Let’s face it, our food isn’t the quality it used to be so supplements are a must. Luckily, we have an amazing chiropractor who can muscle test my whole family for the best ones for their body whenever we feel the need.
Recently, we had been told that my youngest, who is almost 16 months old, has iron deficiency anemia. My pediatrician told us that we need to put him on an iron supplement but when I looked up the ingredients I decided that I’d research a better option. I came across a tea that was very easy to make which included herbs that are rich in iron. (I’ll put the recipe in below) Before this discovery of his anemia I was really slack on giving my kids their supplements because I felt they ate well enough and I was a little lazy about it. Before when we gave our kids supplements or medicines, we used a shot glass for my eldest daughter (she loves miniture items so this worked well for a while) and for my son we used a syringe to dispel liquids which I don’t care for anymore because it’s forcing the fluid in his mouth and I don’t like that.
Now, we use straws which makes it fun and gives them the control! We love these metal straws so we aren’t creating waste with plastic. We also add in a little bit of kefir water (great for the belly) to improve the taste if needed. My daughter requests kefir and she has no issues of taking her supplements and she actually looks forward to them.
Do your kids fight you with their supplements/medicines? Try these or share with ways that work for you and your family.
1 tsp nettles
1 tsp red raspberry leaf
1 tsp rose hips
1/2 tsp alfalfa
1/2 tsp oat straw
1/2 tsp peppermint
Steep in 2 cups of hot water overnight. Drain into jar and refrigerate for up to 4-5 days. I use 2tbls for my son each day.