Liquid, Tablet, Gummy... Which Vitamin format might be best for my child?
When you go into your local pharmacy, there is a multitude of vitamin products to choose from. There are liquids, tablets, gummies and more...but which might be the best fit for your family? It can feel like a bit of a gamble sometimes, and no one likes purchasing a product only to get home and find out that it's not right for your kids, or that they won't take it.
Selecting which vitamin product might be the best fit for your family's needs depends on a lot of things. However, key factors to consider are their age and how easily they take medication.
Pros: Easy to take once they're older, taste is usually a minimal issue.
Cons: Young children can't swallow tablets, and many have difficulty as they get older. If the tablets are chewable, the chalky texture may be offputting.
Pros: Some have great flavours, easy to take and the "lolly" aspect might make it an easier sell to a fussy child.
Cons: Some gummies on the market contain high levels of sugar, and depending on how they are made, ingredients may be subjected to heat in the manufacturing process. If the gummies have a high sugar content, it is very similar to giving your child a lolly and could carry the same negative effects.
Pros: Easy to administer to all age groups, low choking hazard, can disguise it by putting it into water or juice.
Cons: If there is no measuring device it can be difficult to know how much to give your child. Flavour plays a much higher role.
To find a vitamin that your little ones will love, it might take some "trial and error". What works for one child might not work for another - so don't be afraid to experiment! If you're really stuck, talk to your healthcare professional or your local pharmacist. They'll be able to point you in the right direction.
Why Does Brauer Make Liquid Vitamins?
At Brauer Natural Medicine, we want to make it as easy as possible for parents to support their children's nutrition, growth and development. As such, our scientifically formulated range of kids' liquid vitamins has had extensive flavour development.
Taste-tested by kids, our formulas are 99% sugar free and manufactured at low temperatures to help maintain the integrity of the vitamins and minerals within.
Each of Brauer's Vitamins also comes with a metric measuring device so that you can be confident of the dosage you are giving your child. This range was not only designed especially for kids to help support healthy growth and development - we developed it to help make it easier for you to chose a liquid vitamin product for your children, too!
Looking for more information on vitamins? If so, the following articles might be useful to you:
Can I Give Vitamins to My Baby?
Can My Child Overdose on Vitamins?
Would you like to learn more about our range of vitamins for children? If so, follow the links below:
Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Multivitamin with Iron
Brauer Natural Medicine Baby & Toddler Liquid Multivitamin
Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Calcium, Magnesium & Vitamin D
Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Iron with Vitamin C
Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Vitamin D
*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. Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Multivitamin with Iron, Brauer Natural Medicine Baby & Toddler Liquid Multivitamin and Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Calcium, Magnesium & Vitamin D: contains Potassium Sorbate. Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Liquid Iron with Vitamin C: contains Potassium Sorbate. Not for the treatment of iron deficiency conditions.