Baby, Toddler, and Infant Vitamins & Supplements
Give your little loved one some support with vitamins as they grow. Whether you are breastfeeding, using formula, or integrating both into your baby's diet, vitamins and supplements can help support their development. There are vitamins that can strengthen the immune system, support the digestive system, help with brain development, iron supplements, and more. Whether you have a newborn baby, infant, or toddler, you’ll want to talk to your doctor and get their opinion on the baby vitamins that can help your baby.
Why do babies need vitamins and supplements?
A baby's health and wellness varies based on their diet, environment, and unique body. Vitamins can give babies additional nutrients they may not be receiving. Whether you only breastfeed or integrate other baby formulas or food, it’s a good idea to assess different vitamins and consider what could help support the health of your baby. There are also prenatal vitamins mommy can take to help support her own immune health and help her meet nutritional recommendations.
How to give baby vitamin drops
Vitamin drops and tinctures have become a popular way to get nutrients into a baby's system and can help support your little one’s health. You can use vitamin drops by putting it directly into your baby's mouth or mixing it with formula or water.
For example, if your infant is not predominantly (or exclusively) formula fed, you can consider vitamin D drops. They require no refrigeration, and it’s an easy way to give your primarily-breastfed infant vitamin D. Of course, check with your pediatrician to find out what’s best for your little one. Many infants do not get enough vitamin D, so taking a supplement can help your baby absorb calcium, which supports strong bones and teeth. You always want to look at the label of vitamin drops and see how it is best to take the different kinds.
What do vitamins and supplements do for babies?
Vitamins and supplements can do wondrous things to help support your baby's health. Your infant’s doctor can better diagnose baby issues and tell you more about which supplements are recommended specifically for your little one. You’ll want to research different vitamins and supplements and see how they can help support your infant. Also, while toddlers are growing up fast, many parents choose nutritious toddler vitamin drinks to give their kid the nutrients that they may not get from other foods. Often, just a few new supplements can support a baby or toddler’s health.
What are some common baby vitamins and supplements?
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D