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    Liquid multivitamins for children 5 plus

    Hello, can anyone recommend a good multivitamin liquid for my 5 year old son.
    He is a very fussy eater and has texture issues with some foods and I've been worrying about his diet so I'd like to supplement to make sure he isn't lacking in nutrients.
    I have been looking at lots but can't really find any that have the higher recommended daily allowance figures. Obviously I want it alcohol free and as natural as it can be.
    also due to the fact that my son is incredibly fussy, it has to be palatable, maybe orange flavoured. He doesn't/will not eat sweets at all so the chewy vitamin option is out of the question.
    Many thanks in advance!

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    vitabiotics for kids

    There's a few on boots website. I've been looking at some too. only one I've tried is the Healthy start drops years ago that the health visitor can give.

    biocare

    Just buy whatever is the cheapest in the supermarket. No point spending more than that, at the end of the day it's just vitamins in those pills.

    alcohol free and as natural as it can be



    Again, don't worry about that. He's not gonna get drunk off it and natural? They are vitamins in a pill, far from natural!

    My son sounds exactly the same as yours & I've tried a few of these bottles. The one that worked was Boots tropical multivitamin / omega in orange juice with a few straws. He now has it every night with his dinner. Maybe worth a try. Hope you find one that he can tolerate x

    nature's answer is natural

    Multimineral/vitamin are the best.

    Original Poster

    thanks all for your helpful comments, I'm going to go off and Google that boots multivitamin in orange juice as that sounds ideal too. My son tends only to drink water, milk, and sometimes an orange juice/squash, although would drink coke if I let him!!
    His diet is a real struggle when it comes to the evening meal, he's fine with lots of breakfasts and will eat sandwiches or rolls with cheese, egg or jam but then the evening meal is a bit of a palava and v disheartening when he won't eat.
    I just feel he can't be getting everything he needs nutrients wise each day.
    many thanks again

    Also forgot to say, maybe look out for vitamin lollipops too, lots of different flavours in a bag. I've bought in Poundland before

    Also forgot to say, maybe look out for vitamin lollipops too, lots of different flavours in a bag. I've bought in Poundland before

    Also forgot to say, maybe look out for vitamin lollipops too, lots of different flavours in a bag. I've bought in Poundland before

    I've no idea why that posted three times, sorry!

    Original Poster

    lol, lollys are actually something he would eat so I'll look for those, thanks

    My nephews have paediasure a powder that you mix with milk. It is expensive at 8.50 a box though but I'm not sure how long it lasts. My three year old has the Barrett's liquid multivitamin and its a strawberry flavour.

    and avoid abidec multivitamins he won't eat that it smells really bad and tasted worse.

    I think your answer is in changing the fussy child, you are just storing up problems as he's certain play it for years to come. Vitamins won't help you get far more then that from eating food. Don't make it a big thing but try to get him to eat. Perhaps play a game or reward him for eating what he's refused before.

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    PulisOut

    I think your answer is in changing the fussy child, you are just storing … I think your answer is in changing the fussy child, you are just storing up problems as he's certain play it for years to come. Vitamins won't help you get far more then that from eating food. Don't make it a big thing but try to get him to eat. Perhaps play a game or reward him for eating what he's refused before.



    ​I have approached our problem in every way imaginable. My son ate beautifully up until about two but has a severe speech disorder which has also seemingly gone hand in hand with some sensory issues such as noises, texture of food. I suppose I'm unfair in my description of just describing him as fussy but he does have fussy tendencies.
    We have had several evaluations over the years from various health professionals and have now, after nearly 6 years, made amazing progress not only with speech but with food too ( he ate a carrot tonight!) but my son still doesn't eat the variety that my nearly 8 year old does so I'm just looking to help out with some additional vitamins.

    Gillybean177

    ​I have approached our problem in every way imaginable. My son ate b … ​I have approached our problem in every way imaginable. My son ate beautifully up until about two but has a severe speech disorder which has also seemingly gone hand in hand with some sensory issues such as noises, texture of food. I suppose I'm unfair in my description of just describing him as fussy but he does have fussy tendencies. We have had several evaluations over the years from various health professionals and have now, after nearly 6 years, made amazing progress not only with speech but with food too ( he ate a carrot tonight!) but my son still doesn't eat the variety that my nearly 8 year old does so I'm just looking to help out with some additional vitamins.



    I think most kids can be fussy, my daughter ate perfectly until she was 2 and then suddenly she decided she only wants to be fed unless it's pizza or chips! She loves broccoli though oO

    Original Poster

    lol my son would live on pizza and chips! fab she likes broccoli though, you'll have to source all the broccoli recipes you can!
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