Milk Lovers Love Cravendale

We are HUGE drinkers of milk in our house. I’m not kidding – we get through 4 pints of Cravendale a day! I’ve always loved milk and it is one of those things that in our house holds a special association because of when we drink it.


Every morning I wake up and go downstairs and make a cup of warm milk for JB and Baby S. Even though JB is four and a half she really loves her cup of milk in the morning to wake her up. I go into her room, open the curtains and she drinks her milk in bed while she wakes up. I then go and wake Baby S, and now he is 16 months and finished breastfeeding I bring him into our bed where we snuggle for 5 minutes as he drinks his milk. I love those 5 minutes of cuddly time with him before he charges around for the rest of the day – for me it brings back that close bond of breastfeeding.

I quite often have a glass of milk myself in the morning and a warm glass in the evening too. I think it really helps me to unwind and switch off before bed.

JB and Baby S also have their milk in the evenings – it is another little routine. Baby S has his milk in a dimmed room and then I sing him a lullaby and he goes straight off to sleep. I then head into JB’s room, get into her bed and read her a story or two while she drinks her bedtime milk too.



We were given some vouchers for Cravendale milk recently and I must say we really liked it. It is specially filtered so that it stays fresher for longer and it means it tastes really pure and clean. There is nothing worse than sour milk and we have never had that with Cravendale. We drink the whole range of milk in our house – the children have whole milk which is really lovely and creamy, we drink semi-skimmed in hot chocolate and have it in our tea and coffee and I have skimmed milk on my porridge and cereal. All three taste delicious.

I made a little video of our bedtime milk routine and I love it…it will be so lovely to look back on how these beautiful times when our babies were little. I hope you like it too.

This post is an entry for BritMums #MilkDrinkersMilk Linky Challenge, sponsored by Cravendale.  

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  1. November 9, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    We go through tons of milk in our house as well, my daughter still quite often has a warm drink of milk in the evenings x

  2. November 9, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    Milk is so much part of our routine in this household too. I love craven dale milk 🙂

  3. November 9, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    I drink a lot more milk than I realise sometimes, I have to admit I do still enjoy a warm milk before bed. x

  4. November 9, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    I love a glass of ice cold milk. Sadly I’m allergic to cow milk protein but I can have goats milk which tastes the same to me.

  5. November 9, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    Obviously the kids drink it and I have a glass of skimmed every night before bed but all the stuff I read says we don’t need milk in our diets past a certain age. I’m not brave enough to give it up though!

  6. November 9, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    I have recently got into the habit of having a mug of warm milk just before bed, lovely

  7. November 9, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    I’ve never liked milk except in a hot chocolate and now you’ve given me a longing for a hot chocolate this evening 🙂 Yummy!

  8. Hannah Wood
    November 9, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    Milk is such a big part of our family as been a dental nurse promote it so much each day .x

  9. November 9, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    I love milk I drink it cold, warm with hot chocolate any type of milk is good for a milkaholic like me!

  10. Deanna
    November 9, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    My mother is a coffee and milk fiend, she drinks so much! I’m not too much of a fan, but I’m forcing myself to like it because I’ve struggled with calcium deficiencies. Carbondale is my favourite of them all though when I do drink it.

  11. November 9, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Love the milk bottle and the straw, 4 pints?!?!
    Woah! We get through maybe about 1 cartoon of soya milk every couple days.
    I love warm milk
    Charlotte x

  12. November 9, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    Such a sweet video – precious memory-making. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  13. whatlauraloves
    November 10, 2015 / 12:26 am

    Fab post 🙂 I dont really drink cows milk unless there isn’t an other option, I prefer the taste of soy milk xxxx

  14. November 10, 2015 / 12:30 am

    These days we buy supermarket milk but still get through a lot of it. When we first moved here we could buy green top milk straight from our neighbours dairy farm. It was the best tasting milk we ever had.

  15. November 10, 2015 / 8:29 am

    It’s true, we do love cravendale! I love that cute little straw.

  16. November 10, 2015 / 10:11 am

    Cravendale is definitely my favourite milk brand. It is genuinely much creamier and tastier than the others!

  17. November 10, 2015 / 11:30 am

    I can only drink milk in my coffee, and Pickle is lactose intolerant so milk isn’t a massive feature with us. We do still go through it with the older ones having hot chocolates and cereal though. Kaz x

  18. Lorraine
    November 10, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Milk in tea, using milk for strawberry milk, milk in my life everyday! Though can’t drink it plain like when I was young.

  19. November 12, 2015 / 6:20 am

    We go through masses of milk in this house, and I always buy Cravendale.

  20. November 12, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    We use Cravendale as my husband thanks an ordinary bottle of milk is off they day after it has been opened.

  21. November 12, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    I remember the amount of Cravendale pints we went through when I was still drinking dairy. 20 pints a week if not even more. I cut out dairy products now for health reasons though.

  22. November 15, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    I wish my girls drank milk, they obviously did when they were babies and my littlest drinks milk on her cereal but my eldest has her cereal dry and hates milk now! But then so do I and it is such a shame as it is so good for you.

  23. November 16, 2015 / 4:02 am

    I’ve never tried Cravendale before! I’ll have to pick some up next time I see it and give it a go 🙂

    Louise x

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