Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fight Vitamin D Deficiency with just one drop – Baby Ddrops Review & Giveaway

by Elizabeth

in Product Review

Baby Ddrops® is a natural-sourced liquid vitamin D supplement produced to meet the needs of breastfed babies and infants and to help fight Vitamin D deficiency.  Unlike other vitamin D supplements, only 1 drop of Baby Ddrops is required to provide the full daily dose as recommended by the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Keira was given nothing but breastmilk right from the start in the NICU right up until we started solids as we continue to breastfeed to this day.  Since she is breastfed one of the recommendations we were given by her pediatrician as well as from other health professionals under whose care she was under was to ensure she was given a Vitamin D supplement.  Breastmilk does contain Vitamin D, just not the amount needed to meet the recommendations.

When we got home from the hospital I sent out my husband to the drugstore to get her baby Ddrops.  I had heard of them during my pregnancy thanks to a Baby/Pregnancy event I attended so I wanted to try it out.  I liked the sound of only needing to give her one drop.   Unfortunately my husband is not a “good” shopper and returned with another brand of Vitamin D.  What a mistake!  She loved the drops, that was not a problem, since I discovered they were loaded with sugar.  (Ugh!)  However I needed to give her an entire dropper full each day and it was messy, sticky stuff!  Needless to say as soon as that bottle was done I went out myself and purchased Baby Ddrops® and what a difference they made!
Since Baby Ddrops® are designed to be sucked off any clean surface such as mother’s nipple or pacifier it was quick and easy to administer her doses.  No more messes or dealing with eyedroppers.  Now that she is on solids and drinking milk from a bottle I can easily drop her dose into her food or into her bottle and since it is tasteless and odourless there is no fussing!  It is such a convenient way to get Keira the nutrients she needs.

When she recently had blood-work done to check her iron and vitamin D levels our pediatrician was quite pleased with her results and I knew I had Baby Ddrops® to thank!

Parents will love that Baby Ddrops® contain no preservatives, no artificial flavours and no added colours and that they are wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, sugar-free, milk-free and peanut-free!

Ddrops also has products for the rest of the family so babies, children and adults alike can meet the recommended Vitamin D intake for their age group.  Like Baby Drops they are a single drop dosage and contain no preservatives, no artificial flavours and no added colours as well as being is wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, sugar-free, milk-free and peanut-free.
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Check the Ddrops website for an updated list of retailers their products can be found at.  

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Baby Ddrops love to talk about vitamin D for pregnant Moms and breastfed babies!  

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Two (2) Frugal Mom Eh readers will win a prizepack containing 2 Ddrops products to be chosen by the winner based on the age of their child/children or even for themselves!  Giveaway is open to residents of CAN/USA and ends on April 26th 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.

Disclosure:  I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review.   Frugal Mom Eh! is a personal blog and all thoughts and opinions remain my own.

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{ 87 comments… read them below or add one }

Sasha O. March 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

These are great

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John and Monica March 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I never knew there was so much to Vitamin D until I read about it on their site.

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Cheryl March 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Baby Ddrops® is a liquid vitamin D designed specifically for breastfed babies and infants.

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Jen P March 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm

i like that this doesn’t need to be mixed and is only one drop! can be applied directly to a nipple or pacifier!

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Cecilia Clavet March 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I learned that more vitamin D or sunshine during infancy prevent other diseases later in life, such as juvenile diabetes or multiple sclerosis. I didn’t know this!

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Sw33tKrv3lty March 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I liked that it doesnt need to be mixed with anything, is easy to use, and contains no preservatives, artificial colors, or soy, wheat, and is gluten free

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michelle tremblett March 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm

love these,so easy to drop a drop in the bottle and go :)

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Rene Beaubien March 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I like that the company is 100% Canadian owned and operated!

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Jeannie Lam March 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I learned that one drop gives me or the baby one full dosage of vitamin D.

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Megan Willis March 26, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Baby Ddrops® is a liquid vitamin D designed specifically for breastfed babies and infants.

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suzie March 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I learned that you only need 1 drop for little ones

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Erin McGrath March 26, 2013 at 5:11 pm

I like that its only 1 drop for my daughter and has no taste!

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Maldoonski March 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm

my little princess needs this

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Mandy Wright March 26, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Only 1 drop is required to provide the full daily dose as recommended by the Canadian Paediatric Society

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Maegan Morin March 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I learned that they are 100% canadian owned and operated!

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Diane Cooper March 26, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I learned they are tasteless and odorless, which is a major plus, when administering to an infant.

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Olivia L March 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

I’ve used other vitamin D drops and they all take more than just one drop. So much better for getting it into a baby. I also appreciate that D-Drops is a Canadian company!

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Jennifer L. March 26, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I learned that they contain no added colour or artificial flavour.

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409cope March 26, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I like that this is a Canadian company!

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Natalie Parvis-Nichols March 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I like that they are tasteless. It was so hard to get my son to take the last brand of D drops we tried!

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cp March 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I learned that they are a canadian company and that their product line isn’t just for infants but rather they have options for the whole family. And gluten free?! Would have never considered vitamin drops as a gluten product.

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Kristen March 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I like that there are no added colors or preservatives. I use this brand already and really like it.

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Samorjj March 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I lie that there are no preservatives.

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carschick2000 March 26, 2013 at 11:13 pm

i like that these d drops are gluten free!

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Dayna W March 26, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I learned that the Baby Ddrops can be dropped into food and drink… I didn’t know that, I’m still rubbing it into the inside of my son’s cheek every morning.

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gibberish March 26, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I like that they make products for all members of the family.
My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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Sarah Hayes March 27, 2013 at 12:08 am

I learned that its specifically designed for breastfed babies

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Alison K March 27, 2013 at 1:42 am

Visited Ddrops and learned they have drops catered to “Special Populations”

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Lindsay M March 27, 2013 at 2:44 am

I like that they can be dropped on a soother or bottle or added into food.

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Melissa Finn March 27, 2013 at 2:47 am

One drop is all your baby needs!

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Danielle Lytwyn March 27, 2013 at 2:50 am

You only need one drop to get all the vitamin d your baby needs.

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Heidi C. March 27, 2013 at 3:05 am

Vitamin D is so important for breastfeeding babies! It is also recommended for formula-fed infants too now!

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Ariel Chiu March 27, 2013 at 5:16 am

one drop of vitamin is all the baby needs!

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Brenda Hampton March 27, 2013 at 5:23 am

Vitamin D is the one “MUST” in our house for vitamins. One drop makes it the easiest to administer!

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Beth Gallinger March 27, 2013 at 5:51 am

I learned that it’s possible to take too much vitamin D.

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eganmedical March 27, 2013 at 11:40 am

As long as they’re properly administered by a parent or guardian, drops are not necessarily a bad idea. I do think that vitamin D gummies are a HORRIBLE idea for children.

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Rhonda March 27, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I learnt that Vitamin D3 is the preferred form over D2 due to its being more effective..

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anitamarch04 March 27, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I found out that you can take too much vitamin D — I really like the convenience of the drop format by Ddrops

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Erika JM March 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I learned that the D drops are available at Wegmans! Awesome!

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jlmk March 28, 2013 at 7:13 am

They break down to cost about 20 cents per 1 drop dose.

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Journeys of The Zoo March 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm

They’re Canadian. I love to support Canadian!

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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rita pipher March 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm

this is a great product! my daughter has a drop everyday.

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Anonymous March 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I like one drop offers all the D you need for the day

Sarai

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Victoria Ess March 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I learned that they are wheat-, gluten-, soy-, corn-, sugar-, milk- and peanut-free.

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sarah perry March 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I learned that they are designed for breastfed babies, and that they only need one drop :)

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Angela Cavanagh March 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I learned that the source of the vitamin D is from lanolin (which comes from sheep)

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Laurie Bolduc March 30, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I never knew that it’s possible to take too much vitamin D and that there are different types of vitamin D

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KD March 31, 2013 at 1:44 am

I learned that D drops come in a regular and booster dose for adults, and that adults over 50 can’t get enough in their diet.

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Nena Sinclair March 31, 2013 at 5:51 am

I learned that breast milk contains only 10% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D. Babies need vitamin D for healthy growth and development. In particular, bones require vitamin D to help with the absorption of calcium. Recent studies show that more vitamin D or sunshine during infancy seems to prevent other diseases later in life, such as juvenile diabetes or multiple sclerosis.

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Sarah Walker March 31, 2013 at 9:17 am

I like that it is soy, wheat, and gluten free.

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Nikki Krutz April 1, 2013 at 12:03 am

I learned that its got lots of vitamin d!

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Stephanie LaPlante April 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm

I learned that Ddrops are designed to be put into food or drinks. The heat of cooking might lessen the potency of vitamin D by a few percentage points, but not enough to make a big difference.

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wendy dickinson April 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Over the years due to health reasons i’ve learned a lot about vitamin D. It can help with chronic pain and mental health issues so it is good to have your levels checked at least once a year. The drops are amazing and easy. You can add them to anything you make, bake, eat or drink. They are also easier for your body to absorb then the pills.
I did learn that this company is Canadian which makes me very happy to spend money on the drops. (i have to take 10,000UI a day)

msdickinson28 at hotmail dot com

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Karen Gonyea April 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

I like that it has no taste.

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Veronique L April 8, 2013 at 10:41 pm

It’s good that it has no taste.

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elisabeth April 8, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I loved D-Drops, much better than the sugary cherry taste 1 ml that other brands offer. And it’s so easy to give to a newborn!

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Carey Hurst April 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Interesting site. I was pleasantly surprised to read it was just one drop, as trying to give something to a wee one can be a little hard . As strictly breast -feeding I put my son in direct sunlight but good to know of this product esp with the winter dragging on as long as it has . Good to know all the other info about the drops for other ages as well .

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Jennifer April 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

I had no idea they made it from lanolin and ultraviolet. Very interesting!

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Cathy C April 13, 2013 at 7:27 pm

The it is tasteless and that they are a Canadian company.

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Jo-Anne Pfoh April 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I had no clue that breast mild contained only 10% of the daily recommended

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Amanda April 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I learned that Vitamin D is good for children and adults of all ages not just breast feeding newborns!

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Shannon Mark April 14, 2013 at 7:48 am

very informative!

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Lindsay Cyr April 16, 2013 at 9:30 am

I learned how important Vitamin D is for you, no matter your age!

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Debbie April 17, 2013 at 9:18 am

Didn’t know a blood test could show a vitamin D deficiency.

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Lisa Rodrigues April 17, 2013 at 9:25 am

I use these for my daughter they are GREAT!

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Emily B April 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

I learned how easy it is to give it to little ones!

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Julie Murphy April 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

the don’t have any preservatives

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Liz W April 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm

I love that Ddrops have no extras – just the vitamin D in one drop.

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Jessamine D. April 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I like the Dora Kids Ddrops :)

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ameirah taha April 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

super easy to use and important esp for babies in winter

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Sari Weber April 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I learned that they are a Canadian company.

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Darcy April 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

That adults over 50 cannot rely on diet alone to receive their recommended daily dose.

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SueSueper April 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I like Ddrops® 1000 IU for adults, I would buy it. :-) I do date vitamin D daily. :-) Like that it’s tasteless and odourless. Yah Hooo!

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cassandra mccann April 22, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I learned that it can be easily administered to my child

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Angela Mitchell April 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm

The Canadian Pediatric Society recommends that breastfed babies get 400 IU of Vitamin D a day.

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Christy Martin April 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

I would love to try the Ddrops for adults. I did not know there is a blood test for Vitamin D!

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Nicole Newby April 25, 2013 at 10:27 pm

I learned that breast milk surprisingly is not a sufficient form of vitamin D for an infant.

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Laurie Emerson April 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I like that one drop is all the baby needs to take.

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Jo-Anne Pfoh April 26, 2013 at 7:27 am

outstanding product especially for the winter months

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susan smoaks April 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

i learned that you only need one drop!

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andie April 26, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I’d try the adult ddropd – probably the 1000IU – I like that they com in two doses.

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amanda faith April 26, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Love that it’s ‘just one drop’!!

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clarissa April 26, 2013 at 9:20 pm

i learned that enough vit D in infancy can help prevent health issues later on in life

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Lynn Mathieu April 26, 2013 at 9:25 pm

PTPA approved!!
Lynn Mathieu

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Stacey L April 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Parents will love that Baby Ddrops® contain no preservatives, no artificial flavours and no added colours and that they are wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, sugar-free, milk-free and peanut-free!

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Stacey L April 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

DIY Antique Wicker Table Restoration Tutorial this is my entry I commented on for a non giveaway post for 2 entries and for some reason it put something else in the comment box and I wasn’t able to change it.

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Salesgirl April 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I use these everyday. Such a great product!

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