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Do you give your fussy eater vitamin tablets?

16 replies

oliveoil · 11/04/2006 15:32

Or do I have M-U-G tattoed on my head having just got some for dd1 from Boots?

She is living on cheese sandwiches (it seems) and it will sooth my furrowed brow to know she is getting some nutrients.

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iota · 11/04/2006 15:34

I give my kids haliborange multi vit liquid intermittently ( when I remember)

DumbledoresGirl · 11/04/2006 15:37

My ds2 went through a period of getting every cold going and being frequently tired. Mind you, this was when he first started school so it might have been the strain of that, but Idecided he needed more nutrients and gave him liquid vitamins. He hated taking it and I hoped it would inspire him to eat better, but i can't say it did.

He has a better diet now but it is 4 years later now. If it gives you peace of mind, do it.

suzywong · 11/04/2006 15:39

yes I give ds2 vitamins, don't give a stuff if it's all rubbish but it makes me feel better

ANd i do try and offer him proper food and homemade icecream full of eggs and good things but he is a freak and stubborn to boot
so I am a big friend of vitamins

kid · 11/04/2006 15:40

I give both of my kids a multi vitamin and fish oil. If I forget to give it to them one morning, they soon remind me!

oliveoil · 11/04/2006 15:43

she used to be a really really good eater and this faddy stage is getting to be a tad annoying

And I just KNOW that dd2 is awaiting in the wings ready to push aside her sardines and brocolli (oh yes!) and demand that from now on, sandwiches must be cut into triangles apart from when daddy makes them and then they are square (WTF?).

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suzywong · 11/04/2006 15:44

well, smirk, welcome to the Real World OO!

oliveoil · 11/04/2006 15:45

pi$$ orf

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Northerner · 11/04/2006 15:46

Oh yes. My ds has multi vits and he loves talking them. Feels all grown up asking for his tablet.

He would also live on cheese sarnies and yes he tells me how he wants them cutting and cheese must be grated never sliced.

oliveoil · 11/04/2006 15:47

should I have done this earlier then?

She is 3.6 yrs and has been a pain for about 8 months or so, the mind forgets.

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GeorginaA · 11/04/2006 15:49

Yep - giving vitamins is my top tip for faddy eaters. Not sure if it does any good, but psychologically it helps you relax a bit more and let them get on with it.

They grow out of it eventually, right?

(Ds1 used to be a fantastic eater too once ... sigh ... oh how the mighty have fallen...)

Piffle · 11/04/2006 15:55

my dd has abidec she is a good eater but not great chewing meat... prfers vege food...
she also has eyeQ omega oils

Earlybird · 11/04/2006 16:12

DD is "allergic" to most vegetables, though thankfully will eat fruit with abandon. I give her a multi-vitamin daily in hopes that it will supplement where needed.

Screwballmuppet · 11/04/2006 16:35

yes the haliborange omega vits

tamula · 11/04/2006 16:38

floradix iron and multivitamin tonic without yeast or gluten is what i give my daighter, i mix it with her food.

Furball · 11/04/2006 16:40

Don't give 'Sanatogen for Kids' - they contain aspartame Shock

Chandra · 11/04/2006 16:43

I don't, DS is so fussy that he refuses to touch the vitamins too, have tried pulverising them and mixing with food but then he refuses the food too.

I stuff him in broccoli for calcium and try to keep a balanced diet as much as we can.

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