I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for L’il Critters. I received product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.
When it comes to eating a well-balanced diet it’s something that I don’t pay particular attention to. Mommy, on the other hand, is always making sure that I do. If left to my own devices I would only eat peanut butter and jelly all day. It’s one of my favorite snacks. I also love cheese but mommy says that I can’t live on cheese and peanut butter and jelly. I’m not a big fan of meat products but I do love fruits and veggies. When we were accepted into the L’il Critters Gummy Vites campaign mommy was more excited than I was. Here was a way for her to get me to have those vitamins that I may be lacking. While this is a supplement it doesn’t mean that I won’t be eating, quite contraire. This is only meant to supplement my diet as I mentioned before and it is quite beneficial to me.
Before I go into what I received and how they are I want to share with you 3 simple tips about getting your toddler to eat healthy.
- It all starts with you the adults. Set an example! If we see you eating healthy choices we are more likely to do the same. Don’t expect us to eat salads if we see you eating burgers every day.
- Get us involved in the shopping process. We usually love eating what we chose at the supermarket. So give us choices. There isn’t much difference between choosing the cantaloupe, watermelon or even the apple. They are all fruits and remember we don’t have to always eat them. Think smoothies. That’s a great alternative to eating your fruits and veggies.
- Make mealtime fun! Would you prefer to eat a plain sandwich or one cut into the shape of a heart? Get some cookie cutters and make it fun. Make smiley faces with your food and experiment with the colors. Your kids would actually enjoy the process and so will you.
I was sent the L’il Critters Gummy Vites Complete and the L’il Critters Calcium + Vitamin D3. As soon as I saw them I asked “is that candy?”. Mommy said no, they’re not candy, they’re vitamins and they’re good for you. While these come with a childproof cap you may want to put them away from those who have figured out how to open those caps. The gummy on the right in the photo below is the Calcium Gummy while the one on the left is the Gummy Complete. They are made with all-natural flavors and made right here in the USA.
The serving size for both Gummy Vites Complete and Calcium is 2 Gummy Bears but mommy decided that I would do 1 in the morning and another in the afternoon instead of both at the same time. The gummy complete has a chewy texture and taste just like your typical gummy bear candy treat, while the Gummy Calcium has a more milky taste. Both taste surprisingly very good. I really love that it so much more easier for me to take compared to a capsule or tablet since there is no water needed. Also a lot easier for me to chew and swallow.
I do want to share the vitamins and percentages for those wondering what’s included. Some of the percentages daily value are less for four years and up.
- Carbs 4g
- Sugar 3g
- Vitamin A 2100 IU 84%
- Vitamin C 20 mg 50%
- Vitamin D 400 IU 100%
- Vitamin E 16.5 IU 165%
- Vitamin B-6 2 mcg 286%
- Folic Acid 140 mcg 70%
- B-12 6 mcg 200%
- Biotin 60 mcg 40%
- Pantothenic acid 5.2 mcg 5.2%
- Iodine 42 mcg 60%
- Zinc 2.7 mg 34%
- Choline 40 mcg
- Inositol 40 mcg
The L’il Critters Calcium supplement actually contains as much as a 5oz glass of milk. That’s great for the ones who are lactose intolerant or those who just plain hate milk.
Overall L’il Critters offer an essential blend of vitamins and minerals in a form that kids are sure to enjoy, it is also a beneficial supplement to your little’s one’s healthy diet routine. A made in the USA product that I can truly say “hey you gotta try this because it’s just good for you. Just don’t call it candy!”
L’il Critters Vitamins are available for purchase at drug and grocery stores nationwide including: Costco, Walmart, Target and CVS.
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So how do you get your little ones to eat healthy?