ChildLife Essentials® Liquid Calcium with Magnesium

product trial4.64 out of 5 – Kidspot mums would purchase ChildLife Essentials Liquid Calcium with Magnesium and recommend it to their friends and family.

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How important is calcium in Childhood?

​Just about every parent knows that children require calcium to build strong bones and teeth. Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body; bones and teeth contain 99% of the calcium in the body while the remaining 1% is distributed in other areas.

By the time your child reached age 17, almost 90% of their adult bone mass will already have been established. For this reason, it’s very important that your child gets enough calcium on a daily basis.

It is during childhood that a child’s body is most capable of absorbing calcium. But the fact is, most children and teenagers aren’t getting the calcium they need to build peak bone mass. If the body does not get enough calcium from food or supplements, it will take it from the bones, which can cause calcium deficiency.

Although it would be great if children could get the calcium they need through a calcium-rich diet, often it is not possible, either due to fussy eating, a restricted diet, or other circumstances. Children who drink soda, energy or caffeinated drinks absorb even less calcium because these substances may interfere with the way the body absorbs and uses calcium. But calcium is one nutrient kids cannot afford to skip.  Supplementation can help.

​You can support your child’s healthy bone development with ChildLife® Liquid Calcium with Magnesium.

ChildLife® uses only the highest quality ingredients. ​This formula is gluten-free, casein-free, alcohol-free. It contains no milk, eggs, wheat, yeast, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish. No artificial colourings, flavourings or sweeteners.
ChildLife® Liquid Calcium with Magnesium provides these 2 essential minerals, in citrate form, combined with Vitamin D3 and Zinc Citrate; this combination of nutrients is needed for optimum absorption and utilisation of this vital nutrient

Other Ingredients
Filtered Water, Fructose, Citric Acid, Natural Orange Flavour, Potassium Sorbate, and Xanthan Gum.

Suggested Dosage
For infants 6 months–1 yr: 1 teaspoon daily
For children 1–3 yrs: 2 teaspoons daily
For children 4 –8 yrs: 1 tablespoon daily
For children 9–12 yrs: 2 tablespoons daily
Shake well before use. Keep in a cool dry place. Give directly or mix with your child’s favourite drink.

Taken at night before bed is ideal for its calming properties. Supplementation with ChildLife® Liquid Calcium with Magnesium can begin when your child starts eating solid foods.

During pregnancy, calcium and magnesium play a crucial part in the growth and development of your baby’s skeletal system and is also intimately involved in the conduction of nerve impulses, as well as muscle, heart and arterial function.
Dosage: up to 1000 mg daily with meals is recommended.

Visit the ChildLife website for more information.

We gave 30 registered trialists with children aged from 6 to 12 months old, the chance to trial and review ChildLife Essentials® Liquid Calcium with Magnesium. Read their reviews in the comments below.

Each selected reviewer will receive:

  • 474ml bottle of ChildLife Essentials® Liquid Calcium with Magnesium in natural orange flavour

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  1. Rebecca James 25/05/2018 at 1:35 am

    My 10m old daughter loves this! She is teething at the moment and weve had some terrible nights but snce we started using this her sleep has slightly improved and I feel good knowing she is getting the extra calcium. I’m loving the size of the bottle too and the instructions are easy to understand. We will be buying again!

  2. AmandaB 24/05/2018 at 3:47 pm

    We have enjoyed trialling this product. My 7 month old takes it willingly from a spoon. I feel good knowing he is getting the extra calcium. His sleep has also improved slightly which is also a plus! The packaging is great, love the size of the bottle. I would recommend this and will continue to purchase. Thanks for the opportunity to trial.

  3. Kyleeevans 24/05/2018 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to try. My 10m old loves the taste and takes it easily. I’ve been giving it to her at night before her bedtime bottle. The Magnesium has helped to relax her into her bedtime routine.

  4. Hudeehoo 24/05/2018 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you for giving my family the chance to try the liquid calcium and give it a 5⭐ review. After using this for a week, I noticed that all 3 of my children had better sleeps . What was prefect about this is one of my children have a severe dairy allergy and it upped his calcium levels quite a bit. I would definitely recommend this to others.

  5. Thejteam 23/05/2018 at 10:55 pm

    My co-trialist quite enjoyed this mini review.
    I was worried at first that bubba would have a reaction of somekind but maybe thats just the mama bear in me.
    Im stoked to say bubba seem to quite like his spoonfuls. I wondered why he giggles at a spoonful so I tasted it myself, it is quite yum. Its not sickly sweet. It tastes like vitamin C. He was a bit confused at first as it is like milk coloured but he knows if it comes from a spoon its his supplement.

    I was at first skeptical that the magnesium would help with sleeping. My 7month old DOES NOT take naps during the day at all so after the 3rd day of him taking this after we usually have it in the morning he actually takes 2hr naps in the arvo. Soooo good!

  6. devonamanda 21/05/2018 at 12:14 pm

    Love this! so surprised at how big the bottle was when we received it!! will most likely purchase again. Great taste, my boy is always hard to get anything liquid apart from bottles into him so was shocked when he took it right off the spoon! we have had to put it in his bottle a couple of times though.

    we have had trouble with him sleeping from the get go. at the moment i think the magnesium in the product is working as we have dropped from 3-4 wakes a night to 1-2!

  7. Sexcpinkplayboy 20/05/2018 at 5:31 pm

    I was very surprised at the size of the bottle when I received it. Great size. My 1 year old son loves it and I give it to him via a syringe save spillage. Great that this doesn’t need to go in the fridge when opened. Also am grateful to try something to give my son calcium as he is lactose intolerant so definitely helps thanks so much

  8. Stef Chapman 20/05/2018 at 2:40 pm

    I was pleasantly surprised at how big the bottle was when I received it in the mail. Once I took the lid off and sampled a bit (which was sweet), my three year old was straight over asking me what it was and if he could have some. He gulped down his two teaspoons and was promptly asking me for a third. Thumbs up from him. I found it was a bit of a challenge feeding a teaspoon to miss independent ten months who will only feed herself so I popped some in a syringe as I do for her pamol and she also gulped it down and has her mouth wide open each evening for her ‘dessert’. It’s great knowing they are getting these extra calcium etc and it tastes great so it’s easy peasy to give to them.
    I wish the bottle had a child resistant cap on it, as it tastes great I’m scared mr three might try to help himself.

  9. MuddledUpMolly 18/05/2018 at 1:50 pm

    I was pleasantly surprised with the size of this bottle and it was packaged really well. My little girl absolutely loves it. She has her mouth open and ready for the two teaspoons she has. I gave it a try too and was pleasantly surprised, not too sweet but definitely tasty and appealing to little ones. I have not previously given my daughter a similar product but would definitely consider it, price dependant, as I am all for growing healthier and stronger bones especially while my little girl is so young and growing. Thank you so much for choosing us for this trial, great product and a hit with the little lady 🙂

  10. molliemae 18/05/2018 at 8:45 am

    When the product arrived it was suprised how big the bottle was! My 10 month old absoultely loves it! Everytime i bring out the bottle he has his mouth open and ready. When usually its a fight to give him any sort of supplement or medicine. Since giving it to my little one he sleeps alot better. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to try this and will be purchasing this in future!

  11. zackandemiliasmummy 17/05/2018 at 8:44 pm

    The product arrives when advised and was wrapped in bubble wrap and protected, The bottle way huge it was quite surprising!
    I gave a dose to my 10 month old at lunch time and she loved it, i even had a taste and was delicious and milky! A few days on she is now getting up on her knees and hands and getting stronger! My little one generally sleeps through the night but is not doing so well sleep wise with cutting molars at the moment so sleep is all over the place and I haven’t been able to compare as much as normal!
    Have also tried this on my 4 year old and he also loves the taste and lines up for his serve every day as well and is quick to remind me should i forget! He has started to sleep through the night again finally and is not as hungry as he has been before we started on this.
    Hopefully once my 10 month old cuts these teeth and grows we will see more changes.
    Love the product and love the taste and have started looking into the other products they offer as well.

  12. Katnaylan 17/05/2018 at 2:17 pm

    When the bottle arrived I was surprised how big it was… it’s huge. I opened it and had a wee taste and it was delicious. My partner also wanted a try and was pleasently surprised by the taste. My 10 month old opened his mouth wide and gulped it down too. Each night he happily walks over for his nightly dose.
    Since starting with the childlife magnesium and calcium, my son has started sleeping through the night, which has been awesome.
    I would recommend this to other parents for sure.

  13. Mummaof3 17/05/2018 at 1:48 pm

    This product arrived fully wrapped in bubble wrap and the bottle was huge! I smelt it first before offering the children as they asked what does it taste like. It is milky white but tastes like orange. Much to my delight they loved it and said yum after telling miss 4 it is yummy. I throughly enjoyed the taste myself if they made this for adults I would happily have it. Miss 12 was so interested in this new product she read the label it came with attached to the top. She asked me several questions. Master 15 months was good at taking as well, using a surge. Definitely will be recommended to my mummy friends! So glad something good for you tastes good too!

  14. tunzdhg 17/05/2018 at 12:04 pm

    Wow, when this product arrived in the mail, I was like wow this bottle is huge! Miss now 11 month old loved the taste, I am impressed all 3kids can have it too! I’m actually certain this has helped kids sleep better at night, I am very impressed with the produc5, thanks for allowing me and my family to trial

  15. helibabi 16/05/2018 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you so much for allowing me to trial this product. It arrived just when needed.
    I was at life pharmacy buying supplements for the family and was talking to the chemist but no magnesium supplement stock they had was suitable for my 1 year old.. and then I came home to this.
    It’s perfect! Calcium and magnesium.
    Like I said I was after the magnesium for sleep but I don’t mind the fact it’s actually a calcium supplement with magnesium.
    With my picky eaters I will try anything.
    It’s a great sized bottle with simple packaging and easy instructions. Very handy being able to use a teaspoon measurement but this also made it hard to administer to my 1year old. Both my 1 & 3 year old loved the consistency and taste – fruity so very pleasant.. much better than the powdery tablets I take.
    It’s a white liquid so I will say it’s hard to see the liquid against the white bottle when pouring but it’s quite viscous so it’s slow to pour which helps and means you don’t over pour into teaspoon.
    My 3 year old prefers this to the other magnesium she has been taking which is a bonus.. she is a terrible sleeper and so we will try anything to make her sleep a little better.
    She also wakes a lot complaining of leg pains which I assume is growing pains and I love that I can give her this in a time of growth so I know that she’s getting enough calcium in her body to supplement these times of where she may need it.
    As for the 1 year old if he is fussy I sneak it into his drink or food and he is non the wiser.. the first night after he took this he only woke once vs his usual 2-3x a fluke?? Maybe but with all that growth I like he is getting the calcium and also the magnesium which is so widely claimed to calm and promote better sleep.
    I have already recommended to a friend who’s baby is starting solids.. being lactose intolerant she was worried they all might be lacking calcium as their sources of calcium are limited so they are looking into this.

  16. Ashleigh 15/05/2018 at 9:54 pm

    I found this product great for all 4 of my children! The bottle size is really good and i love that it does all ages so i only need to buy one product! I found the magnesium added in good too i think it helped with my 3 year olds sleeping! Overall a really great product and will definitely be using from now on!

  17. samara 15/05/2018 at 8:55 pm

    I was pleasantly surprised about the size of the large bottle – huge!
    All 3 kids loved it and beg for more. and the baby had no issue at all taking it.
    I was impressed at the addition of the Vit. D and magnesium – a good additional way to get this in the kids. If it does what the pack claims, it is a good addition to the diet.
    I had a taste and loves it also!

  18. Craig Lovegrove 15/05/2018 at 8:35 pm

    My 4 year old boy hated this, he said it tastes yuck, on the other hand my one year old boy loves it so it looks like he will end up with the whole bottle. I give him one teaspoon before bed and he now knows how to hold the spoon all by himself.

  19. k1234 15/05/2018 at 6:34 pm

    Miss 2 and miss 8 months have been testing this product out for over a week now and seem to be enjoying it. I was super Impressed with the size of the bottle and the pleasant taste. It has a nice orange taste which isn’t super fake and the kids seem to love it. The bottle has clear instructions which are easy to read and follow. I love that this includes magnesium too as both my girls are not the best sleepers so will have to see over the long run if this helps that. Hard to tell at the moment as both are sick and teething too!
    Would definitely recommend for those wanting to ensure there little get the nutrients they need.

  20. Vickybijal 15/05/2018 at 10:01 am

    Thanks so much recvd the childlife calcium syrup..
    – Very impressed with size of bottle.
    – My 14 months old have it on medicine spoon and seems like she liked the taste. I first tasted little and taste yummy orange flavour! Haha.
    – Its been 3 days but no allergic reaction on my baby.
    – would definitely recommend to others and will continue buying this. Hoping it will help my baby getting her teeth faster. She has only 2 teeth so far and she is 14 months.
    Thanks again. Vicky

  21. Kayleigh Jukes 14/05/2018 at 8:46 pm

    My 1 year old son has been using this product as a trial.

    Initially the product is very well received; he’s been getting two teaspoons per day as recommended, one in the morning and one at night. He very obviously enjoys the taste, and I can see why, I tasted it and it has a very pleasant orange taste, not at all like the fake orange of things like Pamol, but an actual citrusy taste that is a welcome change from children’s pharmaceuticals.

    The packaging is plain, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The back is easy to read, and provides you with all of the details that you need. (ie. dosage, ingredients, benefits etc.)

    He’s been having some trouble with sleeping lately, and I’m keen to see if the Magnesium makes a difference; I’ll post an update after he’s been using it for a week with some results.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. Kateprice2277 14/05/2018 at 12:37 pm

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to trial childlife liquid calcium with Magnesium on my 10mth old son. He has a severe cows milk protein intolerance so his dietary calcium intake is low. This product is perfect for upping his calcium intake, with the peace of mind of knowing it has no allergens such as milk, eggs and gluten as well as no artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners.
    It comes in a large 474ml bottle, which will last about 3mths as the dose for his age group is 5mls per day. I administer it directly via a syringe into his mouth and he really seems to like the flavour (I gave it a taste myself and I’m not surprised he likes it! It tastes great) It has given him no side effects and I will definitely continue to buy this product and would like to check out ChildLife’s other products while I’m at it. Thanks again.

  23. kiran 11/05/2018 at 1:59 pm

    Thankyou for sending this calcium and magnesium child essential bottle. This is a very good size bottle and for first time ever my daughter Summer liked a taste of something like that.
    Many Thanks!

  24. Syboo 21/04/2018 at 10:46 pm

    I would love to trial this product. I have 4 year old twins who are very fussy eaters. Both get frequent joint pain and have problems falling asleep at night. I would really like to see if this makes a difference. Thanks.

  25. Charlottevh 20/04/2018 at 6:34 pm

    I would mind to try this with my 9 month old! As a baby that suffered terribly with an intolerance to dairy I worried that he was not receiving all the nutrition he needed. Now on solids, he is slowly been introduced to dairy but it’s still very limited what he.can tolerate. this would be perfect in giving him the nutrients he needs that may not be getting from food.

  26. Jubes 20/04/2018 at 1:36 am

    I would love to trial and review this product on my kids. Especially my youngest daughter as she is a picky eater and dosnt care much for dairy or greens unfortunately. Also my 10 yr old daughter struggles to relax at night like myself. I take magnesium pills and notice the difference if I miss them. She has a pill swallowing gag reflex still and i think this liquid could be the answer for her. Id love to see if this benefits my girls. Thanks

  27. Megbear93 18/04/2018 at 8:19 pm

    yes please. would love to try this with miss 2 who loves anything orange flavoured and is always on the go so calcium is essential for her growth

  28. Vickybijal 16/04/2018 at 11:24 pm

    Please select me. I am keen to use it my 14 months old baby as she still doenst have any teet coming. Have been waiting since long now. Dentist dont do anything umtil she is over 18 months i guess. I can try on her to see if this supplements can help.

  29. jdodu001 16/04/2018 at 10:59 pm

    I have twins who are 9 months old and would like to see them get extra essentials they need

  30. Thejteam 16/04/2018 at 6:19 pm

    This sounds great! We’d love to trial this and great addition as bubsy just started solids. Sure wouldnt want him missing out on essential vitamins.

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