Generally, a balanced diet is the best way to get the nutrition you need. However, certain dietary needs, alergies, medical issues or not always being able to get the best meal choices can be valid reasons for wanting to supplement your child’s diet with a multivitamin. Always check first with your doctor to make sure any supplements you give to your child is safe.
We based our recommendations based on the following factors:
Yummi Bears Organics has created a high quality, great tasting gummy multivitamin with 16 essential vitamins and minerals. It’s allergen, gluten, casein free and has no atificial colors or flavors. It’s also one of the few genlatin free gummy multivitamins on the market so it’s ok for those looking for a vegetarian choice.
The daily serving is 3 gummies which contains just 4g of sugar. By comparison, a single can of Coke contains 33g of sugar. Note that for children 3 and under, it’s best to give them jut two of these a day as 3 would provide over the daily recommended allowance of Vitamin A and Zinc for ages 3 and under.
SmartyPants’s all-in-one multivitamin for kids tastes good, uses natural cane sugar instead of corn syrup and doesn’t contain allergens like shellfish, peanuts or milk. What sets it apart from the Yummi Bears is that it provides a good portion of Omega-3s (sourced from fish). The amount of sugar is quite low, 5g for a daily serving of 4 chewables. SmartyPants says this makes their gummies the lowest sugar premium option on the market.
The one downside is that it only contains 11 nutrients in addition to the fish oil so check the nutritional lable for a complete list to ensure it’s providing what your doctor recommends. These are made in the US using high quality nutrients, natrual flavors and colors and is glutin and caasein free.