We all want our children to grow healthy and to as much as possible be protected from acquiring diseases and infections. As much as adults need a well balanced diet to obtain the essential vitamins needed by the body so much more is the need for children who are still growing and in a development stage. You have to admit that no matter how hard we may try or what extra effort we put in there are hindrances to giving our children the needed daily requirements of vitamins.
One of the factors that has affected this problem is that most parents nowadays are career oriented. Many working moms do not have ample time to prepare well balanced meals because of time constraints and because quite too often they may be too stressed at work and feel tired when they get home. Most of families like these usually order take out or eat at restaurants and fast foods. Many kids are also influenced by advertising to eat at these fast food chains that do not serve healthy foods but instead serve junk foods. Talk about enticing them with kid meals that feature different toys almost every week.
Most of the foods we find in groceries have already gone through some process and most contain preservatives. You cannot also assure yourselves already with regards to the grown fruits and vegetables for they may have been grown with techniques in farming or agriculture that has reduced its mineral and vitamin content.
Another factor that has also caused children to not get the needed nutrition while growing up despite the fact that the parents ensure to prepare a well balanced diet for them is their ever changing taste and being picky when it comes to eating. Majority of kids worldwide irregardless of race dislike eating vegetables and it is hard to force them to eat these. These tastes though change as they grow and as they get older they begin to eat balanced meals and tend to be less picky.
It is for these reasons that it is imperative for you to let your children take supplemental vitamins. Usually your pediatrician would recommend for your child to take vitamins especially when he or she starts to eat solid foods, usually at the age of one.
At least while they are still young, they still have enough time to correct their deficiencies. Giving your children multivitamins would give them the needed vitamins and nutrients to grow into healthy and strong individuals.