Are Your Kids Getting Enough Fiber? - Fiber Gummies Review and Giveaway




Are your kids getting enough fiber in their diets? I know that from personal experience my boys are very picky eaters. It wasn't until just last year that Oscar started eating more of variety of foods. Benji is going through this "I only want pizza and chocolate milk" stage and protesting every other food option available. Its no wonder that as parents we struggle to make sure that our kids are getting enough vitamins and fiber in their diets.

To be honest, I always worried about them getting enough vitamins but never gave fiber a second thought. It wasn't until Oscar came home from school one day early because he was having terrible stomach issues. The poor guy had diarrhea in his pants while at recess. This was not normal behavior for him. One of his issues is that he would never go to the bathroom, he would hold his stuff in all day long. The kid has an iron bladder and iron bowels - or so I thought. Because pooping himself became a very constant and embarrassing issue we took him to see his pediatrician. What I found out forever changed my outlook on fiber.

Little Oscar was all blocked up! He had an x-ray taken of his tummy and it showed that his colon was literally blocked with poop! It turns out that this type of blockage happens a lot to children his age but there was only one solution. He had to be put on Miralax, a laxative, for six months and we had to monitor his fiber intake. Children need fiber just as much as adults do to help ensure that their body functions optimally.

In 2009 the American Academy of Pediatrics increased the recommended daily fiber intake to 25 grams per day for children four and older. So how do you get kids to eat all that fiber? One thing that I found helpful was offering Oscar Fiber Gummies by Pedia-Lax.




Product Details:

* For kids ages 2-11
* Fiber helps promote regularity*
* 1.5 grams of fiber per gummy
* Source of fiber: Polydextrose
* Penguin-shaped gummies deliver fiber in a chewable, kid-friendly form
* Sugar-free, zero calories
* Great tasting, all natural fruit flavors
* Xylitol, the sweetener used in Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies may reduce the risk of cavities
* Easy to incorporate into daily routine
* This product is not a laxative
* Supplement Facts
* Dentist approved

Recommended serving:

* Kids 2-11: 1 gummy, 3 times daily



Our Experience with Fiber Gummies

Getting all of the boys eating more fiber is very tricky so I am glad that there are Fiber Gummies to help me. Luckily for me my boys love to eat the Gummy Vitamins so Fiber Gummies are very similar. Each of them took the supplement without any problems or complaint about the taste. They did notice that the smell was a bit different but that was about it. Why are they smelling them anyways? Boys are weird.

For me, the biggest problem I have is remembering to give it to them three times a day. So much goes on during the day that its tough not to get sidetracked. The easiest way that I have found to remember to give them their Fiber Gummies is to offer it with their three major meals.

So far, its working out well. I am glad that they are getting what they need - especially Oscar. I definitely don't want him to suffer with constipation or loose stools anymore.


Buy It!

The suggested retail price for a bottle of 60 gummies is $7.99. Fiber Gummies can be found at Target, Walgreens, online and other retailiers nationwide.

Visit www.fibergummies.com and you can get a $1.00 off coupon towards your purchase of Fiber Gummies. You can also use the "store locator" and find out where the product is sold in your area. The website also offers helpful tips for incorporating a high fiber diet into a busy family's lifestyle.



Win It!

One Pretty Pink Momma reader will win a bottle of Fiber Gummies for their family!



How to Enter: This giveaway is now closed. Comment on this post and tell me how Fiber Gummies will help your family or tell me what foods that your kids eat that are high in fiber. Giveaway open to US and Canada only.


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My son gets a lot of fiber from cereal but these would be really helpful to have an apealing way to offer more fiber into my family's diet!
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My middle daughter (age 2) has had lots of issues with constipation. Worst case scenarios have been when we have to use an enema with her. We are always trying to prevent this though. We are very familiar with Miralax and Pedia-Lax products. We eat lots of high fiber foods in our household. A while back I started giving her Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies with the recommended dosage of three times a day. They did appear to help. My 3 year old daughter wanted in on the action too, and I figured it couldn't hurt, so she was taking the gummies too. However, they worked too well for her, so she had to stop taking them much to her disappointment. Both girls thought they were delicious.

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My kids don't get enough Fiber and these would help them!
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My kids like apples which are high in fiber.
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both kids like broccoli with cheese - thats how they get their fibers, but a supplement like this would help as well
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My daughter does not get enough fiber... this would help a great deal! suelee1998 @gmail.com