Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Making the indoors fun for toddlers

We love the Summer, Spring and Autumn.
Generally the doors from the lounge into the garden are unlocked, if not open. Five pairs of shoes can be found next to the door so everyone can come and go freely.

As Winter becomes real so the opportunities to escape are limited. Between the rain and the cold it is not so easy just to enjoy the fresh air. Between coats, wellies and waterproofs a little bit more planning goes into getting three little ones outdoors.

And between not getting enough fresh air, there's an even greater need to ensure a good diet as colds and germs creep into the home.

I was really pleased to receive Growing Up Milk Info’s tips to make me aware of how we can choose to top-up Cheeky and Tiny's diet with vitamin D:

  • Play chef on a rainy day and design funny faces for Fisherman’s Jackets (jacket potato with tuna). Not only is this a fun activity for you and your little one to enjoy together, but the final product is also a good source of vitamin D.
  • Enjoy getting everyone together on a Sunday to cook this delicious pancake recipe.
  • Relax and curl up watching a movie, with a beaker of Growing Up Milk for your little one and a hot drink for mum. Just two 150ml beakers a day of Growing Up Milk provides 73% of toddlers’ daily dietary vitamin D recommendation.
  • Other sources of dietary vitamin D include fortified cereals, eggs and oily fish. The Department of Health also recommends that all children aged six months to five years receive vitamin D drops of at least 7mcg, in order to meet their daily requirement.

I absolutely love the idea of making the most of our indoor time and wonder how many we might make our way through this Winter... I definitely hope this year we have enough snow for Snow Angels!:
Disclosure: This post was brought to you as part as being a Growing Up Milk Mum.

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