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The girls are back in school and we are doing everything we can to keep the icky germs at bay. This is the time of year where colds and coughs are pretty common. Did you know that kid’s colds can last anywhere from six days to two weeks? The common cold accounts for approximately 22 million missed days of school and 20 million absences from work for caring for ill children! Last year, I remember my girls missed several days of school due to cold symptoms such as coughs, sniffles, and even the occasional fever. This year, our goal is to prevent getting colds through proper hand washing techniques, eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of rest, and making sure our children take vitamins on a regular basis.
We try our best as parents to prevent the common cold around our house, but we also know that it’s out of our control when our children do come down with a cold. Once our children are showing cold symptoms, we take necessary steps to make sure our children get well as soon as possible so that they can get back to school and enjoy being kids.
Encouraging our kids to take medicine can be a struggle around here. I dread moments when I need to give my girls medicine when they are ill. I’m usually met with kicking, screaming, running away from me. My girls love to close their mouths as tight as they can when it comes time to take medicine! Do you know what I’m talking about here?
I blame the taste of most cough medicines as the reason why my girls hesitate when it’s time to take medicine. I don’t blame them though. I don’t like the taste of most over-the-counter medications either. There’s good news, parents! Dr. Cocoa™ has introduced three patented cough and cold relief formulas made with trusted, effective ingredients, plus 10% real cocoa for a real chocolate taste. Cough medicine that tastes like chocolate? Yes, please!
• 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™ 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™ 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.
Dr. Cocoa™ products are FDA regulated medicines and should be used only as directed and kept safely out of reach of children.
My girls love chocolate, so that’s why I’m happy to have this new option for children available to me when my girls get the common cold or cough.
Note: Use Dr. Cocoa™ as directed per package instructions. It is intended for children ages 4-13 depending on the formula.
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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. However, all opinions, text and experiences are my own.