Children need vitamins for lots of reasons. The most pressing reason to incorporate vitamins for toddlers is to bridge the gaps that likely exist from not eating perfect amounts of all of the food groups everyday. Even the perfectly planned meal may not get fully consumed if you have a picky eater.
And if your toddler snacks on chips, cookies or crackers, their minds can be tricked into thinking they are full enough to skip meals.
Having said that, how do you go about choosing the best vitamins for toddlers when you need them? Here are a few tips from author and pediatrician, Dr. Greene's website:
One final tip I would add is to read the labels of the vitamins you choose and ask a nutritionist or pharmacist if you don't understand the ingredients. Remember that terms such as natural are not regulated, while the term organic should be accompanied by the name of a certifying body.
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