ChildLife Probiotics w/Colostrum (Powder) Reviews
Great product the ChildLife Probiotics with Colostrum powder! My poor wee boy has had many courses of antibiotics over the past 6 months due to an ongoing health issue & his tummy hasn’t been very settled as a result. I was also aware that his good gut bacteria was very minimal. Wasn’t very easy to mix into formula, required a really good shake, which wasn’t ideal as it created bubbles in his milk, but he didn’t notice it at all once mixed in. His tummy seems more settled & it could be a coincidence, but we’ve managed a whole five weeks without antibiotics which is massive for us, it’s usually only two or three weeks.
Pele from Gisborne - 12/11/2018
I mixed the ChildLife Probiotics w/Colostrum powder in with my daughter night time bottle and she had no issues taking it, it mixed well with the formula. She did get slightly constipated at the start but resolved itself after a few days. I got sick and she didn’t which was great.
Karleen from Lower Hutt - 06/11/2018
I was looking forward to trying this with my just turned 5yo who can be a fussy eater especially when it comes to vegetables! She was keen to try it and initially we tried dissolving in water but found this didn’t really work so well and it just added a vague sweetness that all my kids weren’t keen on. So next we tried with breakfast and this was going well for a couple of days until she decided she didn’t like the taste anymore! The most successful method was mixing it into a smoothie where it totally disappears .
Joanna from Lower Hutt - 05/11/2018
Thank you so much for giving my grandson the chance to test your product…what a drama Mr 8 refused to drink or eat anything he thought it was in …found it hard to dissolve but in orange juice it was manageable ..the sweetness added to flavor , Ryan has struggled with dietary problems due to being a very fussy eater and the fact he doesn’t seem to like milk butter or yogurts …. and gets very bad tummy cramps and pains …having finally trialed your product he seems to have much less tummy problems and seems more settled in himself could this be the doing of our short trail ? if so, awesome! I just feel it needs to be more soluble and less sweet . Thank you again.
Lynn from Manawatu - 05/11/2018
I love this ChildLife Probiotics with Colostrum product, finally a probiotic that my son will actually take. I mixed it in his juice and he didn’t notice any difference. A few days after starting this product, I noticed a few things, my son's constipation cleared up, his baby acne disappeared and he was eating more (normally a very fussy eater). It’s hard to tell whether this was from the actual product itself or not but if it is, it’s bloody brilliant!
Rebecca from Pokeno - 05/11/2018
Thank you very much for the opportunity to try this ChildLife product! I first tried mixing the powder into water (it took 2 spoons to measure it out because my regular teaspoon didn’t fit and it’s not the type of powder to shake out easily!), but it didn’t dissolve very well unfortunately. I tried it myself and found it very sweet, so I think this could be a help or an issue depending on what you want to mix it with. My 3 kids had it mixed in with their yoghurt and muesli, in a smoothie, and also on their porridge and ate it with no problems. They didn’t notice any difference in taste and said everything was “yum”. Their snotty noses and lingering coughs have now cleared up, though I can’t be sure if this was because of the probiotics or that the bugs had finally run their course. I can definitely say that my kids have been more “regular” toilet-wise, and there have been no sore tummies since taking the powder.Overall I think you would need to take them for a longer period of time to see the full benefits, but in a couple of weeks I can definitely say that the powder has made a positive difference. The strong taste may be off-putting for some kids, but being a powder it is very versatile to work out different ways of serving it.
Katherine from Papamoa - 05/11/2018
My daughter happily took this ChildLife Probiotics with Colostrum powder mixed in her yoghurt and she enjoyed the taste! Such a relief as I have found other hard to disguise. I did find it difficult to mix through milk but it was fine in yoghurt.
Amanda from Christchurch - 05/11/2018
My daughter is quite fussy. I mixed this probiotics powder in with her milk and she loved it. She thought it was flavoured milk She is normally quite snotty but i have found since taking this once a day in her milk she is not as snotty and is sleeping better at night.
Shona from Wellington - 05/11/2018
Thanks for the opportunity to trial this product! I will admit I was a bit worried how my boys would take this being a powder but I mixed it in with the milk in their cereal or into their yoghurt and neither has had any issues yet, my 4 year old has had a few issues with constipation but this has definitely helped!
Sarah from Invercargill - 05/11/2018
I have to be honest and say I have struggled with this probiotics powder. Because of the flavour I found it hard to hide it in foods for my 4 year old and it wasn't the best at dissolving in my sons drink. However once we overcame those issues I did see some improvement with his digestive system – less wind and better stools. He was on antibiotics during the time as well and I feel it helped kept his digestive track healthy for the duration. I will keep on giving it to my sons and hopefully as we go on it more benefits will emerge.
Tammy from Auckland - 05/11/2018
Thank you for the opportunity to try this product for our children! Our son had it sprinkled on his breakfast with no issues at all. Our almost 2 year old daughter turned her nose up to it sprinkled on her breakfast so I decided to mix hers in with her yoghurt. They both seem to have responded really well to the product, both a lot more regular which is good for their digestive systems. Will definitely have this product on our shopping list.
Hollie from Whanganui - 03/11/2018
Mr 7yo was pleasantly surprised with the taste of this when we added it to his daily berry smoothie. He usually doesn’t like the taste of pineapple, but he couldn’t even taste it in this.
Trudy from Auckland - 03/11/2018
Thanks Kidspot for the chance to review the Childlife Essentials Probiotics with colostrum.
I thought the packaging was good and it was great having the handy wee booklet with other Childlife Essentials products.
I found the product really good helping the kids with recovery from colds they both had. It seemed to speed the process up. It was a bit hard to disguise in water or milk, but we managed to get them to try it by adding it to their see this. I’ve seen from other reviews that others have mixed into yoghurt so we will try this as it seems to be a great product.
Jaimee from Papamoa - 03/11/2018
Thank you so much Kidspot for allowing my two girls to trial this product, it could not have come at a more necessary time!
The week it was sent, both my girls came home with a nasty gastro virus. With their daily dose which I mixed into their sippy cups or added to their porridge, they recovered so quickly!
I found that this product didn’t dissolve and disguise easy just mixed with water however, I found it was best when I added it to a smoothie or their porridge, even their yogurts!
My eldest especially loved the taste which is a bonus when trying to get the little ones to take probiotics!
We have almost finished the course and I am definitely going to buy more, I was so impressed how quickly their bodies fought the virus with the added benefit of taking this colostrum/ probiotics! I wholeheartedly recommend trying this product!
Samantha from Taupo - 30/10/2018
Thanks so much for the chance to try this ChildLife Probiotics with Colostrum powder. My 11 yr old has Autism & didn't like the taste or texture, mixing it with yoghurt was easier than just water or milk. Was a bit of a drama getting it into him but on the plus side he seemed like he was getting a cold but it didn't develop into anything major at all! I am not sure it helped his digestive issues but that's something our GP can relook at this week. Thanks again for the opportunity, great product.
Bridget from Cambridge - 30/10/2018
I was pleasantly surprised with this . My 2yo knows when something is secretly added to food/drink but this time nothing was said!
Finally after a year of one tummy bug after another I've found something that tastes good and will help. Definitely recommend.
Jess from Christchurch - 30/10/2018
Thanks very much for the opportunity to try this awesome product. I have 5 and 3 years old sons. They haven’t fell in sick since they try this ChildLife Probiotics with Colostrum powder. My 5 year old likes toasts for breakfast and so I mix it with spreads which dissolve well. But my 3 year old doesn’t like that and sometimes mix with cereals and water, milk etc… But it doesn’t dissolve well with cold liquid such as water and milk – still some bits. My 3 year old doesn’t mind but if my 5 year old sees it, he doesn’t want to drink it. But I’d buy this as it benefits their health.
Tomo from Auckland - 28/10/2018
Thank you so much for letting my family trial this ChildLife product. My little boy absolutely loves the flavour, he asks to have it each day, tried it mixed in foods and drinks but he will take it happily off a spoon mixed with a little water. After starting this trial I got the flu that would not disappear, unsure if it was this but somehow my little boy did not even get a snuffle and has been incredibly healthy even with all the bugs going around. He has not started getting eczema which he normally would at this time of year. I will continue using it as find it to be amazing.
Sheena from Pokeno - 27/10/2018
Thank you for sending me this product; it really helped my kid with his poo trouble…and he was so excited to try it but i found it didn’t mix well with water…need to sprinkle it on yogurt or mixed it with smoothie but overall am happy with it and would buy it again.
Hania from Wellington - 27/10/2018
Thank you so much Kidspot for giving our family the opportunity to try ChildLife Essentials® Probiotics with Colostrum. First I was skeptical if my lil ones would try it,but once I gave it to them they absolutely loved the pineapple taste. They loved it in yogurt, milk, juice or just on a spoon . Can definitely see a change in wellbeing. Less tummy issues and overall very happy!
Michelle from Ashburton - 27/10/2018
My little 4yr old LOVES this, she eats it off the spoon, I’ll try mixing it with yoghurt I think next time so she gets both goodness, I have never thought that colostrum would be so beneficial for older children!! I would love to get some more when we run out, if it helps keep bugs away, then bring it on! Thanks Kidspot!!
Sarah from Kaiapoi - 27/10/2018
My daughter of 8 years was super excited to see the parcel arrive in the mail. We opened it and it looked very inviting. She was discovering the label etc trying to work out what it was for then I told her and she was pretty excited as she’s had table with her bowels lately so I told her anything is worth a try. She has been putting it in juice everyday for 8 days and she was found she is going to the toilet a lot more regular and not getting the aches and pains she was before. She said this also makes she feel good throughout the day.
For my son I’ve been a bit sneaky putting it in his Milo in the morning. He hasn’t noticed coz he thrives for that morning Milo lol. But he is going regularly also. I liked the fact that it also has a booklet stating what other products are available which I find absolutely great.
I highly recommend this product and my kids, well the one who knows she’s having it, gives it 10/10 for taste and being easy to mix up in juice. And I’m sure my son would give the same score if he knew as it’s very beneficial for him. He’s also very very fussy so it’s great as a support also. Thanks kidspot for letting us review. Will definitely be purchasing when we run out.
Shontelle from Timaru - 26/10/2018
My 5 year old was pretty excited when the ChildLife Probiotics with Colostrum powder arrived – I had a look through the pamphlet to see their range of products which was very interesting. She wanted to give it a try straight away so I mixed a little with some purified water, well she didn’t like the taste!! Haha typical, she’s pretty fussy and I think has real good taste buds! Anyway she refused to have any more, so I have been sneaking it on her breakfast and in her hot chocolate drinks and she didn’t notice anything. I think the product is a great idea, not too sure yet if it has made a difference, time will tell. She has had tummy issues in the past so I am hoping this product will make a difference, I will definitely buy it if it does!!
Vikki from Dunedin - 26/10/2018
Oh my! What a fantastic product! I loved the packaging and the little pamphlet with information on all their other products.
This product was so easy to use for both my kids I have been sprinkling on top of their breakfast cereal and not once did they notice anything different – that’s a big win for me as a mum. Thank you so much for the chance to review I will definitively be buying this product and keep them topped up to ensure they can’t fight off infections and colds. 10/10 for our family!
Michelle from Auckland - 25/10/2018
My child’s been having ChildLife Essentials® Probiotics with Colostrum for the past 7 days. I’ve been putting half a tsp of the powder in a glass of water or milk in the evenings after she has her dinner. I’ve been mixing the powder into her drink well (with my mini-whisk) before serving it to her. Miss 8 said after her very first sip: ‘yum, it tastes like pineapple!’, which she then told me was one of her favourite fruits! So the natural orange-pineapple flavour definitely gets the thumbs up from her and, believe me, that is no mean feat in my daughter’s case as she is one of the fussiest kids I know! Put it this way, it took her until age 7 before she even wanted to try a slice of pizza (!), and that wasn’t through any lack of us trying! She’s just not the easiest child to convince when it comes to trying new foods or different flavours… Thankfully, there’s been no hesitation at all on her part when I’ve been giving this probiotic to her. She genuinely enjoys the taste of it. And that’s fantastic because I fully believe in the power of probiotics in helping to maintain good health. I regularly take them myself (in tablet form) in winter. I also take them whenever I’ve had to take a course of antibiotics (although thankfully that is becoming pretty rare for me these days and perhaps that’s down to my regular use of probiotics in the first place?).
As for Miss 8, she does have a little IBS and ‘poo troubles’ from time to time, so I’ve been keeping a close eye out for any changes in her toileting routine since she’s been taking this product. Without going into too much detail, she seems to have been a lot more ‘regular’ over the past week, so that’s been a noticeable benefit so far!
I’d buy this product again in a heartbeat due to its digestive benefits and because there is no WW3 when I give it to my daughter – she happily drinks it and enjoys the taste. Thanks for the opportunity to trial it, it’s clearly a good probiotic for children. I’d recommend it to other parents who are looking for a way to improve or maintain their children’s digestive health.
Dana from Gisborne - 24/10/2018
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