My toddler and my 4 year old refuse to eat yogurt. I've tried all kinds of flavors, but they don't seem to like the taste. Any suggestions on how to make them eat yogurt?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/30/2013

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your ped recommended yogurt because its the simplest way to get the probiotics that he's referring to. However, there are plenty of alternatives. Ask your ped for alternatives to yogurt that will still provide the probiotic and digestive tract benefits.

I was looking for some probiotics myself the other day, at the pharmacy, and found a lot of options for little ones as well as adults ;-)

Because, as I've learned, a healthy gut is a happy gut, and a happy gut makes for a much happier person! Good luck

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Devshuma - posted on 10/29/2014

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Try Yakult. Kids just love it (quite sweet) and it's a probiotic 'juice'.

Amy - posted on 06/05/2013

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My daughters iron was low and my doctor recommended iron fortified foods. Most cereals (which most kids love) contain high amounts of iron. The link below lists different types of food that are rich in iron. I would also say keep introducing her to the same foods over and over and she may grow to love them. Sometimes my kids will eat the raw vegetables but not cooked.

http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about...

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/05/2013

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There are also natural ways to get more iron intake without taking a supplement.

I'd go back and ask your pediatrician to help you find more naturally occurring foods that contain the minerals and vitimins that your child needs, rather than continuing to give them miralax and iron supplements at such a young age.

I was iron deficient as a child too...I loved pickles, pickles contain iron, took care of the deficiency...

I just hate to see people looking to pills to help, or "supplements" for kids so young when it can all be found in nature. Good luck!

Lovely - posted on 06/05/2013

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Hi Kristin, I'm giving her Mirilax (I mix it in her apple juice). My toddler is low in iron and takes iron supplement which is causing constipation and Mirilax helps. The doctor suggested it because she's very picky and wouldn't eat fruits, raisins or spinach :(

Kristin - posted on 06/01/2013

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Ick. I'm 36 years old, and every couple years I think I wish I liked yogurt...and I try it again to realize it's still just as gross as it's always been. Poor kiddos...good luck!! (is it something that Mirilax could help with? That's easier to mix in with something.)

Lovely - posted on 05/30/2013

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Thanks for all the responses. I was trying to make them eat yogurt because their pediatrician recommended to include it as a part of their daily diet since it helps regulate the bowel movement, my kids have trouble with their bowel movement. I don't force them, just offer it them, but I'd be happy if they eat it :)

Danielle Elizabeth - posted on 05/29/2013

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My daughter likes when I put it in ice cube trays and freeze it with sticks ( like s popsicle). I wouldn't worry though, as the others said you can give them different foods that replace yogurt nutritionally.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/29/2013

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I like to mix wheat germ in it for my kids. But don't force him. If he doesn't like it, maybe it could be the texture. It is not the end of the world if he does not eat it.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/29/2013

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I suggest finding different textured foods that meet the same nutritional needs.

Sometimes little ones don't like the texture of yogurt, and there are several options nutritionally. Don't stress, relax and find an option :-)

Sarah - posted on 05/29/2013

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Why is it SO important for him to eat yogurt? He may not like it. I would not be so focused on him eating yogurt there are many other foods out there that can provide what he needs besides the yogurt.

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