Product Type: Vitabiotics baby products
Newest Review: ... this one doesn't contain any sweeteners or artificial flavours or colours. I feel Vitabiotics as a brand is worth the extra cost, I usua... more
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Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby & Infant
Member Name: Ninski1
Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby & Infant
Advantages: well priced and works well
Disadvantages: Taste a bit weird
As any parent I want to give my son the best start in life and try to give him a healthy diet, I am lucky in that he is willing to try different foods and has a wide palate, plus his nursery offers a very well balanced and varied diet. Though I do allow him treats so his diet is not dull and boring just is case that is what you may be thinking.
Anyhow, I started giving him a multi-vitamin once he stopped having his milk at night and also to help him to develop and just have a general overall good level of health, plus my husband and I both take vitamin supplements and figured if it was good enough for us then we should do the same for our child.
Vitabiotics can be purchased from most chemists and supermarkets and even on Amazon, which is currently selling 150ml of the syrup for £3.56 including free delivery (May 2013). The vitamins come in the usual medicine bottle, with a spoon for dispensing the syrup in both 2.5ml and 5ml. The vitamins are presented in a cardboard box on which is all the information you need to use the product such as how much to give, when and the ingredients.
The bottle has the usual child proof lid that is easy for adults to open and it dose not leak. I store mine in the cupboard as it does not need to go in the fridge.
The vitamins contain a specially formulated syrup in orange, malt and vanilla flavour and contains the UK Department of Health recommend vitamin intake for children over 3 months to 5 years, this includes vitamin A, C and D, it also includes B vitamins and vitamin E and a number of essential minerals.
The full ingredients are as follows:
Flax seed, Vitamin A (443IU), Vitamin D (as D3 200IU), Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Vitamin B6, Folacin (Folic acid), Vitamin B12, Pantothenic acid, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Malt Extract.
The vitamin formula does not contain any artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners, lactose, salt, alcohol, fat or yeast and has not been tested on animals and is suitable for vegetarians
The specially formulated liquid has been designed to balance the nutritional intake of your child, but should not be used as a food supplement, it is basically designed to ensure that if your child is a bit of a fussy eater then this will ensure that they are getting all the goodness from vitamins and minerals to help them develop well.
The formula is designed to help to maintain and develop healthy eyes and brains function which is supposed to be helped by the use of B vitamins. It is also designed to help with energy release, the malt extract in the formula is a natural energy source. It also promotes healthy bone development as it contains vitamin D3 and the mineral zinc, this also helps tooth development and maintains healthy skin, it also contains iron which helps with blood development and therefore helps to transport goodness around the body.
So does my son like it? He will take it as I tell him it will help to grow up big and string like his Dad, but he is not too keen on the taste, though I think he has got used to it now. I have tried it myself and it has a very distinct taste of malt covered over by orange, no vanilla in my opinion, but it tastes like it should do you some good if you know what I mean. He has a 5ml spoonful per day, if your baby is 3-7 months then they are supposed to have 2.5ml per day.
Overall I would recommend this to others, my son is healthy and happy and will take the syrup on a daily basis, the only downside is the taste so it may not be for everyone, other than that it is well priced and bottle lasts me around a month also is easy to administer.
Summary: Great childs vitamin supplement