Chewable probiotics for kids are chewable powder tablets and have less sugar and artificial ingredients. Chewable probiotics are recommended for children 2 years or older.
Kid Probiotics FAQs
What is a probiotic?
A probiotic is a microorganism that stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria for a balanced digestive and immune system. There are various probiotic strains for kids that actively treat and prevent common illnesses. Some probiotics for kids can treat diarrhea, eczema and prevent common colds.
Should I give my kids probiotics?
There’s a common debate amongst parents as to whether or not probiotic supplements are helpful. Before buying probiotics for your kids, consult with your pediatrician to determine which probiotic strains your kids need most. Make sure you understand the benefits and side effects of each supplement before buying.
What is the right amount of probiotics for kids to take?
Kids should have anywhere between 5 to 10 live cultures or CFUs daily for a balanced system with plenty of good bacteria, and most probiotic supplements help kids reach this goal. To determine the right amount of probiotics for your child needs, consult with your pediatrician as CFUs can vary.
What are the common side effects of probiotics for kids?
When first taking a probiotic supplement such as a chewable or gummy, there may be a few side effects such as gas, bloating or constipation. Remember to consult with your pediatrician for more side effects and the best probiotic for your kid to take.