For the last month or so we have been trying out Haliborange Children’s vitamins every day. I feel like a bit of a drug store as we have literally being trying them all – from multivitamins, to the baby toddler liquid, and ones specifically for Vitamin D, C, omega 3 and immunity. My kids have probably never being healthier, and as I write this, I am now wondering if this is the reason they have so much extra energy at bedtimes? Boosted with all manner of vitamins!
Well they sound, look and apparently taste great, so lets see if they are as a good as they seem. Here are our thoughts and experiences.
Children’s Vitamins – Yes or No?
Giving my kids a vitamin supplement is something that I have never thought about doing, or felt a need for. We eat a very well balanced diet, rich in veggies, greens, fruit and calcium products, and eat them with Quorn or lean meats and pulses and wholewheat foods. Of course we have our fair share of treats but as far as nutritional value goes, i’d say we are doing well. And so until Haliborange got in touch I hadn’t ever bought them or looked at getting them.
I guess I was looking at children’s vitamins as making up for things rather than enhancing what the kids already are putting into their bodies and really giving them the best/most. Since getting into a habit of giving the kids daily vitamins I have thought of things that I previously overlooked that are a plus to them having them – Things like immunity (especially for Autumn/winter and back to school) and Vitamin D, which is now recommended by the government that we give in a supplement to children and Teens. I’ve thought about the benefits to little Alice (our 14 month old) who is quickly growing and developing, and her extra need for goodness and vitamins to enhance her protection and growth.
Having read more about children’s health and having them back into school now, where germs are ripe, I’d have to say that I think multivitamins, immunity, Vitamin D and Omega 3 (to support those developing little brains) get a Yes from me…I think there is a need for them alongside a balanced diet to give kids bodies the best health they can get.
Getting kids to take vitamins has never been easier. The Packaging is child friendly with a safety cap and Mr Men/Little Miss characters (or the little Softies berries), and each one resembles fruit jelly sweets. They smell appealing and look yummy, and I am rather jealous of that fact. How far kids vitamins have come on since when I was a kid, when we used to take those chalky type ones you’d wash down with a drink!!! So yes – We love the look of all of them and the packaging is fun too.
Haliborange are so proud of their products and guarantee the taste to be yummy to all kids, that if your kids don’t like them, they will give you your money back! There is no issues here for us, as both Ethan and Megan LOVE the taste of them all (as does Alice with her Baby & Toddler orange flavoured multivitamin liquid)! In fact, I have found that vitamin time is a time of day that they go a little nuts about … it seems to be a treat to them, and their giddiness about taking them is like i’m dishing out sweets!
They come in Orange, strawberry & blackcurrant flavours and shapes, depending on what vitamin supplement they are.
Overall we are really impressed with Haliborange products. The range is as vast and different as each child and their needs, and they look and taste great (I may have scoffed a couple). They definitely serve a purpose in boosting kids immunity and helping them in their development alongside a healthy and nutritious diet, and they will be something we will continue to give the kids daily… for peace of mind, and as an opportunity to have regular chats about vitamins and what they do, general health, good foods and our bodies!
If you would like to try them for your kids, they are available in Boots, and online at Amazon. I think they are definitely a good idea for babies or toddler’s and kids back at school at this time of year. They also have a range for Teens if you have any, though as ours are only young so I couldn’t say if they’re as tasty (lets hope so!).
*Thank you to Haliborange for sending us several tubs of Vitamins to try in return for an honest review. All thoughts an images are my own.