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vitamins for sick LO? Snickles 4 kids; California 3071 posts
24th Feb '13

my 13 month old is constantly getting colds and/or bronchitis. My poor baby literally was cleared up for a week this time and bam now he's snotty and coughing again. The pedi says its from the weather changes (our weather is really stupid and drastically changes quickly) but I try not to take him outside while the weather is like that, in fact lately he has barely been out of the house. I am wondering if I should get LO some vitamins to help boost his immune system so maybe he wont be constantly sick.



Any thoughts on what could help, or if I should get him vitamins?



Forgot to say we do run a humidifier too

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; New York City, NY, Hong Kong 4415 posts
status 24th Feb '13

my son is the same way. i started giving him culterelle probiotics because they help with his diarrhea and boost the immune system. he hasn't had a cold since i started them and i live in arkansas! our weather can be 45 one day and 75 the next.
you can break the capsules open and put them in food or a drink.

Snickles 4 kids; California 3071 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting SaraSaraBoBara:" my son is the same way. i started giving him culterelle probiotics because they help with his diarrhea ... [snip!] ... in arkansas! our weather can be 45 one day and 75 the next. you can break the capsules open and put them in food or a drink."


same here with our weather

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; New York City, NY, Hong Kong 4415 posts
status 24th Feb '13

i forgot to say we also give a multivitamin because he's allergic to eggs and milk so he needs them. we get poly-vi-sol. but seriously....2 pediatricians agree with me on giving the probiotics. they really work.

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13608 posts
24th Feb '13

We're in MN, the weather can be odd here in the winter. We all usually get sicker because we are inside most of the time. I try to sanitize door knobs, handles ect. everyday. The kids take those gummy multivitamins and I feed them a lot of fruit.

Snickles 4 kids; California 3071 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting SaraSaraBoBara:" i forgot to say we also give a multivitamin because he's allergic to eggs and milk so he needs them. ... [snip!] ... he needs them. we get poly-vi-sol. but seriously....2 pediatricians agree with me on giving the probiotics. they really work."


ok i'll look into it, thanks

Snickles 4 kids; California 3071 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting ♥ Mrs. S ♥:" We're in MN, the weather can be odd here in the winter. We all usually get sicker because we are inside ... [snip!] ... I try to sanitize door knobs, handles ect. everyday. The kids take those gummy multivitamins and I feed them a lot of fruit. "


I sanitize everything all the time, the older kids take multi vitamins, but I never started them this early