Supporting your baby’s growth and development is one of the most important things you can do as a new parent - along with squishing their cheeks and giving them lots of cuddles, of course!
Making sure they get enough vitamins to support them as they grow is essential, and Abidec multivitamins are here to help.
With products suitable from birth to 5 years old, Abidec multivitamin drops and syrups contain a range of vitamins that can help them to grow strong bones and a healthy immune system, perfect for those early years when it feels like all they do is grow.
If you’re looking for a multivitamin that’s right for the littlest little one or the most rambunctious toddler, you can’t go wrong with Abidec drops and Abidec syrup, with you from day 1.
There are 3 different Abidec products, so which one is right for your kiddo?
Here’s a little bit of information about each one, what they do, and how old your little one needs to be to take them:
Babies need a wide range of vitamins to help support their growth and development, and one of the easiest ways to make sure they get these nutrients is to give them a vitamin supplement.
Specifically, babies younger than 6 months should take a 10mcg vitamin D supplement, and babies over 6 months should take a multivitamin with vitamins A, C, and D included.
These vitamins support the healthy development of their bones and immune system, so making sure that your little one doesn’t have a vitamin deficiency is essential in those early stages.
When your little ones are growing it’s essential that they get a wide range of vitamins and minerals, but there are a few which are especially important.
The Department of Health recommends that all children aged 6 months - 5 years take a daily supplement containing vitamins A, C, and D to support their growth and immune system.
They also recommend that all breastfed babies should take vitamin D supplements from the day they’re born, formula-fed babies who are taking more than 500ml of formula a day won’t need these as their formula will already contain enough vitamin D.
The trouble with a vitamin D deficiency is that it isn't always easy to spot.
Symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency can be subtle and you may not realise that you are deficient.
Signs of a vitamin D deficiency can include:
A deficiency in children and babies can be quite dangerous, as it can lead to a disease called rickets.
This is a serious bone problem that can cause complications, such as bowed legs.
When you’re breastfeeding it’s essential that you eat a healthy, balanced diet so you can help your baby get the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients they need as they grow.
The NHS recommends that you make sure you include the following foods in your everyday diet:
Abidec products are not currently known to have any side effects.
However, if your child is allergic to any of the listed ingredients then they could experience allergy symptoms, so you should always make sure to read the ingredients list on the product packaging carefully before giving Abidec to your child.
If your little one experiences any unusual symptoms while taking these multivitamins you should speak to your doctor or health care visitor right away.
If any of these symptoms are severe, make sure to seek immediate medical assistance from A&E, especially if you suspect that your child could be having an allergic reaction