Help For The Busy Mom
As a mom, I try hard to make sure my children are eating a good variety of fruits and vegetables. I am very blessed that both my children are in love with pretty much every fruit and vegetable I feed them. During the week in the morning, my daughter attends some classes at the local public school. To save time, I usually do errands after her classes but this always runs into snack time for my son. Typically, we come home and I try to find a simple snack for him to eat while I prepare lunch. Eli was getting bored of the same snack, resulting in crying or throwing it on the ground. You can imagine my delight when I discovered the Go & Grow by Similac pouches at my local Walmart in the baby food aisle.
Giving Eli a snack that is healthy and taste great is definitely a high priority. Each pouch has 3-4 servings of combined fruits and veggies or 1/3 the daily recommended servings for your toddler! While this is not a substitute for serving fruits and vegetable with meals, this is a great way to supplement your child’s diet and promote healthy snacking. For me it is really important that these pouches are Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO, contain no fillers, artificial flavors or colors and are gluten free. But take note that they are made with dairy.
We had been out shopping the first day we tried the Go & Grow by Similac pouches. Eli has never used a pouch before for feed; he either has finger foods, attempts to use a spoon or I feed him. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I handed him the pouch. Well you can imagine his excitement when I gave him the pouch and he squeezed it for the first time. He was quite amazed that there was something in there. He put it in his mouth and the rest is history! There was no crying, no throwing of food, just contentment. My little guy was feeding himself a healthy snack and I was able to get groceries put away in record time!
Go & Grow by Similac pouches come in two age groups. One stage is for babies six months of age and older and the other stage is for toddlers 12+ months. Where can you find the pouches for your child? At your local Walmart or visit Walmart.com to order. There is also a coupon for .50 cents back on a pouch from the Ibotta app. Better yet head on over to SheSpeaks.com and enter the giveaway for a $50 gift card to Walmart–a great way to stock up on the Go and Grow by Similac.
A Milk Drink On The Go
I always struggle with giving Eli milk on the go because I do not want it to get warm and spoil. So, Eli tried the Go & Grow by Similac Toddler drink. The powder drink comes in single packets, so it is easy to put in a diaper back without taking up too much room. This summer we have plans to do many fun activities that will take us away from our home and refrigerator, so having this option is wonderful! All you need is water and the powder packet!! Eli has tried the drink and he was okay with it, he drank about half the amount I gave him. We will try it again as I am not sure if the vanilla flavor was to different for him or if he was not that thirsty.
The product is fairly new to our local Walmart but I was able to find more options at Walmart.com, which I will be purchasing to try as well. The powder packets are found at Walmart alongside the infant formula.
Stock Up The Diaper Bag
Whether your a busy on the go sports family or a traveling, sightseeing family; the Go & Grow by Similac pouches and the Go & Grow Toddler Drink are healthy, portable and easy snack/drink options. There are several flavors in the pouches your child is certain to find a favorite! Eli sure did and I am certain these will be in our diaper bag this summer!!
**Disclosure–This post was developed in partnership with Similac. All opinions are my own.**