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Need Vitamin Help for 4 Year Old

My 4 year old daughter is used to taking Flintstone vitamins for ages 2-3. Now that she's four she won't take the Flintstone vitamins for ages 4 and up. She says they taste gross. Does anyone have better luck getting their kids to take their vitamins? Which kind/brand do your kids like? Any suggestions before I go out and buy another would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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My two girls 4 and 2 love L'il Critter Calcium Gummy Bears from Costco. They like Disney Gummy vitamins as well. They taste like real gummy bears.

My 4 year old daughter took Centrum kids vitamins with iron and had no issues taking them. We started giving her Flintstone and she also thought they were disgusting. She's taking them, but we hear about how gross they taste each night and will probably switch back to centrum when she finishes the Flintstone ones.

My kids did the same thing with the Flintstone vitamins, but my youngest (now 10) likes the Centrum kids Nickelodeon vitamins.

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my six year old wouldn't take any vitamis until recently either. the only ones i've ever been able to give him where as an infant (the tri-vi-sol kind) and even that was horrid to him. however, recenly we tried gummy vitamins and he likes those. they taste pretty much like regular gummies (though he won't eat those--go figure). there are also jelly belly types and gum ball ones. someone mentioned Juice Plus as well...those are gummies and great however, they are not vitamins- they are real food, concentrated so to speak. i highly recommend those as well if your child isn't a "good" eater. my kids like those too. but as far as vitamins, the gummies are great. our only complaint is that its difficult to find any vitamin that doesn't contain aspertaine (sp). we refuse to have that stuff. yuck. so we buy at whole foods. Good luck!

I'd be happy to let her try a taste of our Shaklee "Ocean Wonders" chewable for kids before having you buy a whole bottle. I am an Independent Distributor in Trophy Club. Shaklee is a 52 year old company and is the number one natural nutrition company in the United States!
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Go with the gummies, they come in many fun charatcers for the kids, my 5 yr old pics his out when ever he needs them from the store, but just beware you dont get the sour ones.

There is a brand we use, Greenz, that is wonderful. Super natural and my kids love them. We found them at Sprouts.

We've done both the gummies they have at sprouts and Ive bought the gummies at Costco too...Both worked great and the kids loved them. They also have character gummies if your 4 year old is still picky. Ive never heard of the iron supplement (the grape flavor one someone else posted about), I will definitely have to give that a try. My sons eat great, but my daughter doesnt eat as much meat as we would like.

Costco has a store brand that is likely made by the same company that makes the gummi bear shaped vitamins at Sprouts - it's less than 1/2 the price. They have all natural colorings and my kids love them. In addition, they have a calcium that my kids love. There's also a fish oil, but my kids aren't so fond of those. I have to buy the chewables because my 13 year old still won't swallow pills for the most part.

M.,

there is a much better alternative to Flintstone, supplements with brain food for growing children. It comes in Vanilla or Chocolate that you can mix with juice or milk. Let me know if you want more details.

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Sour gummy vitamins. My 6 1/2 year old son LOVES them, we get Spiderman.

Have you compared the labels of the two kinds. Is their much difference in what's included and how much? I would imagine their isn't, other than some higher quantities in the vitamins for the older kids. If that's the case, do a little math and see if you can just give her an extra one of the 2-3 year old vitamins to make up for it. My husband sometimes prefers gummy vitamins over the gigantic adult swallow ones, so he just takes enough of the kids' gummies to equal the amount in an adult vitamin.

I would HIGHLY recommend Juice Plus+ gummies. Vitamins are pieces and parts of what our bodies need. Juice Plus+ is whole food nutrition because it is 17 fruits and vegetables in the form of capsules, chewables or gummies. There is research proving that vitamins alone actually hurt the body because we don't have the ability to break them down properly. What our bodies really need is more fruits and vegetables (what God intended for us to eat).

Before you buy any other vitamins I strongly encourage you to check out Juice Plus+. My website is www.kariroberts-juiceplus.com and you can learn about the health benefits there! Please contact me if you have any other questions!

God bless and good health!

gummies from costco or sprouts are great. my 2 year old begs for more.

My 18-month old LOVES Juice Plus gummies. They're a treat and he goes to the drawer where I keep them and asks for them. I like them, too and sometimes satisfy my sweet tooth with them. They are packed full of good stuff and are all natural. Let me know if you're interested and I'll get you in touch with my distributer/friend. I take the adult vitamins and they have been really great, too.

Generally the vitamins that have the taste kids don't like contain iron. So probably pretty much any vitamin w/o iron would taste good to her. Just make sure you get her iron in some other way.

My kids did the same thing with the Flintstone vitamins, but my youngest (now 10) likes the Centrum kids Nickelodeon vitamins.

I too recommend the gummies. The only drawback is that no gummie vitamin has iron. So, if your child does not eat a lot of meat, you might want to give an iron supplement as well. I use a liquid iron supplement that has a grape flavor. I had to get at Flower Mound Pharmacy, but my kids were anemic so I had to do it.

Our daughter likes Juice Plus. Comes in gummies and is better than a vitamin because it is not engineered. We get it from ____@____.com. Especially good for kids who avoid green food. But our daughter eats great and we still supplement with it to boost immunity, etc.

Hi! My family takes Vemma. It stands for Vitamins, Essential Minerals, Mangosteen and Aloe Vera. It is a superior liquid nutrition. I have a 4 year old and 2 year old and they love it! They each take an ounce every morning. I take 2 ounces a day. Call me if you have any questions and check out the website!

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My 2 yr old son loves the gummi ones. He esp. likes the Cars ones and the Nemo. The Nemo are kind of sour and look like Sour Patch Kids. HTH!

My two girls 4 and 2 love L'il Critter Calcium Gummy Bears from Costco. They like Disney Gummy vitamins as well. They taste like real gummy bears.

my son is also 4 and we have switched to the spiderman gummies, he says they taste like candy,....

My 4 year old daughter took Centrum kids vitamins with iron and had no issues taking them. We started giving her Flintstone and she also thought they were disgusting. She's taking them, but we hear about how gross they taste each night and will probably switch back to centrum when she finishes the Flintstone ones.

Juice plus makes wonderful gummies for children! Respond to me if you would like more information. They also offer a special, if you order the vitamins for yourself, they give you the children's vitamins for free.

Juice Plus has great tasting chewable vitamins for children...and adults! They are wonderful!

Hello M.,

stick with the ones she likes. see what the diferences are between the two and supplement with foods to make sure she's getting all she needs. I gave my kids infant vitamins until they were at least 6. some of those 'kids' vitamins have too much of some stuff and not enough of others. good luck! ~C.~

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