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Should Children Take Vitamins | What Age Do Babies Need Vitamins | Best Childrens Baby Vitamins

August 31, 2019


And it tastes like, bananas! here’s an interesting fact! 64% of parents said they didn’t give their children vitamin drops growing up and actually I’ve just had a really good idea but bear with me… okay so let’s carry on so the Department of Health recommends that all children aged 6 months to 5 years are given vitamin supplements containing vitamin A, C and D and research showed that most parents were unaware that they needed to give vitamin supplements to their children, because they thought a healthy diet was enough and that is meant to be fruit and veg and interestingly only 30% of parents were advised by a healthcare professional on this so if there’s any health care professionals watching (Door Knocking) come in so where was I so if there are any health care professionals watching we need to do more and advise more so why do we actually need to give these vitamins to children aged 6 months to 5 years? well it’s a good question and I’m going to try my best to answer it for you now ok well firstly it can be quite difficult to give children a varied diet as they’re growing up so sometimes they wont get enough vitamin A, C or D It’s also quite difficult to get enough vitamin D from food alone and these vitamins are essential for good health such as growing healthy bones and building a strong immune system if you’re now wondering which vitamin drops you should buy well don’t worry too much all it needs to contain is vitamin A, C and D and to make life easier the NHS actually made their own vitamin drop and it’s got a great name called healthy start vitamin drop and here’s some even better news you could actually be eligible to getting these vitamin drops for free by applying for them on the NHS healthy start website I’ve left a link in the description below but if you’re not eligible you can still buy these drops or other brands from your local pharmacy and once you’ve got it give it as directed on the packaging children can be a little fussy with these kinds of things so you can either give it straight and the Healthy Start one tastes it tastes like bananas or you can mix it with food milk or any juice but make sure they eat all of it or drink all of it to get the full dose and now that that’s done here’s some information which you may find useful if you’re breastfeeding it’s also recommended that babies are given a vitamin D supplement from birth so if you’re not doing this already speak to your midwife about it but if you are using infant formula and your baby’s feeding more than 500mls a day then you don’t need to give any vitamin supplements because it’s all already in there and lastly it’s still important for children to eat healthy so they can get all the nutrients they need to grow and develop properly so I’ve left a few links in the description below with more information on it and as always make sure to like, comment and tag friends who’ll find this information useful hey guys thanks for watching this week’s
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  1. It's a shame that healthcare professionals are not routinely sharing this information with new parents.Great video as always Abraham

  2. Abraham you're a great pharmacist but your drawing is not as good as your pharmacy skills ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‰

  3. I don't think it is necessary to give vitamin D drops to breast fed new borns if the mother has enough vitamin D in her system. See the study I've linked below. However, how do you know how much vit D the mother has in her system? I'm curious as I'm a new mom.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17661565

  4. My son is 4year old he eat like a bird and skinny I would like something that make him eat and help with his brain help plz

  5. Hi Abraham. You were really helpful. I live in Brussels and I need to start giving ACD to my daughter. shes 2 now. Do u think i can get healthstart here or i can take what the local pharamacist suggest.. if u can could u advise one plsss

  6. vit. D is not found in food or it is found (fatty fish, eggs) in really small quantities, but primarily it is produced by exposing your skin to the sun.
    vit. D is a supplement used as a prevention treatment in children, but how do you know how much your child needs?
    we gave our son vit. D as the doctor recommended, but after we were scolded for not giving enough, we did some blood work and found out that vit. D has exceeded the upper limit. so we stopped giving vit. D.
    so why would you blindly give someone drugs without a reason or some tests?

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