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Vitamins For Kids With Behavior Problems
Yes.: Yes! every kids (and grownup) should take vitamin d. I recommend 400iu/day for babies under 3 months, 800iu/day for babies 4-12 months, 1000iu/day for kids age 1-11, and 2000iu for kids 12 and up. Multivitamins are useful for poor eaters. If your kid eats a big variety of fruits, veggies, grains etc. Every day, than a multi is unnecessary. If the diet is less than great though, a multi helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NOT OK...: As long as your kids are eating a balanced diet, there is no need of extra vitamin. Sometimes, pediatricians prescribe vitamins for a short period of time while recovering from illness for which kid needed antibiotics. Remember, unnecessary vitamin may harm your child. There is a condition called hypervitaminosis, when too much vitamin is consumed with resultant problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folic acid: With a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements generally have not been shown to benefit your health. However, taking a folate supplement of 400 micrograms daily is recommended for women who can have children to prevent some birth defects. It is important to take it before getting pregnant as well. A good iphone resource for complete preventive recommendations is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
What can be given to kids to enhance their memorization during exams? I was told there are vitamins like "kiddi" but it can get kids 2 b overweight.
Age to switch: Generally can switch whe weight over 100pounds. ...Read more
2 yo opened child proof kids vitamins -Disney gummy vitamins - prob ate about 2 or 3. Is this something I should be concerned about?
If <2yo kids prohibited to eat jelly-like vitamin bcos of choking hazard, so as long as the kid already be able to eat it, is it fine though still <2?
Risk of choking: The ages are a bit arbitrary. Each child is a little different developmentally. That being said, why would you want to give gummy vitamins to a child under the recommended age? Why would you take that risk? Is it worth the benefit? There are liquid infant vitamins that can be given safely. Just because the child can eat one doesn't mean you want to have her avoid choking every day. ...Read more
Not particularly: If a vitamin is formulated for children, you should be fine, but you are better off on focusing on a healthy diet and obtaining micronutrients from food instead of supplement form. Unless you child has very specific nutritional needs that are difficult to meet with a "normal" diet, I would encourage you to avoid food supplements and instead focus on the food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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