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OptiBac Probiotics Probiotics

For babies & children
(For your child's health)

Product rated 4.8 from 29 reviews
( Website and brand rated 4.7 from 320 reviews )

£5.54 - £13.62 Excl. UK Taxes

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High quality, well-researched live cultures from OptiBac Probiotics, for babies & children. This natural supplement contains L. acidophilus, with Bifidobacterium infantis & bifidum - the dominant cultures in healthy infants & kids. Contains no added sugar or flavourings.

What's it for?

A natural supplement from OptiBac Probiotics, for infants and children.

Who's it for?

For infants & children from birth to 12 years, and for pregnant & breastfeeding women.

Each sachet provides

3 billion live cultures + 0.75g of FOS fibres, guaranteed until end of expiry.

OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children'

From birth onwards, 'For babies & children' (formerly known as 'For your child's health') from OptiBac Probiotics can be given as a natural supplement.

OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' is completely free from sugars, artificial flavours & colourings which can be found in other children's supplements and foods containing live cultures.  

At OptiBac Probiotics we specialise entirely in live cultures, and only use strains of the highest quality, with extensive research behind them.

More about 'For babies & children'

The types of natural bacteria that reside in an infant's or child's intestines are very different from the types found in adulthood. Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum are the dominant and most important beneficial cultures found in healthy infants and children during their early years; this product contains both of these bacteria, in strains which have been tested to survive stomach acidity and bile salts.  This supplement contains a third type of natural bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, which has been scientifically shown to survive stomach acidity and to reach the gut alive. At OptiBac Probiotics we appreciate the importance of using various species and strains of natural bacteria - these three strains will target different areas of the gut as opposed to just one.  Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), makes this product naturally high in fibre.  

Having an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is thought, by some, to be related to digestion and immunity for infants and children, in particular in: formula-fed babies, babies and children on antibiotics, babies delivered be Caesarean section, and babies & children with digestive problems such as colic, diarrhoea, constipation and lactose intolerance, as well as those with allergies and skin irritations such as eczema. 

Sachets are enclosed in 3 layer laminated sachets for maximum protection against heat and humidity.

Healthcare professionals can see Scientific Research on OptiBac Probiotics For babies & children, or find out more about our strains.

Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33
Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33

For mothers

Pregnant and nursing mothers can take 'For babies & children' (For your child's health) during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
 
At the time of birth, a mother passes her natural bacteria to the baby during the birthing process. As the baby passes through the birth canal, it 'swallows' bacteria from the mother, and this is thought to act as a natural booster for the child's immunity and general wellbeing. Pregnant women expecting a Cesearean birth may safely take OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' during pregnancy. 

Following birth, the infant's microflora is influenced by diet (breast milk or formula), environment, and medicines such as antibiotics. The natural development of Bifidobacteria in infants is favoured by breast-feeding; studies have found higher concentrations of Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum in breast-fed infants as opposed to babies bottle-fed with formulas. Many nursing mothers take 'For babies & children' while breastfeeding.

More about OptiBac Probiotics 

Did you know, we are a family business in more ways than one.  The UK company was founded by a father and his three children who continue to work together, and is home to more families - even spanning three generations with our sales star Annie and her grandson Jacob!  So who better to make supplements for your family?  This product contains carefully selected natural bacteria and fibre especially for your children.  Tummy-tastic. 

Please note: As of January 2014, 'For your child's health' has changed name to 'For babies & children' in the EU. The ingredients remain the same.

Allergen information: Please note this product may contain tiny traces of dairy and/or soy, and is therefore not recommended to those with a strict allergy to dairy. It should be fine however, for those with lactose intolerance.

Directions

'For babies & children' (For your child's health) can easily be mixed with your child's favourite cold foods or beverages.  This OptiBac Probiotics supplement can be taken with formula milk when it is at room temperature, but not when warmed (as heat reduces the viability of natural bacteria.)

Take as following, or as professionally directed:

  • Infants from birth to 12 months: one sachet per day.
  • Children 12 months and above: one to two sachets per day, as desired.
  • Pregnant and nursing mothers: one sachet per day.
  • Adults & children should ideally drink plenty of water during a course of live cultures.
  • Best taken with a meal, preferably with breakfast. 
  • OptiBac Probiotics will not cause dependency, and can safely be taken on an ongoing basis.

Safety

It is not recommended to give live cultures to patients who: are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the Intensive Care Unit, have blood in the stool, have central venous catheters; or to post-surgical patients with open wounds, or infants with short bowel syndrome; unless under a doctor's care.

Full Ingredients

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS); Filler: potato starch; Live probiotic cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33, Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71).

Each sachet guarantees 3 billion micro-organisms + 0.75g prebiotic fibres.

Storage

Like the rest of the OptiBac Probiotics range, this does not require refrigeration. 

Store in a cool, dry place, and away from direct sunlight.

  • Vegetarian
  • No added sugars
  • Gluten free
  • Yeast free
  • Free from artificial colours
  • Flavourless
  • Suitable for pregnancy
  • FOS fibres
  • Natural bacteria

Delivery Options

We endeavour to keep our delivery and shipping rates as fair as possible. There are no extra hidden admin or packaging fees.

Delivery method Price per order
UK Standard Shipping
Usually delivered within 4-7 days
£1.46
UK First Class Postage
Usually delivered within 1-3 days
£2.08
UK Next Day Delivery
Choose this option by 2pm Mon-Fri and your order should be with you in 24 hours.
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£5.00
International - EU
Please allow 7-10 days for delivery
£5.00
International - Non-EU
Please allow 7-20 days for delivery
£10.00
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Orders placed before 2.00pm will be dispatched the same working day.

Free Delivery

We offer free delivery (UK and International) on all orders over £100. This discount will be applied automatically to your basket when you checkout.

Customer Reviews — 29 Reviews

  • Posted by Lois (North Wales) 6 days ago

    5 stars

    "My 3 year old daughter had pretty bad eczema. We first saw a food allergist who recommended eliminating dairy, wheat and a few other things as well as using Ecover. There was a massive improvement in her skin but with the odd flare up. I then read an article about probiotics helping eczema so I bought 2 months supply of optibac. During this time we also saw a cranial osteopath. The process started last November so this is not a quick fix in my opinion. By now (July) her skin is fantastic, I have bought another 2 months supply of optibac as I firmly believe that is due to a combination of all three things. She can now eat anything within reason and sensibly without a flare up, she is hardly ever ill, never has a cold and I believe the optibac has really strengthened her insides. Would DEFINITELY recommend."

  • Posted by Jenny (United Kingdom) 1 month ago

    5 stars

    "My 4 months old baby suddenly developed a rash on his cheeks, I took him to see the GP who told me to add Oilatum to his bath as it was only 'dry skin'. A few days later the rash moved down to his belly, arms and legs, so I took him to see a private doctor who told me to apply vaginal thrush cream and that should clear it, of course I didn't do that as I could not bring myself to using such a strong cream on my baby's skin. Then, a pediatrician said my baby was lactose intolerant and I should stop breastfeeding and he would prescribe him some pre-digested formula because my baby was also suffering from reflux, I could not understand how a doctor could take away breast-milk in favour of some formula. By then, the rash has become crusty and really aggressive, so I did some research and came across this website, immediately bought a box and started giving him with a little breast-milk as well as me taking it, and the results are just amazing, so far, after just 1 week, my baby has no more reflux and the crusty red aggressive rash has 95% disappeared. I have recommended it to my sister as his 4 year old is also full of eczema, hopefully he will benefit as much as my baby from this fantastic product!! This should be recommended to all pregnant women and babies by GPs, midwives and Pediatricians before prescribing toxic medicines or creams!! "

  • Posted by Kelly (Essex) 1 month ago

    2 stars

    "I have tried just about everything I can think of to treat my 3 month old daughter's eczema but as yet nothing has worked. After reading the reviews of these probiotics I couldn't wait to try them but u... Read More »"

    Reply from OptiBac Probiotics

    Dear Kelly, I’m sorry that this didn’t completely clear up your daughter’s eczema. Eczema is a complex condition and I’d recommend taking her to see a health care practitioner. Certainly probiotics can be helpful, but what works for one will not always work for another. It’s promising at least that she had some relief on her cheeks – I wonder how long you gave it to her for and if it’s worth trying her on it for longer, to see if similar results come through on the rest of her body? Other things which can often help are to supplement with omega 3 fish oil for babies, and to look for alternatives to cow’s milk-based formula if she is taking a bottle, or if breastfeeding then try to see if there’s anything in your diet which could be involved e.g. dairy, wheat. I hope you find a solution. Best, Megan Crowch

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