hivita liquivita for kids review by The Plumbette

Why My Kids’ Fussy Eating Habits Don’t Bother Me – Hivita Liquivita for Kids Review

This post has been written in collaboration with Hivita

If you have kids with fussy eating habits… you’re not alone. I have some of those in my household too. That’s why I was eager to get my kids to review the Hivita Liquivita for Kids – a liquid multivitamin for kids. But before I share how we found it, you best know the history of my fussy eating children.

hivita liquivita for kids review by The Plumbette

Pre- kids, I swore I was going to be that mum who made sure her kids always ate their vegetables.

I did so well with Esther until at 9 months, she decided she wanted to feed herself and REFUSED ALL OF THE CUT VEGETABLES I laid out for her.

baby not happy eating vegetables

What is this food you’re giving to me?!

I couldn’t understand it. She had eaten vegetable purees so well from 5 months old. How could she decide she didn’t want to eat vegetables anymore?

I worried about her little tummy being empty so would compensate with food I knew she would eat – which included fruit, cheese, yoghurt, sandwiches and some meat. Not a green vegetable in sight.

Six years later, Esther will give most things at dinner time a go. She happily takes carrot sticks for munch and crunch at school and will eat broccoli at dinner. Lettuce, tomato and avocado are still a no go. But she will devour my spaghetti bolognaise (with LOTS of hidden veggies!) and polish off the tomato sauce!

When I had Magdalene, she was a BRILLIANT eater. She ate everything I placed in front of her. I realised Esther’s fussy eating was no reflection on my skills as a mum.

Phoebe is also a happy little eater. She’s the best eater out of my three girls. Magdalene is currently the fussiest eater at present and will not hesitate in telling me the family dinner I’ve cooked looks disgusting. I ignore her. She eventually takes a bite or two and will then exclaim it’s the best dinner ever. #fouryearolds

With my kids’ varied eating habits, I’m no longer bothered if they get fussy (there are no alternatives to what’s placed on the dinner table), I do get concerned about their health though and want to make sure they are getting all their nutrients.

I know that our food should be the source of our nutrients, but what happens when our kids refuse to eat various vegetables that would give them these much needed vitamins? What do we do as adults when we know our diet isn’t as good as it should be? We start taking a multi-vitamin and kids can take a daily multi-vitamin in liquid form.

hivita for kids multivitamin for kids
Hivita Liquivita for Kids is a complete multivitamin for kids. It has 30 active ingredients including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs, to fill the nutritional gaps in a child’s diet. The multivitamin also supports healthy growth and development and builds their immune system.

There are no artificial flavours or colours and unlike the gummy vitamins that are a popular children’s vitamin on the market, sugar isn’t an active ingredient in Hivita Liquivita. There is no added glucose or sucrose, which helps parents manage their child’s daily sugar intake.

liquivita vs gummies

The pineapple and mango flavour is easy to swallow and is a flavour kids love. I had mixed responses on the flavour from my kids. Phoebe turned out to enjoy it the least, but she’s never been a fan of tropical fruit so I can understand why she wasn’t warm to it.

To combat my Phoebe’s aversion to the multi-vitamin, I added a teaspoon to a fruit smoothie. She was oblivious to the taste.

hivita liquivita for kids review by The Plumbette

You can’t blend a gummy vitamin into a smoothie. That’s just another reason why this multi-vitamin from Hivita is a winner. It can be added to smoothies, without the kids even realizing.

hivita liquivita for kids review by The Plumbette

Hivita Liquivita for kids is Australian made, owned and formulated. It’s available in all good chemists and health food stores. You can also purchase it online.

If you’re keen to give this a trial with your kids, you can save 50% by using the code PLUMBKIDS until 30th September 2017.

Having experienced fussy eating from all three of my children, I’m thankful for Hivita Liquivita because I know they will be getting the nutrients they need, even if their eating habits are fussy.

Do you have fussy eaters in your house? What fruit and vegetables do your kids refuse to eat?

This post has been written in accordance with my disclosure policy.

  • Ingrid – fabulous and fun life

    How reassuring to know that kids can get their nutritional needs met even if they refuse to eat their veggies.

    My kids when they were little didn’t like eating any meat they needed to chew. They just liked mince. The speech therapist used to be very concerned about this.

    Even now in their teens my kids still prefer meals with mince much to my husband’s dismay! He’d love me to cook more steaks instead of mince meals.

    • Haha. My girls love mince meals too. Spaghetti bolognaise and shepherds pie are always filled with veggies that my girls don’t suspect!

  • Natalie @ Our Parallel Connect

    Kids will always try to push boundaries, even little kids. It is nice to know when you are doing everything in your power to get your kids to be healthy, that there are always options available. #teamIBOT

    • Yes, so true Natalie. I’m glad to have this option available to me.

  • My kids are not terribly fussy, although my son refuses to eat cooked vegetables! Happy to eat them raw though, which is not too bad at all.

    • Oh that’s interesting isn’t it? Fresh means they are more crunchy. I wonder if it’s because he prefers the texture?

  • I think they need to invent one of these for grown ups, I know some very fussy ones! It’s great to know that there are options like this available – I especially love the idea of the sneaky smoothie!

    • I think adults could take it too. Jacob can’t swallow tablets so he could definitely take some of this to up his vitamins.

  • My kids love these vitamins. 😉

  • My kids were actually great when they were little, they are much more fussy now! Mr 22 will not touch mushrooms and will go out and buy takeaway even when I’ve made a delicious dinner. Grrrr ….

  • My three year old need this. Going through a white food only phase. When he deigns to eat.

    • Oh yes, I’ve heard of other kids that will only eat white foods. It’s interesting what they will and won’t eat. It can also be a little frustrating too.

  • Tracy

    I took my kids to the doctor if they stopped eating. These kids are very unwell if they’re refusing food. Having said that, they all have stuff they don’t like. One doesn’t like mushrooms, one doesn’t like tomatoes and one won’t eat legumes. I figure at their ages (17, 19, 20) they are allowed to have things they won’t eat. Just like I don’t eat beetroot or Brussels sprouts. When they were little I made them have one mouthful of a vegetable they didn’t like (e.g. back then it was pumpkin). I knew they didn’t like it, so only gave them a mouthful of it on their plate. I’ve been very blessed to have good eaters that are easy to feed. My problem is getting them to stop. They’re like locusts!

    • One thing I did with my girls is stop the afternoon snack and I found they ate more of their dinner. I’m hopeful we will turn a corner with Maggie. She eats everything in her lunch box at kindy and is usually the only one to bring home an empty lunch box. I think the key for my girls is to get them to eat more vegetables and more varied veggies.

  • Life At 101

    I’ll definitely be trying this one out on Miss 8….she is the absolute worst of all 5 of the girls….can’t get much passed her!

    • I love that you can conceal it if they don’t want to take it too. 🙂