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I've been reading a book about nutrition and fertility and it's started me thinking about what may be missing in my boys' diets. We eat pretty well, but I still wonder if it might be a good idea.<br><br>
So, what do you give your children? Good brands? Any advice would be great. My boys are 3 & 5. Thanks!
 

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I give Ds(5 yrs) Rainbow Light children's chewables. they are shaped like stars. I also sneak some flax oil in with his maple syrup when he has pancakes or waffles. EmergenC if he's starting to show cold symptoms.
 

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I give him some CLO, but other than that I'm not a real big fan of supplementation. Our diet is pretty clean with loads of veggies and other whole foods which I feel should be adequate.
 

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SA if he is unusually grumpy or irritable....CLO when I remember, coconut oil anytime I have it out.<br><br>
He's still most BF-95%ish so I take my supplements and pass them along as best I can!
 

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My 4 year old DD takes Nordic Naturals CLO, they are chewable.<br>
Also sometimes Nordic Naturals Kids vitamins or Whole Kids chewables (house brand of Whole Foods) we eat a good diet, but I like supplements for season changes, times of stress etc.. to give the body a little extra. For a long time she would only take the CLO, she didn`t like the other chewables. Whole Foods had samples so we were able to try them out. She does not like candy, so the ones meant to look like candy did not appeal to her.<br>
hth,<br>
Kathryn
 

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DD gets vitamin A from fish oil, liquid vitamin D3, and epsom salt baths for magnesium...I'd give her high-vitamin CLO instead of the A & D but she doesn't tolerate it. When I wean her I'll probably give her a calcium supplement as well unless she can tolerate dairy by then. Oh, and she gets liquid vitamin K2 as her baby teeth came in very crowded and I've read that a K2 deficiency can cause that. She also gets probiotics. I do give her sodium ascorbate (vitamin C) as well if I think she's getting sick.
 

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Thanks everybody! I'm heading to the health food store Friday, so I appreciate the info. And a dumb question, what's CLO? Thanks!
 

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I give my DD CLO too, and a probiotic powder. We eat about 90% organic everything and she's a good eater and still nursing, so I don't think she needs anything else.
 

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We do this and Rhinovites C and echinacea if fighting off a cold. Probiotics if a tummy issue. Mine will not take anything else.
 

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Cod liver oil, right. Thanks!<br><br>
And thanks for all your info - I feel a little more prepared for the hfs trip tomorrow!
 

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We also do Nordic Naturals CLO in the am and a probiotic before bed.
 

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my youngest takes the rainbow light stars. My two older take the nordic naturals berry vits. all my kids take nordic naturals CLO and the 2 girls also take a kids chewable probiotic pill because they tend to get yeasty
 

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A health food store brand multivitamin, Nordic Naturals fish oil/omega 3, probiotic powder, and Emergen-C through the winter months.<br>
My kids are terrible eaters, I wish they would eat more vegetables. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I don't give my kids vitamins or supplements.
 
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