Hi all, Quinn has become quite the picky eater and her ped recommend giving her a vitamin. Well I bought the Flinstones ones and she hated them! What do you all give your toddlers. She is now 2 years old. :)
We use the same vitamins girliegirl recommended. We tried both the Flintstones and the Arthur vitamins before and they taste more like vegetables. My son still hates them Try it. It`s taste like some old beets with broccoli plus citric acid. Pretty yucky.
The bad thing is that only the Arthurs and Flintstones have the right amount of vitamin D that my son is supposed to take. So I still sprinkle some vitamin D drops from those infant vitamin D bottles in his water.
My kids LOVE the gummy bear vitamins they sell at Costco. They taste EXACTLY like a real, normal gummy bear.Its not hard at all to get them to want to eat these!
I get the ones with calcium because some of my kids arent milk lovers--but they also have just vitamin ones without added calcium.
The one problem you might have with these though is they taste TOO good, and little ones dont understand why they cant eat several. :)
Our pediatrician told us that the gummy vitamins are not recommended because they do not absorb well in the digestive system due to the "gummy" substance they are made up of and that usually kids don't chew them well enough to get what they need out of them. I also read something similar in a magazine but can't remember which one. Brody actually loves the Wal Mart brand chewables. He chews them right up. Also, be careful not to give them too much. Kids can overdose easily on vitamins. It's not good for their livers and can be toxic to them; especially the iron.
Madelyn takes the Princess gummies-she loves them. She asks for them everyday! I tried one, they are pretty good, I could see why kids would want more and think they are candy...they taste like fruit snacks or gummie bears. I am sure you wouldn't have any trouble getting her to take them-I know all about picky eaters-but these work!
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