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How To Give Natural Calm to Child Who Dislikes Taste?

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#1 starlygirl


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:48 PM

I need suggestions on how to get Natural Calm (magnesium citrate) into a 4 year old who will not drink it mixed w/ OJ. I mixed 1/2 tsp into an entire glass of OJ, but he refused to drink any more after the first sip. I thought it tasted fine - a little "lemony", but he won't go for it. Any ideas on ways to mask it?

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:57 AM

I used to give natural calm daily, and was fortunate. My son, who started taking it at @ 8.5, didn't mind it, partially, I think, because he was aware it was beneficial. I served it hot with honey, in the evening.

On a somewhat unrelated note, it took a while, but eventually I figured out that citrus juices (which I served him daily with his multivitamin) were problematic for my son.

Good luck!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

My daughter took the Natural Calm in a shake I made every morning. She couldn't have oranges so I used strawberries and bananas because they are strong and mask the taste. It made a big difference. I take it daily too! Calms my restless leg symdrome.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:31 AM

My ds can't do citrus, either. For the natural calm, we used to serve it warm with some honey and he didn't balk at the taste. Honestly, I have a very compliant child though, so he would just suck it up and take it, LOL!

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