Win a $100 pack of Swisse Kids Vitamins

Did you know I like to serve up slimy peas to my kids?

Slimy peas, ‘da-scusting ‘keeni’ (zucchini) and spaghetti that makes my eldest hold her head in her hands before she looks at me with her big, brown eyes brimming with tears.

‘No, Mum. Not spaghetti. I just. I, just can’t.’

Cue dramatics.

Sound like your house?

I must admit that our food issues have improved vastly over the years. As a newbie mum, I quickly fell into the trap of cooking several meals a night for my kids. Don’t like the tuna bake? No worries, I’ll just whip up some mashed veg. Nope, still don’t like that … scrambled eggs, anyone?

I filled myself with worry that if they didn’t have at least something in their stomach they would get sick. Thankfully, I came to my senses and those crazy days are over. If you don’t eat what’s on your plate, you go to bed hungry.

The girls are mostly good at eating their dinner (touch wood) despite a little whinging. They know they need to attempt to eat everything on their plate and try new foods and flavours every now and then. I know I give the kids more sugar than they should have, but they have a mostly healthy and well-balanced diet.

Despite the healthy diet, they of course still get sick. It’s kind of unavoidable, I guess, when they are mixing with so many different kids at school and daycare.

Dave and I both take vitamins to supplement our diets and I’ve often toyed with the idea of vitamins for the kids, but never followed through with it.

Swisse made my mind up for me recently when they sent me a pack of their new sugar-free, tooth friendly kids range to trial.

The new range is suitable for 2 – 12 year olds and is a collection of five products especially developed for growing bodies:

  • Multi
  • Fish Oil
  • Vitamin C + Zinc
  • Calcium + D3
  • Probiotic.

I must admit I was a little anxious when I handed over a multi vitamin and probiotic for the girls to taste test. I could just picture them spitting it back out. I couldn’t believe it when Miss Three announced her probiotic tasted like marshmallows.

‘Yes, fluffy marshmallows,’ Miss Six concurred.

Fluffly marshmallows? I couldn’t believe it. Swisse has seriously nailed it if it can create vitamins that taste like marshmallows.

The multi vitamin was met with a little more uncertainty.

‘Spicy kiwi fruit!’ Miss Three announced.

‘Hmm … kiwi fruit with a hint of pepper,’ was Miss Six’s final verdict.

I squeeze the fish oil and calcium into the girls’ breakfast cereal and they are none the wiser.

The girls love the vitamins and specifically request their ‘circles’ with breakfast every morning.

‘They are yummy,’ said Miss Three. ‘… but most important-nest of all. They are good for you.’

That’s exactly right, Miss Three.

In the Swisse Kids Health Report 2016, it was discovered that:

  • One in two Australian parents (55 %) are ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ concerned about their children’s nutrition.
  • Only 30 % of parents know the recommended daily nutrition guidelines.
  • Sugar is the number one dietary concern with 45% of parents ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ concerned about the amount of sugar in children’s diet and a further one-third (32%) ‘moderately’ concerned.
  • Fussy eating is widespread. Two in every three children aged 2 – 8 years are fussy eaters (66% of boys and 68% of girls, and 59% of 2-12 year olds).
  • Half of parents (51%) ‘regularly’ or ‘sometimes’ give children food that is not nutritionally ideal just so they will eat.

Swisse Head of Technical Innovation Anotinette-Louise Barnado said Swisse has taken its time to ensure its first complete children’s range meets the health needs of children. They’ve created products parents know they can trust and are beneficial for their child, not full of sugar or additives that children’s vitamins typically incorporate for taste.

The Swisse Kids range is based on scientific evidence. It is tailored to meet children’s nutritional needs and the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals.

Want a chance to win 1 x Swisse Kids Vitamins pack valued at $100?

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Terms and Conditions

– This giveaway is only open to Australian residents (excluding ACT).

– This giveaway closes at 12am AEST on Tuesday 11 October.

– Winners will be contacted via email on Wednesday 12 October.

– This is a game of skill. The most interesting answer as judged by a panel will be deemed a winner.

Mummy, Wife, Me received a $100 pack of Swisse Kids Vitamins in exchange for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Linking up today with Kylie Purtell for IBOT.

26 comments on Win a $100 pack of Swisse Kids Vitamins

  1. Michelle
    September 27, 2016 at 6:38 am (8 months ago)

    I find that if my children help me to cook a meal, then they are more willing to try it, so I get them involved as much as possible in the kitchen. Failing that, I incorporate as many vegetables into their diets as possible. I add finely chopped vegetables to sauces, and in savoury muffins. I also grow herbs and their grandfather has a huge veggie patch which they love to explore!

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  2. Josefa
    September 27, 2016 at 7:47 am (8 months ago)

    These look great Renee, my youngest is all good when it comes to his food and vitamin intake – my oldest not so much. We regularly have him on vitamins and probiotics, will have to give these ones a try next time 🙂

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  3. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    September 27, 2016 at 7:50 am (8 months ago)

    Well that sounds promising! I should get some for my grand daughter . She’s really hard to pin down at meal time. Multi vitamins would be great for her. Consider this my official entry. Thanks for a great comp!

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  4. Ingrid
    September 27, 2016 at 8:08 am (8 months ago)

    What a great prize! My kids are all in their teens now so I won’t enter but good luck to everyone entering!

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  5. Amy @ HandbagMafia
    September 27, 2016 at 8:13 am (8 months ago)

    When the big ones were little, I was a master veggie smuggler. I’m still pretty keen on that method- my spag bol hides 6+ types of veg! And my carbonara is almost entirely made of cauliflower. But I also insist that they knowingly try different things a few times so they actually know what they’re eating and get a taste for it. Miss 4 is currently off “green” foods which is NOT ideal but we’re working on it! That kid would eat nothing but ham sandwiches if I let her!

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  6. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    September 27, 2016 at 9:05 am (8 months ago)

    These are a great product for kids. My kids help themselves to their Swisse daily. I actually have to stand by and make sure they only consume one each!

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  7. JF Gibson
    September 27, 2016 at 9:06 am (8 months ago)

    We are lucky that our kids are really good with veggies. The younger ones love zucchini! I do supplement fish oil in the morning and a vitamin C tablet.

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  8. Carly Oliver
    September 27, 2016 at 9:48 am (8 months ago)

    We have our good and bad days with healthy foods. I hope that if I supplement with a multivitamin we have most of our bases covered until the fussy phase ends (in 15 years time haha! ) I really like that Swisse have created a ‘teeth friendly’ range as so many have added sugar. I work in dental health and see how significantly diet impacts little teeth. Would love to try these on my girls!

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  9. Kylie Purtell
    September 27, 2016 at 10:21 am (8 months ago)

    My girls are both pretty fussy, and their tastes change almost hourly. What they like one hour they won’t like the next, which makes it hard. So I tend to be a bit of a veggie smuggler and hide the veggies in things I know they will eat, like lasagne and muffins and pancakes. That way they don’t know they are getting them and I can feel good.

    They both get a vitamin and probiotic in the evening as part of their “quiet time” ritual, so at least I know that they are getting something good at least once a day if all else fails. I don’t worry too much about it though, I was a super fussy kid but I eat all kinds of things now and I still manage to surprise my Mum with the things I eat these days, I’m more adventurous than she is now!

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  10. Toni @ Finding Myself Young
    September 27, 2016 at 11:10 am (8 months ago)

    Everything I used to do to ensure she ate her veggies doesn’t seem to work at the moment. I used to hide things in spaghetti sauce and sausage rolls but now she will only eat the pasta and not the sauce and the pastry around the sausage rolls. She only has about 3 proper meals she’ll eat at the moment so I probably should look into adding a multi vitamin for the interim.

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  11. Min@WriteoftheMiddle
    September 27, 2016 at 11:14 am (8 months ago)

    What great products! I think it’s a great idea to give us peace of mind that they are getting all the essential vitamins. Especially good if they taste great and we don’t have to resort to bribery to get them to take them! My kids are all grown up now so I can’t enter the comp. Good luck to those who do though! 🙂

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  12. lisa
    September 27, 2016 at 11:46 am (8 months ago)

    Well done on getting those vitamins down! I always forget to take my vitamins, not sure why, I know I feel better after taking them.

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  13. Bec Senyard
    September 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm (8 months ago)

    My Phoebe and Esther are the best eaters when it comes to dinner, but Maggie is the worst and she was once my best. What a great competition for someone to win – especially if they have fussy eaters like my girls.

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  14. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    September 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm (8 months ago)

    What a great product! I love that they’re good for kids and kind to their teeth too. Winning!

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  15. Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    September 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm (8 months ago)

    Oh the challenge! I do try supplements, but have begun using the Food Switch app and finding better alternatives to the foods that they already eat by scanning the barcodes. Sometimes it works, sometimes they won’t try the new stuff but I will take what I can. Baby steps always.

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  16. Sarah
    September 27, 2016 at 8:13 pm (8 months ago)

    I’ve just recently started giving my son a daily probation after a friend suggested it to me following a recent bout of gastro. He actually loves taking them and I feel reassured he’s now getting that good bacteria he needs, especially because he’s recently decided he no longer likes yoghurt (of course!)

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  17. Ern.
    September 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm (8 months ago)

    It’s not a trick really, if the kids see my wife and I eating healthy food in balanced proportion, and enjoying it, they want some too. Seems to work well for us, and they don’t gorge on things they love, enjoying everything in moderation.

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  18. DIANA
    September 28, 2016 at 4:54 pm (8 months ago)

    Just a good old fashioned no nonsense approach. They eat what they’re given (home cooked everything) and if they don’t like it or want it, then they go without. It’s not like they’re going to starve (like my worrisome Mother in law rants about constantly), when they’re hungry they do eat. Plain and simple.

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  19. sonya
    September 29, 2016 at 10:50 am (8 months ago)

    I ensure they have a variety of colours and textures in their food. If they don’t like cooked carrots, they get raw carrots. So long as a vegie gets eaten I don’t care whether it’s cold or warm.

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  20. Kasey E
    October 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm (8 months ago)

    I cut vegetables up very small or even grate them up and add to dishes put now the kids are bit older they help chop them up which encourages them to eat what they have prepared.

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  21. Chloe Barber
    October 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm (8 months ago)

    I am definitely a fully qualified veggie smuggler!! I hide veggies in almost everything i can! And hearing the words “mmmmm mummy this is so yummy” when they are eating something they wouldn’t usually touch is definitely a mummy win in my eyes!

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  22. Anthea Cornish
    October 5, 2016 at 1:54 pm (8 months ago)

    What a great prize. Swisse are the ultimate in vitamins and a must have for all little ones who do not receive their daily intake of fruit and vegetables. The other supplements are great too.

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  23. Michelle
    October 7, 2016 at 4:52 pm (8 months ago)

    I get my kids to help me choose and prep our meals as much as possible.

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  24. Eva Kiraly
    October 9, 2016 at 1:40 pm (8 months ago)

    I try to make food exciting, and highlight their imagination, making a forest with veges or a garden in a city!

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  25. Laura Power
    October 10, 2016 at 1:43 pm (8 months ago)

    Getting the kids involved with the cooking, we also grow lots of fresh produce that the kids love watering and harvesting.

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  26. Nichole Mckee
    October 10, 2016 at 4:53 pm (8 months ago)

    I use our slow cooker a lot, this way I’m able to disguise a whole bevy of vegetables into din din without them even having knowledge how healthy their dinner is

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