very sour, but they do take the edge off the tanginess of totally plain yoghurt.

AnnieHallScotland Tue 25-Apr-17 13:52:50

Ah have those Skyr ones myself, but thought they were a bit high in sugar for children.. maybe not having a look online. About 6g per portion, the same as a small pot of petit filou.

AnnieHallScotland Tue 25-Apr-17 13:53:32

nInachu - thank you, very helpful!

NeonGod73 Tue 25-Apr-17 13:57:32

Make your own yoghurt so you can control how much sugar you put in it. For example I really love that thick creamy Total Greek yoghurt mixed with honey and I add raspberries and blueberries to it. Yum!

SilverdaleGlen Tue 25-Apr-17 13:59:12

nLnachu an awful lot of those have "fortified" with calcium. Meaning chemically enhanced. I'd rather have the naturally occurring stuff and just moderate the sugar?

Although if I could get DD3 to eat broccoli or greens (or flipping ANYTHING but fruit and dairy) I'd be joyful!

specialsubject Tue 25-Apr-17 14:14:28

You could mash up defrosted frozen fruit ( given time of year) and mix with a big tub of cheap adult marketed natural yogurt.

Cheaper and far less wasteful both on food and those disgusting little pots.

FanaticalFox Tue 25-Apr-17 15:15:10

Natural yogurt greek style with added canderal - hidden from child and gradually reduced each time til they end up eating straight up natural yogurt without knowing.

Camomila Tue 25-Apr-17 16:06:27

If you go to a big Sainsbury's they do plain/no flavour little yeos formage frais. DS likes those with some smushed up berries or mixed up with cornflakes.

Plain Yoghurt gives DS (super sensitive skin) a rash but formage frais don't, so if it's the 'acidyness' of natural yoghurt your DS doesn't like he should find the little yeos less acidic.

UppityHumpty Tue 25-Apr-17 16:21:13

Try giving him more plain cheese instead of sugary yoghurt, like Babybell or cheese strings both of which have a lot of calcium. If he likes milk then give him more of it, a glass or two with his meal etc. You could make fruit/milk smoothies for dessert too.

AnnieHallScotland Tue 25-Apr-17 16:30:06

Thanks everyone smile

user1493022461 Tue 25-Apr-17 16:32:48

WIBU to give him petit filou style yogurts or flavoured milk despite the sugar so he can have the calcium?

Yes of course you would. I mean, its not like that is a perfectly normal thing for children to the extent that you can find at least 6 different brands in your average supermarket.......oh wait, no, it is.

tinypop4 Tue 25-Apr-17 17:16:15

I really can't see the big deal in one of those tiny little yoghurts like petit filous- a couple of those a week are.m not going to cause major issues.
Clearly a majority of people buy them as the supermarkets are jam packed with them!
Fwiw I have a ds who is luke warm on dairy and won't drink milk. He has the little yeos

justinelibertine Tue 25-Apr-17 17:25:26

'Those disgusting little pots'. Haha. Yes. My thoughts exactly. They are so sweet they make me feel ill. DD likes them. She is not good at eating so I let it slide. We're on thomas ones. Good thing is I am no tempted to eat the left overs if any isn't eaten.

MrsOs Tue 25-Apr-17 17:28:07

Just give him the yogurt after his dinner and it's fine just try and pick yogurts with a very high sugar content x

thethoughtfox Tue 25-Apr-17 17:37:37

We mix greek yoghurt with berries, a tiny bit of lemon juice and a tiny bit of honey and make homemade ice lollies (when I can be arsed)

Screwinthetuna Tue 25-Apr-17 17:46:54

Do people really eat this healthily in real life that they consider themselves as being unreasonable for giving their child a children's yogurt?
I consider petit filous one of the healthier sweet things i (and everyone I know) give my kids...

MuncheysMummy Tue 25-Apr-17 17:52:58

The little Yeo fromage frais are great they have no added sugar only naturally occurring fruit sugar which does not worry me at all my DS (10months) has one every day as part of his lunch. He gets an upset tummy with natural yoghurt but can manage the little Yeos as they are fromage frais and don't upset him the same.

Cakescakescakes Tue 25-Apr-17 18:13:45

My kids eat a couple of petit filous a day. I'm not bothered. Their teeth are perfect and they are skinny as anything.

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