I would not recommend gummy vitamins for kids. Since they are so squishy and sticky, they get stuck in between teeth and stay there for a long period of time, which can lead to cavities.
I wouldn’t recommend gummy vitamins for kids. Since they’re so
squishy and sticky, they get stuck in between teeth and stay there for a
long period of time, which can lead to cavities. (Of course, this goes
for gummy candies too.) What’s more, giving kids vitamins that taste
like candy can set a dangerous precedent: It teaches them that taking
medicine is a fun thing to do. I’ve experienced this with my own
daughters: One really loves grape-flavored Tylenol, so she began asking
for it because she had a minor headache. It’s important that kids
understand that medicine is not a treat, and vice-versa.
In addition, keep in mind that you shouldn’t be giving your child a
daily multivitamin unless your pediatrician has given you specific
instructions to do so. You might think it’s a good way to fill in
nutritional gaps in your children’s diet, but it’s better to teach them
that nutrients should be coming from healthy food — not a supplement.
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