Gosh I don’t know where the time is going at the moment. It’s been a week since I last blogged, although it’s fair to say that my last post my mind has been elsewhere! Mostly on the kids. We’ve had parents meetings, assessments (no answers yet!), dramas, days out…it’s been non stop.
Speaking of the kids, well they have been trying out a new product, OptiBac Probiotics.
My two are particularly prone to picking up every single bug doing the rounds at school. Chloe doesn’t cope well with illness and finds it very stressful, while not much gets Lola down but it often feels like she’s never 100% well. In addition, Chloe’s eczema is not good at all at the moment.
I’m terribly au fait with probiotics but we’ve been giving them a go.
Children are full of bacteria, good, bad and benign, but recent studies have shown that a dose of good bacteria can decrease the risk of common childhood infections by 25%. Probiotics work in different ways so its good to opt for probiotics specifically for children. Each box contains sachets of powder. You can either purchase a box of 10 or a box of 30 (£6.99 and £16.99 respectively).
Each sachet provides 3 BILLION live cultures and 0.79g of FOS fibres which are well documented for their effectiveness on the different level of the immune response. It’s also worth mentioning that pregnant and nursing mums can also take For Babies and Children as the natural bacteria will pass through to baby either during birth or while nursing.
Practically speaking I was concerned I would never get this product into my kids because they are both so incredibly fussy, one of them has never even taken Calpol. I needn’t have worried. Ideally these need to be taken with a meal, ideally breakfast and as they are flavourless you can just mix them into food or drink. Lola never even noticed these slipped into her milk.
Having only been using these for less than a month its hard to say whether Chloe and Lola have been less prone to bugs but I am totally convinced that there’s no harm in introducing probiotics to their diets, they can only do good, or at worst, nothing. It is worth mentioning that Lola had a cold just over a week ago but it cleared up in record time so I’m inclined to think these are helping to strengthen her immune system.
Time will tell if these make a difference but for now it just feels good to know I’m doing SOMETHING.
I would recommend these for new mums, babies and children up to the age of 12 and I also recommend the reviews section of the website, the reviews are really incredible.
You can purchase OptiBac Probiotics for Babies and Children from the OptiBacProbiotics website, and be sure to check out the rest of the comprehensive range too while you’re there!
*Product received free of charge for review purposes