This probiotics for kids post was sponsored by Align as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Last year, around this time, my son was diagnosed with Giardia Lamblia. I had never heard of it before, but as it turns out, it’s not entirely uncommon. “Giardia” is a parasitic infection of the digestive system that can cause all kinds of effects, especially on a child of only 40 pounds. It took a while to figure out what was wrong, and we never did figure out where he picked those little buggers up. In retrospect, that was about the time I really started to come to grips with the fact that I can’t control everything my children eat, and that their health is largely out of my control. I mean, I knew that, but who wants to really accept it, right? It was then that I decided to focus more on what I can control, and these days, that includes a daily probiotic for children to help maintain balance in my kids’ digestive systems.
Why Probiotics for Kids?
Probiotics are good bacteria that are essential for lots of body functions, including healthy digestion. Lots of things can affect digestive health, in both kids and adults. I get my probiotics through supplements sometimes, but mainly I like to eat fermented foods like kraut, kimchi, kombucha and kefir. Since kids can lean to the picky side (the kimchi is NOT happening) we rely on chewable Align Jr. (from the makers of Align) to get probiotics into their little tummies.
Believe it or not, even things like school stress, changes in routine and those hectic morning rushes to the bus can disrupt your kids’ natural balance of good bacteria.
Yup, even the first day of tumble class.
Align Jr. chewable probiotics can help.*
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Align, the #1 Doctor and Gastroenterologist-recommended probiotic brand‡ now comes in great-tasting chewables for kids age 6–12 years old.
My kids love Cherry Smoothie flavor of Align Jr., and they’re not chalky at all so there’s never a fight at the breakfast table when we chew them.
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