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Healthy Start Children's Vitamin Drops - 10ml

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What are Healthy Start Vitamin Drops?

Healthy Start Vitamin Drops are developed by the NHS to help support your baby as they grow. They’re perfect for breastfed babies aged 6 months and over and contain three essential vitamins your child needs as they grow. They help to prevent vitamin deficiencies and maintain normal growth and health as your little one takes their first steps into the big wide world.


How will these drops support my baby’s health?

Healthy Start Vitamin Drops contain three vitamins which are essential for growing children; vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin D. Vitamin A helps to maintain good eyesight and supports their hair, skin, and nails. Vitamin C helps their body to maintain healthy tissue, supporting your tissue as they heal from any little bumps and scrapes your little one may get into. Finally, vitamin D helps to support the amount of calcium your body absorbs, helping to support healthy bones and teeth.


How much of each vitamin is in these drops?

Each 5-drop dose of Healthy Start Vitamin Drops gives your child approximately:

  • Vitamin A – 223mcg
  • Vitamin C – 20mg
  • Vitamin D – 7.5mcg


Are these drops suitable for my family’s dietary needs?

Healthy Start Vitamin Drops are suitable for vegetarian and halal diets, although they are not suitable for vegans at this time. They are also free from:

  • Gluten
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Soya
  • Peanut residues


Does my baby need Healthy Start Vitamin Drops?

Although vitamins A, C, and D are essential for babies, not all babies will need to take these vitamin drops. Healthy Start Vitamin Drops are ideal for breastfed babies who are older than 6 months until they are 5 years old. If your child is being exclusively breastfed and the mother did not take vitamin d supplements throughout their pregnancy, then you should start to give your child these drops when they are 1 month old. If your child is having more than 500ml of infant formula a day then they will not need to take these drops. This is because infant formula is fortified with vitamins, and your child will be getting all they need from 500ml of formula.


How to give your child these drops

Before use, shake the bottle well and then unscrew the cap. Turn the bottle upside down and tap the bottom until drops form. Your child will need to take 5 drops a day, so we would recommend putting them directly onto a spoon to make sure you’re measuring the correct dose. If possible, you should give your child these drops on a spoon, to make sure that they’re taking the right dose, but you can add the drops to their food or drink if they will not take them from a spoon. In this case, we’d recommend mixing the drops with a little milk or another liquid food. If your baby doesn’t finish the milk then they will not have taken the complete dose of these drops, but do not give them any more drops until the next day. The next day, add the drops to a smaller amount of food or milk to make sure your child will drink the full amount.


When should this product not be used?

Healthy Start Vitamin Drops are not suitable for children under the age of 1 month or over the age of 5 years.  Do not give this product to your baby if they are allergic to vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not give this product to your child if they are receiving more than 500ml of infant formula a day. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before giving this product to your child if they are already taking other vitamin supplements containing vitamins A, C, or D, or any other medications.


Do Healthy Start Vitamin Drops have any side effects?

Currently there have been no reported side effects for Healthy Start Vitamin Drops. However, every medication has the potential to have side effects. If your child experiences any side effects while taking this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

Active Ingredients

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D


  • The active ingredients are vitamins A, C and D.

    Each daily dose of 5 drops contains approximately:

    • Vitamin A 233 microgram (or 700 iu)
    • Vitamin C 20 mg
    • Vitamin D 7.5 microgram (or 300 iu)

    The other ingredients are water, glycerol, polysorbate 80, banana flavour, alpha-tocopherol, Medium Chain Triglycerides

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Healthy Start Children's Vitamin Drops - 10ml Reviews

Good product . No smell of taste .
Tolerated by children with allergies.
great vitamins for reasonable price and just the additional vitamins recommended a, c and d. Not having to use full multivitamins, when not needed. baby loves them.
Lisa Walton,
Great value. Only 5 drops required which is so much easier than others (10ml more!). When pouring, make sure the small plastic flange inside the bottle is towards the top and tip the bottle (sorry, this is a bad explanation!), It makes the drops come out much easier.
Claire Unwin,
Have had these before from the children’s centres but as I can’t get to them at the moment I bought these online. But more money than I usually pay but not stupidly more expensive