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#1 of 5 Old 02-25-2005, 11:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am looking for some opinions on toddler vitamins. He's at the age where he throws a lot of his food, and I've always had low supply, so even though he nurses, he doesn't get a whole lot out. I know vitamins are good for adults, but what about children? I picked up a box of Nature's Plus Baby Plex sugar free drops, but then I wondered if it was ok to give a toddler vitamins, or are there risks? It's got:

Vit. A (fish liver oil) 60%

Vit. C (ascorbic acid) 109% (I'm a little worried about this one since he eats applesauce a lot, and it's 100% of the recommended vit c)

d (fish liver oil) 100%

E (d-alpha tocopherol) 50%

Thiamin (hcl) 89%

Riboflavin 94%

Niacin 111%

b-6 (pyridoxine hcl) 71%

b-12 (cyanocobalimin) 83%

botin 17%

pathothenic acid (d-pathenol) 75%

choline (bitartrate) 3 mcg

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We use toddler vitamins, and had similar concerns about them being too potent. So what we've done is bought some where it takes 3 vites to make a full serving (so each vite is approx. 33% of the RDA for his age). We never give him all 3. On really difficult feeding days, he gets 2 vites, most days just 1, and on the rare but excellent days in which he actually eats some vegetables, we don't give him any.
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Bran eats a lot of fruits and some veggies (mainly peas...that's the only one he won't throw...LOL!)

This is a liquid vitamin, so I could easily cut the dose if I needed to.

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THat's what we do, too. If he's eaten really well, he gets the tiniest bit of a vitamin. I think it would only be dangerous if you went over the recomended daily amount. Iron, I think is the danger? Anyhow, we started giving em to DS #2 b/c he wouldn't stop begging when he saw DS #1 get them. It sounds like your giving him a really quality vitamin, too, so I wouldn't worry about it

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Oh, ok...yep...there's no iron in this vitamin. I'm mainly concerned because he's on a gluten free diet, and I know I become vitamin deficient really easily, so I don't want that to happen to him. Today I gave him half a dose, which isn't really too bad...it's mainly A,B,C, and D.

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