Can you please tell me at what age you're suppose to start giving multi-vitamins to kids, and should it or shouldn't it have fluoride???
Also where else can my 9 month old get iron besides grains?
Thank you ,
Giving flouride to children is a controversial subject, as fluoride is not found in natural food and could be considered more of a medicinal substance rather than a nutrient. Even though it may reduce the risk of dental cavities, we still don't know the potential long-term risk of ingesting fluoride starting so young. I err on the side of caution and do not use it for my children. They are already resistant to cavities from their healthy diets.
Your 9- month old can get iron from purreed peas, potato, watermelon and other vegetables, plus nursing, and I do recommend you start with a children's multi-vitamin at a low dose after the age of 6 months.
My own children's powdered multi (Dr Fuhrman's Pixie Vites) are now available and contain 30+ fruit and vegetable extracts and no artificial sweeteners. I have never been satisfied with those junk-food kids vitamins out there. I have been working on this for years, so I am very excited about them.