If your child looks forward to his daily vitamin chew like it’s a piece of candy, the following information may not be something he wants you to know:
Kids don’t need to take daily vitamin supplements.
According to Dr. Jay Hoecker, kids who are growing normally don’t need multi-vitamins because they most likely get all of the nutrition they need from the foods they eat – even picky eaters. In fact, Dr. Hoecker says:
“Furthermore, multivitamins aren’t without some risks. Megadoses of vitamins and minerals can be toxic. In addition, some vitamins and minerals can interact with medications your child may take.”
To be sure that your child is getting the nutrition he or she needs, be sure to consult your pediatrician. To find a trusted pediatrician near you, use the Vitals Doctor Finder.