While chunkiness and weight will never be the only factors to determine if a child is healthy, a “patpatin” but healthy Filipino child will usually have parents endlessly worrying about their child’s physique. Kiddie and toddler vitamins to help increase appetite seems to be a much sought after phenomenon among Filipino parents.
And this is the reason why most mommy huddles (in real life and online) always touch on appetite stimulants and ways to get their child eating well. I’m sure pediatricians are likewise bombarded by questions about what children’s vitamins, appetite stimulants and boosters they can give their child who seems disinterested in food and is just so thin and lanky.
Before buying though you may want to try natural ways to boost your child’s appetite and get him to be more interested in his meals. Offhand, this could be lowering or removing distractions while eating (no TV, gadgets or toys at the table), no snacking or heavy beverage an hour to an hour and a half before meals, eliminate junk food in the house, try to make their food more interesting to eat – find bento tools and accessories here if that will interest you both, and allow him to help out in the grocery shopping and cooking. Learn recipes as well of his favorite food so you can make healthy tweaks.
Well, for those of you who are wanting to try some over the counter vitamins or appetite stimulants (ASK YOUR PEDIA FIRST IF THESE ARE FINE), here is a list of —
Kiddie and toddler vitamins to help increase appetite:
1. Appeton Weight Gain-– is one of the most widely advertised appetite stimulant for children and adults. The manufacturer claims their brand is clinically proven to help children three to 12 years old to gain way healthily. It is available in major drugstores nationwide.
2. Propan with Buclizine — This requires prescription so ask your pedia about it. This appetite booster also comes with multivitamins. Not to be confused with Propan TLC, this appetite stimulant syrup comes in a white box packaging and is available in Watsons and Mercury Drug.
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3. Appebon Kids – This one is advertised as a vitamins-slash-appetite stimulant for children. Some kids though comment that it could use some improvement taste-wise. Available in most drugstores.
4. Biobita — This is one appetite booster that is subject of online groupbuys. Like Propan it is quite pricey and is available in some pedia clinics and in mercury drugstores nationwide.
5. Heraclene – This appetite stimulant calls for a prescription. My eldest once took this as ordered by our pediatrician. It is in capsule form, and the pink powder inside is drizzled on drinks or food. It worked for her but this is somewhat pricey. It is available in major drugstores nationwide.
6. Propan TLC – This vitamin supplement claims that it has Lysine to help boost the appetite. There are a lot of positive feedbacks from moms online that this particularly affordable vitamins helped make their kids become magana. This is widely available in all drugstores nationwide.
7. Appetite Plus Syrup – This one is at around P280ish per bottle. It has multivitamins, lysine and Buclizine which help stimulate appetite. It also received some good feedback online.
8. Mosegor – Could be the priciest among the appetite stimulants mentioned above but a good number of moms swear by it. Ask your pediatrician if your child can take it.
9. Tiki-tiki — I can’t help but hear tiki-tiki’s jingle playing on my head whenever I read or see this vitamins. It may be the cheapest appetite booster in this list but hey this one worked on my eldest. It is available everywhere — health aisles of major groceries, and almost all drugstores nationwide.
So there you have it. Hope this post was able to help you in your quest to find the best Kiddie and toddler vitamins to help increase appetite of children in the Philippines. Again, IT IS BEST TO CONSULT YOUR PEDIA ABOUT THIS TYPE OF STUFF.
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Leaving you with some natural ways to help boost your child’s appetite