Getting Your Kids to Take Cold Medicine

 Getting Your Kids to Take Cold Medicine

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. However, all opinions, text and experiences are my own.

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, medicine go down, medicine go down. . .right? Wrong. Things must have been easier for Mary Poppins because it’s something that I’ve struggled with all my life. When I was growing up, I couldn’t stand liquid medicines, I couldn’t swallow pills (or so I thought) and I’d rather suffer through whatever I was dealing with than have to gag down a cupful of thick liquid or pills.

Today, I’m happy to say that I CAN swallow pills but I’m still not keen on liquid medicine. . .and surprise, surprise, neither are my children. I’ll admit that a lot of it is psychological, however, there’s a lot to be said about the awful taste of so many medicines out there. I don’t even feel comfortable giving awful tasting medicine to my children. I feel bad for them because. . .I’ve been there.

Did you know that the common cold accounts for approximately 22 million missed days of school and 20 million absences from work, including time away from work caring for ill children? If you didn’t know the exact statistics, I’m sure it probably doesn’t really shock you.

My kids touch EVERYTHING. Heck, they like to LICK 50% of the things they touch. Gross? Yes. Is it a concern? To, me. . yes. When the kids get home from school at the end of the day, the first thing I have them do is come into the house and wash their hands. I’m even more strict on this rule during “cold season” which is generally considered to last from September to April, which coincide with the months that children are in school.

I want my family to be healthy, doesn’t everyone? If my kids are sick, I do what I can to make them feel better, but administering them medicine that tastes horrible is such a struggle for me, and for them. I’m happy to say, I’m not alone.

In a new national survey of U.S. parents of school-aged children (ages 4-13), 40% say that they find it isn’t always easy to give their child(ren) over-the-counter liquid cough and cold medicine. Of those surveyed, one third of parents believe the taste of the medicine impacts how easy it is to give their child the medicine.

If you think I’m going to tell you today that I’ve found a medicine that works and actually tastes good. . .I am. Seriously, it’s true.

Dr. Cocoa™ for Children is the first-ever cough and cold medicine for children with patented formulas combining trusted, effective ingredients with 10% real cocoa for great chocolate taste to make giving medicine to kids easier.

 

 

Dr. Cocoa™ comes in three patented formulas:
  • Dr. Cocoa™ Daytime Cough + Cold Relief: relieves stuffy nose and cough for children ages 4-13. Its non-drowsy formula makes it ideal for daytime use (active ingredients: Dextromethorphan and Phenylephrine). Follow the package label for exact dose by age, or speak to your child’s pediatrician.
  • Dr. Cocoa™ Long-Acting Cough Relief: relieves coughs for up to eight hours without causing drowsiness in children ages 4-13 (active ingredient: Dextromethorphan). Follow the package label for exact dose by age, or speak to your child’s pediatrician.
  • Dr. Cocoa™ Nighttime Cough + Cold Relief: Made especially for children ages 6-13 to relieve coughs, along with stuffy nose, runny nose and sneezing at night (active ingredients: Diphenhydramine, Phenylephrine). Follow the package label for exact dose by age, or speak to your child’s pediatrician.

According to research, school-age kids get around eight to 12 colds per year. Does that sound about right in your house? It does in mine. And I’m so glad I’ve finally found a medicine that tastes good and actually works!

Get to the store and stock up on some Dr. Cocoa™ today to have on hand this season! Visit the Dr. Cocoa™ website for more information, download the coupon and follow the Dr. Cocoa™ Facebook page for more fun and tips to get you and your family through cold and flu season.

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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. However, all opinions, text and experiences are my own.

 

Comments

  1. very interesting and what a great idea. I’m thankful my guy takes his medicine no matter what…even with some small bribes. Stopping by from Let’s Get Real blog hop

    • Karen, you are so lucky to have a little guy who does well taking medicine when he needs it. The chocolate flavor does help quite a bit. I’m just thankful for something that works and actually tastes good too!

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