You really can't argue with these. Our pediatrician prescribed Vitamin D and sent us home with another brand that is meant to be given using a dropper in your baby's mouth. We found that our baby didn't respond well at all to taking it in that form. They require a dropper with 1 milliliter be dropped in the mouth. This doesn't seem like a lot but when they are this young they are used to swallowing breast milk in a certain way so they either end up spitting it out or coughing when there is suddenly something new in their mouth.
Contrast all this with Ddrops and you suddenly have a winning solution. Just one drop on a mother's nipple is all that is needed. This solves two problems. By already being where the milk is expected the baby never even knows something is different. Also, because the Ddrops have a higher concentration, there is no excess of liquid. I wholeheartedly recommend these as a source of Vitamin D for your baby.
The only criticism I have is just a preference issue. The bottle is made of glass so it is not possible to squeeze the drops out. It sometimes takes a few seconds to get one out. Maybe the manufacturer could address this. On the other hand this also prevents an accidental too high of a dose as sometimes even with vitamins that can be bad. I just wanted to get it out there. Don't worry about the glass breaking; the bottle is very sturdy for it's size and would probably fare well even when dropped on a hard surface.
If you have to give Vit D to your baby, these are a good option. The only complaint i have is that to get the one drop out, you have to tilt the bottle and wait for it to drop out into your baby's mouth. If the baby is fussy, it can be a challenge. It would be nice if there was a dropper where you could manually drop it yourself. You can also put a drop on your nipple if you're nursing...but sometimes my fussy baby wipes their face or it drips down before my baby can get latched on. The enfamil option requires more liquid to be administered to your baby. I haven't tried that one, but seems like the less liquid the better. The baby doesn't even notice or taste this single drop.
These are wonderful for the gagger/choker!!! My son chokes on the large amount of other vitamin D supplements so this is so perfect. Just a drop on the nipple and we're good. The only downside would be that sometimes once it's on my nipple he grabs me or moves and gets some on his hand or his cheeks but I figure that some is better than none. He was getting NO vitamin D until the age of 5 months so anything is better than nothing. Answer to my prayers!!
This product is very easy to use. The orifice reducer allows the liquid to flow out slow enough to make sure you only get a single drop, unlike some reducers I've used where an unwanted second drop slips out. I'm rather particular about the ingredients in my own supplements, so I'm glad I found a brand I can trust with my baby. This is a great way to safely ensure my daughter is getting the vitamin D she needs.
No additives. Tasteless, colorless. My baby did not like the flavored, colored stuff sold at the local drug store. This requires patience to get out of the bottle, which is fine. The packaging is a little excessive (C'mon, the people who buy this stuff are unlikely to be impressed by little bottles - 1/10th full- inside big boxes. Just package what you're selling and people will still buy it.)
Easy to give and no taste. I was a little worried about giving too much since the dose is a single drop, but the dropper works really well and it's easy to get a single drop on a bottle nipple or pacifier if I have a squirmy baby and can't get it directly in his mouth. I tried the vit. D where you have to give a dropper full - the taste made him cry.
Very happy with these drops. It only takes one drop versus a syringe full of junk like so many of the competitors products. The only other ingredient is coconut oil. No dyes or other additives in this product! Grateful our pediatrician told us about these drops. A must for breastfed babies.
Breastfeeding and need to supplement vitamin D. Tried poly vi sol but my lo HATES it and it stained everything. D drops are easy to use , one drop applied to me before night feeding and that's it. So easy and mess/hassle free. Will definitely buy again.