Did you know that your child’s mood, sleep, behaviour, skin, and immune system is linked to their gut health? A healthy gut = a happy kid! Adding probiotics, such as kefir, to your child’s daily diet is a safe and simple way to keep their gut health journey on track.
You can give Chuckling Goat Kefir to your children aged 6 months +, and the sooner you start, the better! It will help support the normal development of his or her psychological function, digestion, skin, and immune system.1https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-health-benefits-of-probiotics#TOC_TITLE_HDR_10
At 6 months old, our daughter, Isabella, would take a teaspoon of Kefir on a daily basis. Now 2 years old, she’ll happily drink half a beaker, completely unflavoured!
If your little one is less than enthusiastic about drinking Kefir, here are some ideas on how you can make it FUN.
- Make smoothies – blend with a ripe banana, their favourite berries, and 100% pure Stevia. Encourage them to get involved by adding fruit/veggies of their choice – kids love a little control!
- Kefir Lollies – blend with frozen mango and pour into ice lolly moulds. Pull out as a ‘treat’ – yum!
- Explain the concept of the microbiome and how to look after it with The Critters Inside You by Shann Nix Jones. Information is power!
Please be aware that if your child has a compromised immune system, you may need to proceed slowly and increase kefir over time. Always check with your GP first before adding probiotics to your child’s diet.2https://www.healthline.com/health/parenting/probiotics-for-children#probiotics-and-food
Good luck! 👶🏼