Product Type: Abidec baby products
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Vitamins for little ones
Abidec Multivitamin Syrup
Member Name: Bunnyhop2
Abidec Multivitamin Syrup
Advantages: My children like taking them
Disadvantages: You need to read the small print to find out actual RDA for vitamin D
When my girls turned 1 they were both small for their age, being at the bottom of the 'red book' growth charts which all babies have their weight measured against by health professionals. At their 12 month check it was recommended that the girls started taking vitamins to help ensure that they were getting all the vitamins they needed. After asking friends which vitamins they use the Abidec name was mentioned a few times and so I decided to give them a try and see if my girls liked them.
These vitamins for children aged 1 to 5 come in the form of a syrup in a 150ml glass bottle, the bottle is then packaged in a box. Both the bottle and the box provide you with the nutrition information and dosage. Contained in this multivitamin are varying levels of the RDA% (recommended daily allowance). The vitamins included are A, D, E, C, B1 & B6, they also provide Niacin and Omega 3. It is worth mentioning that when looking at the packaging it highlights in more than one place that these vitamins provide 100% of the vitamin D RDA. However reading the small print against the *** informs you that this is only for the age 4+ dose and that 1-3 year olds are only getting 50%. I'm not too concerned about vitamin D as feel that my girls do already get enough of this, but due to the concern around vitamin D deficiency and the rise of Rickets recently I feel this could easily be missed if just glancing at the product whilst shopping. (The following links to a news story on this for anyone interested http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20710026 )
Getting vitamins into your child
These vitamins are described on the packaging as being 'fruity lemon flavour', I found them more of a bitter lemon when I had a taste but my girls love them which is the main thing. They have a 5ml dose daily after their tea, this is the big end of the spoon that comes with Calpol. No spoon is provided with the vitamins so I use old Calpol spoons to give these vitamins which works well for us.
Price and availability
This multivitamin syrup is widely available, I stock up at Tesco where it has been on a long term 3 for 2 offer. A 150ml bottle costs £3.93 so the 3 for 2 makes a big difference. For a 1-3 year old this lasts 30 days and 15 days for a 4 or 5 year old.
Would I recommend?
Yes, these vitamins give me piece of mind as a parent that my girls are getting all the nutrients they need between their diet and this syrup.
Summary: A multivitamin syrup that my little ones like taking
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