Toddler Vitamins

(April 15, 2010)

which to choose?

Giving birth to a baby and watching him or her grow is one of the most unbelievable experiences in the life of a parent. There are a number of foods that can be of great help in the overall development of your child because of the vitamins and nutrients that they contain. However, as all foods do not contain every vitamin, and there are likely chances that your toddler may not like a particular food, it is but natural that you as a parent would look for other sources to obtain certain vitamins for the healthy growth of your baby.

Although multi vitamin liquids and chewies are available over the counter, they are not as good as those made available through natural sources. Fresh fruits and vegetables provide the body with every vitamin and nutrient required for healthy growth. Besides this, leafy green vegetables also provide the body with roughage and fiber to clean the digestive system and keep it in good working order. If there is an instance where your baby does not develop a palate for a particular form of food, feel free to experiment with it and add it into other foods that he or she likes, eventually getting them to consume what is good for them. Foods such as fish, milk, eggs and meat are rich in proteins and must be added to the diet so that the body is not deprived of material to repair worn out tissues and muscle.

One of the greatest dangers that come along with medically prescribed vitamins for toddlers is the fear of giving them an overdose of tablets or liquids. Anything taken in excess is not good for the body, and so is the case with medication too. Multivitamin tablets and liquids should be kept out of the reach of children at all times. Because they are flavored to taste good, children will never say no to a healthy dose of multi vitamin liquids. Vegetables and fresh fruits, on the other hand, are produced by nature and contain these nutrients in small amounts that can be easily used by the body for various purposes. The vitamins that are obtained from fresh fruits and vegetables are easier to be used by the body and are very effective in building and strengthening the immune system. Once your toddler has a strong immune system, he or she will be able to fight off any minor illness that may try to attack the body.

Submitted by P T on April 15, 2010 at 01:49

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