Meet 'For your baby' friendly bacteria drops

Dr Kate Stephens PhD Food and Microbial Sciences; Gut Microbiology (University of Reading), BSc Medical Microbiology

Here at OptiBac, we care about the people taking and recommending our supplements. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. So when you told us you wanted live cultures that were easier for your little ones to take, we listened. We hope our friendly bacteria drops especially for 0 - 3 years olds will make things just a bit easier. 

Probiotic drops

New OptiBac live cultures drops

That’s why ‘For your baby’ is our first ever liquid drops supplement. It can be given directly to babies via an easy-to-use dropper – no fuss, no mess! Alternatively, it can be given on a spoon, or you can add it to breastmilk and other food and drinks. We’ve formulated this supplement with you in mind, so you can find the way that works best for your family.

We know that this is coming to you during a very surreal time. Parents have been asking for a friendlier format of live cultures for their little ones for a long time and this product has been years in the making. We know this isn’t a big fix for you right now, in the grand scheme of things, but it might help in some small way to navigate some of the more minor problems parents are facing as family life goes on.

For your baby’ is a daily baby drops supplement and contains the friendly bacteria strain Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®, which is new to the OptiBac range. This strain has been extensively researched in over 4,000 infants and young children, and is already used across the globe. In each serving, 'For your baby' provides 1 billion live cultures - find out what the billions count actually means. We're the UK's live cultures experts with leading research into our supplements, so with OptiBac you can feel confident that you're giving your little ones the best start.

We know that every child is different, so we’ve tried to make our newest supplement as inclusive as possible. It’s clinically trialled and proven to be safe from birth. What’s more, it’s vegan, gluten free, and doesn’t contain any artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. 

Which supplement is best for my child?

You might already have seen our other children’s supplement, ‘For babies & children’ and indeed there is some overlap here - in that either of these products could be applicable. So, how do you know which is the best for your little one?  We've put together some bullet points to help guide you. 

  • 'For your baby' is especially for little ones from birth to 3 years old, though it can be given to older children too. 
  • 'For babies & children' is for those from birth all the way up to 12 years old 
  • There shouldn't be any need to give your child both 'For your baby' and 'For babies & children'.
  • 'For your baby's liquid drop format should be especially easy for administering to babies, whereas 'For babies & children' is a sachet that can be mixed with cold food or drink. 
  • 'For your baby' has more research in babies and toddlers, whereas 'For babies & children' has more research in school-aged children. 
  • The two products do contain different strains, so it might well be a case of trial and error! Try out one for at least a month and then swap to the other - and hopefully you might get a feel for which one is best for your child. 

We know how important it is to have the right support at every stage of life, which is why our focus is on providing targeted supplements for all ages. Both of our child supplements are suitable from birth, but ‘For your baby’ has been designed for ease of use in very young infants. If in any doubt whatsoever, why not contact us! We're happy to help.

From our family, to yours

At OptiBac, family is paramount in everything we do. We are a family-run business, founded by three siblings and their father, and every valued member of our team is like an extended branch of our family tree. If you'd like to find out more about us, please take a look at our 'Who We Are' page.

Join the OptiBac family today, and try our brand new ‘For your baby’.