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.

121 thoughts on “My son hates taking multivitamins: Advice?”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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