How To Prepare Your Child Diet

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It is the belief of most parents that children are eating a relatively healthy diet, but if not, they throw up
their hands and give up. Children are then plied with multivitamins. Though this is not a bad thing to
do, many children think they are candy especially now that they come in gummi candy, gumballs, and
cute animal and cartoon characters.

This is extremely serious because if they are with a kids reach, they could be taking more than you
know about. If there is the remotest chance your child has ingested too many, immediately call Poison
Control and get them to the emergency room.

If your child overdoses with multivitamins with iron your child could become seriously ill or die. All
manner of medications must absolutely be kept out of the reach children. If you think your child needs
them generic multivitamins are fine but for the most part, children get a lot of their vitamins in their

If your child is either allergic to dairy products or won’t eat them, calcium will need to come from
other sources. A consultation with your child’s pediatrician is important. One vitamin daily is all a child
needs even if his diet has been questionable for that week.

The absorption of other vitamins could be blocked if there is too much of any one vitamin. For
example, too much calcium can prevent the absorption of other vitamins such as iron. Healthy food
choices are not a child’s priority you can expect to be giving your child vitamins well into their teens.

Before buying vitamins you should know that opinions about vitamins with iron for children vary
greatly. One belief is that you should, in fact, be giving vitamins with iron. Another philosophy is that
never should a child be given vitamins with iron in them.

In infancy my own child showed signs of iron deficiency as an infant. Always check with your child’s
doctor; my child’s doctor put him on iron fortified vitamins and he is healthy now. A disease called
Hemochromatosis is caused by too much iron in the blood.

The iron becomes unusable by the body and it is not washed out of the body easily. It is almost always
a fatal disease and can cause serious health issues. Calcium helps build strong bones and muscles and is
a very important part of your child’s diet.

Calcium is a mineral. Kids who eat ice cream, yogurt, and cheese or who drink milk usually get
enough calcium from their diets. Some do not like dairy products, still others are allergic to them.
Children can be assisted in getting what they need by consuming calcium fortified juices, cereals and

Drinking fluoride treated tap water and bottled water and/or using fluoridated toothpaste is enough for
most children. Your child should not be given fluoride supplements without checking with your
pediatrician. Your child’s teeth could be permanently stained if they get too much fluoride.

For More Information Visit: Raise A Healthy Child and Mother's Guide To Child's Health

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