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Toddler Beginnings™ Infant Formula


  • DHA, Dual Prebiotics, Vitamins & Minerals
  • No preservatives, artificial sweeteners, or colors
  • Triple Care™ Brain Immunity Growth
  • 9-18 MONTHS
  • Certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union – (U)D
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Balanced Nutrition for Toddlers and a Nutritious Alternative to Milk

Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings™ Formula is specially designed for infants nine months and older (9 – 18 months). This toddler formula, also known as a Stage 2 formula or follow-on formula, contains calcium for growing bones and is suitable for children who have started a diet supplemented by baby cereals and baby foods.

We realize it is enjoyable to watch your growing little one experience new foods. We also realize that parents can become frustrated when their toddlers display fussy eating habits. With picky eaters, it is no wonder why moms and dads often worry about meeting their toddler's changing nutritional requirements.

Infant Versus Toddler Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend cow's milk for infants under one year of age. This is because older infants who are fed whole cow's milk do not get enough essential nutrients like vitamin E, iron, and essential fatty acids. The AAP recommends that all infants be fed breast milk or iron-fortified formula.

According to an online service supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), toddlers under the age of one may consume too much protein, sodium, and potassium when fed whole cow's milk. Plus the protein and fat in whole cow's milk can become troublesome when it comes to digestion and nutrient absorption.

Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings™ Formula is an excellent alternative to regular cow's milk and an excellent source of choline and the essential fatty acid DHA; both of these nutrients occur naturally in human breast milk and may support infant mental and visual development. Our toddler formula also contains iron, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc.

Once an infant is older than 12 months, he or she can be fed whole cow's milk, as long as the infant is eating a balanced diet of solid foods. Older infants beyond nine months of age need more calcium to support bone growth and development as they turn to a diet that increasingly involves baby foods and cereals. Toddler formulas like Toddler Beginnings™ contain more calcium, iron, nucleotides, and prebiotics to support the immune system.

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Compare Nutrition and Save Money

Compare Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings™ Formula to the nutrition of the nationally advertised brand Enfagrow™ Toddler Transitions™.* Then compare the price; you will notice the savings with Parent's Choice and recognize the quality and ingredients on the labels.

Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings™ Formula is manufactured in an FDA-inspected infant formula-manufacturing facility located in Vermont, U.S.A. Our dairy ingredients are sourced from leading dairy markets, including the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.

*Enfagrow™ Toddler Transitions™ are registered trademarks of Mead Johnson & Co. Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings™ is NOT made by or affiliated with Mead Johnson & Co.

**Total savings with Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings™ Formula calculations are based on a price per fl. oz. comparison of Parent's Choice Toddler Formulas and comparable national brands. Retail prices are from a October 2017 retail price survey of assorted stores. Actual prices and savings may vary by store and location.

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Parent's Choice Non-GMO Infant Formulas

Parent's Choice has introduced Non-GMO infant formulas for customers who prefer non-GMO products. Parent's Choice Non-GMO infant formulas are produced using ingredients that have not been genetically engineered and are available as store brands at your favorite stores.

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is a plant or animal that has been altered using genetic engineering to produce a desirable characteristic. Genetic engineering involves methods different from traditional breeding techniques. A few state governments and many consumers support laws that mandate labels disclose when a food product contains genetically engineered ingredients.

We use the word "Non-GMO" as it is most broadly used in the United States. When we say Parent's Choice Formula is Non-GMO, we mean it is produced using ingredients that have not been genetically engineered.

Although "GMO" means genetically modified organism, oftentimes it is not how the acronym is used by consumers in the United States. This is because "GMO" is often used to describe products that are manufactured without intentionally added organisms.

We consider an infant formula to be "Non-GMO" if it uses ingredients from crops that do not have a genetically engineered version in the marketplace or, if an ingredient could come from a crop that has a genetically engineered version, that ingredient comes from the version of the crop that has not been genetically engineered.

We believe transparency is critical. Even though we take measures to eliminate genetically engineered material in our ingredients, trace amounts of genetically engineered materials might be present in our products. We disclose that trace levels may be present in finished product from process sources and manufacturing environments. Additionally, some methods used to obtain ingredients (such as fermentation) may involve genetically modified microorganisms or genetically engineered substrate.

Animal feed in the United States is often genetically engineered. This may mean some dairy ingredients used in the manufacture of non-GMO infant formulas may originate from cows fed some feed containing genetically engineered ingredients. This is common among many dairy-based non-GMO foods on the market today.

For more information on the meaning of non-GMO, please visit

* As used in this website, Non-GMO means the ingredients were not genetically engineered.

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Compare Nutritional Information

Parent's Choice Toddler Beginnings® Non-GMO Infant Formula
Parent's Choice Toddlers Beginnings
Enfagrow Premium Toddler Formula
Enfagrow® PREMIUM™ Toddler*
Compare Our Toddler Formula to Similac Go and Grow
Similac® 2
Go & Grow
Nutrients/100 Cal.
Protein g 2.6 2.6 3.00  
Fat g 5.3 5.3 5.40  
Carbohydrate g 10.5 10.8 10.2  
Water g 133 132 133  
Linoleic Acid mg 800 800 1000  
Vitamin A IU 300 300 300  
Vitamin D IU 60 60 60  
Vitamin E IU 2 2 3  
Vitamin K mcg 9 9 8  
Vitamin B1 mcg 80 80 100  
Vitamin B2 mcg 140 140 150  
Vitamin B6 mcg 60 60 60  
Vitamin B12 mcg 0.3 0.3 0.3  
Niacin mcg 1000 1000 1050  
Folic Acid mcg 16 16 15  
Pantothenic Acid mcg 500 500 450  
Biotin mcg 3 3 4.4  
Vitamin C mg 12 12 12  
Choline mg 24 24 16  
Inositol mg 6 6 4.7  
Calcium mg 195 200 195  
Phosphorus mg 130 130 130  
Magnesium mg 8 8 9  
Iron mg 2 1.5 2  
Zinc mg 1 1 0.75  
Manganese mcg 15 15 5  
Copper mcg 75 75 90  
Iodine mcg 10 10 12  
Selenium mcg 2.8 2.8 1.8  
Sodium mg 36 36 30  
Potassium mg 130 130 150  
Chloride mg 80 80 80  

† Product nutrient values and ingredients are subject to change. Please see product label for current information.

* Enfagrow™ and Premium™ are registered trademarks of Mead Johnson & Co. Parent's Choice Toddler Infant Formula is neither made by nor affiliated with Mead Johnson & Co.