Vitamins for little ones

For good health and development, it’s essential our children receive all the correct vitamins and minerals and, thankfully, most of them get plenty by enjoying a healthy, balanced diet.

However, there are occasions when your little one might need some additional support, for example, if they follow a veggie/vegan diet, are fussy eaters, who don’t eat enough of the right foods, or perhaps they have a condition, e.g. celiac disease, that impacts on how nutrients are absorbed or are recovering from an operation.

So, obviously, after seeking advice from your child’s GP or a medical professional with regard to need and recommended dosage, supplements may be a solution.

But how to encourage them to take the vitamins and minerals? Lots of kids aren’t too keen on taking medications and that’s a fact!

We’ve found a handful of supplements that not only taste good but also come in fun shapes and packaging to make taking them that bit easier!

Vitabiotics Wellkid Peppa Pig Vitamin D, Strawberry Flavour, 400iu 30 Jellies (£5.24)
Lots of little ones adore Peppa Pig, so we think these vit D supplements will go down a treat. They contain the exact level of Vitamin D as recommended by the UK Department of Health for young children and help maintain health, vitality and wellbeing in growing children (three to seven years). Oh, and who doesn’t love strawberry? Suitable for veggie/vegan kids too.

Jelly Bears Multivitamins Fruit Bear, 60 chewables (£7.99)
These veggie-friendly chewables are packed with health, growth and development essentials aka vitamins A, C, D, E and B. They taste so good; you’ll probably want to steal them from small mouths! Your kids will love the bear shape of these supplements too. Suited to children over the age of three. 

Sambucol Black Elderberry Liquid For Kids, 120ml (£8.99)
If your child’s immune system has been compromised, it is especially wise to seek advice on immunity system-boosting supplements during these difficult times. This fab-tasting liquid is super-juicy and suitable for kids aged one or over. No artificial colours or flavours and bursting with berries and vitamin C. The packaging is SO cute. A story about the power of these magic berries wouldn’t go amiss before administering.