My kids HATE chewable vitamins.

H.A.T.E. them.

Well, except for the three year old chomps them down like candy and complains that he only gets a half. But if you have 3 or more kids you know the rule of thumb is that they NEVER all agree on ANYTHING. Just sayin.’ But back to the vitamins…

We tried the gummy vitamins and they DID all like those (oops- just disproved the above rule!) but I didn’t really like the nutritional information on the back. So once the bottle was gone (a family member gave them to us) I went back on the hunt for better kids vitamins. And it just so happens that they are chewable. And the kids don’t like them.

Can you blame them? How long has it been since you’ve had to choke down one of those sugary, gritty, zoo animals or cavemen?

The whining gets real old, real fast. The crossed arms and refusal to eat them isn’t acceptable. So of course,… I bribed them. With candy. Tic Tacs to be exact.

Don’t judge me. I figure the benefit of the vitamins outweighs the sugar and calorie content of one tic-tac.

So,… they eat a vitamin, they get a tic tac to help rid the taste from their mouths and replace it with a new taste – orange or citrus or cherry. And it works, and there is minimal whining before the deed is done and then it’s all over with. They still aren’t crazy about them of course.

Well, except for the 3 yr old who chomps down his half a vitamin AND his tac tac together at the same time.


Works for Me Wednesday is hosted by Kristen @ We Are THAT Family. And in the meantime, I’m taking suggestions for new vitamins.

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Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
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