Preparing your child’s supplements… there is an easier way!

I’ve been preparing Nicholas’s powdered supplements a week at a time for a long time – but before I found these pill containers, I was opening capsules several times a day every day. If you do the same thing I did, then you know that it’s just exhausting. So, I figured I would share what I do just in case it can help someone….

I bought several sets of these Vitaminder Pill Case Stacker Containers:
(Get $5.00 off your first purchase at with code: TUM744)

For Nicholas’s supplements, I have his doses split up in 4 doses which I give throughout the day. The first one is given either before he wakes up or as he wakes up. The second he gets after school. The third he gets after dinner. The fourth one is given right before bed or he takes it with him to bed.

So I need 4 containers for each day. In the photo below, you are seeing 5 days worth of containers:

Supplement How-to - Step One

I made myself a map in microsoft excel which shows me which supplement goes into which container – which really helps me to do this efficiently and without making mistakes. Note: I do not add any enzymes or enhansa (curcumin) into this mix.

Next, I go through the capsule section of my map and add the capsules to each container:

Supplement How-to - Step Two

Next, I take one little container at a time and open each capsule, carefully emptying the contents into that container:

Supplement How-to - Step Three

Next, I add the supplements I have in powder form such as Vitamin C, Inositol, Amino blend, etc.

Then I put them together keeping them in 1 – 4 order from top to bottom, so I am always using the top compartment first.

Supplement How-to - Step Four

Putting together his supplements this way has reduced the time dramatically. Now I just add his liquid supplements to a glass bottle, add one compartment of his powdered supplements and some pear juice and shake.

PS – If you are adding a new supplement one week – DO NOT add it to this mix – wait until you know it’s a keeper. If your child responds negatively to that particular supplement, you will be wasting days worth of supplements at a time.

Here is a print-screen of the excel spreadsheet I keep so that doing this is quick and easy:
Supplement Map

If you would like to download the blank template that you can manipulate to your liking, click the link below:
Supplement Map – Excel template

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7 Responses to “Preparing your child’s supplements… there is an easier way!”

  1. maya says:

    This is pretty neat. I am gonna get these too..
    Do you ever wash these? Also by opening up certain supplements, do you think they will loose their potency.. just wondering.

  2. Mom says:

    Yes, I wash them every time they’re emptied. Also, I do keep them all in a sealed ziploc with as much air out of it as possible. I tried putting liquid in these to see if they would leak – and they didn’t which was good.

  3. debinIL says:

    Oh for the day when he starts swallowing his pills. BIG time saver for us/me.

  4. Mom says:

    Isn’t that the truth!

  5. summermh says:

    Could you elaborate a bit more on the “map” that you refer to? And, just to be clear, you put these together for up to 5 days at a time?

  6. Mom says:

    Sure, I added a print screen of what my map looks like above so you can see. I have also added the excel template so if you can use/modify as you like.

    Yes, I do 5 days at a time.

  7. maya says:

    thank you thank you thank you !
    i ordered these and they are simply awesome ! makes life easy !
    i am ordering more today !

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