Why I Decided to Try a Health Supplement for My Child
Parents of picky eaters will understand how physically and mentally draining meal times can be! Meal times turn into a battle zone in my house when my 7-year old turns up her defences and simply refuses to relent. Getting her to finish her food is a personal triumph, an occasion when we all rejoice. Despite the fact that we joke about it, it leaves me worried at the end of the day. Incomplete nutrition in their growing years can hamper growth and impair a child’s immunity.
It is ideal to feed children fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and the child who eats a well-balanced diet hardly needs any supplement or health drink. However, when a child is fussy, it is important to bridge the gap and ensure that they receive complete nutrition. After many years of fretting over the fact that my child does not eat properly and thinking that somehow, my parenting style did not work out, I realised that you can try, but you can’t ever be sure about a child’s eating habits. Children are individuals in their own right and have their own likes and dislikes. Getting upset over a fussy toddler only escalates the problem. The child may start associating food with stress and this could cause an aversion to food. That is the last thing I want! What matters is ensuring proper nutrition and supplementing it with appropriate and reliable supplements, if required.
There are many products in the market that boast of enhancing brain development, growth and immunity in children. The choices can be confusing, trust me! I researched the options available and discovered that Abbott’s health drink i.e. PediaSure, is one of the most trusted names in the healthcare industry and sounded very promising.
Formulated with 37 nutrients and with a mix of prebiotics and probiotics, PediaSure, as a health drink, provides well balanced nutrition and supports immunity and growth. Sounds good, right? But, I was concerned about the taste as well, since kids hardly approves of anything that is off her taste meter. Thankfully, PediaSure is available in three flavours- Vanilla, Chocolate and Kesar Badam. I decided to go with the chocolate flavour our first time around.
Finally, the chocolate flavour was bought a couple of days ago and the initial response to the drink was a welcome one. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that the acceptance is enduring. I am not going to give up on trying to improve her eating habits, but introducing the PediaSure nutrition supplement gives me a sense of relief that she is not missing out on certain important nutrients which are missed due to her fussy eating behaviour from the regular balanced food when she needs it the most.
Although PediaSure approached me to review their product as part of their #90DaysWithPediaSure campaign, all views and opinions expressed in my writing are my own. So follow me on #MyPediaSureJourney as I show you just how the supplement has worked out for my child over the next few weeks.
Parenting is all about experimenting with what works for you and your child. I will keep you updated on how it works out for us! In the mean time, if you’d like to try it for yourselves, it’s easily available at your local supermarket or chemist and to make it even easier, you can get PediaSure online at Amazon.
Author’s note: The views in this blog are entirely personal as a mother and have no relation whatsoever with my professional knowledge or educational qualification.