Does anyone know which vitamins are gluten-free for children? I called the company of the Disney Princess chewables, and they said it was gluten-free. I bought it, got home, and reread the label and saw wheat starch right on the label. Now I'm paranoid. What do you give your children? Thanks! I know Poli-Vi-Sol is gluten free, but my daughter is ready to move on to chewables!
The last bottle of Scooby Doo vitamins we bought was gluten free, but I don't know if they are now or not, we have been getting some liquid vitamins from the health food store for the whole family, you mix like an ounce with juice in the morning, it seems to make us feel better than the chewables and the pills, the lady said something about more of the vitamins getting in to our system or something.
Scooby Doo I didn't read the ingredients, but they are on that page.
Gluten free since 5/06
mommy to Annika(3) gluten free since 5/04 and Kathryn (5) gluten free since 10/05
We use Hero Nutritionals Yummi Bears and we've also used Lil' Critters Gummy Bears. They both say gluten-free on the bottle. The Yummi Bears are from the health food store and the Lil' Critters can be bought at Walmart etc.
I don't know if Hy-Vee is just local to around here, but they are a larger grocery chain and they have lots of gluten-free products as well as knowledgable dieticians. We use the Hy-Vee brand children's chewables from there.
I bought the Lil Critters Gummy Bear Vitamins at Wal Mart today. I had been getting my daughter a Dollar Tree brand that said gluten free, but all my local Dollar Tree's stopped carrying the childrens chewables ... so I had to get her something else. After reading about the Lil Critters in this thread, I decided to give those a try. I just gave her two and she loved them! YAY!
My daughter's pedi GI doc just gave us samples of this vitamin: FREEDA Children's Chewable VITALETS-contains no gluten, lactose, artificial color, artificial flavor, animal derivatives, sugar, starch, gelatin or yeast. My opinion;they're a little on the big side-about the size of a nickel, but my kids have been taking them just fine and it's something that I feel good giving them, knowing it has no sugar or color additives, you know? Price: $8.76/100 We have only tried the raspberry flavor. Here's a direct link:
My 4 yo daughter loved her Flintstone's chewables, which of course she can't have anymore. We tried Centrum Complete, but she hated them. We were at Target the other day, and their version of the Lil Critters says right on the label that there's no gluten, so we got those and she loves them. Success!
We had tried several vitamins also with no success. After reading how all of your children love the Lil' Critters Bears, I went after some. Now my 6 year old walks in the door asking for her vitamin after school each day! THANK YOU!!!