Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Tummy Buddies Safe to give to Babies?
Yes, Tummy Buddies is completely safe to give to babies, infants and young children. Our unique 1 billion probiotic formula has been especially formulated for sensitive babies tummies. Our probiotic powder contains well researched probiotic strains that occur naturally in a babies digestive system including the child specific probiotic Bifidobacterium infantis and more.
What ages can take Tummy Buddies?
Tummy Buddies is suitable for infants from birth, up to age 12. After age 12, it may be best to offer a stronger probiotic health supplment designed for teenagers and adults. Please see our individual products for more information about dosage and directions on how to take.
How much should I give to my Child or Baby?
Tummy Buddies probiotic powder comes in convenient 1 gram easy to use sachets, so that you do not have to measure out the probiotic powder.
Infants from birth to 12 months can take 1 sachet a day, and children over 12 months can take 1-2 sachets a day, or as advised by a health professional.
Simply add to cold food, water, milk or juice.
Can Tummy Buddies be taken on an ongoing basis?
Tummy Buddies is a completely natural health supplement that will not cause dependancy, so therefore can safely be taken on an ongoing basis.
How long should I give Tummy Buddies to my Baby or Child?
If your baby or child is currently taking a course of antibiotics, then we would recommend 1 sachet of Tummy Buddies per day until the course of anti-biotics has finished. Then continue taking Tummy Buddies for a minimum of 15 days after the course of antibiotics has finished or until advised. If your child is experiencing diarrhoea or has been ill with a tummy upset, then we would recommend that you give Tummy Buddies to your child or baby for a minimum of 15 days (15 sachets) after illness until symptoms have improved. Tummy Buddies will not cause dependency, and can safely be taken on an ongoing basis.
What time of the day should I give my child Tummy Buddies?

Simply give 1 sachet once a day, with or after food.

Can Tummy Buddies be given with milk formula?
Tummy Buddies can be mixed with your babies milk formula, so long as the milk formula is cool and at room temperature, before being mixed.
How long does it take before Tummy Buddies probiotics take effect?

It may vary for each individual child. In some cases, changes can be found within a few days. In other children it may take up to two to three weeks.

Why is Tummy Buddies Probiotic Powder Child Friendly?

Tummy Buddies contains 1 billion strains of good probiotic bacteria per 1 gram sachet, and is also a multi-strain probiotic formula. This multi-strain probiotic formula make Tummy Buddies a more comprehensive and effective all round formula for re-populating the good bacteria in your child’s digestive system. The strength (1 Billion of good bacteria) of each sachet has been especially formulated for delicate babies and young children’s digestive systems.

Why is Tummy Buddies probiotic formula in a Powder Form?

Most infections occur in the gut and probiotic powder is easiest way of digesting the product. Probiotic powder and bacteria food products are designed to maintain and nourish the intestine lining and continue to keep it healthy. Probiotic powder is very alkalizing and easily absorbed. It also boosts your own immune system to fight infection effectively.

What are the Tummy Buddies ingredients per sachet?

The ingredients for each probiotic 1 gram sachet can be viewed on our probiotic ingredients page.

Do Tummy Buddies contain any Bulking Agents, Fillers or Additives?

As you would expect for a child safe product, Tummy Buddies contain no:

  •     Excipients (Zero Additives).
  •     Wheat.
  •     Gluten.
  •     Lactose.
  •     Added Sugar.
  •     Additives.
  •     Artificial Colourings.
  •     Yeast.
How can I purchase Tummy Buddies childrens probiotic powder?

You can purchase Tummy Buddies online easily and safely from this safe and secure website.

Do you accept Visa and Mastercard?

At the moment we accept payment through PayPal, who do accept Visa and Mastercard.

Can I pay in any other way?

Unfortunately we do not accept any other payment methods except for PayPal.

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Do you offer any Guarantees?

Yes. All of our products come with a no quibble 30 day Money Back Guarantee to give you full peace of mind.

Do you have any terms and conditions of sale?

Yes. Please feel free to read our Terms and Conditions.

Do you offer Free UK Delivery?

Yes. Any order placed with us over the value of £19 will qualify for free UK delivery. Any order under £19 will be subject to our standard UK delivery which is just £3.95. You can view all of our delivery rates on our Delivery Page.

What is Antibiotic Associated Diarrhoea (AAD)?

Normally the large intestine maintains a delicate balance with the billions of bacteria that live inside it. Most of these are the “good bacteria” and they both aid in digestion and fight off the “bad bacteria” (your intestine has some of those, as well). Antibiotics work by killing off bacteria, but they can’t distinguish between the “good” and the “bad” bacteria. As a result, the “good” bacteria in the colon get destroyed and the delicate balance in the colon is disrupted and symptoms of diarrhoea and stomach cramps may be the result.

How do Probiotics Benefit the Immune System?

Probiotics are live micro-organisms found in the tissues lining the GI tract and are called “friendly bacteria” due to their ability to support overall health. It is believed that up to 70 percent of the body’s immune capacity may reside in these tissues, serving as an important defence against illness. Probiotics are acid and bile resistant. Not only do they pass stomach acid, they implant in the intestine, produce digestive enzymes, vitamins, lactic acid and natural antibiotics. There is mounting research that eating foods rich in probiotics, such as cheeses and yogurt, or taking probiotic supplements, is effective in preventing certain diseases and improving disease symptoms.

How can I get hold of you if I need any more help or advice?

We would love to hear from you. Simply contact us through our Contact Page or call our customer services on Tel: 0845 118 0056 or email us at info@childrensprobiotics.co.uk