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How to chose a suitable multivitamin for 2 year old?

How to chose a suitable multivitamin for 2 year old?

Not generally needed: Multivitamins for children are not generally needed unless the child has the following (according to the mayo clinic): has an eating disorder has been diagnosed with failure to thrive doesn't eat regular or well-balanced meals doesn't get enough vitamin d through diet or sunlight exposure has certain chronic diseases or food allergies has a restrictive diet, such as a strict vegan diet. ...Read more

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Is it OK to give my two year old a children's multivitamin if necessary?

If needed: If your 2 yr old is a picky eater you can use an OTC multivitamin with iron. However, its best to include fruits and vegetables in his diet to meet vitamin requirements. ...Read more

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Do multivitamins help 2 year old with poor appetite?

Do multivitamins help 2 year old with poor appetite?

Re-examine the issue: My expectation for feeding at that age is 3-5 good feeding days a month & the rest nibbling or grazing.Their interest also shifts to carbohydrates to sustain activity rather than protein to sustain growth.As long as the growth rate & activity level are normal, relax.Think balanced week not balanced meal. Vitamins do not stimulate appetite in an otherwise normal kid. ...Read more

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What kind of daily multi-vitamin can I give my two year old?

What kind of daily multi-vitamin can I give my two year old?

Multivitamin: As long as children eat a good variety of foods, vitamins are not required. If a child has poor food variety, give a multivitamin. If missing good milk intake, make sure it has vitamin d and calcium. If they are not eating iron rich foods like red meat and green leafy vegetables make sure vitamin has iron. Some studies suggest children may benefit from extra fatty acids like fish oils. ...Read more

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If my 2 yr old gets pediasure twice a day is it too much for him to also get a flinstone multivitamin? Is that too much of any particular vitamin?

If my 2 yr old gets pediasure twice a day is it too much for him to also get a flinstone multivitamin? Is that too much of any particular vitamin?

Pediasure: Pediasure is a nutritional supplement designed for use in children during periods of illness, poor appetite or inadequate weight gain. It is a high calorie, vitamin supplemented product which can cause weight gain. Unless otherwise advised, twice daily would be considered excessive. Although the body will eliminate excess water soluble vitamins, it will store fat soluble ones. ...Read more

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Can i give my 2 yr old son over-the-counter multivitamins with iron if he is iron defiency anemic and how long should he take it?

Not enough. : Usually over the counter multivitamins with iron do not have enough iron to correct the iron deficiency. There are good iron formulations (my kids iron) that an be used. Even on the iron specific formulations, the duration is several months. Talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 2yr old baby has lack of appetite..Ive been giving him multivitamins and vitamins c everyday but seems not working what should I do?

My 2yr old baby has lack of appetite..Ive been giving him multivitamins and vitamins c everyday but seems not working what should I do?

Feeding expectations: A 2yo is an age where they begin to demand independence in frustrating ways & the change in their growth needs puts parents in a bind. Between 2-3 they will grow 2-3 in/4lb compared to 10in/14lb the first year. They seldom if ever eat a balanced meal & i expect them to eat well 3-4d/mo. The rest they just nibble.I expect a balanced wk & most get it. If the kid's growth is ok @ checkups, ok to relax. ...Read more

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