I received product and compensation for this Bassetts Vitamins review but, as ever, all opinions are my Pixie’s own.

As Pixie grows, so does her character and – though I adore my big girl – there’s no denying she’s fast becoming the quintessential threenager. Yaaaay… She’s hilarious with it (thankfully, because some days it’s really not funny), and she’s my little mimic… If she behaves in a way I disapprove of, she’s started telling me she thinks it might be because she’s hungry or tired. My fault!

Just recently there’s been an addition to the list of allowances for bad behaviour, namely SAD. It’s something I feel certain affects me – and probably all of us to a degree. So it follows that children are not immune either. And if we have insufficient sunlight to regulate our moods, then it’s entirely plausible that our vitamin D intake could also use a boost.

I take a supplement myself because I’m breastfeeding, but I must confess that since Pixie rejected a multivitamin as a young toddler, I’ve not really bothered since. I did my research and decided to take the novel risk of meeting her nutritional needs through diet. She eats well and enjoys her veg (sprouts are a favourite snack, I kid you not) so I’ve not been too concerned.


Vitamin D Supplement Recommended for Children By Department of Health Experts

Nonetheless, when I was offered the opportunity to trial Bassetts Vitamins I was intrigued. Bassetts have launched a multivitamin with added vitamin D and calcium, made with natural flavours and colours and no added sugar, and we agreed to give them a whirl!

I took the ‘insurance policy’ attitude – particularly in terms of the vitamin D I fear she may be missing out on.

Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE getting out and about – with our local RHS garden being our most regular haunt during the week. And weekends Pixie often has magical trips to the woods with Daddy while Mummy catches up on some much-needed zzz’s work.

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Last Saturday hubby took her to look for fairies. Fanciful and setting her up for disappointment? Not exactly…

Vitamin D Supplement Recommended for Children
Finding the fairy Daddy surreptitiously planted.

During their travels they also discovered what will no doubt become the bane of our lives in years to come…

Vitamin D Supplement Recommended for Children
She’ll never believe me now when I tell her money doesn’t grow on trees.

And the fairy had been painting before they arrived:

Vitamin D Supplement Recommended for Children
If I had a pound for every time she found a new ‘Love on the Rocks’ painted stone…

These little pieces of childhood magic are so simple to create, yet they’re the memories that are cherished, even as an adult.

It so happens it wasn’t especially dull for their adventures; but it’s inevitable that over the coming months we’ll have plenty of days that are more wet and windy than bright and sunny, and as the weather turns, even being outdoors doesn’t guarantee the recommended quota of sunlight.

We can instigate plenty of fresh air, but sadly we can’t control Mother Nature and we can’t ensure #nodulldays!


10 μg Vitamin D Supplement Recommended For Children

Department of Health experts are now recommending that during autumn and winter everyone should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of Vitamin D to protect bone and muscle health. I was unaware until asked to take part in this campaign – but I guess it’s the one vitamin we can’t control with diet!

I had apprehensions as to how Pixie might respond to the vitamins after our previous fail, so I tried to involve her in the process. Here’s how we got on…

Vitamin D Supplement Recommended for Children

Vitamin D and Calcium are key components in children’s development. They each help to support healthy muscle function, teeth and bones – in fact, Vitamin D and Calcium are both necessary for normal bone growth and development in children.


Bassetts Vitamins, The Verdict:

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She likes the peach and apricot flavour.

Erm, she thinks they’re sweets. Which is not what I told her and not really the method I was going for in encouraging her to take them. But I suppose it gives you a fair idea of how they taste (she’s never eaten sweets, so no yardstick for comparison, but they must be nice).

Our friends at Bassetts Vitamins have also created a fab code that you can use to get £2 off one pack of NEW Bassetts 3-6 Yrs Multivitamins Peach & Apricot + Calcium 30s at Boots.com (RRP £5.50)! All you need to do is sign in as normal, apply the code BASSMVS2 at the checkout and embrace #NoDullDays! You can only use the code once per transaction, and the code can only be redeemed on the first 5,000 valid claims until 23:59 on 12th November.*

*Subject to Boots T&Cs.






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An award-nominated blogger and author, Kate is an experienced breastfeeding advocate, and expert baby sleep chaser. Her writing has appeared on Mothercare, Huff Post, and BritMums.

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