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. You should first start by aiming for a varied, balanced diet for your child.
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, vitamin supplements may help to provide additional support.
If you decide to give your child a vitamin supplement, make sure you always read the label and follow the directions for use. Stay within the recommended dosage, or supplement as recommended by your health professional.
What Can You Do to Help Support Your Child's Nutritional intake?
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 intolerance, it can seem downright impossible!
However, there are a few things that you can do to help ensure your kids are getting the optimal amount of 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 reduce the integrity of the vitamins and minerals within
- Encourage your kids to be interested in healthy meals - try getting them involved in food preparation such as homemade pizzas or making a lunchtime "wheel of fortune" of 5 or 6 healthy snacks and meals they can choose from
- 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 from food, which 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 has a range of liquid multivitamins for kids and babies?
If you'd like to learn more about them, follow the links below:
Brauer Baby & Kids Liquid Multivitamin for Infants
Brauer Baby & Kids Liquid Multivitamin for Toddlers
Brauer Kids Liquid Multivitamin with Iron
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamins can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. If overdosing is suspected, immediately contact the poisons advice line on 131 126 or go straight to hospital. Contains Potassium Sorbate. Brauer Kids Liquid Vitamin with Iron is not for the treatment of iron deficiency conditions.