Eating a healthy diet is the best way to ensure good nutrition - but doctors do recommend supplementing some important vitamins to make certain your toddler is getting enough.
Does my toddler need supplements?
The Government's Food Standards Agency recommends giving vitamin drops containing vitamins A, C and D to all children between 6 months and 5 years of age.
Of course, eating a healthy balanced diet every day should ensure your toddler is getting enough vitamins - but as any parent knows, getting a perfectly balanced diet into a toddler can be quite a challenge. Taking a vitamin supplement can help safeguard against any vitamin deficiencies.
One caveat, however: children who are still drinking more than 500ml of formula milk per day will be getting all the vitamins they need from this formula, so they won’t require any extra vitamin supplements. If they are drinking less formula than this, however, it’s a good idea to give them a supplement, just to be on the safe side.