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How to tell if your child needs vitamins

How to tell if your child needs vitamins

Your child is likely getting all the vitamins and minerals she needs through a healthful diet.

Talk with your health care provider if you think your child needs a multivitamin.

If you do use vitamins, follow the age guidelines and package directions. Giving your child too many vitamins can cause serious health problems.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. For inclusivity, this guide uses "them" and "their."
Reviewed By: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic
First Published: 02/01/2010
Last Reviewed: 01/01/2016