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Do you give your kids vitamins?

If so, how old are your kids and what kind of vitamins do you give them?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • No. My daughter is two and it's too early for that. I just try to make sure she eats properly.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 4:06 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • once in a while we get food based multi vitamins or greens, and for the kids we alternate between probiotics and fish oil. the kids are ages 2-7.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:07 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • My youngest are 4 & 5. I just give them children's chewables (store brand usually). My other kids also have a chewable from time to time (they still like them even though they are much older). I dont really push vitamins on the older kids.

    Answer by lisa89j at 4:08 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Nope. He eats very nutritious well balanced meals. Better to get it all from foods than a vitamin. If he was not a good eater, we would though.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:08 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I've been giving my girl vitamins since she turned about 2, which is also the time when she decided she doesn't like vegetables anymore. She used to eat everything I'd put in front of her, but when she started getting picky I decided it's time to start her on some vitamins. :) I get her the gummy kind at the store. She loves 'em.

    Answer by MamaLisa1976 at 4:08 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Yes mines are 6 &14 yrs old, i usually go to Walgreen and get them buy one get one free when they are on sale..

    Answer by ILOVEMYBOYS704 at 4:13 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • My girls are ages 9,7, and 5 and they take a vitamin every night with dinner. It might be a chewable or even the gummy kind. I buy what ever is on sale or even if I have a coupon for the item. Anything from toy store, princess, hannah montana, and even flintstones. They love them all.

    Answer by momindiana at 4:40 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • No I give them healthy well balanced food instead

    Answer by MELRN at 7:53 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • yes, i give mine a chewable. But i buy mine online from a natural whole-sale club. the store bought ones have a lot of sugar and dyes and really very little of what is on the label is actually absorbed into the system. my kids love their vitamins though.

    Answer by Des10ed2b at 3:19 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • i do, they have taken them since birth.... BUT only if they are sick, i'm sick, or they eat a poor meal... i offer them great food but if they don't eat well, i think it's better to take a vitamin than to go without.

    Answer by asil at 1:29 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

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