It’s the curse of the school year. It seems that no sooner have the kids started back to school than the sniffles and the coughs begin. I know that my kids are not the only ones who bring EVERYTHING home from school.
“Cold season” is generally considered to last from September to April, which coincides with the months that children are in school. [Source]
Did you know? School age kids get around eight to twelve colds per year. Multiply that by 5 kids in my house and then multiply THAT by the average duration of a cold (between 6 days and 2 weeks) and it’s no wonder that some years end up feeling like we’ve got one looooooong cold. Regardless of whether a cold effects one child or the whole family, it’s important for me to get everyone back on track and feeling better as soon as possible.
Another interesting fact: In a new national survey of U.S. parents with school-aged children (ages 4-13), 40% claimed that it could be a challenge to give their kids over-the-counter liquid cough and cold medicine. Of those parents that were surveyed, 1/3 believe the taste of the medicine made a huge difference in how easy or challenging it was to administer that medicine to their child. Count me in on those 40% of parents.
Since it is important for kids to receive the right dosage of medicine to feel better and help their body get on the mend, it’s important for that medicine to have a pleasant enough taste that kids won’t struggle against taking it (been there!) or spit it out once they’ve been given a dose (done that!).
New Dr. Cocoa™ for Children is a radically different approach to children’s cold and cough medicine. Instead of cherry and grape (which are NOT my kids’ favorite flavors), Dr. Cocoa™ has a unique chocolate flavored cough and cold medicine line for children – the first chocolate-flavored cold medicine for kids ever.
So now, instead of fighting with your kids to get their medicine down, you can be reassured that Dr. Cocoa’s soothing formula with 10% real cocoa will be fighting their symptoms instead.
I’m no Mary Poppins, and I don’t want to give them a spoon full of sugar just to get their medicine down. I’ve tried letting kids drink their medicine with soda. I’ve bribed. I’ve held them down and forced them to take their medicine. Definitely not a happy experience for any of us.
Real chocolate taste makes the kids smile. Cough and cold relief makes moms smile!
As luck would have it (or lack of luck?) Reese woke up congested and coughing last week. She loves chocolate, so she was excited to try the new Dr. Cocoa™ Daytime Cough + Cold Relief. She loved the chocolatey flavor and it did the trick right away. Smiles all around. No struggles. No complaints. Just relief.
Dr. Cocoa™ for Children comes in three patented formulas:
- Dr. Cocoa™ Long-Acting Cough Relief: relieves coughs for up to eight hours without causing drowsiness in children ages 4-13 (active ingredient: Dextromethorphan).
- 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).
- 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).
NOTE: Use Dr. Cocoa™ as directed per package instructions. It is intended for children ages 4-13 depending on the formula. I am not a doctor, and my opinions should not be taken as medical advice. You should always check with your pediatrician before starting something new.
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?Do you have any tricks for getting their kids to take their medicine? Do your kids love chocolate? How do you think they would enjoy Dr. Cocoa’s new chocolatey cold and cough medicine?
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shelly peterson says
Most medicines do not taste pleasant. My son hates taking medicine for that reason. I will have to give this a try and see how much better he likes it.