Saturday, March 30, 2013

Baby Ddrops Liquid Vitamin D Review & Giveaway (2 Winners)

I was provide the below mentioned product in exchange for my honest review

    At Evan's 2 week doctor appointment my pediatrician informed me that he'd like for Evan to get vitamin D since we are exclusively breastfeeding.  He shared that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends vitamin D for all exclusively breastfed babies.  This caught me off guard at first because he didn't recommend that with Jayden.  But either way I like to follow all of my pediatricians directions.  He was pretty vague on which to get.  Mostly just told me that I could get any kind I wanted and it was my choice if I wanted just vitamin D or one that contains other vitamins.  I really was not sure which to get.  I went to the store and just picked one out.  The dosage was a dropper full and Evan didn't mind it.  I am just not good at remembering to give it to him daily.

     Babies need vitamin D for healthy growth and development.  Often formula contains the Vitamin D formula fed babies need.  But breastmilk only contains about 10% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D.  I didn't realize that bones require vitamin D to help with the absorption of calcium.  Vitamin D or sunshine during infancy is associated with the maintenance of good overall health according to recent studies.  So of course like any mom I want the best for my baby.  Recently I was offered the opportunity to try the Baby Ddrops Liquid Vitamin D.  I was very interested in trying them.

      Baby Ddrops are a preservative free, natural source of vitamin D.  A single drop of Baby Ddrops contains a full 400IU of vitamin D.  There are no preservatives, no artificial flavors, and no added color.  They do not contain many of the major allergens like corn, dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, peanuts, shellfish, soy, sugar, wheat, yeast, and more.  Baby Ddrops are specially designed for breastfed babies and those that take in less then the recommended amount of Vitamin D from milk.

      The Baby Ddrops are really simple to use.  You just hold the bottle upside down and drip a single drop on your nipple, finger, or pacifier.  Then allow baby to suck for at least 30 seconds.  Or you can mix it with milk, juice or other foods.  Baby only needs a single drop daily.  So I set the bottle near where I typically breastfeed Evan.  I tend to sit in my rocker recliner daily when I feed him so I could easily reach over and grab the bottle when I need it.  The first time I used it I waited to see what Evan would do.  I wasn't sure if it had a taste that he would reject.  But he just went on nursing as if nothing was different.  Using the drops is so convenient since I don't have to measure out a dose and then try to get him to swallow it in hopes he doesn't spit it out.  I love that the dose is so small and simple.  I am still not great at remembering to give it to him daily, but I am better then I was.

     The Baby Ddrops have eared the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval for product excellence and is a Mom's Choice Award Gold Recipient.  Baby Ddrops are available on Amazon direct from the manufacturer.  Are you breastfeeding your baby?  Has your doctor recommended Vitamin D for your baby?  Do you want to win a bottle of Baby Ddrops Liquid Vitamin D for your little one?  Well, here is your chance.

Buy it:  Ddrops Baby Vitamin D 90 Drops


Win it: Two (2) Arizona Mama reader will win a bottle of Baby Ddrops Liquid Vitamin D. 

Enter in the Rafflecopter form below! This giveaway will be open until 4/15 at 12:01AM (EST).  Open to US and Canada.

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Thank you to Baby Ddrops for sponsoring this post and giveaway. 
 I was provided the above mentioned product along with a gift certificate to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

13 comments:

  1. I love that i can place the drops on to my nipple and allow him to nurse! No fussing with a syringe! :-)

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  2. Vitamin D, originally called antinachite A (a fat-soluble accessory food factor A), is truly a vitamin ! Vitamins are organic micronutrients whose lack in the diet may cause disease. Vitamin D is converted to an active form (α-25,dihyrdoxyvitamin D₃ or 1,α(OH)₂D₃) within the body (specifically the liver and kidneys). When skin is exposed to sunlight (specifically UVB radiation), vitamin D3 is made within the body. Today, concerns over risk of skin cancer with direct sun exposure suggest it should be managed or avoided and many recommend that vitamin D be obtained with intake of vitamin D through diet and/or supplements (Sources of Vitamin D).

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  3. Vitamin D helps maintain bone health which is great!

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  4. Too little vitamin D can lower the immune system.

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  5. I learned that these were great for breastfed babies which only get 10% of the vitamin D that they need.

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  6. you can buy them at Wegmans

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  7. I also like the Ddrops booster for adults.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  8. I like that it's in a drop and not a pill. Easier to give to babies.

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  9. I learned that people concerned about vitamin D levels take 1,000 units of vitamin D supplements a day.

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  10. I learned that most breastfeeding mothers do not have enough extra Vitamin D in their bodies to pass on to their babies through their breast milk, and that it takes up to 10 times the dosage of D in order for there to be sufficient transfer for the baby.

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  11. I learned that too little vitamin D can lower the immune system and increase the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes and more.

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  12. I learned that the drops are easier for the baby to take and that it is great for bone growth. Molly Bussler

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  13. Vitamin is great for bone growth. Molly Bussler

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