Natrel Baboo: Handy for Traveling Tots
So Charlie’s first year is done, and breastfeeding is done, and we’re transitioned to cow’s milk. He generally eats really well, from all of the food groups, and now it’s milk in bottles a few times a day, and water in sippy cups at meal times. It’s gone fairly well, except for a bit of a return of baby spit up once in a while. Two of my three children are/were fairly regular spitter-uppers (I’m sorry, there’s probably a better word for that – regurgitaters? It all sounds horrible) so this isn’t really anything alarming to me.
Would using a milk product with reduced protein help his digestion? I’m not sure. But we have recently tried out Natrel Baboo, which is a new-ish transitional milk product from the Quebec-based dairy conglomerate Agropur. It’s not meant to be a follow-on toddler formula or a replacement for food. It’s shelf-stable milk, with some added vitamins and omega-3 DHA, and reduced protein and sodium. Basically fresh cow’s milk, but slightly modified for a toddler diet. I had my own questions about this product, as you might – and I found the company FAQ to be very helpful.
The most useful thing to me about Natrel Baboo is that it comes in Tetra Packs and doesn’t need to be refrigerated. I will definitely have some on hand the next time we fly to the UK. or take a long road trip. And honestly, when I walked around the house at the beginning of the week seeking flashlights and batteries before Hurricane Sandy hit Toronto and took out the power in local neighbourhoods, I was VERY pleased to have some milk that wasn’t going to spoil no matter what happened (note: nothing happened to us, in the end). I received 6 small cartons as part of this blog tour.
Do you want to try it out? If you rush over to Natrel’s Facebook page this weekend, it’s the last of their 50,000 free coupon giveaway. Make sure you ‘like’ their page before ordering the coupon. Let me know what you think.
Disclosure – I am participating in the Baboo Blog Tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Natrel. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.