My sister-in-law is expecting a new baby quite soon and she was sent some Baby A, C, D Plus Drops to use, if needed, when baby is here. The drops haven’t been used yet as baby hasn’t arrived but they have been put into the kitchen cupboard so she has them ready for when he is born. She hasn’t decided whether or not she will be using them as she is going to wait and see if she thinks baby needs extra vitamins when he is here. However she is pleased to have been sent the drops from biocare , just in case they are required.
According to the biocare website , The Department of Health recommends, all infants and young children aged 6 months to 5 years take a daily supplement containing 7 to 8.5mcg of vitamin D.
The drops come in a 15ml bottle and they retail for £9.95 at biocare.co.uk. The Baby A, C, D Plus Drops are a liquid multinutrient formula which are suitable for babies from 1 month and up to 1 year old.Please note that they should not be given to infants that are consuming 500ml or more of infant formula a day or infants under 1 month old – unless under medical supervision.
The drops contain vitamins A, C & D with B vitamins and zinc. They are easy to give to your child as they can be dropped into the mouth or mixed with milk or water. The recommended intake is eight drops daily or as professionally directed. Once the bottle is opened it should be refrigerated and used within 6 months.
Product Information per Daily Intake
|Ingredient||Amount||Providing||% EC RDA|
|Vitamin A 700iu||210mcg||Retinol equivalent||26|
|Vitamin D 300iu||7.5mcg||150|
|Thiamine (Vitamin B1)||0.2mg||18|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||0.4mg||29|
|Niacin (Vitamin B3)||0.5mg||Niacin equvialent||3|
|Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)||0.5mg||8|
The drops are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Here is a full list of the ingredients (taken from the product description page on the biocare website) :-
Water, Fructose, Zinc Ascorbate, Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate & Ascorbic Acid), Modified Tapioca Starch, Modified Corn Starch, Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Niacin (as Nicotinamide),, ), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate), Sucrose, Riboflavin (as Riboflavin-5-Phosphate Sodium), Vitamin A (as Retinyl Palmitate),, Sunflower Oil, Thiamine (as Thiamine Hydrochloride), Antioxidant (Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Vitamin D2 (as Ergocalcife)
If you feel that you would like to buy some vitamin drops for your child then please visit the biocare website and look at all the different ones they have available. Here is the link that takes you the children’s vitamins section – http://www.biocare.co.uk/default.aspx?GroupGuid=1062 They have lots of different supplements available. If you have any questions regarding which ones to buy please get in touch with biocare or seek advice from a pharmacist.