christmaslover - 1 year ago
Our pediatrician recommended that our 3 year old start taking fiber gummies to supplement her diet. We got a bottle of gummy bear-like fiber gummies and a bottle of these Smarty Pants Kids Complete and Fiber gummies. The gummy bears come in 3 flavors - natural berry, lemon, and strawberry. They have the texture and look of gummy bears. The serving size is 2 gummies, which has 5 calories, 4g of carbs (3g of dietary fiber/soluble fiber), and less than 1g xylitol. The Smarty Pants gummies come in 3 flavors - lemon, orange, and strawberry banana. They have the texture and look of Dots candies. The serving size 4 gummies, which has 25 calories, 7g of carbs (4g of dietary fiber/soluble fiber). It also has 2g of sugar, bur then also has vitamins A, C, D, and E, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, vitamin B-12, biotin USP, pantothenic acid, iodine, zinc, sodium, fish oil, choline, and inositol FCC. Verdict: Our toddler likes the fiber gummy bears much better than the Smarty Pants gummies. We can't get her to take the Smarty Pants gummies anymore. They were cool at first, but she doesn't care for the flavors or how hard they are. Both bottles come with 90 gummies, but you need to work up to 4 gummies a day, giving you only about 22 servings. The directions state, "For children 3 years of age and older, take 2 gummies daily for the first week, 4 gummies daily thereafter." If you are just looking for fiber gummies, there are probably some cheaper and maybe more toddler-friendly options. These gummies are pretty pricey, coming in at about $0.86/serving. But you can't compare these gummies directly because they are different products. I think as a multivitamin + fiber gummy, it could be a great option, especially for older kids. Just make sure you test it out before stocking up because every kid's tastes will be different.