17th to 23rd February 2014 – Milk Alternatives?

Monday, 17th February 2014
We stopped giving Gio cow milk. Today, the rash seems to have already started going away.
My wife is interested in getting soy milk to replace the cow milk. I am a bit hesitant, preferring to get the nutrients Gio needs from other foods such as beans, spinach and other leafy green vegetables.

My wife and I went outside to skip and took Gio with us.

He enjoyed walking about.
The neighbours cat showed up and Gio was delighted to see it.


My wife put Gio to sleep.

Tuesday, 18th February
I researched on the Web about soy milk. It seems to be good, but the calcium content is significantly lower than that in cow milk, unless the soy milk is fortified. Some sites mention some dangers.


My wife and I went to the supermarket to see what alternatives were available.
For comparison purposes, please note that the Gold Crown milk we had been giving Gio costs 45/- (about US$ 0.50) for a 500ml (about 17 oz.) pouch.
We found the following at Nakumatt:
Whole camel milk 150/- for 500ml (that is more than 3 times the price of cow milk)
Low fat camel milk 80/- for 500ml
Yoghurt 80/- (the one we buy is 90/-)
Goat milk was 150/- for 500ml
Soy 260/- per litre

I put Gio to bed and stayed with him in the room. He was asleep in about 15 minutes, with only a little whining.

Friday, 21st February
My wife and the nanny left early in the morning for some tasks.
The day went more or less as follows:
7:30 or so Gio woke up
8:10 to 8:30 Fed him porridge that had been left for him in the warmer.
Left him in his seat after that.
He started complaining after a while.
8:53 Changed diaper. Went to wash my hands.
9:03 Finished changing him
Started making breakfast for myself.
9:20 Gio toddled round the corner towards the kitchen. He had squeezed past the barrier in the living room.
I had my breakfast.
10:13 I put Gio in his carrier
10:28 He seemed to be asleep
I put him in his crib
11:25 Up
Fed him some mango
Left him on his high chair again
12:28 Diaper change
Put his lunch in the warmer
Went outside

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1:35 came back into the house
1:40 My wife arrived
1:47 My wife left for work
I fed Gio his lunch
2:59 I put him to bed
3:40 He awoke
4:10 to 4:30 More mango

Later, I think when about to put Gio to bed, my wife asked if I had given him water. I hadn’t!
We gave him some.
8:30 to bed

Saturday, 22nd
Gio woke up about 7:30 a.m after sleeping early last night.

Sunday, 23rd February
Went to Church in good time. My wife sat with Gio in the nursery for children aged 0.5 to 1.5 years.

Went for our monthly Marriage Enrichment Group meeting. The members were delighted to see Gio walking. It was the first time they were seeing this.



One thought on “17th to 23rd February 2014 – Milk Alternatives?

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