Last week, I wrote about the belly blues that Some Boy has been having. His pediatrician told me to give him baby probiotics, and I actually started taking Member’s Mark 4X Probiotic myself to see if they could calm my sensitive stomach as well. The verdict is in: probiotics have helped us both immensely. Some Boy is less fussy (although he has also been taking an acid reflux medication, so it's likely a combination of both) and I no longer have to be careful about what I eat. In the past, I generally avoided greasy or highly-acidic foods because they made me feel unsettled and bloated. Now I can go out to restaurants without a second thought about what sort of weird concoction might wind up on my plate. Score!
Having looked into a number of different probiotics, there are a few things I like in particular about Member's Mark 4X Probiotic. I like that it doesn't need to be refrigerated. I'm a mom on the go and I just don't have time to be messing with a refrigerated product. Also along the same lines, I like that it comes in a simple tablet and I don't have to deal with messy liquids or powders (Some Boy's probiotic comes in a powder form and it is a huge pain to deal with everyday!). Lastly, it's affordable and easy to find at Sam's Club, and comes with their satisfaction guarantee.