It felt like this winter has been a constant stream of colds and bugs for the children, something quite hard to avoid when your children are at preschool or school unless you send them in wearing hazmat suits. Made even worse by having a small baby to catch the bugs that his siblings bring home, we didn’t really experience that with the other 2 because they were both spring babies so the worst of the bugs were gone.
Matilda and Henry have a fairly good diet, sure it can be hard getting veggies into them sometimes but they both love fruit and eat basically the same meals as us which means we can hide vegetables in pasta sauces etc. My normal philosophy is that this should be enough, no need to add any supplements to their diet if they’re eating a good balance range of food but when you face another night of broken sleep due to snotty children you start to consider what the alternatives are. Plus the UK Department for Health recommends that all children aged 6 months to 5 years are given a supplement containing vitamin A, C and D.
Which is where Haliborange come in, we’ve used their multivitamin liquid intermittently for a while but had got out of the habit recently, so I was interested to try out the multivitamin softies that they’ve recently launched. These are small chewy vitamins that look much like sweets, in fact my children now refer to them as ‘those strawberry sweets’ now. Unsurprisingly they really liked these vitamins, so much so that it was the first thing they asked for when we went up for bath time. Giving them at bath time is our routine to ensure we don’t forget to do it each day, for us at least it’s easier than trying to remember during the slightly chaotic scenes of meal times.
So the children like them and the government says that they are good for them, which surely makes them a good thing right? In my opinion yes and no, it’s of course great that I don’t have to fight them to take them but part of me doesn’t like them associating taking them with sweets. Yes it’s a healthy sweet but it’s still a sweet, personally I prefer them focusing on the fact that the vitamins help make them big and strong. I think we’ll carry on giving them vitamins each day but we’ll go back to using the liquid which they also took without any issue. It also means we can use the liquid for Rupert as well without needing to buy something separate.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Haliborange range you can have a look at their website here. I’d also be interested to know whether you use any vitamins with your children?
This is a review post, I was sent the product for review but all words and opinions here are my own.