Do you take vitamins? Do your kids?
While I’m a believer in a nutritious and varied diet that includes lots of in season vegetables–I also think that vitamins are a great way to supplement that diet and to ensure everyone in the family is getting what they need. And if you’ve got a picky eater in the house who DOESN’T eat a well balanced variety of foods, well, I think it’s even more important.
Walmart thinks vitamins are important too–and they sent me a selection of the newer Disney and Marvel vitamins to check out:
It was a pretty wide assortment of gummie vitamins! The Disney vitamins come in Phineas and Ferb, Cars, Monsters U, Princess and Mickey Mouse. I got the items shown in the picture above. One of the Mickey Mouse vitamins I received was sugar free, and the other wasn’t actually a vitamin but rather a fiber supplement. The Marvel Avengers vitamins were coated with a “sweet sour” sugar, which my kids have always enjoyed.
The vitamins have over 10 essential vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A for eye health, B Vitamins for energy metabolism, and C&D for immune support.They have no artificial flavors or colors. The Fiber Gummies have 3 grams of fiber per serving to help supplement fiber intake and the sugar free multivitamins which contain over 10 essential vitamins and minerals and 0g of sugar!
These vitamins are formulated for children between the ages of 3-12.
My favorite bottle was the Perry the Platypus one. Mostly because I just love Phineas and Ferb. And I loved that they had Phineas’s pointy little triangle head as one of the vitamins :) Although they all were decent to eat, my favorite flavor wise were the Avengers ones with the sour sugar on them (although you really couldn’t tell what character any of the vitamins were supposed to be). My least favorite were the sugar free because, obviously, they were not as sweet. They weren’t objectionable or anything though–I think if sugar free is necessary or desirable for you that they are a good choice.
I think the hardest thing about kids and vitamins is remembering to give them! I’ve tried several methods–like buying one of those “one week” pill containers that have a compartment for each day of the week and filling it up, then leaving it on the kitchen table. What’s the best way you’ve found to remember to give you kids their vitamins?
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.