You want to do the right things for your children.
We all do.
But sometimes it is hard to know what is important and what is just “one more thing” that the Mom's on Pinterest are guilting you into doing.
Today I want to talk about a simple thing that you may not have thought about that can pay a significant role in improving your little one's health – probiotics.
We have all heard that health begins in the gut.
You guys have also heard me preach about the benefits of probiotics before. They have made such a difference for me with my digestive health, immune system, and even my mood.
As convinced as I've been that probiotics are critical for good health, I didn't have the kids on them. I tried Skye on probiotics for children a while back, but it was a pink fizzy drink, and after the novelty had worn off, she refused to take it.
She has got some digestive issues – mostly because she's a threenager and has a very limited diet – so I knew she needed to be on one. Still, no amount of bribing could convince her.
I finally found BioPron Junior, which is a flavorless powder that I can slip into her favorite drinks. I noticed a difference in her digestion within a couple of days. (A sign that she needed it!)
Not convinced? Here is what the experts say.
Key Benefits of Probiotics for Children
- According to David Burke, D.O., a pediatrician at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Pediatric Integrative Medicine, taking regularly, probiotics may increase the number of good bacteria in the gut and subdue the harmful kind. This improved overall intestinal health.
- A recent study of Canada found that giving colicky infants probiotic drops daily reduced crying after three weeks.
- Probiotics can help improve the overall immune system. Researchers in Mexico gave over 300 children between the ages of six months to three years daily doses of probiotics. They found that episodes and duration of both diarrhea and respiratory tract infections were significantly reduced. “The evidence is strong now that probiotics should be a regular part of kids’ diets,” says Justin Sonnenburg, Ph.D., a microbiologist at Stanford University.
Choosing a Brand
There are a lot of things to consider when picking a probiotic for children.
If you’ve ever had a child as picky as Skye, then you know one of the key considerations is you ability to get them to take it. Since BioPron Junior is a powder and doesn't have any flavor, I can just add it to her juice, water or milk.
BioPron Junior was designed for the needs of infants aged 1 month and older. It is a unique mixture of three probiotic strains and a high dose of prebiotics. It is suitable for use after antibiotic therapy, as well as preventative use.
(They also have infant drops, suitable for younger children.)
BioPron has been a top line in Europe for years and just became available in the United States. We have been thrilled with BioPron Junior and will continue to use it!
Have you tried probiotics for your children? How did it go?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BioPron. The opinions and text are all mine.