Keeping up the chaos with vitamins for children

The house was quiet first thing in the morning. The dog danced around on the wooden floor but there was a certain emptiness that was unusual for our chaotic home. For the first time ever, the children weren’t there.

The joy of chaos

That night, the girls had stayed with their granddad. I went about my day as normal. Working, walking the dogs and preparing for the afternoon. And before I knew it, they were back. We sprang into action. Running around the house getting ready. Shoes on, coat on and out of the door.

Autumn makes me feel like curling up under a blanket on the sofa. Perhaps watching a film, putting the fire on and drinking hot chocolate. But my children just don’t work like that. So, we keep going. From one adventure to the next with barely a moment to draw breath.

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Keeping healthy in the colder months

There’s nothing worse than children being a bit under the weather. Suddenly, everything stops. We stay at home, getting under each other’s feet. Not getting outside, feeling the sunshine on our skin. And in Winter months, it can be particularly difficult to keep going.

So this Winter, we’ve tried a different approach. Public Health England say everyone needs 10 micrograms of Vitamin D for muscle and bone health. That and Calcium are essential for children to support normal bone growth, healthy bones and teeth and muscle function.

In Spring and Summer, children should get vitamin D from sunlight. But during Autumn and Winter, the Department of Health suggest that everyone should consider a supplement containing 10 micrograms of Vitamin D.

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Remembering

I don’t know about you, but this information wasn’t new to me. My awareness of the requirements makes me feel terribly guilty that I can’t remember to give the girls vitamin supplements. I was interested to try out the new Bassetts Vitamins 3-6 Multivitamins with Vitamin D and Calcium. They have the same benefits as a normal multivitamin, but they contain the Vitamin D and Calcium as well.

Better still, the girls think of the vitamins as sweets. They taste of peach and apricot and are free from added sugar. They only contain natural flavours and colours. Unfortunately they’re not vegetarian so I haven’t been able to try them out. But the girls are so taken with them, that they don’t need me to remember to give them vitamins.

They ask me for their pastilles every morning with breakfast. They’re delighted to be allowed one a day and I’m over the moon to stop feeling like a rubbish mum for forgetting their supplements.

Never a dull moment

Bassetts Vitamins aim to celebrate the fun moments families share. Their motto is #NoDullDays – and that’s pretty much our motto too. There’s always an adventure waiting around the corner if you get out there and look for it.

Our friends at Bassetts Vitamins have also created a fab code that you can use to get £2 off one pack of NEW Bassetts 3-6 Yrs Multivitamins Peach & Apricot + Calcium 30s at Boots.com! All you need to do is sign in as normal, apply the code BASSMVS2 at the checkout and embrace #NoDullDays! You can only use the code once per transaction, and the code can only be redeemed on the first 5,000 valid claims until 23:59 on 12th November.*

*Subject to Boots T&Cs. 

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Please note, we were sent these vitamins free of charge to review and I was compensated for my time. All views, opinions and guilty secrets about forgetting the children's vitamin supplements are my own.

6 Comments

  1. October 27, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I am only remembering now too! But yes it’s so important to make sure they get enough of vitamin D in particular, glad the pastilles are like chewy sweets! X

    • monsterid October 28, 2017 / 9:22 am

      Yes, it’s so helpful that they are like sweets!
      Nat.x

  2. October 27, 2017 / 8:43 am

    My kids have taken vitamins for most of their lives because none of them eat a particularly balanced diet. They have the Bassetts ones too. My eldest can’t have them either as he’s vegetarian and actually a lot of other vitamins aren’t vegetarian either.
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    • monsterid October 28, 2017 / 9:21 am

      Yes that’s a good point, my two do have a balanced diet. Hopefully Bassetts will make a veggie version soon!
      Nat.x

  3. October 28, 2017 / 8:03 am

    These are fab! My girls have always taken the strawberry Bassetts Vitamins and they were excited to have a new flavour to try. I never have any trouble getting them to take them either x

    • monsterid October 28, 2017 / 9:20 am

      Ah I didn’t know they did strawberry ones too. It’s great that they will remind me!
      Nat.x

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