The amount of time we spend researching and taking tips from my friends, the internet and various blogs and magazines to make sure our kids get the right kind of value, education, growth, and nutrition is huge. I wish at times there was a guide for Indian moms that could make it easier for us to know what is best.
When Eeshan was growing up, I was in and out of the hospitals and always visiting doctors. By the time I had my younger one, Ahaan, I had already made mistakes and learnt from them. There were some support groups around and I was a mom ready to share my experiences. I knew what worked and what didn’t. That’s why I feel Ahaan’s foundation is stronger, he is an active kid, not prone to infections and touchwood, we have never had to visit the hospitals apart from the regular vaccination visits.
Things that have worked for me are making sure that he gets the right nutrition and that he eats a balanced meal. Most kids are very non-experimental when it comes to vegetables and certain other food groups. For this, I make sure he has PediaSure with his milk. What it has done is taken a huge load of stress from my head, as I am assured that he is not missing out on any nutrients required for his essential growth. There are around 37 essential nutrients in PediaSure. The fact that it was recommended by my Pediatrician put all my anxiety to rest. Unlike what I had heard, my younger one has not put on excessive weight with Pediasure.
There are also subtle things that I have noticed which make me recommend PediaSure to other moms. His immunity is stronger than the kids around. While everyone was falling sick and had a cold during monsoons, we touchwood, crossed the entire season without any incidents. He continued with his school and all his other activities beyond school as well. In fact, there were days where he would run into the rain just to soak himself, without informing me. I would get angry as I was worried that he will fall sick but then I would be reminded of my childhood and how I loved getting wet in rains and floating paper boats in the water that got accumulated. Nowadays, we tend to protect them so much and for that, I feel guilty at times. Free play and connecting with nature is very essential for their sensory growth and overall development.
If you have a child who does not like PediaSure with his/her milk then you can search for online recipes that use PediaSure. There are times when my kids just want a milkshake instead of PediaSure and milk. So I give in to their demands, but make up by giving them a PediaSure meal along with their food. You can get creative yourself as well, I made these PediaSure no bake cookies which were an instant hit. You can keep experimenting as all kids have a different taste, my elder one liked only the chocolate flavour in PediaSure whereas my younger one prefers vanilla.
Good nutrition is fundamental to a child’s growth and development. As a parent, you should make healthy eating a priority for everyone in your family and make sure your kids never miss the essential nutrients. After all, happiness is happy and healthy kids.
Disclaimer: Blog is written from my own experience with PediaSure and we have been using it for years now. However, please check with your paediatrician before using the same.
Pooja Mahimkar says
A healthy happy childhood is crucial. I love reading about your experiences and things you have learnt in the process. Thank you for sharing
Aayisha Siddiqua says
My niece hates drinking milk, I think the no bake cookies would be a great idea for my sister to make her daughter get all the required nutrients.
Thanks for sharing this as my son yuvi neva drink milk when I put Pedia sure. Will try your idea for sure. ?
Mrinal Kiran says
No bake cookies! Wow! My baby cousin hates milk and drinks! Will surely suggest my aunt to try these!
Indeed a mama can be happy only if she has healthy kids. Great to know about your experiences, pediasure cookies!
Minakshi Bajpai says
Raising children and making them eat healthy things is the toughest task for any mom. Even I made mistakes while I was rising my first kid and learnt from it. I can totally relate to your post.
I have tried to ensure good food habits in my child from the very beginning.That’s why its less troublesome now.
Joshita JJ says
Pediasure is a great source of nutrients for kids. The no bake cookies are a must try!
Jhilmil D Saha says
I definitely agree to this..we moms cant do anything when our kids are sick
Preeti tiwari says
My daughter loves Pediasure… This no-bake cookies will be a great option for her while travelling.
Rakhi Parsai says
In spite of parenting mistakes that I have done one thing that I really kept intact in our family is Pediasure. It has been part of our family for a very long time and simply loved the way it keeps my daughter healthy. I really liked reading your post.
Bushra Khan says
we are all panicky when it comes to our first borns, and then we learn from it.. I made sure that all the missing nutrition be provided to my children via Pediasure.. I have been using it for years, right from my first born to my third one 🙂
I have been using Pediasures chocolate flavour for about a year as well and we are pretty satisfied with it.
Snehalata jain says
I tried this cookies for my daughter and she enjoyed eating if so will give her as a breakfast meal
Deepika Verma says
I am definitely sharing this amongst at my mommy friends
[email protected] says
Pediasure cookies is totally a new idea for me. my er daughter detest drinking milk so I can definitely innovate it with pediasure to push in the necessary nutrition. T
A healthy family starts with healthy kids. Buy keeping few points in mind we can keep our kids healthy. Your blog is nice and helpful.
Prerna Sinha says
Hi Nitu,thanks girl.
Irene W. says
Thanks for the idea, I will definitely try the no-bake cookie with my kids 🙂 Hope they will like it :)))) Anyway, I just wanted to add something that I found out from another mommy blogger that is a Meteorologist (never thought I would get kids advice from a meteorologist LOL). Here’s the thing, you know how during the winter, when the heating kicks in and the air becomes dry, and how the kids start having the nose and sore throat issues every morning? Well, she opened my eyes! Humidifier ladies, humidifiers! Not only that they will be healthier and sleep better, and wake up rested and not nervous in the morning, but their skin will also look and feel great! Since I started using a humidifier in their room every night, we never had those problems again.