This is a collaborative post
With Zach now being a school boy, I have a lot less control over his general well-being between the hours of 9 and 3. I can’t see what and how much he is eating at lunch time, I can’t see how much time he is spending in the outdoors (although I know that reception age kids spend way more time outside than any other year), and I can’t see how much water he is drinking throughout the day. All I can do is send him off with the reminders to try and eat some veg and to try and remember to drink some water. Whether he does it or not is not down to me during school hours and I have to trust that he is doing the best he can at remembering.
Of course the hours before and the hours after are still down to me and it’s then that I can make sure that he is well cared for. I try and make sure that he drinks plenty of fluids, that he has vegetables with his meals in the evening and that he gets outside into the fresh air, whether that be at the park or in the garden. Of course there are the days when he is so tired, the only thing that I can do to keep him awake until bedtime is give him the iPad!
The other thing I can do is to give him multivitamins, to make sure he is getting all of the right things in his little body to help him grow big and strong. And that’s where Bassetts come in.
They have recently launched their Vitamins 3-6 Multivitamins + Vitamin D & Calcium; a soft and chewy pastille to help ensure that our little ones get their all-important daily Vitamin D during the autumn and winter months, when there is less natural Vitamin D available to them.
Vitamin D and Calcium are important for children’s development. They each help to support healthy muscle function, healthy teeth and healthy bones. In fact, Vitamin D and Calcium are both necessary for normal bone growth and development in children.
Did you know that Public Health England advise that everyone needs an average daily intake of 10 micrograms of vitamin D (10µg), to protect their bone and muscle health? And with much of this intake coming from sunlight during the spring and summer, the Department of Health experts now recommend that during autumn and winter, everyone should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of Vitamin D.
These new children’s Vitamins are a unique offering, with all the benefits of a standard multivitamin, but with the added Vitamin D and Calcium that their bodies require. And they come in a delicious Peach & Apricot flavour which has gone down an absolute treat with Zach. It’s almost like he is being given a sweet every morning rather than something healthy. And he loves being able to pop them out all by himself (under supervision obvs!).
And what’s more, they are made with natural flavours and colours, and no added sugar. So not sweet like at all! It’s not easy to convince him to only have one per day but they are kept well out of reach, just in case! And with an RRP of just £5.50 for a pack of 30 pastilles, they are really affordable.
With the winter months looming and the dark evenings just around the corner, the amount of time that we get to spend outside – out of school hours – will start to get limited and I am so glad that I can help his bones and teeth develop as they should despite this lack of natural Vitamin D available.
Bassetts Vitamins supports and celebrates those fun moments that families share in their daily lives… it’s safe to say there is never a dull moment in this family!
Our friends at Bassetts Vitamins have also created a fab code that you can use to get £2 off one pack of NEW Bassetts 3-6 Yrs Multivitamins Peach & Apricot + Calcium 30s at Boots.com! All you need to do is sign in as normal, apply the code BASSMVS2 at the checkout and embrace #NoDullDays! You can only use the code once per transaction, and the code can only be redeemed on the first 5,000 valid claims until 23:59 on 12th November.*
*Subject to Boots T&Cs.
This post was written in collaboration with Bassets Vitamins.