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Fish Oil.....do you give it to your child? How?

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kymbo Tue 01-Feb-05 13:46:15

I have watched the change in my nephew since taking Fish Oil,he's much calmer and his consentration has improved. So I thought,okay I'll give ds(nearly 4)Fish Oil....
Yeah right! It taste's disgusting and ds runs a mile when I get it out,and this is the flavoured one too!
I've even tryed putting it in his food,still not happy!
Does anyone else give their children Fish Oil? If so,how?

kymbo Tue 01-Feb-05 13:56:30

Anyone?

PuffTheMagicDragon Tue 01-Feb-05 14:00:53

kymbo, i give ds1 (3) a haliborange chewy tablet each day (they taste nice, I've had one). They contain dha plus vit a,c,d and e.

Bozza Tue 01-Feb-05 14:01:42

I have been giving DS (also nearly 4) a vitamin pill with it in. Its this one

He likes it and helps himself to one every morning. But then he is a bit of a hypochondriac and sees it as medicine. You could try upping the oily fish in his diet.

Bozza Tue 01-Feb-05 14:02:04

Sounds like the same Puff.

2boysmum Tue 01-Feb-05 14:02:19

I give the vanilla flavoured IQ stuff to my kids in a sport botlle of warm milk every night. I think you can taste it but they dont seem to notice (you need to shake it up well). Also, I have only ever given them one teaspoon a day, I think the high starting doses reccommnended will give most kids the runs and something is better than nothing! Im not sure they are any calmer (2 boys 6 and 4!) but oldests exzema has got much better

alison222 Tue 01-Feb-05 14:02:21

I'm currently just trying to give my DS flax oil for the same reasons( he is allergic to fish) and have been giving it on a spoon at mealtimes as Brain medicine. He likes the idea but not the taste. After a couple of times he is now pulling faces but taking it and having a drink/eating something straight away to wash the taste away

PuffTheMagicDragon Tue 01-Feb-05 14:02:22

That's the one Bozza

kymbo Tue 01-Feb-05 14:05:49

This is the one ds has got,he doesn't like it when they burst! His face when he first tryed it!!

kymbo Tue 01-Feb-05 14:08:05

Took me ages to type,I mean he has the Haliborange ones.
I like the sound of vanilla flavour in warm milk.Where's that from?

Bozza Tue 01-Feb-05 14:09:20

Do they burst? Didn't know that, never tried one myself. DH and I have some also from Health Food Shop and DH is always complaining about them repeating on him but I never have a problem.

LIZS Tue 01-Feb-05 14:11:21

ds has citrus EyeQ in juice in the morning - makes a film though.

kymbo Tue 01-Feb-05 14:11:49

If you bite into it the stuff burst out. Yuck!

roisin Tue 01-Feb-05 18:21:41

Kymbo - there was a tip on here ages and ages ago about teaching children to swallow fish oil capsules by cutting up jelly sweets, and teaching them to swallow those without chewing, with gradually increasing sizes. For us it was stunningly effective .. it took my boys (then aged 3 and 5 I think) about 3.5 minutes to learn to swallow capsules.

This had the added advantage that they can now swallow tablets when necessary without a fuss if they need medication.

NatureDoc Thu 03-Feb-05 19:59:18

There is something called Smart Fish by Higher Nature which looks a bit like one of those yoghurt froobe thingys that they can squeeze directly into thier mouths themselves (not for those with egg allergy though) - otherwise Biocare do a Dricelle formulation that mixes into fruit juice or milk and tastes of orange which my ds seems to like mixed with pineapple juice. It's worth a shot!

meysey Thu 03-Feb-05 20:11:08

we tried the orange stuff but my DS1 hates orange flavour so that didn't work

BUT you can get very small fish oil capsules for children at Fresh & Wild shops and he is very happy to take those. I can't remember the brand right now, but they are in a small white pot with a purple label, just ask at the counter.

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