A huge range of vitamin supplements are available to help your child get the nutritional support they need for each stage of their development

The best way to ensure a child gets all their essential vitamins is to make sure they enjoy a healthy, balanced and varied diet. Sometimes that’s not always possible, for example if your child has an allergy to, or doesn’t like eating, certain vitamin-rich foods. That’s why vitamins and supplements are a great way to support their healthy lifestyle. 

The Department of Health recommends that a vitamin D supplement is taken by children under one year of age who are breastfed or have less than 500ml of formula a day. Children aged one to four are advised to take vitamin D all year round, while children over four should take a supplement during the autumn and winter months.

It’s also recommended that all children from six months to five years old take a daily vitamin A and C supplement. 

We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular vitamin supplements available to support children of all ages, from newborns to pre-teens.

Vitamins for babies
Baby Ddrops Liquid Vitamin D3 Drops

• Suitable for babies from birth

• 60 drops

• No artificial colours or flavours

• No preservatives

Baby Ddrops is a liquid vitamin D3 food supplement specifically designed for breastfed babies. Vitamin D can help to support normal bone growth, strong teeth and a healthy immune system. With just one drop onto a mother’s nipple or onto your finger each day, your child can get the right daily amount of vitamin D that’s recommended by the NHS.

Vitabiotics Wellbaby Multi-Vitamin Drops

• For babies from 4 - 12 months

• 30ml drops

• Suitable for vegetarians

• No artificial sweeteners, colours or flavours

Developed by nutritional experts, Wellbaby Multi-Vitamin Drops have a combination of 14 vitamins and minerals specially chosen for babies. It includes vitamin A, C and D, which are all recommended for children by the UK Department of Health. It also contains iron, which contributes to normal cognitive development.

Vitamins for 1-year-olds & above
Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry Liquid

• Suitable for children between 1 - 12 years

• 120ml liquid

• No artificial colours or flavours

• Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

• Gluten, yeast and milk free

Sambucol is a delicious child-friendly liquid supplement that contains vitamin C, which can help to support the immune system. It’s a scientifically-tested formula that tastes great and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Abidec Advanced Multivitamin Syrup Plus Omega 6 & 9 Raspberry Flavour

• For children between 1 - 5 years

• 150ml syrup

Abidec’s Advanced Multivitamin Syrup includes 100% of a child’s recommended dose of vitamin D, which is essential for supporting the normal growth of strong bones and maintenance of normal teeth. It also includes vitamins A, C, and B6, which contribute to the normal function of the immune system, and vitamins B1 and B12 which support the normal functioning of the nervous system.

Vitamins for 3-year-olds & above
Haliborange 3-12 Years Omega-3 & Multivitamins

• For kids 3 - 12 years

• 60 softies

Haliborange Multivitamin & Omega-3 Softies are a tasty way for little ones to get the essential vitamins they need. With a delicious orange flavour, they include vitamin B5 to support normal mental performance, along with vitamin A to support normal vision and vitamin C to support the immune system.

Sambucol Gummies for Kids

• Suitable for children between 4 - 12 years

• 30 gummies
• No artificial colours and flavours
• Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
• Gluten, yeast and milk free

Sambucal Gummies are perfect for kids who might have trouble swallowing and like something great-tasting to chew. The scientifically-tested formula combines natural black elderberries and vitamin C, which is included to help support the immune system. 

Vitabiotics WellKid Multi-Vitamin Smart Chewable Tablets

• Suitable for children aged 4 - 12

• 30 tablets
• No artificial flavours or colours
• No preservatives, lactose or yeast
• Suitable for vegetarians

Available in a tasty, fruit-flavoured, chewable tablet, WellKid Multi-Vitamins offer a comprehensive range of nutrients that are specially formulated to help safeguard children’s nutritional development. It includes vitamin D, which is needed for normal growth and bone development in children. There’s also iron which contributes to normal growth, and iodine, which contributes to normal cognitive development. 

Bassetts Strawberry Flavour Multivitamins

• Suitable for children aged 3 - 6 years

• 30 pack
• No added sugar
• Natural flavours and colours

Made with a delicious strawberry flavour, these soft and chewy multivitamins from Bassets have a balance of healthy nutrients. There’s vitamin A, which supports healthy skin and vision, vitamin D for healthy bones and muscle function, and vitamin C to help support the immune system.

Boots 3 years plus A-Z Multivitamin + Minerals - 30 Chewable Tablets

• Suitable for children aged 3+

• Contains 30 chewable tablets

Chewable and with a vanilla and strawberry flavour, these A-Z multivitamins are designed for children aged three and older. With vitamins including vitamin A to help support normal vision, vitamin C to contribute to the normal function of the immune system plus vitamin D and calcium, for normal growth and development of bones and teeth.