Cold season is among us and now is the perfect time to educate parents on the harmful effects of some over the counter (OTC) medicine when thinking about your baby. Squishy recently had the flu and as difficult it was for me, I made sure to steer clear of other the counter medicines. Why? Well, to protect children, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory in 2008 recommending parents not to use OTC cough/cold products in infants and children under the age of 2. There are serious and potentially life-threatening side effects that can occur when using these products outside the required age range.
Dr. Zak Zarbock, a Utah-based pediatrician, was so concerned with the dangers of Dextromethorphan (found in some OTC medicine) that he developed his own cough syrup. Zarbee’s is a line of all-natural cough and cold remedies that contain no Dextromethorphan or other drugs and carry no risk of overdose or side effects.
Zarbee’s is made from a special blend of honeys and vitamins that are fortified with immune-boosting vitamins that are safe for children 12 months of age and older. Zarbee’s is also safe for pregnant and nursing women. It contains no alcohol or dyes, has no side effects and carries no risk of overdoes. It also won’t leave your child (or yourself) feeling drowsy and tired, like many OTC medicines do. Zarbee’s is a safe and natural alternative to other harmful OTC medicines and is recommended by more than 40,000 pediatricians nationwide.
Zarbee’s is available in grape, cherry, and lemon flavors. We received Zarbee’s in grape- my niece and nephew’s favorite flavor. Since Squishy doesn’t fit the age requirement to try out this product, I let my older sister try it with her 22 month old son and 3 year old daughter. It is a true challenge trying to get my niece and nephew to take any medicine when they are sick. They will fight it off until the last minute and it’s partially due to the taste. Zarbee’s medicine provides a taste that children will like enough to take. Zarbee’s is a great and natural way to help soothe your children’s sore throats, coughs, and colds.
You can find Zarbee’s online at http://www.zarbees.com. You can also find it at Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Winn Dixie, Albertsons and Meijer stores nationwide. Suggested retail price is $8.99
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Disclosure: I received Zarbee’s Cough Syrup to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Regardless, this is my honest opinion and may differ from yours.