Munchkin is a fussy eater… I have tried everything and she still remains fussy. So I do worry about whether she is getting enough vitamins in her. To be safe, I got some vitamins for her to take as a supplement.
And just finding vitamins that are suitable for our diet can be a mission in itself. Although we are not vegetarians, we follow a halal diet. Most vitamins have gelatin in them which we can’t consume unless the gelatin is halal; therefore we need to find vegetarian products.
And if we do find some that are suitable for vegetarians, the next mission is whether Munchkin will like the taste.
More often than not she won’t as they have, what she describes as, ‘a chalky taste’.
So I was pretty keen to try Jelly Bears, which are Vegetarian Fruit Bear Gummies. They state that they ‘provide essential nutrients to help promote health in early years. Soft and delicious, Jelly Bears support child development.’
Jelly Bears come in three different varieties:
- Omega 3 and Multivitamins – Orange flavour
- Multivitamins – Summer Berry flavour
- Zinc and Multivitamins – Orange flavour
They are also:
- Gelatin free
- Gluten free
- No artificial colours
- No hydrogenated fats
- No nuts
- No Wheat
- 100% natural
What I love about the vitamins is the packaging. They come in a colourful eye catching box, and the vitamins themselves are in a reusable teddy bear pot.
I can just see Munchkin wanting to finish the vitamins just so she can reuse the pots!! Once the teddy bear head comes off there is a screw on lid, so will be ideal for her bits and bobs to be stored in.
As soon as Munchkin saw the vitamins she wanted to try them as they just looked so colourful and enticing. I never thought I would see the day when she actually asked to eat a vitamin herself!
The vitamins themselves are in the shape of a bear and not too big!
There are 50 bears in a pot and the recommended daily allowance for children 3+ is 1 to 2 bears daily.
So the verdict?
She liked them. And will happily eat them when asked. In fact even the big kid (hubby) liked them and had a few himself!
The only problem I have is trying to keep young Bee away from them as she saw them and wanted to try them! Even though they are colourful and look like sweets, they are not. So they need to be kept away from young children and not eaten as sweets.
I would definitely recommend these to fellow mums who are looking for vegetarian vitamins. The are colourful, fun, taste pretty much like sweets, and you end up with a cute teddy pot once the vitamins have finished!
They are available from selected Holland and Barrett stores at £6.99 each, or are available online at Holland and Barrett.
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