Cheese for toddler

Hi mummies, any recommendation of cheese for 2 years old toddler? My LO currently in love with cheese but i’m not sure if slice cheese (chesdale cheddar cheese slices) is ok & if it’s alright for him to eat 1 slice daily?

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Hi there! It's great that your little one loves cheese! Cheese can be a good source of calcium and protein for toddlers. When choosing cheese for your 2-year-old, it's best to go for natural, unprocessed cheeses like cheddar, mozzarella, or Swiss cheese. These types of cheese are lower in sodium and preservatives compared to processed cheese slices like Chesdale. As for the amount, it's generally safe for toddlers to have about 1-2 ounces of cheese per day. One slice of cheese is usually around 1 ounce, so having 1 slice daily should be okay. Just make sure to balance it with other nutritious foods throughout the day. If your little one enjoys different types of cheese, you can also offer a variety to provide a range of nutrients. You can try incorporating cheese into meals like grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, or adding small cubes of cheese to their favorite pasta dishes. Remember to keep an eye on any potential allergic reactions or digestive issues when introducing new foods. And as always, it's a good idea to consult with your pediatrician if you have any concerns about your toddler's diet. Enjoy the cheesy adventures with your little one!

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