Monday, December 21, 2009

Review and Giveaway: Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies CLOSED



My son, like many toddlers, is a carbohydrate fiend. Bring on the chicken nuggets, Cheerios and mac 'n cheese. Hold the oatmeal and green vegetables. And just about any fruit aside from cherries and peaches. But it's only a matter of time before his crispy, crunchy diet is bound to catch up with him and wreck havoc on his digestive system.

This year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) increased its recommended daily fiber intake standards. These updated guidelines recommend 19 grams of fiber for ages 2-3 and 25 grams of fiber per day for ages 4-8. Not an easy accomplishment with busy schedules and finicky eaters that turn their nose up at healthy, high-fiber foods.

That's why Fleet, a trusted name in digestive health for over 100 years, has recently introduced Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies. Made for kids ages 2-11, these penguin-shaped gummies are designed to bridge the gap between the AAP recommendation and the amount of fiber that children actually consume daily. Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies are:
  • Sugar-free
  • Calorie-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Contain natural fruit flavors
  • Dentist-approved
The serving size of three gummies per day is the equivalent of 1/2 cup of broccoli - but without the complaints!



In addition to this new product , Pedia-Lax has launched a new website, www.fibergummies.com. Aimed at parents, the Fiber Gummies website breaks down the fundamentals of fiber, explains how to diagnose constipation and offers educational tools and activities for children. One especially useful tool from the website is the "Fiber Diary" a.k.a. Poop Journal, where parents can view recommended fiber levels, get tips for fiber-rich foods and keep track of their child's dietary and bowel habits. Parents can also find quick, easy recipes to assist with meal planning and incorporate more fiber into their diet.

I was sent a bottle of Pedia-Lax Gummies to review. Now, Nate is just under 17 months - not quite 2 - so I wasn't comfortable trying it out on him yet. But I did taste one for myself out of curiosity. It was suprisingly good! Not medicinal or chalky like some vitamin gummies I've tasted. It tasted just like a fruit snack. I think this is something that all young children would willingly take - and would never realize it was a clever disguise for fiber.

Bottom line: I would highly recommend Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies to supplement your child's fiber intake, particularly if you have a picky eater on your hands. I love that they taste like candy but lack the sugar, are good for him and won't make his dentist frown.

BUY IT: You can find Pedia-Lax Gummies and other Pedia-Lax products at Target, Walgreens and other supermarkets and retailers nationwide, as well as online (ARV $7.99/ 60 ct. bottle). You can also use their handy dandy store locator to find the vendor nearest you.

DELECTABLE DEAL: You can find a printable $1.00 off coupon for Pedia-Lax Gummies on the Pedia-Lax website!

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to recieve a bottle of Pedia-Lax Gummies to try for their little one!



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Disclaimer: As noted above, I received a bottle of Pedia-Lax Gummies from Laura at Robin Leedy Associates to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The opinions expressed in this review and purely my own. Your experience with this product may differ. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Before using this product, you should consult your child's physician for a complete evaluation.

42 comments:

Cheryl said...

I learned that peanuts are a good source of fiber. I didn't know that.

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ReggieMann said...

Can all three Fiber Gummies be taken at one time?
The recommended daily serving of 3 Fiber Gummies can be taken separately or all together.

I started buying these for my niece about 4-5 months ago when I saw a coupon on Coupons.com to help her stay regular. They really work and she has no problem taking them :)

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I learned that Xylitol, the sweetener used in Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies may reduce the risk of cavities. Thanks.

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"Xylitol, the sweetener used in Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies may reduce the risk of cavities"

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I learned that kids that have to go #2 at school rarely do because of anxiety issues. They hold it and then can become constipated. Not good.
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2kidsblogger said...

Fiber creates softer, bulkier stools that are easy to pass by absorbing many times their weight in water. It promotes contractions that keep food moving through the intestine.

we have been wanting to try this

rosannepm said...

They have a recipe for Oatmeal Power breakfast to help with nutrition as the gummies do

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I learned that 2/3 of school age children have bathroom anxiety at school and rarely or never have bowel movements during the school day.
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I learned that Xylitol may reduce the risk of cavities.

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Renski17 said...

I learned that Xylitol, the sweetener used in Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies may reduce the risk of cavities. Thanks.

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Wehaf said...

Other good sources of fiber include blueberries, oranges, and pears.

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AmberRose95 said...

I learned that green beans and celery are insoluble fiber. Thank you for the giveaway!

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texaslady22 said...

You should take three serving of these a day (spaced out or together).

Sunrise said...

Never thought of sweet potatoes as a good fiber source. Mmmm.

Gianna said...

Xylitol, the sweetener used in Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies may reduce the risk of cavities..

lilyk said...

I learned that other good sources of fiber include blueberries, oranges, and pears.

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