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Smarter Health: Vitamins for Kids?

Posted by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Okay, ladies...question of the day: do you give your kids vitamins?

Now, I take vitamins (when I remember). Not a multivitamin everyday, but I pop a B Complex and a calcium with Vitamin D. Mainly because I probably don't eat quite like I should. And now that Kiddo is basically eating like me, or a mini-me, I wonder if she's getting all she should in terms of vitamins, minerals and all that good stuff every day, which makes me think about giving her vitamins.

When Kiddo was little and just switching to solids and we were afraid that we may not be getting her everything she needs, I gave her those liquid vitamins, with the little dropper to be sure she got enough iron and good stuff. It was recommended by the doc, so we did it for a good while but she's outgrown those and we'd be entering into the gummies/chewables, the kind I remember from childhood. 

The kicker on this is, if I do give her vitamins, which ones do I choose? We have to be careful because of her nut allergy, so some of the organic ones are off the list.

What about you -- do you give your kids a daily vitamin?

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MixedCooke
by Silver Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:32 AM

yes I do.  I give my youngest Poly-visol with iron mixed in with her milk and my eldest gets gummy vitamins.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Apr. 18, 2013 at 6:10 AM

 Yes, just to make sure.

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by Colleen on Apr. 18, 2013 at 7:34 AM

We used to get them the sour chewables gummies

wandep
by Pam on Apr. 18, 2013 at 7:35 AM

We did this too.

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We used to get them the sour chewables gummies


Flaca43
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 7:51 AM

 Yes, we give them multivitamins with extra vitamin c for kids.

SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Apr. 18, 2013 at 7:59 AM
I don't, but I want to ask my pediatrician about it.
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momma-flynn
by Greta on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:06 AM
She takes a multi as well as c & cod liver oil
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bwsmommy
by Platinum Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM

My kids take a flintstone every day !

Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Yes

mackiebugsmom
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM
Nope, I actually just asked her doctor if I should be and he told me no because she is getting all that from her food...if she wasnt a good eater I would.
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