A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Vitamins that my kid will actually take (and a giveaway)

Found a vitamin that my bird will take and I'm giving away a month's supply!

I give Little Bird supplements and vitamins and meds and salt baths and on and on. Most things I give her are mixed into applesauce or yogurts. She calls them applesauce medicine or yogurt medicine, which goes to show there's no fooling her. Even though I've been giving her these cocktails for years now, I'm always looking for ways to switch things up. I try different flavors and even different types of yogurt: coconut, soy, milks from animals other than cows, etc. Once I tried blending in strawberries with applesauce. Once. Because that was enough!

I was excited to get an email from a woman who'd heard about me through a friend and knew about my struggle to get vitamins into Little Bird. She told me she'd created a vitamin product that was a real hit with kids and would I like to try it. And then came a great part of the email: "I know you don't do reviews, so I'm not even going to ask. I just want to let you try these!" That's right, I typically don't do product reviews and I keep the blog ad-free. So, sure, send over the vitamins!

Within days, the package from alternaVites arrived. It's basically a pixie stick- remember that candy that must drive dentists crazy? At least you can totally get away telling your kid it's a basically a pixie stick! We tried two different flavors and Little Bird liked Strawberry Bubble Gum better than Raspberry Cotton Candy, but willingly tried them both. I tried them, too. Not as sweet as a pixie stick, but they're vitamins, so they shouldn't be! I was told they could be added to yogurt, pudding, or even made into smoothies. In fact, the alternaVites website has recipes for smoothies on their blog. I can't get my kid to drink a smoothie, but if you can, more power to ya!

The reason someone thought to suggest them to me is that they're GFCF, have none of the big food allergens (egg, milk, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish/shellfish). Also, no sugar. I've been trying to reduce sugars lately, too.

Anyway, I responded to Hallie at alternavites to thank her for sending them and all that. And you know what she said? She said, "hey, wanna give some away to other people? no review necessary!" And I was all, "heck yeah, I'll give some away!" But, really, I don't need to write a real review, I'll just tell you that Little Bird was willing to take this straight- she probably wouldn't have even noticed if I'd mixed 'em into yogurt!

So, here's the deal- I can giveaway a ONE MONTH SUPPLY to THREE people! YAY!!! Since I need things to be as easy as possible for me, I'll use the random.org number generator to pick a winner. I'll pick the winner on July 7th.

just go to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/imjustthatway (and "like" it, if you don't already) then "like" the pinned post about these vitamins! Deal? Go!

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