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Do any of you give your 6 year old vitamins???

(27 Posts)
mintmagnummm Thu 21-Sep-17 17:14:51

If so which ones? My son will be 6 soon and am just wondering which vitamins you other mums rate? I have been giving him haliborange softies but wondering if there are better ones out there?

TittyGolightly Thu 21-Sep-17 17:15:47

Yep. Bassetts ones

CryingShame Thu 21-Sep-17 17:18:57

We just use the Aldi childrens vitamins, which give 50% of the RDA of all the main vitamins.

SaigonSaigon Thu 21-Sep-17 17:22:09

The Bassetts ones in winter time as an extra boost. Mainly because he likes berry flavours rather than orange ones

AugustRose Thu 21-Sep-17 17:44:37

Yes I start them in September when they go back to school, then through until spring. Just to help give them a boost once back with all the other children - we usually buy the Bassetts ones but I have used Morrisons/Boots before - whatever is on offer as long as the RDAs are good.

PerfectlyPooPoo Thu 21-Sep-17 17:53:36

Yes especially as we're really busy at the moment and just come back from holidays where they dc ate rubbish.

medicalmumof4 Thu 21-Sep-17 18:52:24

Yes - I have given mine them.once they are 2ish. We use the Animal Parade ones - they have a multivitamin and then also a omega 3/6/9 one.

Allyg1185 Thu 21-Sep-17 18:54:41

Yeah. I give my son the bassets ones. Sometimes lidls if thats where I'm shopping when I've ran out. Ive given him them since he was about 3. Hes not the best of eaters so I feel this just gives him a wee boost

HollyBollyBooBoo Thu 21-Sep-17 18:55:10

Yes, I think they're a Boots own brand chewy gummy bear one.

MyfatheristheKing Thu 21-Sep-17 18:55:56

We use the Lidl gummy ones. I have one too smile

geneveve Thu 21-Sep-17 18:58:34

The kids love the Lidl multi vitamins. Would prefer they ate fruit and veg though.confused

niceupthedance Thu 21-Sep-17 19:00:32

Animal parade d3 ones

AtlanticWaves Thu 21-Sep-17 19:00:45

Nope he eats lots of fruit and veg.

Tried the chewy orange ones once but no luck.

EllenRipley Thu 21-Sep-17 19:15:33

Animal Parade 'Gold', multivitamin & mineral - the B12 is methylcobalamin (better than cyanocobalamin) and it has D3/K2 and probiotics. My son has a really good diet but I started him on these last year after he caught E. coli on holiday and I'm also conscious he doesn't get enough vitD, so he gets them during the winter.

mintmagnummm Thu 21-Sep-17 19:16:13

Great thanks so much for all your replies!

mintmagnummm Thu 21-Sep-17 19:16:56

I'm going to check out the animal parade and bassetts smile

Fairylea Thu 21-Sep-17 19:17:06

Yes ds has autism and is under a dietician and she recommended Wellkid liquid that you can buy from Boots. A lot of them don't have iron in them but this one does.

mintmagnummm Thu 21-Sep-17 19:30:09

Where do you all buy your animal parade ones from? I've been looking at bodykind website, is that a good one?

mintmagnummm Thu 21-Sep-17 20:23:01

@EllenRipley some of the gold versions say b12 as the cyan one rather than the other one U mentioned as being better?? Bit odd hmm

EllenRipley Thu 21-Sep-17 23:24:14

That is odd. I think I got mine from Amazon, the label highlights the methylcobalamin as a selling point. Maybe they've discontinued it or different suppliers' stock has different manufacturing dates? I'll double check the label in the morn for you to make sure we're looking at the same one.

munchkinmaster Thu 21-Sep-17 23:33:28

We use abidec (still). If I bought the jelly ones my 3 year old would seek them out and munch.

Think nhs recommendation is to use up to 5 but my 6 year old stil taking.

All very well eating fruit and veg but that won't make up the vitamin d.

EllenRipley Thu 21-Sep-17 23:37:47

Just looked at Amazon, I got the cherry flavoured ones, but you can also get grape flavoured ones - they seem to have the cyano b12 version in them? The Amazon listing/description for the cherry ones doesn't give a list of ingredients or mention the b12, tbh I wasn't aware it was methyl b12 until it arrived, that seemed like a small bonus (given they were not cheap) - I'd been more focused on the D3 and probiotics!

mintmagnummm Fri 22-Sep-17 05:42:25

Thanks @EllenRipley that is odd isn't it! I'd never even heard of animal parade until now! Seem to be very popular with high quality ingredients. Just can't decide whether to get the gold or basic ones confused I'm so indecisive!

EllenRipley Fri 22-Sep-17 09:33:44

I guess Gold or normal might depend on how much of a sucker you are for the marketing claims! Well, in my case anyway. These ones do have an impressive list of additional 'whole food' good stuff, though who knows if the actual amounts present make a massive difference. If I'm buying supplements I always tend to ones that are more 'natural' and don't have loads of fillers. Here's handy pics of the one I've got, avec the methyl b12...

mintmagnummm Fri 22-Sep-17 11:03:22

Thanks @EllenRipley I've just ordered the gold ones from Amazon. There were only 6 left in stock so I'm lucky.

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