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Getting a toddler to take HVBO/FCLO Blend

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My toddler mostly nurses, and I take the Cinnamon flavor from GP.  I feel like she needs to also be taking it directly.  Any tips?  Mixing it into something?  A different flavor perhaps?

Thanks!

post #2 of 12

We do it two ways. My 3.5yo loves it with a shot of OJ and he's had it that way for about a year and a half. We use a shot glass with some OJ and squirt a syringe full of Cinnamon CLO into it and he drinks it. My husband and I take it that way too. I started my daughter as an infant with the orange flavor straight from the syringe - she takes it fine. I ran out of orange this fall, so I tried cinnamon with her from the syringe, and she likes it (20mo). I have started with a smaller amount since the cinnamon can be spicy (about 1/4tsp), and I have always made sure to have her take a drink of milk right after to help wash it down.

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My kids (6, 4, 2 & 1 yrs)  like the chocolate cream flavored blend. I just put it on a spoon and then pour a drop of honey or molasses over it and they love it. My 2yr old always asks for more. I just wish I liked taking my CLO as much as they do!
 

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Originally Posted by gurl8203 View Post

My kids (6, 4, 2 & 1 yrs)  like the chocolate cream flavored blend. I just put it on a spoon and then pour a drop of honey or molasses over it and they love it. My 2yr old always asks for more. I just wish I liked taking my CLO as much as they do!
 

LOL!!!  i agree on that last line!

 

my kids (6, 4, 3 and 1 years) like the cinnamon.  they don't like the plain, but i bought that from a friend last time and just put a chocolate chip on top and they all line up and take it down.  same w/ the honey trick.  they ask for their FCLO every night as a 'treat', so i should try the chocolate cream sometimes, but i like cinnamon.  we do the FCLO/HVBO blend, so the texture is really hard for me!  but my 1 year old takes the unflavored PLAIN.   AND WANTS SECONDS.  she also just likes seafood and eats most any food.  

 

so funny to see another family w/ the same experience!  

post #5 of 12
My 4 year old has taken the cinnamon flavor FCLO/HVBO blend off a spoon for 2 years now-with a milk chaser. I just stick it next to him at breakfast and he licks it off the spoon, takes a drink of milk and that's that. He's never balked at it--I think starting early is the key.
post #6 of 12

The whole family takes our HVBO/FCLO blend with dinner, although we take a pretty small amount.  We all get 1/4 teaspoon or so of honey afterwards and then dessert (usually fruit).   The cinnamon flavor has gone over much, much better than the chocolate flavor. 

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My toddler HATES it. I put it on my nipples when he nurses; that's the only way to get any in him at all, and he balks even then. A few times he's willingly taken the cinnamon, but now he refuses, probably because I offered it to him too often (thanks a lot, counterwill!)

I add a little butter oil to his bone broth, which he thankfully loves.
post #8 of 12

I have been buying the capsules- and my kids were taking that just fine- except my 4yo.  he insists on chewing it.  So I bought a bottle of the chocolate cream and he spit that right out.  Well I scooped it back up and gave him some water as a chaser and that worked just fine.  I did the same thing for my 2 yo and 8 mo.  Well the baby didn't have to have the chaser- she just slurped it down off the spoon.  

 

I would like all the kids to take the gel instead of those spend capsules....  Leave those for me...

post #9 of 12
My 4 year old and my 19 month old beg for their FCLO ! I fill the syringe first with some raw honey and then the FCLO and they love it ( cinnamon flavor). I try not to show my yucky face when I take bc I cannot stand the taste. I still can't get over how much they like it! :-)
post #10 of 12

Where do you all buy your HVBO/FCLO? I'm looking to start this with my family & I'm not sure if I can find this locally or if I need to order it online.

 

Also, is there a child's version or is the dosing just different for adults & children? Where can I find that information?

 

... Crossing my fingers DS will take it without complaint -- he loves taking his "vitamins" (probiotic & vitamin d in the winter & etc.) so I'm hoping he'll cooperate with this too.

post #11 of 12
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t2009, we order from green pasture. 

I have recently had great luck making super simple smoothies (like PB & banana) and adding the unflavored fclo/bo blend.  I also put in a raw egg, raw milk and enough honey to mask the oil taste.  I was making more more complicated smoothies which were never big hits, then saw a pinterest pin for pb & banana smoothies and all of my kids beg for them for desserts even! how easy!
 

post #12 of 12
Thanks, root*children! And what a great idea with the smoothies! I'll be ordering some soon.
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