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Hi, We need to buy vitamins D for our child who is 1 now, these are the typical vitamins recommended by mid wife. Went to sainsburys to find out bassets one for £4. Is there any cheaper vitam… Read More
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5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi,

We need to buy vitamins D for our child who is 1 now, these are the typical vitamins recommended by mid wife.

Went to sainsburys to find out bassets one for £4.

Is there any cheaper vitamins D u give to your child without compromising on quality ?
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5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Try boots or asda both have offers on vitamins
#2
Sunlight. Provides 90% of our vitamin d and is absolutely free
#3
psychobitchfromhell
Sunlight. Provides 90% of our vitamin d and is absolutely free
But only if you're getting enough Vitamin E!
#4
Maynard Bassetts Multivitamin Liquid, Strawberry 6-36 Months 150ml @ Sainsbury's £4

Daily dose 5ml, so 30 days per bottle. Or 13p per day.

£5 at Tesco, but they have a 3-2 promotion on, so £10 for 3 bottles (3 months @ 11p per day).


Edited By: W1zz on Nov 05, 2016 08:10
#5
Spango
psychobitchfromhell
Sunlight. Provides 90% of our vitamin d and is absolutely free
But only if you're getting enough Vitamin E!
Which your average balanced diet will provide
#7
We were advised to add Vit D into our child's diet as well as Ricketts is making a come back :( All the products in found seemed to just be made of mostly sugar.
#8
you should be able to get sure start vitamin drop from your health visitor for free. It has all the essential vitamins for you baby from 3 months to 5 years. Ask your health visitor
#9
Holland and Barrett's are no added sugar/ sweeteners, not flavour- just mix with milk or water.
#10
you can get the vitamin for free from your health visitor
#12
Ricketts is not a disease , it is a condition caused by a deficiency in vitamin d . Ricketts is making a comeback because we don't take our kids outside enough . Anyone know anybody from the sixties or seventies with ricketts ? We got chucked out after breakfast and came home for tea . Ban the x box and ps 4 and stick the baby in the buggy and walk to the shops when you need a pint of milk . That will provide more than enough vitamin d .
#13
hhoque
you should be able to get sure start vitamin drop from your health visitor for free. It has all the essential vitamins for you baby from 3 months to 5 years. Ask your health visitor
I tried but she said she don't have any with her, as we don't regularly see her anymore, it would be embarrassing to just go for vitamins won't it ? :(
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#15


that exact same vitamin is free on the NHS from the health centres you take your little one to be weighed. ask you health visitor
#16
#17
Spango
psychobitchfromhell
Sunlight. Provides 90% of our vitamin d and is absolutely free
But only if you're getting enough Vitamin E!


That's just nonsense
#18
My wife is a GP and the advice I have heard her give is not to worry about vitamin pills if they have sugar in them, as long as your not over doing sweets and following good dental practise there should not be a problem.

Even in light of that, kids teeth get holes, its an experience of learning and growing up.

There are just as many problems with "sugar free" products can cause all sorts of confusion on young bodies. The body expect sugar when it tastes sweet (some sugar replacements are 2x sweeter then sugar!) things, then it does not get it, its set itself to metabolise sugar. Eventually it looses the ability to do that very well which causes digestive issues later on.

Many sugar alternatives are cause bloating, trapped or excess gas.

Sugar alternatives are great if you have a high sugar diet and the idea of "sugar free" sweets to help combat and reduce sugar in diets in adults are good idea.

In children you are much better trying to regulate genuine sugar intake and teach and practise good diet rather then rely on escaping "sugar".

Big thoughts on the fact we should *ALL* be on Vit D supplements as we do not get enough sunlight to maintain healthy levels of Vit D!

You have seen all the sad and negative comments on here most of the year! oO
#19
TrollForce
hhoque
you should be able to get sure start vitamin drop from your health visitor for free. It has all the essential vitamins for you baby from 3 months to 5 years. Ask your health visitor
I tried but she said she don't have any with her, as we don't regularly see her anymore, it would be embarrassing to just go for vitamins won't it ? :(


you do not need to go in to see the health visitor as they should have them at the reception counter. Also certain pharmacy do them free as as part of the health start scheme.
#20
It’s advised that all children (and adults) over the age of one to take 10 micrograms of vitamin D every day during the autumn and winter months. People with a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency, including children aged between one and four, have been advised to use supplements all year round.

There is also a suggestion that babies take between 8.5 and 10 micrograms of vitamin D supplement as a precaution. However, babies who have around a pint of infant formula a day will not need a supplement as the formula is fortified.

Our main source of vitamin D is sunlight on our skin as mentioned above, but it is difficult to get the sunlight we need during the colder period of the year. Vitamin D can also be found in a small amount of foods such as oily fish, red meat, egg yolks, liver and fortified breakfast cereal or fat spreads.

http://patient.info/wellbeing/nutrition/new-guidelines-on-vitamin-d
#21
hhoque
TrollForce
hhoque
you should be able to get sure start vitamin drop from your health visitor for free. It has all the essential vitamins for you baby from 3 months to 5 years. Ask your health visitor
I tried but she said she don't have any with her, as we don't regularly see her anymore, it would be embarrassing to just go for vitamins won't it ? :(
you do not need to go in to see the health visitor as they should have them at the reception counter. Also certain pharmacy do them free as as part of the health start scheme.


Thank you, but I am not eligible.

https://www.gov.uk/healthy-start/eligibility
#22
You have to be on benefits to get anything for free. You can buy them from pharmacys for about £3 per bottle.
#23
£4 oO Just have the one recommended by the midwife. I know money may be tight but its £4.
#24
Can get wellbaby vitabiotics multivitamins liquid for 4m to 4yrs for about £4 in various shops and Amazon. They also make pregnacare ones so good make.
#25
psychobitchfromhell
Ricketts is not a disease , it is a condition caused by a deficiency in vitamin d . Ricketts is making a comeback because we don't take our kids outside enough . Anyone know anybody from the sixties or seventies with ricketts ? We got chucked out after breakfast and came home for tea . Ban the x box and ps 4 and stick the baby in the buggy and walk to the shops when you need a pint of milk . That will provide more than enough vitamin d .
You can stand on your soap box and scream into your megaphone but they're not interested because it means doing things and millennials don't like being told and don't like being active
#26
philphil61
psychobitchfromhell
Ricketts is not a disease , it is a condition caused by a deficiency in vitamin d . Ricketts is making a comeback because we don't take our kids outside enough . Anyone know anybody from the sixties or seventies with ricketts ? We got chucked out after breakfast and came home for tea . Ban the x box and ps 4 and stick the baby in the buggy and walk to the shops when you need a pint of milk . That will provide more than enough vitamin d .
You can stand on your soap box and scream into your megaphone but they're not interested because it means doing things and millennials don't like being told and don't like being active
I know . Depressing innit ?
#27
We have a 'Care at the Chemist' in Bury where you can take your child and get certain medicines without having to see a doctor Or need a prescription..Do you have such a scheme where you are?
#28
Reccomended or required. If required she should write you a prescription
For them. But I ask why would a 1yr old need this as it should be the daily diet. I would double check with your Gp please remember vitamins can do harm as well as good
#29
These are free from your local surestart centre. Every child is entitled to them.
#30
gudyute
These are free from your local surestart centre. Every child is entitled to them.


no they aren't u will need a healthy start voucher plus many of the advertised locations don't stock them anymore in my local area I went to the the 2 health centres and a sure start centre each saying to go to the other one give up in the end. may children have been given a prescription for them as there is very low. its the abidec stuff but rhe kids wont eat it as they say ir makes them feel sick. and for those who say go in the sun yes we do go outside don't have a TV or games consoles oranything else for them to play like that I use a mobile phone and they get around 30 40 minutes to play on that a day so it's nonsense just go out in the sun if ur skin is darker or for some other reasons it's more difficult for it to absorb it and with the winter faster approaching not sure where those who think just going out in the sun will sort it out live here in UK where we live there's hardly any sunlight and when it's out the kids are stuck in school so with the vitamin D it's not stored more than 2 3 weeks so what alternative do u have to the vitamins other than certain foods but none have high enough does unless u eat few kgs of it a day.

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