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I posted this over in the food section but didn't get anyreplys so thought i'd try here instead <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I just joined and am glad I found this community! just what I was looking for! I am currently a SAHM to 2 toddlers, a daughter who just turned 3 and a 20 month old son. I came searching this board to try and find advice and ideas about vitamins for my kids. I have been back and forth about what, if any, vitamin supplements I should give my children. My ped. has prescribed a multivit with added flouride (our town does not have flouride in it's water) and I have heard conflicting information about what is the best thing to do. Right now I have not been giving them this vit. b/c I am hesitant to give them the flouride ones I have. But if I dont give them that vit. is there another that someone might reccomend. Do they even need to take a multivit? their diet right now is pretty great. They are not picky eaters and we eat (I think) very healthy. Just not sure what to do here and could use some information on the subject.<br>
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IMO, vitamin supplementation is a personal choice. Currently my 14 month old gets 1,000 iu of Vit D 2-3 x a week. I'm thinking at some point to give him a good multi.<br><br>
As far as the fluoride, I don't know that much about it but I found a link with what looks to be some good info.<br><br><a href="http://www.fluoridedebate.com/question16.html" target="_blank">http://www.fluoridedebate.com/question16.html</a><br><br>
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I am certainly not an expert but thought I would try and chime in. There is a lot of threads about fluoride on this forum that explain the cons/benefits of it. I think most people on here would say do not give a fluoride containing vitamin but you may want to search on here for more solid info on why not.<br><br>
I have three kiddo's and the older two take a multivitamin from Whole Foods but DD 18 months doesn't take one although she does get extra vitamin D. I honestly think that if your kids eat well they don't need a multi but I would recommend extra D since even in good diets this seems to be lacking.
 

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My son is 2 and he gets Raibow Light Multi Star, a probiotic, a vitamin c, and a green food vitamin. We eat healthy all the time, but I think the right vitamins are great.<br><br>
I personally would stay as far away from flouride as possible. Nasty stuff.
 
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