Source: Nestlé

The drink is designed for toddlers aged one to three

Nestlé has launched a plant-based toddler milk alternative under its SMA brand.

The drink, called Little Steps Plantygrow, is billed as being designed for toddlers aged one to three.

It was “a great and versatile choice for parents looking to diversify their toddler’s diet”, said Nestlé. It could be mixed into breakfasts, added to smoothies and shakes or drunk as is, it added.

The drink contains no added sugar and is claimed to be a good source of vitamins A, C B2 and B12, as well as iron. It is enriched with iodine and omega-3 and omega-6, and contains calcium and vitamin D.

Shoppers were “increasingly choosing plant-based milk alternatives for themselves and looking for options that contain the added nutrients their growing toddlers need”, said SMA nutrition MD Vicky Woods.

The drink has rolled out in 200ml and one-litre resealable cartons, which can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours after opening for 200ml and 48 hours for litre packs.

The 200ml cartons have rolled into Tesco, with both formats due to roll into Asda at a later date.