We have a few strategies we are using in our home to teach Darah about pills. We want to teach her not to fear them, and we also want to teach her never to take them unless we have given them to her. Darah is actually in charge of putting mom and dad’s vitamins into our mouths and “supervising” while we swallow them. Every day I ask her if she should take one of my vitamins and she says, “No silly! These are not for me!” I really hope that lesson sticks!
Darah has gummy vitamins that she chews and enjoys. I hope that in time she will not have a problem swallowing pills. I was TERRIFIED of swallowing pills as a child, and even struggled with them quite a bit in my teenage years. It would have been so great if some more alternatives had existed.
If your child has a tough time taking pills, or if you feel they are simply too young to try, check out alternaVites Kids. These are vitamin packets in powder form, and I personally sampled them and they taste great! They sort of remind me of Fun Dip like you’d get at the movie theater!
AlternaVites Kids are recommended for ages 4 and up, so Darah is still too young to personally use them. But I could see these as being really handy for road trips or even overnight trips to a friend’s house (btw I’m REALLY looking forward to when those start!). I wouldn’t have to burden the adult with supervising her while swallowing her vitamin pill.
I’m also a fan of alternaVites Kids because they contain no aspartame, no HFCS, no artificial colors or flavors, and it is specially formulated to not contain any major food allergens such as eggs, milk, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy fish and shellfish. Basically, alternaVites Kids covered all the bases to make sure your little one can get his or her multivitamin with ease!
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I received complimentary products for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.