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    Default Vitamin B for kids?

    Mozzies/midgies love eating my family and we react badly! I've been taking vitamin B12 and noticed they now don't swell/ itch like they used to.
    Got me wondering what I can do to help the kids (2&5)?
    I cover them in 8hr roll on repellant but still come home from care/school with bites, can't wait till it cools so I can put them in long sleeves and trousers.
    Anyone have any tips?

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    If B12 is working for you, what about giving the kids a supplement as well?
    Otherwise i'm not sure what else you can do apart from using the repellents. Could you give them one each to put in their bags so they can reapply at lunch time maybe?

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    Do they eat vegemite? High in B vitamins

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    There shouldn't be any issues with b12. It's water soluable so anything extra you consume, you pee out. I buy a brand called jarrow that has a child's dosage.

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    B12 usually stores for years in your system and unless your a vegetarian it is very easy to get from food - vegemite contains no b12 though - meat, dairy, seafood and eggs are the easiest sources

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    B12 usually stores for years in your system and unless your a vegetarian it is very easy to get from food - vegemite contains no b12 though - meat, dairy, seafood and eggs are the easiest sources
    Oh! I just assumed vegemite had B12, coz I read somewhere that eating vegemite is thought to prevent mozzie bites, there goes that theory.
    Might have just been a misguided old wives tale!

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    I wouldn't supplement with B12 unless your children actually need it. A healthy diet should be more than enough to get the correct B12 in.
    I wish that it did help when it comes to mozzie bites. My eldest continues to get bitten alive, worse than her sisters and gets massive welts. Her B12 levels are extremely high though and under investigation.


 

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