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Old 01-19-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Flintstones Vitamins - I have my 3 yr old a full tablet!

I bought Flintstone Vitamins to take in place of prenatals bc my doctor told me that two of those would be just as sufficient, so my 3 year old was right beside me and she wanted one - I normally give her her chewy princess vitamins but I decided to let her try one. It said for ages 2-3 on it so I just gave her one. I should have read the direction but never in a million years would I have thought you had to break it into. It says 2-3 year olds get 1/2 a tablet. I start reading that too much iron can kill kids and all this... have I done something horribly wrong? I wouldn't think it would hurt her once but after reading that it scares me a bit!

Any info would be much appreciated!

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Old 01-20-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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Re: Flintstones Vitamins - I have my 3 yr old a full tablet!

I personally do not think this is a big deal. I often give my daughter extra vitamins when people around us are sick or there are chemical trails in the sky. I look at it like this: They for the most part are just extra VITAMINS AND MINERALS. What if we sat around and decided to eat all healthy food full of VITAMINS AND MINERALS? Would you be concerned about eating a lot of vegetables and fruits? Probably not. Same difference.

So far, my daughter is going on 3 and has yet to be sick in her life.

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Old 01-20-2009, 11:54 AM   #3
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Re: Flintstones Vitamins - I have my 3 yr old a full tablet!

Well thanks for your help!! I just got really concerned after I read about iron poisioning!!! UGH! She is fine - I figured she would be, it just scared me a bit!!! THANKS!

Old 01-20-2009, 10:57 PM   #4
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Re: Flintstones Vitamins - I have my 3 yr old a full tablet!

I did this many times before I realized the breaking in half direction RIGHT THERE ON THE BOTTLE. Anyway, I, like you, was worried and called the doctor's office. It's totally fine. Your child would have to have taken ALOT more than and extra 1/2 to be sick.

Old 01-27-2009, 08:43 AM   #5
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Re: Flintstones Vitamins - I have my 3 yr old a full tablet!

Alexa -- Taking extra vitamins and minerals CAN be a problem, but probably not just from taking an extra half of Flinstone vitamin.

For example, too much Vitamin A and D can have serious consequences. It is a fat soluble vitamin that is stored in your body. Vitamin C is water soluble and isn't stored, so having excess doesn't cause many problems.

EVERYTHING is toxic if taken in too high a quantity, even water.

It's critical to read dosing information on ALL bottles of medication, but most especially for little ones. Their bodies just don't process stuff like an adult's does.

Chalk it up to a lesson learned, candice, and move on from here.

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