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What kind of vitamins do you give a 4 and a 3 year old?And does it make them bind up?

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Asked by Lisa807 at 10:58 AM on Oct. 31, 2009 in Health

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  • Flintstones. And no, no binding.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:06 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • Iron is usually what makes people constipated.

    What vitamins to give is a controversial topic. Here are some different thoughts.

    If your children eat a varied diet of nutrient dense foods they don't need vitamins.

    Kids need a kids multivitamin just in case. If they don't eat meat they need one that has iron too. If they don't drink milk they need one with calcium. Extra vitamin C may be good.

    Kids eat cereal with vitamins.

    Moms study up and figure out what they think their child needs and go to health food grocery store or other specialty shop.


    Answer by Gailll at 11:09 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • My sons are on prescription vitamins. It actually works for my son and actually gives him an appetite. I know when I was little I got sick on all the OTC vitamins, especially Flintstones.

    Answer by purpleducky at 11:23 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • My three and five year old have the gummy kind, from Walmart. We switch brands every three months or so, according to pediatrician say so. Never had problems.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • I only give my kids vitamins on days they don't eat good usually with dinner. And its the gummy kind too.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 1:22 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • My girls usually prefer Flintstones, although I have tried others. Never had any binding problems but they usually only take them every second day and only in the winter/ early spring. That's the time when they don't get quite as much quality fresh produce and not as much fresh air and sunshine. It's also cold and flu season.

    Answer by jokelta at 6:23 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

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