My sister in law plans to feed her child almond/soy milk: Advice?

Almond milk has more vitamins then whole milk. Cow milk is not necessary! Jesus.

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Splendid way to start drama and lose teeth
Her baby, her decision :woman_shrugging:t3:

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Best advice: mind your own damn business… her kids her choice, I also notice she didn’t ask for your advice. So unless you are aiming to form a uneasy and distant relationship with her, and her family, focus on your own shit

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My boys are 16 months apart the oldest had a bad dairy allergy (lactose intolerant and allergic to the protein) so my youngest never had actual dairy up until he was 2 1/2. They’re both perfectly fine

My sons bin on almond milk since he was a year old and hes 100% … her child not your

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Cows milk isn’t necessary. In fact, cows milk isn’t even good for us. The baby, once he turns one will be fine with almond milk or soy milk. If that’s what she chooses.

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I think it’s none of your business what she chooses to do with her child!!
The second my son turned 10 months he barely breastfed. He eats baby food and whatever else and mostly drinks breast milk at night. It’s fine. Baby is growing fine and you need to butt out.

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The milk thing is just a preference for some and that’s fine. As for the feeding regiment, not much you can do as long as her child is not malnourished. If the Peds has any problems with the child’s weight gain they’ll send to GI or even admit to a hospital. If you’re that concerned about it, just try talking to her… maybe you misheard that she gives zero amount of formula during the day.

My daughter is deathly allergic to cow’s milk, she’s on almond plus vitamin D drops every morning. But mind your business before you get popped in the mouth.:innocent::rofl:

Wic will give you soy but it has to be silk or eighth continent because of fat content

What does that have to do with you? That is her child. Her business. 🤦🤦 She needs to realize how you are before she tells you anything else. Why does so many women have to put each other down? We are supposed to build each other up. Instead you go behind her back and post on here. This is a ridiculous post in my opinion.

As a first time mother she obviously knows what shes doing. I do what i want with my child & dont ask for anyones advice bc its not their business. My son was 6 months old eating regular food not baby food and only formula at night. By 9 months he was on whole milk and food. No formula. No baby food. He is very tall for being 2 and a healthy weight. Moms know their kids better than anyone. Let her do what shes doing.

The only advice I have is maybe to mind your business :woman_shrugging:t2: you were once a first time mother as we all with children were, and at some point or another we all just did whatever and went with the flow. I’m sure she knows what her child needs/wants and if the child was hungry they would cry or let your sister know. My daughter was eating only foods at 9 months old and having a bottle for bedtime and she’s now a happy healthy almost 4 year old :woman_shrugging:t2:
It really depends on the child and what the parent feels fit. Not every kid is the same and what your son did / ate will not be the same as her baby. Worry about your child(ren) and leave her and hers alone, if I were your sister in-law we’d have issues over this post 100%

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My pediatrician told us it was up to us and that cows milk is meant for cows and humans do not need it.

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it’s literally none of your business i feel bad for the sil

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My son is only given almond milk. He has a milk protein allergy. But it’s honestly her personal preference once the baby is over one.

I think maybe you should mind your business. It’s not your child and you have no place to post this asking for advice for someone else’s child. If the baby is hungry the mom will know so just keep raising your own and not trying to raise others.

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My son is lactose intolerant, we didn’t know until he was 2 years old and we had so many problems and vomit over that time. When my daughter came along I gave her the soy formula and lactose free after she came off that. Fortunately she doesnt have as much problems as my sons did! The nurses all questioned my decision but once I explained it they still didn’t get my decision… which was MY DECISION! not some overbearing inlaw… I’m sorry but it’s her child, her choice… whta on earth does it matter to you!
Are you going to interfere in all her decisions??

My obgyn was talking to me about my milk intake when I was pregnant with my son and when I said I only drink almond milk he said he’s glad to hear that because almond milk is better than cows. Cows milk technically isn’t beneficial to a human diet, the vitamin D is what they want you to have which you can get elsewhere. As for the only food during the day, yes baby should be still getting breast milk or formula throughout the day. At least occasionally.

I must have missed the part where she asked for your opinion/imput? And whole milk isn’t good for anyone. Learn to mind your own damned business.

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My daughter has been on almond milk since she turned 10 months old… she’s fine we tried cows milk and she was allergic

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Nutritionally, it’s a sound plan.

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Girl mind your business :weary:

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Maybe its none of your business. No one likes it when someone else tells you how to be a mom. Butt out :unamused:

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Not your kid=not your decision. Simple stuff.
While input can be okay dont be shocked when much gets ignored.

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First time parent? Let them talk. They will learn in time.

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Its her child not yours so its none of your business unless she asks you for advice

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The milk is not going to hurt the kid. My youngest has oat milk only. My middle child refused to drink regular milk so he only had juice and water and milk in his cereal. She is not going to hurt her child by giving a healthy alternative to milk. It has most of the same things as cows milk and in my opinion isn’t gross. Mind your business.

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I mean for one, not your kid. And this child is no way being harmed, so your interjection isn’t even valid. And obviously your brother doesn’t have an issue with the way this childs MOTHER is taking care of THEIR child. After we get passed that.

Soy and almond milk has been a healthy alternative to regular milk for MANY children who couldn’t have regular milk and generally is easier on baby stomachs. For your information. I can give more details on that as my son did have a lactose intolerance.

Also some children start naturally showing signs to wean towards whole foods on their own when they are interested and ready. And there is nothing wrong with introducing foods that are baby friendly when the baby is ready. Again something I’ve been through myself. As long as they are still getting nutrients from breastfeeding/formula. Which you stated the baby is. Just apparently not on your time table.

Also your pediatrician isn’t this child’s pediatrician and there fore has no reason to be telling you decisions for a child he does or does not treat that is not your freaking own.

And unless you are there for the appointments you have NO idea what this mother and her pediatrician talk about and decide. So you have NO idea.

Leave the first time mother alone. This was by far the most irritating thing today. Moms especially first time moms have enough to deal with, without people like you feeling high and mighty and getting in their business when it is so un needed and invalid.

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Mind your business :speaking_head:

You’re acting like you’re better or something just because you already have kids and she’s a first time mother. That’s not how it works honey, I’ve seen many first time mothers be much better mothers than some that have been mothers for YEARS.

Just because your dr told you one thing doesn’t mean her dr didn’t give her the green light to do as she pleases with HER child.

Again, Mind your business :woozy_face:

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My son gets diarrhea with cows milk I give him Almond and he does much better now. Hes 1. His Dr has no issues with it. Now I will say that I’ve always been told you have to continue formula or breastfeeding until age 1 BUT she will talk to the pediatrician and they will tell her wether or not to continue with her plan. Unless the baby is malnourished and unhealthy then id just stay out of it.

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I use almond milk for my son and he is healthy and happy. Hes now 2 and still loves it but she needs to still feed get solids as well I’m not sure if you ment just milk… Its healthy for them. Yes its not cows milk but its still gives them what they need.

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I get that this seems like she’s being nosy, but I would be concerned if my neice or nephew was only getting one bottle of formula a day at 9 months… baby’s main source of nutrition before a year should be formula or breast milk…

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It can be nutritionally the same if not better than cow’s milk, as long as it’s not sweetened or have flavoring. Humans are the only species that continue drinking milk past infancy.
However, while I do think not giving formula during the day may not be great, each child is different and if her pediatrician says she’s healthy, then it’s fine.
Sounds like the mom has a general idea and is trying to do what’s right.

My kids never did whole milk only 2%. One of my daughters did Almond milk and loved it and still does! Also pea milk

My babies drank soy formula from birth and they all were healthy.

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Its her child? You assume she hasnt done research or even spoke to the pediatrician. Unless youre there with her 24/7 and go to every singoe doctor appointment you literally have no clue. 🤦 worry about your children instead of hers.

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They don’t “have to” keep breastfeeding/formula feeding ALL day

Can’t force a baby into over eating either .

Have you asked your brother if he feels like something is wrong with the child ?

Cows milk is fucking nasty. My toddler hated it so I replaced it with almond and it’s been great. Cow milk smells like rotten dick and tastes gross, feels gross. Props to parents who give their kids what they feel as a parent is right.

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Its her kid. Quite frankly none of your business.

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If the baby is healthy then so be it. Obviously she is healthy or the drs would say something. Honestly I’d stay out of it.

Id say mind your own business

My pediatrician tested the kids at nine months and then said it was our choice whether to continue with formula. They are now 25,23,21 and 16 :woman_shrugging: and healthy so I’d say it’s her choice as long as they are eating healthy. If I had it to do over I would not have chosen cows milk as a replacement.

Sorry but I don’t think this is any of your business lol. Why you gotta come mom shame on a mom support group? Cmon girl. Mind your own business and take care of your own kids instead of trying to judge another mom who’s just trying to get by.

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Honestly it’s her baby her choice at the end of the day. Mind your own kids first.

As for myself , my son and I both have cows milk allergy. He drinks a special formula and he will join me drinking oat milk when he’s old enough. I asked the pediatrician about it and he said we’re not supposed to be drinking cows milk anyways, it was a trend that started when there was a famine and people couldn’t source enough food. Cows milk is not intended to be drunken by humans. Almond, soy, and oat milks are far better for you .

Also just so you remember, every baby is different . just because your 9 month old baby drinks mainly milk doesn’t mean it’s wrong that another 9 month baby wants more solids than milk!

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I don’t think it’s your business :joy: drinking milk from another animal is weird anyways.

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My four-year-old is lactose intolerant so since he got off my boob and we ran out of milk supply which was around when he was one he’s only ever had sweet milk or almond milk. He’s had cows milk a few times but that’s what we figured out that he was lactose intolerant. It’s not child abuse or neglect. As long as you manage the dairy intake with other dairy and vitamins the kids are perfectly OK.

Almond is probably a better choice than soy. But i would continue to encourage her to discuss with her Pedi

Um my kids went from breast to almond milk because they hadn’t developed the enzyme to break down milk yet. They seem to be fine… And yes we tried milk first and found out the hard way they couldn’t have it.

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My advice is to mind your own business. It’s not your child or business if she wants to do soy milk…like what?

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My daughter drinks almond milk because she’s deathly allergic to cows milk. We give her vitamin D drops every morning to replace the vitamins in cow’s milk. Just tell her she should consult with her pediatrician.

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I’m sure it isnt what’s preferred but my son is lactose intolerant. He’s been on almond milk for almost a year now and he’s healthy. I’m not sure why someone who choose to give almond milk if they don’t have to but in the grand scheme of things, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal

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I mean that’s her kid and she can care for them however she sees fit. I get that you might be worried about your niece or nephew, but this is over stepping in my opinion. If she’s taking the baby to all doctor appointments and baby is doing well, that’s all that matters.

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There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. How about mind your business? Not your kid.

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Way better then cows milk in my opinion, my first liked cows milk and my second has a lactose problem so we all now drink what she drinks lol

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You actually don’t need cows milk, cows milk is meant for little cows not little humans.

As long as bub is getting calcium from other sources soy and almond milk is fine

My son has never had cows milk and he’s 3. But loves cheese and yogurt

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Yes on the almond milk or raw milk.

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I think the main concern at that age is getting enough high fat products/calcium That’s why you’re supposed to do full fat milk after breastfeeding/formula. As long as she replaces this with other alternatives that are high in fats and calcium ( even a calcium vitamin) it will be fine.

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Not being funny, but that’s not your concern. Her child, her choice.

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Her kid… Mind your business.

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We had to give our baby almond milk because of the lactose and it’s fine as long as you can add pediasure to her diet so she can still get the right nutrients

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Shouldn’t your sister be the one asking :thinking:

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My one year old drunk almond milk was fine but you really need to mind your own business. Lmfao it’s not your kid point blank. And you don’t have to tell you ped doctor every single thing you do😂

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Mind your own business fr. Not your place. Every child, and walk of motherhood is different. As long as the baby is healthy, and happy. And going to all doctor appts. Then I would just put your nose back in your own business. You cannot compare the child to your son. And you cannot compare your choice of parenting to your sisters in laws. Leave it alone & worry about your own kid.

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my doctor said whole milk isn’t even needed if they have a well balanced diet. my daughter wouldn’t drink ANY of them. i even tried vanilla soy

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You’re over stepping. It’s not your child so it’s not your place. If there’s no neglect or abuse going on you need to worry about yourself. I highly doubt you know everything about the child.

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It’s her child, let her do what she wants. How do you know she has no researched this and decided whats best for her child.

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Mind your business & your own kids. You’ll be a lot happier if you did :slightly_smiling_face:

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Her baby her choice.

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They recommend full fat milk, so no, im not sure if almond milk would meet nutritional standards to help them grow. Soy milk maybe, as that’s used in formula.

But unfortunately you can lead a horse to water, but can’t force it to drink. Best you can do is tell her to consult her pediatrician and be Informed.

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Her child. Her choice!

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I only did almond milk after my kid turned one and he’s a happy healthy 4 year old right now. They’re not baby cows, cows milk is not necessary

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Sounds like you’ve been waiting to find something to make her seem like a bad mom for since she’s a “new mom.” Mind your damn business.

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Well cow milk is so bad for us, we actually do not need it. So kudos to her

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First off, not your child, not your business. Second, children do NOT need cows milk. We are the only species walking around drinking milk from another animal. There is MUCH more vitamins like vitamin D that you can get from things like broccoli. If kiddo doesn’t like veggies there are also vitamin D drops that can be given. How about YOU do YOUR research before harassing other people about the choices they make for their kids

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The soy or almond milk is fine. The only doing food during the day and formula at night is not okay :woozy_face: formula or breast milk should always be the main source of nutrition under 1 years old

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As a fellow concerned aunt, its best to keep to yourself

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My daughter could only drink that…lol other Milk messed her tummy up…

You’re not supposed to give a child under the age of 2 soy milk. “Both whole milk and soy milk are not recommended under a year of age. After age 2, children can continue on either low fat cow’s milk or soy milk. So, in this case, it is perfectly fine to use soy milk as an alternative to cow’s milk, especially if there is adequate dairy intake through cheese and yogurt”.
I recommend you research into it and.hwt her to talk to a pediatrician.

My son only get oatmilk. I actually had to cut dairy out of my diet when I was breastfeeding him so he wouldn’t get sick. He’s just fine :woman_shrugging:

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Its healthier than cows milk

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Newer research suggests cows milk isn’t the healthiest option anymore, not to mention the environmental impact it has. Fortified soy milk is a great alternative, and has the same nutrition

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It’s fine. Her child her choice. Mind your business.:woman_shrugging:t2:

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Why is it any of your business anyways? This is my pet peeve when moms try to put down other moms for their choice about THEIR OWN CHILD I would mind your own business before you make family drama that doesn’t need to be created

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Almond milk tastes like chocolate milk, and is actually healthier than cows milk. Plus baby cows are getting the milk she doesnt feed her child so i commend her. As for you, this is overstepping. Mind your kids, no one elses. :kissing_heart:

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Yes. I gave my son almond milk once he turned one bc he would have a bad rash with anything dairy. He’s 6 now & is fine with dairy but just FYI cows milk is not good for anyone like the commercials say they are. :wink: do your research

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Any is fine… I’m a farmers
Daughter and my
Kids had soy.

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Great way to destroy your relationship with your SIL…and likely not see the baby. Not your damn business.

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I would suggest that do the same research you’re saying she hasn’t done. There is plenty of research on both sides. Some will even say that the human doesn’t need milk at all past age 1, but like I said do your research. In the end, may I ask why you are even concerning yourself with her parental choice?

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Not sure if it’s been updated, but I always heard soy milk has a ton of estrogen in it?

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It’s healthier than cows milk

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Cow’s milks is for calves.

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My oldest daughter has been on soy, hemp & almond milk since she turned one due to allergies. She’s 3 now. And her pediatrician okay’d them. Not sure what her being a first time mom has to do with it. She’s entitled to make the decisions she does for her child and I’m sure she does her research. :woman_shrugging:t3:

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I used lactose free milk after 11 months until I felt my daughter’s stomach could handle the lactose in regular 2%. Almond and soy milk are both good options. Saying that she “randomly does whatever she feels like” is very rude. She may be a FTM but she is the child’s mother and she is taking care of the child and knows how to better than anyone else does so… it’s not your child and that is waaayyy overstepping.

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As long as baby is getting the proper amount of ounces of formula, then it’s okay to feed baby regular food.
And almond milk has everything baby will need, my son was on almond milk, and is now on lactaid because he’s always had trouble with digestion. 9 months is plenty old enough to be eating table food. (With formula too)

Have you tried talking to your sister in law about this? Maybe hear her out on why she’s doing what she’s doing. She’s the mom. So it’s her choice.

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My daughter is 13 years old and only has done almond milk…

But in reality is your sister in law asking you to post this
Or are you thinking your better than her. Cause witch milk her kid drinks is up to her not you. So step down let her parent and only step in if the child in danger… It help your relationship if you stay in your own lane…

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That’s how we found out my sin is allergic to tree nuts. Almond milk is all he would drink

Sounds like she’s just curious if its actually ok guys because her sister seems uninformed and does things without consulting her pediatrician. Not trying to push her own opinion on her sister. no need to shame her. If I was doing something I thought was ok but wasn’t it might be nice to hear maybe it wasn’t before I killed my child lol.

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I don’t get down with soy at ALL. My son drank almond milk from 1 until now. He’s 8. That’s all we keep in our home. Healthier than cows milk for SURE.

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My daughter’s been on almond milk from 1yr. She’s allergic to dairy though but in saying that if a child with an allergy can have it from 1yr why can’t a normal child have it?