Cold and flu season is sneaking up on us and for our family this is particularly problematic because I have a 5 year old with severe asthma. If the rest of us get sick it’s mildly irritating — if he gets sick, he ends up in the hospital. We’re religious about washing hands during the fall and winter but we’ve found that the best way to prevent him from getting sick is to make sure he gets the right nutrients. He’s big on fruits and vegetables, which makes getting the proper nutrition much easier, but we do supplement with fish oil and Emergen-C supplements and the combination of the two has worked wonders.
Since we’ve used Emergen-C for years (in smaller doses for the kids) but I was thrilled to find out that they’ve come out with some fantastic new flavors formulated just for kids. We tested out the fruit punch, grape, and orange flavors and they were all a hit.
My youngest is allergic to blue food coloring (I know, weird allergy) so he was a bit bummed to see the grape flavor because he assumed he couldn’t have it but he was ecstatic when we realized that the color came from fruit and vegetable juice rather than food coloring — it made his day.
You would mock me if you looked at my vitamin cabinet because we’ve tried just about everything out there (for the record – mint flavored fish oil was NOT a hit). The supplements that work the best for my kids are the ones they will actually take (I know, you’re shocked right?).
My kids love Emergen-C because it fizzles up a bit like soda and they love the flavors so it’s easy for them to take.
They think it’s a treat so they ask for it which definitely makes my job easier.
Take the Pledge and Save a Life
Every child deserves to receive the nutrients they need to stay healthy. Emergen-C will donate 25 cents to Vitamin Angels, a charity that provides essential nutrients to children around the world, if you pledge to create a fun and healthy lifestyle for your family — and aren’t we all trying to do that anyway? They’ll donate an additional 25 cents for every box of Emergen-C that is sold.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Emergen-C and received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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Emergen-C is giving one lucky Busy Mommy Media reader the chance to sample the 3 new flavors of Emergen-C Kids!
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