In general, for kids, we think hard chewables are better for kid’s multivitamins, since they usually have more complete ingredients, and/or higher potencies of vitamins. However, I wanted to share a helpful tip regarding gummy vitamins which has helped our family and that I’ve found to be especially useful.
My first grader takes a lunch to school every day, and I’ve gotten in the habit of putting gummy vitamins for her to take in with her sandwich. Most schools would balk at seeing regular hard vitamins in a school lunch (understandably, since they can look like medicine), but the gummy vitamins we have at the store just look like candy or fruit snacks. I’ve found it to be a perfect solution for us since I never forget to give her her vitamins (I do a gummy multivitamin, an omega 3 chewable gummy, and a gummy probiotic), and she loves having them in her lunch since the gummies taste like a treat (I don’t usually give her fruit snacks or the like, so the gummy vitamins are a special thing in her mind).
We have a number of great tasting gummy vitamins at the store which are “kid approved” for taste.
While multivitamins aren’t a replacement for a healthy diet, they are helpful to “fill in the gaps” especially for picky eaters. We recommend Nordic Naturals Nordic Berries Multivitamins and Yummy Bears Multivitamins.
Probiotics help with digestion and boost the immune system naturally. Research has shown that kids who take probiotics on a regular basis get fewer upper respiratory infections than kids who do not take probiotics. We recommend Renew Life’s Ultimate Flora Sour Gummies.
Omega 3 fatty acids help with brain function, improving concentration and focus. Omega 3s must be obtained through diet, since the body does not manufacture them, so if a child isn’t eating fatty fish on a regular basis, it is likely they’re deficient. We recommend Yummy Bears Omega 3 + DHA and Nordic Natural's Omega 3 Gummies.
Stop by the store and we'd be happy to help find the children's vitamins right for your family!