Vitamins for 15-month-old and 5-year-old - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 06-03-2013, 11:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
SilverMoon010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,926
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 514 Post(s)

I haven't been here to post in a long time it seems!

 

I was just coming to find out what the best natural/organic vitamins you mamas know of for the little ones these days.  When my 5-year-old was a lot younger, I used to get the Liquid Health Complete Multi for him,  but for the past year or so, he just gets D3 and Cod liver oil.

 

I want to start my 15-month-old on a multi (and include my 5-year-old with a multi as well again) but I am not sure where to start.  Is Liquid Health good? Back then, I thought it was but maybe there is a lot more natural out there that I am missing?

 

TIA!

SilverMoon010 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 6 Old 06-08-2013, 08:02 PM
 
BandTsmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverMoon010 View Post

I haven't been here to post in a long time it seems!

I was just coming to find out what the best natural/organic vitamins you mamas know of for the little ones these days.  When my 5-year-old was a lot younger, I used to get the Liquid Health Complete Multi for him,  but for the past year or so, he just gets D3 and Cod liver oil.

I want to start my 15-month-old on a multi (and include my 5-year-old with a multi as well again) but I am not sure where to start.  Is Liquid Health good? Back then, I thought it was but maybe there is a lot more natural out there that I am missing?

TIA!

Shaklee brand is good and natural. I use them on both my 5 year old and 19 month old
BandTsmama is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 06-22-2013, 12:28 PM
 
my3beasties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 349
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)

MegaFoods, Dolphin Pals, Yummi Bears, Nutrition Now "Rhino" & Nature's Plus have some good ones. They're really "clean" ingredients, not a bunch of fillers, and allergy-friendly.

 

A lot of multi-vitamins are low in iron, magnesium and calcium, so read labels to see what you need to add on the side...and when you do calcium supplements, do them a few hours apart from the others, since it inhibits absorption of iron and magnesium.

 

I give my kids the Nature's Plus Animal Parade Gold multi's, Dolphin Pals DHA gummies, and later in the day Nutrition Now Rhino calcium gummies...they think they're getting candy every day! thumb.gif


Mostly WAH mama
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
with DS1, 9yo
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DS2, 6yo
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DD1, 4yo
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DD2, 1yo
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
& my awesome DH
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
And a baby BOY due in Nov!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
my3beasties is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 07-02-2013, 11:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
SilverMoon010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,926
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 514 Post(s)

Thanks ladies smile.gif I'll check them all out!

SilverMoon010 is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 07-12-2013, 02:26 AM
 
earthmama4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I had some Rainbow Light powder packets but they were really minerally tasting and my kids didn't like them. Now we use Child Life liquid multivitamin and it tastes great and both my boys age 4 and 22 months love it. I like how its liquid so you can decide how much you want to give - the dose for the older one is 2-3 tsp and for the younger one is 1-2, so depending on their health and eating habits they can have a little more or little less.  


Mom to DS(17) autismribbon.gif DS(15) autismribbon.gif DS(12) autismribbon.gif My gifted, quirky, wonderful teens!

Mama to Jack bouncy.gif11.08 and Liam  biggrinbounce.gif 9.11 and due with boy #6! stork-boy.gif  

Blissfully married to the love of my life since 8.8.8 partners.gif 

earthmama4 is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 07-15-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Marnica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BandTsmama View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverMoon010 View Post

I haven't been here to post in a long time it seems!

I was just coming to find out what the best natural/organic vitamins you mamas know of for the little ones these days.  When my 5-year-old was a lot younger, I used to get the Liquid Health Complete Multi for him,  but for the past year or so, he just gets D3 and Cod liver oil.

I want to start my 15-month-old on a multi (and include my 5-year-old with a multi as well again) but I am not sure where to start.  Is Liquid Health good? Back then, I thought it was but maybe there is a lot more natural out there that I am missing?

TIA!

Shaklee brand is good and natural. I use them on both my 5 year old and 19 month old

just wanted to comment on the shaklee kids vitamin

 

It has sorbitol in it (which is an artificial sweetener found in sugarless gum). Causes bloating and pain in sensitive people (like me) and it also has carraganeen in it which is a common additive but is bad news IMO. http://www.cornucopia.org/carrageenan-2013/

 

nothing natural about this brand!!


If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.

Marnica is offline  
Reply

Tags
Health Healing


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 14,581

115 members and 14,466 guests
2moms15 , agilesheltie , Ajbaby , anon_abroad , apeydef , APGoddess83 , artemis33 , AUvetmom , aylasebmom , bananabee , Beth41316 , Big's Mama , blissful_maia , bluefaery , bubbagirl , captain optimism , carnelianlight , Chaika , Chefanie , chickabiddy , Chipi , Clara0120 , cmnewbs , CookAMH , Cricket VS , Devaskyla , Dream Catcher , drsunitarai , elliha , firelillylight , firmfoot , floss&ferd , FluffyFlamingo , frugalmama , Gokey , greenemami , happyhats , hillymum , hollywood13000 , ian'smommaya , Ivymom , japonica , JayaSky , jojobean , Jules09 , kathymuggle , Lcampbell1218 , Letitia , lilmissgiggles , LiLStar , Lizafava , lnevarez , LoveLife , LovelyAndAmazing , LTurtle , LuaBelle , MamaChick , Maria2513 , Marumi , MDoc , MeepyCat , MegaMama1 , Milk8shake , Mirzam , mom22flowers , mommyhood , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , MrsDaisy , MylittleTiger , nanama , Nemi27 , newmamalizzy , oaksie68 , pers , persephassa , primalmom , Reyhan , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , sandiegongp , SandiMae , sarafl , sarahl918 , Serafina33 , shantimama , shenagoogabloga , sidrajedi , smilingprego , Smokering , sofreshsoclean , SplashingPuddle , Springshowers , spunk , sren , TheQueen16 , Tigerle , TrishWSU , typebug , virginamom , WhiteRose , wolfmama31 , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.