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Do you give your child a vitamin?

My daughter is a picky eater and i just started to think about giving her a vitamin...if you use them..what kind/brand?

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mommytobrooke

Asked by mommytobrooke at 10:57 PM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • I use the vitamin gummies and not really for any specific reason, I mean they eat great.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 11:00 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • my daughter is 4.. and a very picky eater!! I give her different vitamins..mostly the $5 ones they have at walmart.. they have a variety, coming in Cars, Princesses, Tinkerbell, Hannah Montana, etc.. She picks her own out.. we got her more today, she chose Hannah Montana lol.

    oh..depending on her weight.. if she likes pediasure (or something thats like that) get her to drink them too.. my daughter has to drink them now due to her weight. good luck momma =)
    proudmommy690

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 11:00 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • i have been giving my DS vits..since he was 2...he was taking flintstones vits at first...then about 2weeks ago he saw on tv a vit called lil critters gummy bears vits...and he wanted to try those...so he is taking the lil critters now...but i jus read yesterday that flintstone vits are the best...most others vits have to much vitimin A in them or lead...so we are going to switch back to flintstones.
    TezMoM

    Answer by TezMoM at 11:06 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • You should call a pediatrician if you're concerned about what one to give. You can also ask the pharmacist at Wal-Mart. Or CVS or whatever. They usually don't mind; that's what they're there fore. We had a prescription for vitamins with flouride from the pediatrician but she hated that stuff so when it ran out I went and bought the My First Flinstones Vitamins for her. When she's 4, I'll probably go to the regular children's flintstones. I figure they've been around forever and I used to take them so why not? I do feel that children need vitamins though because they just don't get everything they need. My daughter eats very healthy (except when she's with her nammy lol) but I'm not gonna fool myself into thinking she's getting all the nutrients she needs. It's important.
    MayMommaToBe

    Answer by MayMommaToBe at 11:07 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • They get a gummie vitamin everyday. They don't eat vegetables very well. I use the wal mart brand.
    dancinintherain

    Answer by dancinintherain at 11:07 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • vitamins are important for everyone to take regardless of age or gender. gummy vitamins are the best way to have a kid take them. i take the gummy ones for myself too and gummys are the ONLY way my fiance will take vitamins
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 11:20 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • yup Flintstones
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 12:05 AM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • my 5 year old gets a gummy vitamin everyday and she loves them! :)
    Courtybell

    Answer by Courtybell at 5:17 AM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I give my child viteman gummy bears because she dosen't eat veg. or meat on really bad days when she wort eat almost nothing for me i give her a pediasure to help fill her up and yet she is getting her vitmans she needs
    artzone

    Answer by artzone at 11:58 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • flinstone gummies ages 1,3,4,7
    JoLee12345

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 3:19 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

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