Usually newborns have sufficient iron stores for the first six months of their life. After this time your child needs other foods containing iron in order to maintain a balanced diet. Drinking too much cow's milk is a common cause of low iron levels in young children because cows milk contains little iron but plenty of calcium which is believed to inhibit the absorption of iron. Children who don't get enough iron through their diet are at risk of low iron levels. Iron contributes to normal cognitive development during childhood. Spatone Liquid Iron Supplement is suitable for children from the age of two. Also available with a delicious apple taste and added Vitamin C - all the goodness of Spatone iron rich water now even more convenient!