Should I give lo a vitamin supplement?

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  1. bambino156

    bambino156 Mummy

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    I just don't know what to do really. Lo doesn't have formula of any sort now, so she's not receiving any added vitamins etc from that, she only has whole cows milk. Her diet recently has become more limited, veggies are sometimes accepted if they are hidden somehow, she still loves fruit, loves pasta and potatoes, but seems to hate meat of any description. Will occasionally eat eggs. Do you think she would benefit from a vitamin supplement? Thanks x
     
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    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    Definitely!

    Am just weaning DS from toddler formula now and have started adding a vitamin/mineral supplement. Even though DS eats a wide variety of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and eggs. I never think it hurts (just in case). If your LO is a fussy eater, then I really think that they need it (for optimum health and development)

    QT
     
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    I give Omar a multi vit when he goes off food for few weeks only. I always give him vit D drops as it's difficult to get it from food & he doesnt drink milk anymore xx
     
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    My HV advised that we kept giving Esther a multivitamin until after the winter. So i would say that yes you could give your lo one too.
     
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    bambino156 Mummy

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    Thanks ladies! Which ones do you use and how do you give them to lo? On a spoon like medicine or mixed with water/food? Thanks x
     
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    RachA Well-Known Member

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    Mine are called Abidec and i get them from TECSO. In the packet you get a little syringe and i use that to give them to her. Every though to me they don't taste good, LO seems to love having them and loves sucking on the syringe!
     
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    Ds is a very fussy eater so we give him Abidec mixed in with juice on a morning.

    He always drinks it and it makes me feel better that he is getting some extra vitamins as his diet really is terrible x
     
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    I just bought a new one and DD LOVES it. Follows me around when I get the bottle until I've given it to her. I'll check, hold on :) It's Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby and Infant. It's orange and vanilla flavour and tastes like an orange icecream (I might have had to lick the spoon when she was done...) I started giving it in a syringe, but she likes it so much I can give it from a spoon no bother. I don't mix drugs into her food/drink unless I have to.
     
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    summer rain Mum of 5

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    I use the abidec one, we did use the wellkid baby one but its extremely expensive and the dose needed is many times bigger than the abidec drops and though I found I could get LO to take it all using a little medicine cup we got from the pharmacy-it would take ages and was so much hassle xx
     
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    bambino156 Mummy

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    Well, I ended up buying the Wellkid vitamin, things started well, lo took it and was asking for more! Next day she took a little and then wouldn't take anymore, now she won't even have a little. Short of pinning her down and forcing her to take it, i'm not sure what to do? Are there any jelly type vitamins available for this age group? Thanks x
     
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    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    Vitamins are ok to mix with milk. Maybe mix it with some milk or juice. How old is your LO? There are chewy gummy bears vits suitable from 2+ yrs.
     
  12. Jemma_x

    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

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    We use abidec, always have. If hes been funny for a few days we mix it with his milk or juice
     
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    I've been giving LO vitamins since she was 6 months. For ages I was getting Wellkid but started getting Abidec because it's cheaper and LO prefers it (and I get my boots points ;))
     
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    bambino156 Mummy

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    Thanks ladies, I would mix it with some milk for lo but its orange flavour and i'm guessing it would taste gross with milk, she won't touch juice so thats not possible either! What does the Abidec one taste like, is it a strong flavour? x
     
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    bambino156 Mummy

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    Lo is 18 months x
     
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    summer rain Mum of 5

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    Abidec says it has the natural flavour and aroma of vitamins, aka disgusting :D but my son seriously does not seem to mind it. xx
     
  17. OmarsMum

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    I gave Omar well wellkid 3 months back, I used to mix it with his milk (he also doesn't drink juice) & he didn't notice it's taste xx
     
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    We use this. LO is a rubbish eater at the mo' so i am sure the vits arent going to waste!
     
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    You are not kidding! It makes me heave!
     
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