Now that spring is finally here, it's easy to assume that the winter lurgies have moved on. On the health front, we've managed to get through the colder months relatively unscathed this year and it was a fist-pumping win for this mum. Then the cold, wet Melbourne weather hung on a little longer, and a few bright warm days collided to breed some unfortunate illnesses about our home.
For the past fortnight, the dreaded gastro bug has been making the rounds in the Six Little Hearts household. It's been slow to develop thankfully, but it has so far visited just about every family member to some degree; everyone except me that is - Whoop! I take vitamins daily and always have. I like to think that I have given myself some extra protection in doing so. Fingers crossed...
Kids though... how we worry as parents! They're constantly snacking and usually on all the wrong things. They've little, immature immune systems and fairly average, (possibly non-existent) hygiene skills. It's fair to wonder, 'Are they getting all they need nutritionally?'
We can all worry a little less now, as Swisse have very recently introduced a new range of sugar-free, tooth-friendly supplements especially for the 2-12 years age group. (That's two-thirds of our household covered right there!)
The brand new supplement range for children is proudly endorsed by Swisse Ambassador and celebrity chef, Karen Martini. Karen is also a mum to two girls and knows only too well, how busy kids' lives can be.
The Swisse Kids range consists of chewable tablets which come in popular flavours all kids will enjoy, without artificial flavours. The range is also gluten free and peanut free with no added lactose, yeast or egg products, making them suitable for children with special dietary considerations too.
Naturally, the Six Little Hearts household have been trying out the goods, with thanks to a hamper gifted to us by Swisse.
Like all parents, I can get a little iffy about the idea of purchasing children's supplements. Kids' nutritional support can be costly and parents can be somewhat apprehensive when it comes to purchasing these for picky eaters especially. (Even though these kiddos in particular are precisely the type of children who would benefit from taking supplements in the first place!) No-one wants to shell-out for the one-taste-wonder types, who screw up their little faces and refuse to 'go there' ever again.
So I welcome you to observe my own kids' reactions to the Swisse range in the following images! First though, a little more about each supplement in the range we were sent.
For developing bones and teeth, choose Swisse Kids Calcium plus D3. This tablet is naturally derived and flavoured with a tasty Natural Berry Flavour that your kids will love. RRP $24.99.
One tablet of Swisse Kids Probiotic contains up to six billion good-gut bacteria. These are ideal for supporting young immune and digestive systems, including post-gastro bouts! RRP $24.99.
Swisse Kids Fish Oil is tropical flavoured and contains all the good stuff - omega-3 fatty acids for healthy brain and eye function. These capsules are not swallowed so much as pierced and sprinkled into water, juice or on cereal. (Alternatively, in the 6-12 year age group, kids can chew the capsule if they wish.) RRP $24.99.
Swisse Kids Multi provides 22 ingredients to help support general health and wellbeing in little bodies and are presented in a tasty Natural Berry Flavour.
So what did our youngest kids think of the new Swisse range?
They liked the colour of the bottle of Kids Multi and opted into trying these ones out first. The opening verdict: The colour, shape and size of the tablet - all kid approved!
|Some intense, silent moments as they allowed those flavours to develop!|
The pint-sized taste test continued...
Next in line, the Swisse Kids Probiotic. These are a larger tablet in comparison to the others, however they are chewable and naturally flavoured.
The air was thick with the kids' silent consideration as they each chowed-down on their various healthy chews.
The younger kids looked to the elder brother for his reaction to the flavours and textures. (A crucial, breath-holding moment!)
The kids all agreed that they enjoyed the flavours overall and they especially liked the Swisse Kids Multi. (In fact they immediately asked for seconds!) The Swisse range has been well and truly kid-approved in our household which means you may find them a success in your own home too!
You can find out more about Swisse products or purchase the range online from the Swisse website.
Swisse products are available at pharmacies and supermarkets Australia-wide.
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