Mothers & Babies

Decoding your toddler milk

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For parents, there’s nothing more important than making sure your kids are getting enough nutrients to grow their bodies and fuel their brains. Leading Australian toddler milk formula producer Nature One Dairy wants to help Aussie mums and dads understand not all formulas are created equal, and when it comes to your kids’ milk, ingredients matter.

Nature One Dairy is entirely Australian owned and manufactures all of its products locally at a state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne. It’s core focus is to support Aussie parents in providing the best formula for their kids, with the highest quality organic toddler milk products.

CEO, Nick Dimopoulos says, “Trying to find a toddler milk formula that’s right for your family can be overwhelming, particularly when you’re faced with the wall of products on the shelf at supermarkets and various retailers. We tell all parents we talk to that the most important thing to look out for are the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that the product has – not what the tin looks like or what the price is.”

“There’s a lot of technical terminology that can throw parents off,” he cautions, “so it’s important that as an industry we help parents better understand what they’re giving to their children. We want to take a leading role in that conversation.”

“DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid) are essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids – important building blocks for development of the brain and eyes – which is why they’re so important to look out for to ensure your little one isn’t missing out on anything they need for their development,” says Nick.
Importantly, studies have shown that both of those acids play critical roles in the development of infant brains, in addition to supporting positive visual and cognitive development in your toddler’s early life.

The third essential nutrient – according to Nick – is GOS, (Galacto-oligosaccharides) which is a prebiotic that promotes a healthy gut and beneficial bacteria for your toddler.

“Finally,” Nick suggests, “try to go organic where possible – when you purchase our organic products, you have the confidence that there’s no pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals in the product, so you know what you’re giving your children is free of any unwanted additives at such a critical stage of their development.”

Nature One Dairy® Organic formula is available in select Coles stores nationwide.