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Does anybody know WHY toddlers under 2 can't have any chewable or gummy vitamins? His pediatrician said "not until 2 years old" but wouldn't give me a reason. Thanks!

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Asked by TarraJoy at 12:09 PM on Dec. 9, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My girls take vitamins but they are older but maybe the doctor just said that cause some times they can be hard to chew and still to young to chew them right. But otherwise they are good to give to your kids.

    Answer by momindiana at 12:12 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • I'm definately not worried about him choking on them ... he can eat anything (and even if it doesn't get chewed up really well, it will end up in his tummy, right?). I'm wondering if they are worried about the sugars in them rotting his teeth out or something in line with that...?

    Comment by TarraJoy (original poster) at 12:14 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • their little bodies can't handle the extra vitamins, it can actually be toxic to them

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:16 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • My pedi told me to give him vitamins when we went in for his 1 year checkup. He eats 1 gummy vitamin a day.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 12:35 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

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