My son hates taking multivitamins: Advice?

My son HATES any multivitamin that has iron in it. Refuses to take the liquid form from a syringe. I’ve tried Enfamil multivitamins. Nope. zarbees with a grape flavor. Nope. Most of it ends up on the napkin than in his mouth. Suggestions?! In desperate need of help.


What about the gummies ?

What about mixing the liquid multivitamin in his water or something? I’m not sure if you can do that, but I think that would help maybe.

If he eats well he shouldn’t really need a vitamin. I had to see a hematologist when I was pregnant and vitamins are best absorbed naturally by your body.


How old and were they advised by a doctor?
If he eats well balanced vitamins aren’t really necessary.

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just give him food with vitamins in shoukdnt need muktivits just haliborange

Just don’t give them to him.

You could try giving him smoothies with iron rich food or adding the liquid form in it.

I’m not certain what flavors you have tried my daughter would literally vomit with grape flavored anything I tried a few gummy vitamins and landed on Flintstones gummy vitamins my kiddos are a bit older now but at 4 and 6 were reminding me every night to make sure I gave them their vitamins cuz I told them it’s important cuz I have two very picky little girls who I worry don’t get enough vitamins In their daily diet

Multivitamins aren’t necessary for most children with a balanced diet. If you feel like you need to give one or if you’ve been told by a doctor to do so, crush it into applesauce or pudding or get the liquid vitamins and add to juice or water.

I would also suggest Flinstones with Iron too.

How does he know which ones have iron in them?

We do carnation instant breakfast every morning. You can try that if you definitely want to add more vitamins and minerals to his diet.

How old? I found gummies that my one year old eats.

Does he actually need a multivitamin?

We were told my son needed the iron vitamins. We tried every way of giving them to him, even mixed in a bottle, and he refused all of it. So we just stopped giving it to him. He never showed any signs of needing it again, and as soon as he started solids he was able to eat foods with iron in them. If your child is over a certain age, just try to incorporate more iron rich foods, and see if that helps.

Gummies all the way our son takes one daily and loves it!


My pediatrician gave me some drops that I just put on my breast while breastfeeding to get the iron. It was about the only thing my son would not gag with

How old is he? Unless a pediatrician says he needs them, just make sure he is getting a balanced diet. There are foods that are iron rich if you are worried about his iron. If you are using a syringe and napkin it sounds like he is an infant, if that’s the case he should be getting all the vitamins he needs from formula or breastmilk.

I gave my daughter nature’s plus liquid gold animal parade with a syringe and had juice ready to chase it down. It worked good then we switched to the flintstones immune support.