Vitamin C for the yuckies

by adustyframe ~ February 18th, 2009

I found this book at the library when James was very small. One of the best things I learned in it was the following tip:

When your little one is sick, put 10-12 chewable Vit. C tablets in a small dish. Add 1/4 c. of water and allow them to melt. I put them in a small plastic dish with a lid.

When the vitamins have melted, stir the concoction and have your child take several medicine droppers full of the liquid–repeat this several times throughout the day.

This helps them absorb the Vit. C quickly and because it’s already in liquid form, their immune system can make use of it much faster.

When James was a toddler, I couldn’t give him Vit C. tablets but I could give him a dropper of this liquid. The first time I did it he had a low grade fever and within an hour of taking this he was back to normal.

I use this pretty often still for colds or when the yuckies seem to be hanging around. It’s a quick way to get a lot of Vit C into a child when you know they won’ t chew several tablets.

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Some Vit. C info.

**This is not intended to represent medical advice**

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3 Thoughts Shared to Vitamin C for the yuckies

  1. Judith

    Thanks for the comment. They’re actually plastic from the dollar store. 🙂 But, it really works for me!

  2. Shelley

    wow!…going to pass this tip to my daughter for my grandbabies. Thanks! 🙂

  3. Jenn

    Ooh, I like this suggestion! Works great for toddlers…and you could even sneak a few dropperfuls into their juice cups if they’re like my son who despises anything that remotely looks like it might be “medicine”.

    Heaven knows we could all use a vitamin C boost at our house. We’ve had the yuckies for almost 2 weeks – just been passing it from one person to the next.

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