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Question for mom who give multivitamin for infants/toddlers

I would like to know what brand of multivitamin did you give your infant/toddler.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on Feb. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Answers (9)
  • I use the gummi vites and calcium vites.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 4:03 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • i give him walmart brand multivitamin or "my first flintstone vitamins" also at walmart he is 2 by the way
    SThompson21

    Answer by SThompson21 at 4:04 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • I just use the Flintstone's Gummies :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • for my infant I give him Tri-Vi-Sol I think it's by enfamil... The doctor recommended that I give it to him a few times a week since I am BF him... Babies who are BF tend not to absorb all the calcium they need so they need vitamin D to help with that. She says I can FF him a few times a week also instead of giving him the vitamins... sine formula has vitamin in it already
    alinker

    Answer by alinker at 4:11 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • I started giving mine one at about 2 years old when she started refusing all sorts of foods. A child who eats well does not need one at all. Extra vitamins can actually harm a child.
    Since my child is very picky, she gets 1/4 of a Centrum Children's Chewable each day to help cover any gaps left by her picky eating. The directions say to give 1/2 a tablet for this age range but since she does eat some good foods, I give her only 1/4 so I don't overload her with any particular vitamin.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:13 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • my son has been using the gummy vitamins since he was 2 1/2. Right now he has the Cars ones.
    ZaTa

    Answer by ZaTa at 4:46 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • I buy natural vitamins from Animal Parade. They are chewables, and she has been taking them since she was around 18 months and loves them. Many of the wal-mart ones have too much sugar in them, etc. I just stick with my all natural, no artificial colors etc.
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 5:02 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • they're not necessary at this age unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
    vitamin rich foods are a much better when for growing bodies to take in what they need.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 5:17 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • MY twins were preemies and on Tri Vi Sol until they were 1. The doctor advised to stop the vitamins at 1 because their growing slows down and they no longer need the extra boost from vitamins.

    I recommend talking to your pediatrician before introducing vitamins. Too much of certain vitamins are a bad thing.
    sammygrl77

    Answer by sammygrl77 at 5:21 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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