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Off the point: I have a 5yr old boy in my kindy room that still gets packed nappies, formula bottles and dummies which i think is lame as f**k. No actual reason, but 'mummy doesnt want him to grow up'.
Don't be so quick to judge. If he is a healthy 'normal' child then yes I agree he shouldn't still have these things it its it up to you or me to say that it's lame.
I went to cows milk at one and my twins both started not sleeping well, this lasted a few weeks. They ate everything so I knew there were not allergies. Went to toddler formula, they had 240ml at bedtime and slept from 7pm till 6-7am unless they were sick which was not often. They had toddler formula until 3yrs.
They still eat dinner at 5pm and have a sandwich and a glass of milk before bed and sleep for at least 10 hrs and they are 5.
I ran out of formula a couple of days before my son turned one. I wanted him off the bottles by one anyway so we just started giving him cows milk. He had no problems coming off the bottle or off the formula.
I have friends who's kids are almost 2 and they still give their kids bottles everyday with formula. I don't think its necessary unless they aren't getting a good variety of foods in their diet, but each to their own.
I was told by Drs and health nurses that Toddlers milk was was just a gimmick to get more money. Based on that I just switched to cows milk.
When my son was 1, I changed to cows milk purely because I couldn't afford formula really anyway but I made it work for aslong as I could.
With my daughter she was 1-1/2 and changed to cows milk. She looooooved it way more then formula