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Oh, back to school season. I love you but I also cannot stand you. Why the love/hate relationship? Well, because I get some time to myself when the kids are in school but they also start bringing home colds and other nasty sickies.
School age kids get around eight to twelve colds per year. These colds can last anywhere from six days to two weeks, so symptom relief from coughs, runny nose, etc., is important to get the child – even the family — back on track faster.
The problem is, kids don’t like to take over the counter medicine. I have always hated liquid medicine too so I don’t blame them for not wanting to drink it (even though I know it’ll make them feel better). So how do they get the correct dose of cough and cold relief medicine with the struggle and tears?
New Dr. Cocoa™ for Children offers a new option. It’s the first-ever chocolate flavored cough and cold medicine line for children. And with its soothing formula made with a combination of effective ingredients and 10% real cocoa for a real chocolate taste, Dr. Cocoa™ helps parents fight the cold and not their kid(s) when it comes time to give them cough and cold relief medicine.
According to Dr. Cocoa’s new national Harris survey of U.S. parents of school-aged children (ages 4-13), almost 40% of parents said it isn’t easy to give their children over-the-counter liquid cough/cold medicines, with one third of parents believing the taste of the medicine impacted how easy it was to give their child the recommended dose.
Dr. Cocoa™ has 3 different types of medicine:
- Daytime Cough + Cold (for ages 4-13)
- Non-Drowsy Cough (for ages 4-13)
- Nighttime Cough + Cold (for ages 6-13)
Thankfully (maybe “thankfully” is the wrong word, lol) my kids were sick when we got the medicine so we’ve been able to test it out. Kendall (who is 4 years old as of this past July) fought me as usual and as you can see in the first couple of pictures she was really hesitant about it. But as she went along her face changed and she was licking the spoon by the end. Makenna (9 years old) has learned by now just to take what is given to her but she still was expecting a nasty medicine but was also pleasantly surprised by the chocolate taste.
I love that Dr. Cocoa™ has made medicine that my girls love I definitely recommend keeping the medicine FAR out of reach of curious kids that may like the chocolate taste of the medicine. I haven’t tried it because I’m still scared of liquid medicine, haha, but if they love it that much it much be good.
I’m just glad I now have medicine that my kids with take without a fight. I only had to give each of them maybe 3 doses before their symptoms started to go away and then I let their bodies do the rest. I love that Dr. Cocoa™ medicine is effective and has a taste my kids like.
So like I said, when we got the medicine in the mail it just so happened that my kids were actually sick but I always believe it’s wise to keep medicine on hand so when something starts to creep up you can instantly help your kids get relief. I think we’ve all been there – it’s 1am and your child wakes up crying because they are sick and can’t breathe. Having a medicine on hand that will help them and won’t cause a fight in the middle of the night sounds amazing to me.
And you see that cute little owl above? That’s the Dr. Cocoa™ puppet and you can win one on their Facebook page so GO HERE to check that out 🙂
And be sure to visit www.drcocoa.com for a $2-off coupon offer.
Visit www.drcocoa.com for a $2-off coupon offer.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. However, all opinions, text and experiences are my own.