You know you’re addicted to blogging when you are happy your child has a sore throat and coughing because you’ve been waiting almost 2 months to review a product! We have been blessed and we have all been healthy all winter, until this week. I received samples of Zarbee’s Children’s Cough Syrup in mid-February but no one needed it until this week.
Zarbee’s Children’s Cough Syrup was developed by a pediatrician and is all natural. The ingredients are a proprietary blend of honey, water, natural flavors, Vitamin C, citric acid and zinc gluconate. It can be used for coughs caused by minor throat irritation, night coughing, dry scratchy throats, immune system support and hoarseness. It comes in cherry and lemon flavors and according to my son, “It tastes pretty good.” A 4oz bottle costs $9.99 and comes with free standard shipping at the Zarbee’s website. That cost equals approximately $0.40 per dose for a 6-11 year old child VS $0.57 for the same dose for a national brand over-the-counter medicine.
If you remember in October 2008 the FDA banned the marketing of over-the-counter cough medicines for children under age 4. These medicines have been found dangerous for young children. Zarbee’s is safe for children 12 months and up. In December 2007, a research team from Penn State University concluded that, “Honey may offer parents an effective and safe alternative,” to over-the-counter medicines for children.
My son said that the cough syrup soothed his scratchy throat and lessened his cough. I would definately use this product with my children, it is healthy and drug-free. I have 4 sample packets, 2 lemon and 2 cherry, to give away to one Mom Maven Reader.
How to Enter:
**Mandatory**Visit the Zarbee’s website then come back here and leave me a comment telling me something you learned about Zarbee’s Cough Syrup that I did not mention. Please leave a valid e-mail address or twitter name so that I can notify if you win. **You must do all of this to be entered.**
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This giveaway ends Tuesday 4/7/09 at 5pm. This contest is open to US residents only. I reserve the right to disqualify any entry that doesn’t follow the above guidelines. Good Luck!