Infant vs. Toddler Formulas

Typically, a toddler formula is used to replace whole cow’s milk in a young child’s diet or is served in addition to nutrient-rich meals and snacks in order to ensure nutritional adequacy. A recent study demonstrated that toddler formula containing vitamins and minerals reduced deficiencies of iron and Vitamin D as compared to cow’s milk in children 1 to 3 years of age.(1) 

Most toddler formulas are similar in composition to an infant formula because many are used with older infants, especially infants who are either receiving it as a supplement to breast milk or as a replacement for breast milk. In order for a formula to meet the expert recommendations for term US infant formulas as specified by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the nutrient composition of the formula must be within specific parameters. 

In addition to the benefit of using a toddler formula over cow’s milk to help prevent deficiencies of iron and Vitamin D, toddler formula does not contain butterfat. Baby’s Only® Organic Toddler Formulas instead contain a blend of organic oils (without the saturated fats associated with butterfat), a balanced calcium to phosphorus ratio that helps support tooth and bone development, and the assurance that the toddler is receiving an appropriate balance of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in conjunction with a healthy and nutritious diet.

Our Baby's Only® Organic Toddler Formulas meet the nutrient requirements for infants set forth by pediatric nutrition experts and meet our highest purity goals. Once your child is ready and/or if recommended by your child’s healthcare provider, Baby’s Only® Organic Toddler Formula is a nutritious option.  


1. Akkermans MD, et al.  “A micronutrient-fortified young-child formula improves the iron and vitamin D status of healthy young European children: a randomized, double-blind controlled trial,”  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  January 4, 2017, doi: 10.39451/ajcn 116.136143.


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