Helping to Support Your Child's Best Start In Life
A very common question to ask when considering a multivitamin for your child is whether or not their diet will need to change to allow for it. But, what we need to keep in mind is that supplements are most useful when your child's dietary intake of vitamins and minerals is insufficient. If you start by first aiming for a balanced diet for your child, you could then supplement their diet if necessary with the appropriate vitamin and/or mineral.
Supplements are exactly that - they are designed to help supplement your child's nutrition during times when their dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.
Illness, growth spurts, travel, fussy eating - these can all result in your child not eating their normal, healthy diet. When their normal diet has been disrupted, kids vitamin supplements may help to provide additional support, so your little one is getting the nutrients they need to grow and thrive.
If you decide to give your child a vitamin supplement for kids, make sure you always read the label and only use the product as it has been directed. If you stay within the recommended dosage, or as recommended by your healthcare professional, there is minimal chance of an overdose. If you have any questions about this you can find more information here - your healthcare professional would also be able to advise you on the best course of action.
What Can You Do to Help Support Your Child's Nutrition?
Sometimes, getting your kids to eat a healthy, balanced diet can be easier said than done. If you've got a fussy eater in the house or a child with a long list of food sensitivities or intolerances, it can seem downright impossible!
However, there are a few things that you can do to help ensure your kids are getting the nutrients they need:
- Limit fast food, processed foods and sugar
- Encourage eating lots of fruits and veggies
- Keep mealtimes fun and interesting - mix it up!
- Don't overcook your veggies as it can harm the integrity of the vitamins and minerals within
- Encourage your kids to be interested in healthy meals - try making a lunchtime "wheel of fortune" of 5 or 6 healthy snacks and meals they can choose from
- Keep an eye out for signs of deficiency and go to your healthcare professional if you have any concerns
- Explore alternative sources of vitamins and minerals when your child needs it
By keeping these key items in mind, you can help ensure your kids are getting the vitamins and minerals they need for healthy growth and development.
Looking for more information about vitamins for kids? If so, the following pages might be useful to you:
Can My Child Overdose on Vitamins?
Liquid Vs. Tablet Vs. Gummy Multivitamins for Kids
Can I Give Vitamins to My Baby?
Did you know that Brauer Natural Medicine has a range of liquid vitamins for kids and babies?
If you'd like to learn more about them, follow the links below:
Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Vitamin D
Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Multivitamin with Iron
Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin C
Brauer Natural Medicine Baby & Toddler Liquid Multivitamin
*All products: Store below 25ºc. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if cap seal is broken. Always read the label, use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Vitamins can only be of assistance if dietary vitamin intake is inadequate. If overdosing is suspected, immediately contact the poisons advice line on 131 126 or go straight to hospital. Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Calcium, Magnesium & Vitamin D, Brauer Natural Medicine Baby & Toddler Liquid Multivitamin and Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Multivitamin with Iron: contain Potassium Sorbate.