Are you researching vitamins for kids? Is your toddler adamantly refusing to take chewable kid’s vitamins? Are you stressed because your child won’t eat vegetables?
Sure, you can try coaxing your child to hit his carrots, peas and green beans. You might even try mixing the vegetables in with their food. Read “How to Get Your Child to Eat Vegetables” for tips and advice. But sometimes, no matter how much effort you put into it, your child just won’t eat nutritiously. That’s what kid’s vitamins are for. Sometimes a picky eater will even be picky about vitamins. Here are some fun vitamins for choosy to kids.
Fun Vitamins for Kids #1: Pixie-Stick Type Vitamins
If you need to truly disguise the vitamins, this might be the choice for you. They come in packets, similar to powdered candy in Pixie Sticks. Your child might not know the difference. They are a little pricier than most vitamins, but it could be worth it. Google “new chapter every kid” vitamins to see where you can buy them. There are also other companies that make pixie-stick type vitamins.
Fun Vitamins for Kids #2: Vitamin Gumballs
Another option to get your child to take vitamins is through a gumball. Yep, that’s right, a gumball. As long as you don’t tell him or her what it is, he/she will (hopefully) think it’s a special treat. Google “vitaball” or “vitamin gumball” to learn more.
Fun Vitamins for Kids #3: Gummy Vitamins
Gummy Vitamins are very popular for some kids. They don’t seem to even taste any differently than a gummy bear. (At least to an adult.) You can find them in numerous flavors such as sour apple,sour raspberry, cherry, and much more. They even make them in a “jolly rancher” type flavor. You can search for them on www.drugstore.com.
Fun Vitamins for Kids #4: Vitamin Strips
These are very similar to those fresh-breath strips that dissolve in your mouth. It is something unique, that hopefully even a very fickle child will try once. It is also known as “oral thin film.” Visit www.myvitaminstrips.com to see a selection of vitamin strips for kids. They even have some for adults.
Fun Vitamins for Kids #5: Chewable Vitamins
These are the most common type of vitamins for kids. It can be tricky to get your little ones to take them, but its worth a shot. The good news, is that they come in many different shapes and themes. For example, if you visit www.drugstore.com, you will find vitamins shaped like Winnie the Pooh, Disney’s Cars, Nemo and more.
If none of these work, don’t forget you can also purchase vitamins in liquid drop form (such as Poly-Vi-Sol through Enfamil. Remember always that vitamins should not a substitute for healthy eating. Happy Parenting!