Struggling to get your little ones to eat their greens at meal times? Tantrums over finishing the vegetables? Mums, we hear you. And we’re here for you.
Making sure your little baba gets enough of the right vitamins is essential for their growth, behaviour and cognitive development. Whilst it is possible for children to get all of their essential nutrients from their food, if you couple that with a fussy eater, allergies, lack of sunshine (a problem most of us brits have) and a jam-packed schedule, it can be challenging to make sure your little human gets everything they need to grow in to, well, a big human.
The need for the amount of nutrients depends on their age, gender, size growth and general activity level.
Health experts recommend that children between the ages of 2 and 8 need around 1,000 to 1,400 calories each day. Those between the age of 9 - 13 need a little more, between 1,400 and 2,600 depending on their activity level.
Got an extra hyper little bundle of joy? Just like when you work out and you need more fuel, it’s the same for your mini-me.
As well as enough calories, kids also need the right amount of vitamins and nutrients to support their daily growth needs. A child’s diet should include the following Dietary Reference Intakes. (These are also known as DRIs.)
Wondering if you should give your little ones a try with vitamin gummies? Here's 5 reasons you should:
Whilst getting the right vitamins and nutrients is essential for your child’s overall health, growth and development, actually getting them to eat the foods that includes them is a challenge that every mum can relate to.
Got a fussy eater? OurKnown Kid’s Vitamin Gummies are super tasty. Their super fruity strawberry, blackcurrant and orange flavours mean the only issue you’ll have is stopping them from eating the whole packet!
Vitamin D is only found in a few foods. Mainly found in oily fish and eggs - admittedly, it’s not found in the most child-friendly of snacks.
Smoked salmon and eggs for your three-year-old? Unless your little one has the palette of a 20-something, it’s probably going to be quite challenging to incorporate the recommended daily vitamin D allowance through diet alone.
The main source of vitamin D comes from sunlight, whilst this is something us brits are always lacking, it’s also really important to keep your child’s skin safe from the sun.
TheKnown Kid’s Daily Essential vitamin gummies provide the recommended daily dose of vitamin D, helping to keep their bones, teeth and muscles healthy and supporting normal vision and focus.
Always picking up a cold at nursery? Or a bug at school and suddenly the whole family’s got it? We know the feeling.
Due to the natural close contact and all the coughing, sneezing and spluttering that comes with the fun of going to nursery, bugs, colds and flus are pretty commonplace among toddlers and children.
But there are things you can do to prevent them. OurKnown Kid’s Immune Boost vitamin gummies have been expertly formulated withvitamin C,B6,zinc andselenium to help support your little one’s immune system and keep those pesky colds at bay.
Believe it or not, the UK has some of the highest rates of food allergies in the world, with two of the most common allergies in children being sensitivities to egg (1 in 20) and cow’s milk (1 in 40). Subsequently, these are two of the most nutrient-rich foods for children as they’re packed withvitamin A,D,B12, calcium and proteins that support healthy growth and development.
We know how important it is for children with allergies to be able to supplement their diet with these essential nutrients, that’s why we made all of theKnown Kid’s Vitamin Gummies free from soy, dairy, gluten and artificial colours and flavours.
As your children grow, it’s vital for them to get enough of the nutrients that help them to build healthy bones and muscles.
Packed with essential nutrients such as vitamin D, B6 and B12,theKnown Kid’s Big & Strong vitamin gummies provide your toddler with the supplements to support the growth of strong bones and teeth, whilst supporting healthy brain development.
Please note, the Known Kid’s Vitamin Gummies are only suitable for children who are 3 and over.
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