SmartPants Gummy Vitamins – Review

We’re big on vitamins in our house.  My husband has an arsenal he takes every morning, and I have my own bottles I crack open each day.  So giving the kids vitamins has been a no-brainer.  They do eat well-balanced diets with lots of veggies but there are always areas that aren’t covered.  Plus, since we’ve been giving them vitamins with DHA and Omega-3s, we’ve noticed improvements in their behavior and if we skip a day, it’s noticeable.

One thing that bugs me though is difficulty in finding one vitamin with everything – we have one that’s got all the vitamins and nutrients, and another for the Omega-3s.  So when Family Review Network offered the chance to review SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins, I knew I wanted to give them a try.

SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins are a new all-in-one pediatrician-approved multivitamin with DHA Omega-3’s, Choline and 100% of the daily required dose of Vitamin D.  They are sweetened with a touch of cane sugar, eco-friendly, and through their “Get Health, Give Health” campaign, which gives nutrients to malnourished children for every bottle sold.

The vitamins are in the form of a gum drop, complete with the sugary coating, but since the sugar is cane sugar, there’s only 5g in one serving.  A serving is 4 gum drops, and they come in red, orange and yellow.

The kids in my house were split 50/50 on the SmartyPants vitamins.  The 3 year old loved them and is very excited to get his gum drops every morning.  The 7 year old, however, is not thrilled with the taste, preferring the Nemo (omega-3) and Cars (multi) vitamins we have been buying.

I did a comparison of the Cars and Nemo gummies together, compared to the SmartyPants.  SmartyPants do have slightly less sugar, and are gluten- and dairy-free.  They also have choline, which the others don’t.  However, the Nemo gummies have more total fish oil, the same amount of inositol, and most important, they are far less expensive.  Even buying both Cars and Nemo costs less than the SmartyPants – a total of 18 cents per gummy for Cars and Nemo together, and 21 cents for SmartyPants.  Of course buying in bulk will save you money, and does end up cheaper than the Cars and Nemos.

If both of my children liked the SmartyPants vitamins, I could see buying the 6-month supply.  However with Alex refusing to even try them again, we’ll stick with Cars and Nemo.

This post was written for Family Review Network & SmartyPants who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest review.

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