The kids have been trying out a range of Free From Children’s Vitamins from Holland & Barrett. The ones we were kindly sent were:
· Holland and Barrett Healthy Kids Multivitamins plus Omega 3 30 Softies £4.99
· Seven Seas Haliborange Fruit Softies Capsules £4.59
· Jelly Bears Multivitamins – Summer Berry £6.99
· Jelly Bears Zinc Orange £6.99
The vitamins are free from a range of ingredients including:
Since my daughter has a dairy allergy I do worry that she isn’t getting all the goodness from her food that she could be so a vitamin gives me peace of mind that she’s getting a ‘top-up’. I was pleased to see that none of these vitamins contained milk either.
The great thing about all the vitamins we tried were that they were soft and fruit flavoured none of your nasty cod liver oil in a bottle type stuff, remember that? Bleurgh. This meant that I had no problems getting the children to take them.
All the vitamins are suitable for children aged 3+ . With the Healthy Kids Multivitamins Plus Omega 3 you can take 1 a day, all the others you can either take 1 or 2.
I’m quite happy with an all round multivitamin to cover all angles, the Healthy Kids MultiVitamins also contain Omega 3 which contributes to the normal function of the heart, vision and brain function.
The orange Jelly Bears contain Zinc which is good for the immune system so may be a good choice if your little one is due to start nursery in September. As we all know kids pick up everything going when they start mixing!
I would be quite happy to buy any of these vitamins as my children liked them all however they did show a preference towards the Haliborange Multivitamin Fruit Softies which were strawberry shaped and flavoured.
We did really like the plastic bear shaped pots that the Jelly Bears came in and will keep them for putting something else in. We were careful to keep the vitamins out of the way of little hands and eyes though as they can be dangerous if too many are taken.
*we were sent the items free of charge for the purpose of this review however all opinions are honest and my own*