Thursday, November 12, 2009

Zarbee's Cough Syrup {Review}

With all of the sniffling and sneezing and coughing that has been going around lately, it's hard to know what to do to help kids feel better.

When my husband is sick, he gives me explicit instructions as to which medicines to buy him at the store. But when it is my kids, what is there to do? Even things that have "infant" or "children's" in the title scare me with thoughts of giving the wrong dose because it seems like everything is in tiny milliliters. And why do there have to be so many ingredients listed that I can't even pronounce?

The worst is at nighttime when anyone who is sick just wants to get some sleep but can't because coughing keeps them awake. In the past, we made sure to have a large glass of water next to Big Sister E's bed and encouraged her to drink up in order to soothe her throat. Now, however, we have Zarbee's Cough Syrup.

A pediatrician himself, Dr. Zak Zarbock realized the void in cough medicines available to children under the age of 4. Through his research, Dr. Zarbock found that honey has long been used as a safe remedy for dry, scratchy throats and, because it is a natural product, it is safe and drug-free while still being effective at soothing sore throats.

Using this information, Zarbee's Cough Syrup was invented as the world's first and only all-natural cough suppressant available over the counter that is safe and effective for children 12 months and older.

Recommended by pediatricians and pharmacists, Zarbee's is high in antioxidants and contains a child's daily Vitamin C requirement in each dose. So not only does Zarbee's provide children relief from coughs, it works to boost their immune systems as well - what a plus!

When I brought out the bottle of the lemon-flavored Zarbee's Cough Syrup that we received, Big Sister E was instantly intrigued.

"What that, Mommy?"

"Medicine to help your throat feel better. Want to try it?"

As she is at the age where she thinks anything with the word "medicine" in the title is pretty much magical, she was willing to give it a go.

"Is it good?" I asked.

"Mmmm, yeah."

Thumbs up! I also sampled a tiny bit of Zarbee's and it definitely tastes like honey, but with a kick. I had also thought this cough syrup was going to be really thick and sticky like honey, but that wasn't the case. In fact, it pours out easily and goes down smooth, too.

An all-natural cough syrup safe for children that provides relief from coughing while also being good for them? On top of that, it's not something that I'm going to have to make my kids choke down? A great combination. A 4 oz bottle of Zarbee's Cough Syrup (in lemon or cherry) is available on their website for $9.99 or at a wide variety of local drug or grocery stores.

Thanks, Zarbee's Cough Syrup, for making me dread the next round of coughing a little less by inventing this safe product for kids. And, for giving me a little wave as you drove away after slipping this in my mailbox, thanks, Mail Carrier.

(Other than the Zarbee's Cough Syrup that I was sent, I was not provided with anything or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my opinion of this product and its results.)


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