Are You Giving Your Child Multivitamins?

Let’s talk vitamins today!
Do you give your child their daily dose of goodness to ensure they have all the right nutrients to grow healthy and strong? Perhaps you don’t need to as they eat really great well balanced meals (praise you if they do).

 Since Nate & Ruby are both completely different in their eating habits (and personalities) I knew I had to pump them with added vitamins to be sure they are perfectly…well…perfect! Health to me is #1! Ruby likes all green vegetables except for green herbs, she loves corn, carrots and a few select other things. Nate will pretty much only eat corn! On the other hand, they both love their fruits! I often worry they do not have enough of these healthy foods (or as the modern day Mamma calls “super foods”) in their tiny bodies. If only they would eat like rabbits and be full of kale, beans, beetroot and a rainbow of other fruits and vegetables I would be one happy girl. I wouldn’t be happy to change my little guy’s diapers though! I have enough of it with him eating strawberries and watermelon, what a horrendous disaster zone.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics they suggest that the decision to give your child a multivitamin stands totally up to you (along with your doctor). After all, mother’s know best!

“Vitamin is an organic substance, which is essential for normal metabolism and growth. Most vitamins are not readily stored and cannot be synthesized in the body; therefore, consistent daily intake is important. Once growth and development are completed, vitamins remain essential nutrients for the healthy maintenance of the cells, tissues, and organs.”

Nate with his Omega vitamins back in 2014

A multivitamin helps to fill in gaps where your little one may be lacking something (ie. green legumes for Nate). Whenever I pop a vitamin in my kiddies tiny hands and see them gobbling it up, it kind of helps give me peace that they are hopefully adding something extra healthy to their bodies that they need to grow.

This is the second time Ruby & Nate have tried Yaya Vitamins. The first one was an omega 3 chewable fish “candy” (great for mind development). Nate thoroughly enjoyed them, Ruby complained they were too “fishy” smelling and tasting. This new bottle of vitamin C gummies are a ginormous hit! The kids pediatrician recommended for me to give them their vitamins first thing in the AM with breakfast. They are SO delicious, that often I am not seen by anyone…sneakily taking a gummy (the orange are my fav) and very quietly chewing away. They have the perfect tangy taste, If I could, I would eat the whole jar. Vitamin C helps to improve immunity against common colds/flu/cough and enhance iron absorption.Yaya Vitamins range has all the essential vitamins and nutrients that are designed specifically for children, from 2 years of age and above, to give them everything they need to develop into fit young adults. By using great fruit flavors and real fruit juices, kids will look forward for taking their daily vitamins requirements. All Yaya Vitamins are Gelatin-Free products in the form of chewable animal shaped gummies packed in a tamper-proof container. Each bottle has 60 chewable gummies sufficient for a one-month supply.”

Previous to Yaya I found an organic range by Rainbow Light (Nutri Star & Kid’s One) at a small nutrition shop in Dubai Mall near Worood Flowers on the LG floor.
I would love to hear your input on whether your tiny tot takes vitamins and if so, what brand/type? Lets get talking and sharing.
For a little laugh, I found this quote online: “Eat your veggies-have less wedgies!”

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