Now that hot weather is a thing of the past for the year and the clouds often hide the sun, my sons’ nutritional needs have changed a little bit. I really believe in the importance of Vitamin D but, when possible, I also really believe that the best source of Vitamin D is the sun. I don’t even consider giving my children a Vitamin D supplement when the weather is sunny because they spend so much of their time outside playing. But like it or not, the sun is starting to hide more and more often these days and when that happens, I turn to Ddrops.
Most paediatricians recommend Baby Ddrops for breastfed newborns and infants because an adequate intake of Vitamin D is necessary to prevent rickets, a disorder that causes a softening and weakening of developing bones. But Vitamin D is just as important for older children and adults because it helps the body to absorb calcium and regulate the immune system. Recently I was given the chance to review Kids Ddrops, a liquid Vitamin D supplement from the makers of Baby Ddrops, and I was very curious to see how my children would like this liquid vitamin.
When the bottle arrived, both my boys were excited to see Dora the Explorer featured on the bottle. The dose was just one liquid drop of the supplement taken either by adding it to food or by dabbing it onto a clean finger and licking it off. Zackary and Benjamin both loved the idea of me dabbing the liquid onto their fingers and after they had each had a dose Zackary energetically proclaimed to me that “Dora Drops” were delicious!
In all honesty, I have tried Kids Ddrops myself and I have a hard time tasting it at all, but I will certainly not try to change my boys’ opinions about that. Every day they eagerly request their “Dora Drop” and I am only too happy to oblige. Ddrops also has a formula for adults, so the whole family can enjoy the benefits of Vitamin D.
If you live in the U.S. or Canada, be sure to drop by the Baby Ddrops Facebook page and let them know that I sent you! Just for doing so, Ddrops will send you a free Dora and Diego growth chart!
I can’t help but grin when I see how much my children love their Vitamin D. With nothing more than a little picture of Dora on the bottle and the novelty of licking it off their finger, it is easily one of their favourite vitamins. So whether you’re nursing an infant or dealing with a preschooler’s growth spurt, pick up a bottle of Ddrops for an easy way to get the proper amount of Vitamin D when the sun just doesn’t shine!
Buy It: Kids Ddrops are available at pharmacies and mass merchandise stores across Canada
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