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Good morning!! I am so excited to share with you some bits about our food journey so far with Claire and a new product, Happy Family Yogurt, that we are absolutely loving!!
When claire was about 4 months old, she moved from the ‘I think she is colicky’ category to the ‘we think she doesn’t like milk’ category. So we completely switched her to soy formula. We noticed an almost immediate change in her daytime demeanor, but the nighttime fussiness continued. SO, we then discovered that she had a bit of acid reflux happening; when we laid her down, it wasn’t great, but when she was upright and began sitting on her own she was ok. So, we started her on Prevacid when she was about five months old. That worked for about a week and then we noticed that she was fussy during the day again (keeping in mind that she hasn’t slept through the night up to this point. ever.). Well, our pediatrician suggested trying some solids and that she might just be ready for that milestone. So, we gave her a lick of peas from a latching spoon. WELL, let’s just say she loved it. And we experienced two kids under two sleeping through the night for the first time ever.
And then if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that the night after Claire slept through the first time, E decided now (for the first time ever) was a good time to start waking up crying every 10 minutes. So, we got Claire on a steady puree diet and tried to figure out what was going on with E. This was all right around E’s 2nd birthday.
Turns out, E was just used to hearing Claire all night and didn’t have the words to tell us to go check on her–so once she had those words (1.5 MONTHS LATER), we were all squared away. Check sissy? YEP, GOING NOW.
Then the constipation started as soon as E settled (I swear they are conspiring). Our ped said it could be a lot of factors, but since we had mostly figured out the other issues and we didn’t want to mess with too much because she was finally happy for most of the day AND night, we added a small dose of Milk of Magnesia to her morning bottle. AND cue the happy baby!!
SO, long story long, here we are at almost 8 months, and Claire is still on the Soy, but has dropped the Prevacid. The only medicine she is currently on is the Milk of Magnesia, which we are hoping to drop once she starts a more regular milk diet.
One way we are starting that is through a small portion of Whole Milk Yogurt each day. The best part about these, other than the amazing price, is the portion size. I was so excited when I saw the smaller containers because while a typical large container size is great for someone E’s age, Claire is just not ready for more than a couple of spoonfuls and it felt wasteful when we bought other brands when E was first starting yogurt and didn’t finish them. Each package comes with six portions that are just right for baby. Plus, right now, when you head to Walmart to purchase, there is an Ibotta offer back, making each six-container package less than $2.
We picked up two different flavors on the first trip, a plain and a blueberry. C loved the blueberry on its own and we mixed a puree in with the plain! They also have a Banana Potato and a Peach Mango variety!
Have you all tried yogurt with your babes when they were little? It has been a game-changer for both of our girls!! E has had yogurt as a part of her morning breakfast everyday since she was Claire’s age and I really think it has helped in so many ways!
Thoughts? Have you all tried Happy Baby Yogurt??
Hope you all have a great rest of the week!