The food your child eats is the best source of calcium because calcium absorbed from food is more readily absorbed by the body.
The recommended guidelines for calcium your child needs every day are:
Calcium your child needs
1 to 3 years
4 to 5 years
Source: National Institutes of Health (Office of Dietary Supplements)
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic