Vitamins

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Hi there! Do you guys trust a certain vitamin over another? I thought I read somewhere that some kids vitamins had peanut oil in them. My son is PA/TNA and avoiding all other legumes. He is 14 months old and I'd like for him to be taking vitamins since his diet is limited and he's picky. I have Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol. Has anyone heard if they are okay?? Thanks in Advance!! Julie

On Sep 5, 2006

They were six years ago when I called. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

(Though they thought I was the strangest woman they had ever talked to at the time....)

As I recall, the only FA issues with them were from the caramel color. ( And it was either a wheat or milk risk-- sorry, it has been too long for me to recall which it was. Both were a problem at the time. )

On Sep 5, 2006

poly-vi-sol was fine for my dd, who is PA and dairy allergic. we have used them for a few years.

On Sep 5, 2006

Thanks guys! I think I will try it!

On Sep 6, 2006

Does anyone use Flintstones? We use those without problems. Any information that we should know?

On Sep 6, 2006

For that matter, does anyone use a child's vitamin that is not mass-marketed (ie Flintstones or Centrum).

I about broke my knees at the drugstore the other day (why do they put them on the lower levels, oh yeah to sell them to kids!) Trying to find a child's vitamin that doesn't have soy, wheat, egg, nuts, etc. Also really trying to find a vitamin that doesn't have sucralose (Splenda) or saccharin in it. I would much rather my child have the all-natural sugar if they feel they must sweeten a vitamin. Why am I such a freak???

------------------ Mommy to Aiden (1/26/05) PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered and Connor (7/21/06) with possible egg allergy

On Sep 6, 2006

I'm with you on the artificial sweeteners. Why do they have to put them in so many products? That was why I stopped giving my kids vitamins (not that they eat as well-balanced as I would like...).

On Sep 6, 2006

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Originally posted by josh'smom: [b]Does anyone use Flintstones? We use those without problems. Any information that we should know?[/b]

when i called flintstones earlier this year they told me that the vitamins were manufactured in a nut facility. so they were a "no" for us. i think there are people here that use them tho.

On Sep 6, 2006

When I called last year they said that they do not have nuts but cannot gaurantee what their suppliers do. I will call to check them again.

On Sep 6, 2006

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Originally posted by JenniferKSwan: [b]Also really trying to find a vitamin that doesn't have sucralose (Splenda) or saccharin in it. I would much rather my child have the all-natural sugar if they feel they must sweeten a vitamin. Why am I such a freak???

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I'm the same way-I won't buy anything with sucralose in it unless I have no choice (kids' tylenol and other kids' meds have it). If you're a freak so am I. We're lucky that we're not avoiding as many things as you are though-it would really be hard to find safe things. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

------------------ ============== [b]~Gale~[/b]

On Sep 6, 2006

I use the children's vitamins from Shaklee - they've been around for 50 years with great success. There are only natural ingredients in them (no dyes, preservatives, etc.) and my boys have taken them for two years with no problems. My oldest is the only without a food allergy (second is PA and third is TNA) but he reacts to preservatives and dyes (with swollen eyes). He reacted one time right after I gave him a vitamin - was probably a Sesame Street vitamin, can't remember, but he developed hives around his eyes and then they got completely swollen. We called him Rocky Jr. So Shaklee has done great for us - I use many of their supplements for the kids and us, too.

On Sep 6, 2006

We have had success with Disney's Winnie the Pooh Gummy Vitamins. When I buy vitamins I like to buy about 3 or 4 containers at a time if they are from the same manufacturing lot, that way I can feel comfortable about using the other bottles once we start using the first bottle of vitamins.

We only have PA, though, so I don't know about the other allergens (maybe there's wheat in them?)

On Sep 6, 2006

L'il Critter Gummy Vites (avail. at Costco)

Ingredients (besides vitamins): Glucose syrup (corn), sucrose, gelatin, citric acid, lactic acid, colors (annatto, black carrot juice concentrate and turmeric), natural flavors, fractionated coconut oil and beeswax to prevent sticking.

"This product contains no wheat (gluten), milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The facility that makes this product also makes products that contain wheat (gluten) and milk using different equipment."

------------------ Mom to 7 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 1/2 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

On Sep 7, 2006

Do the gummy vites have iron in them?

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