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Should a 3-year-old drink Aptamil 1Yrs+ Growing Up Milk?

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Fiona2011231 Sat 22-Sep-12 11:46:23

Dear all,

My cousin has a three year old child. For some reason, she keeps buying the Aptamil 1Yrs+ Growing Up Milk Powder for her son, saying he likes it.

I had a heated debate with her, but she doesn't listen.

Could you pls advise whether it is a good idea?

My sincere thanks,

JarethTheGoblinKing Sat 22-Sep-12 11:48:27

Well it won't do any harm. Why did you feel the need to have a 'heated debate' about it? hmm

None of your beeswax.

Sirzy Sat 22-Sep-12 11:49:04

I never used anything like that but if they are happy what does it matter?

LadyMargolotta Sat 22-Sep-12 11:49:38

He doesnt' need to drink it, and I'm sure it is relatively expensive, but it's none of your business.

FrankWippery Sat 22-Sep-12 11:50:26

Waste of money but whatever.

Fiona2011231 Sat 22-Sep-12 11:57:50

Hi all, thank you for all your prompt replies. I'm sorry for using the phrase 'heated debate'. I just thought that a 3 three-year-old should drink fresh milk only.

The Aptamil 1Yrs+ Growing Up Milk, as its name suggests, is for 1-year-old, so why do you give it to a toddler?


midori1999 Sat 22-Sep-12 12:17:08

Well, I wouldn't buy any 1 yrs plus milk, but I can't see it would do any harm, except be a huge waste of money.

Trazzletoes Sat 22-Sep-12 12:18:56

It won't actively harm him, I wouldn't think, but fresh milk is so much cheaper and surely better to get him in the habit of cow's milk?

seeker Sat 22-Sep-12 12:20:37

Nobody should buy "growing up milk"

It's a ridiculous marketing exercise preying on parental insecurities and should be boycotted.

meditrina Sat 22-Sep-12 12:22:47

Agree with seeker. It's a pointlessly expensive way of providing milk to children old enough to no longer require milk modified into baby formula.

Fiona2011231 Sat 22-Sep-12 12:23:31

Thanks to everyone. I would love to hear more about this growing up milk.

Thank you.

seeker Sat 22-Sep-12 12:28:27

Read the two posts before yours. That's all you need to know.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sat 22-Sep-12 13:42:57

Tbh its irrelevant. Mind your own business.

Tincletoes Sat 22-Sep-12 13:47:42

Personally, I wouldn't buy it for my 3 year old on the basis it's an utter waste of money.

However, so is hot chocolate, which I do buy - and the aptimal will be better for him than that. I really can't see why it bothers you in the slightest - I'm sure there are things you buy which other people think are pointless.

It's pointless. For a 1 year old or a 3 year old.

Expensive, processed shite. You get 4 pints of real milk for about £1.20. but it's her call, if she wants to waste her money...

gallicgirl Sat 22-Sep-12 13:58:57

Another vote for pointless.

won't it fill him up so he doesn't eat much?

Nagoo Sat 22-Sep-12 14:01:13

if she wants to waste her money let her.

If you were saying 'should I give my 3YO growing up milk?' I'd say no.

But your sister isn't asking for your advice, so leave her alone.

Nagoo Sat 22-Sep-12 14:01:30

sorry, cousin.

SarryB Sat 22-Sep-12 14:12:33

It's not going to hurt him. Probably better for him than regular squash?

sheeplikessleep Sat 22-Sep-12 14:23:45

OP, are you a journo?

pigletmania Sat 22-Sep-12 14:36:20

I agree with seeker, what a blooming waste of money.

SchrodingersMew Sat 22-Sep-12 14:46:00

Well, I'm pretty sure it has a load of vitamins in it so probably better drinking that than juice.

I don't see why you would be so against it, it wont be doing any harm other than wasting money.

ravenAK Sat 22-Sep-12 14:50:59

Nobody should buy it.

It was invented to circumvent advertising restrictions on formula.

I'd be silently grinding my teeth at the sight of it, but I wouldn't volunteer an opinion unless the parent using it initiated the discussion (at which point I wouldn't hold back...)

Might as well give it to a 3yo as a 1yo. Might as well put it in your own tea, for that matter. It's not what's in it that's the problem with it...

Willsmum79 Sun 23-Sep-12 09:22:17

My friend gives her 2 year old it because she refuses cows milk. Better than nothing for some toddlers.

SetFiretotheRain Sun 23-Sep-12 09:26:16

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