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Should Kids Take Probiotics? Gut Health for Babies and Kids: It’s Crucial

Should Kids Take Probiotics? Gut Health for Babies and Kids: It’s Crucial

You might be confused as to why we’re telling you that your child should be taking probiotics. But hear us out—the journey to a healthy gut microbiome starts the day a baby is born. As soon as your child starts breathing, touching, crawling and eating, they’re bringing all sorts of good (and bad) microorganisms into their body. Implementing a probiotic routine for your children will guarantee they are getting the most beneficial bacteria into their systems. We know you’ve got a lot on your plate as a parent. That’s why we created Jettie for babies and kids ages 0-13 to make your life easier.

Both Jettie Baby and Jettie Kids will target immunity and gut health, but we’ve specially tailored each product to match your growing child’s needs.

Keep your kids moving

We love to remind people that 70% of immune function resides in the gut. Because your child doesn’t yet have a diverse microbiome, their immune system will be at an increased risk to harmful bacteria. By implementing a probiotic routine, you can help them strengthen their immune system while improving overall digestion. Less sick days are always a good thing, right?

What your kids need, and when

Jettie Baby is designed for infants and toddlers from ages 0 to 2. Research tells us that it generally takes two years for a child’s microbiome to start adequately diversifying. We recognize that this is a highly transitional time, for you and your growing family, so we created Jettie Baby to keep your mind (and your baby’s gut) at ease.

At two years old, you can start giving your preschooler Jettie Kids, which we created for kids up to 13 years old. At this age, the gut microbiome will become more diverse, and will be impacted by lifestyle changes. For example, you’ll be sending your child to school, where they’ll be exposed to a variety of new obstacles. And we’re not just talking about kickball and spelling tests—their guts will have to combat germs and dietary changes as well. Jettie Kids makes this shift easier on the body, so your kid can stay healthy and in school.

Let’s dig into details

We’re always going to be transparent with you, because if you’re here you care about what you’re giving to your kids. Jettie probiotics are jam packed with diverse, tested strains—proven to be safe for all ages. Although the National Health Institute doesn’t provide limits on the amount of CFUs in probiotics, we want to make sure we’re including enough to lay a solid gut health foundation. Jettie Baby has 2.5B CFUs and Jettie Kids has 3B CFUs.

Probiotic and prebiotic strains


Jettie Baby

Jettie Kids

Probiotic Strains (same)

Bacillus Subtilis DE111

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG

Bifidobacterium Lactis HN019

Probiotic Strains (different)

Lactobacillus Lactis Bi-07

Bifidobacterium Lactis (formerly B. Infantis) VK2

Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM


fructo­oligosaccharides (FOS)

Isomalto­oligosaccharides (IMO)

We know what you’re thinking: what about the Inulin and rice hull listed on the label? Don’t worry, they’re not fillers. You’ll never find unnatural ingredients in any of our probiotics. 

Safety level

All ingredients in Jettie are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. The ingredients differ slightly between Jettie Baby and Kids, only to assure that the safest ingredients are administered at all times.

Strain Benefit

All chosen probiotic strains work together to create a strong immune system and better gut health. Additional Bifidobacterium Lactis is added to our Baby formula in order to help infants digest sugar content in breastmilk or formula more effectively, and help decrease intestinal permeability. For more strain benefits, please visit our Jettie ingredient page.

Gut health is forever

Once your child has reached 13 years old, their gut microbiome is similar to that of an adult’s. So the next time your teenager says, “stop treating me like a kid” you can tell them you think they’re ready for Jetson’s adult probiotic and prebiotic products. No matter the age, Jetson and Jettie will be here to keep your family happy, healthy and digesting.