It’s January and you know what that means, right? Coughs and Cold’s galore. We all know how difficult it is for us Mommas to fight colds when we are taking care of the entire family. Our heart sinks a little more when we hear our sweet children fighting chest congestion and cough. Mothering is hard, Mothering sick children is even harder. Forget about it, if your husband is thrown into the mix because he needs just as much pampering as the kids. Am I right?!
Well, Cold-Eeze has the whole family covered with safe and effecitve cold products. The removal of some cold medicines have created a lot of confusion amoung parents. What is safe? Where do I buy it? How much do I give? Check out the products, I personally, reviewed and recommend.
Kids-EEZE Chest Relief– Made By the makers of Cold-EEZE, this expectorant is a single-ingredient cold product designed to offer children six and up relief from chest congestion, without fear of over-medicating with products that contain multiple drugs. It works by loosening mucus and thinning bronchial secretions to help clear the bronchial pathways, which in turn, makes coughs more productive. They are available in two great-tasting flavors: Strawberry and Grape. The convenience of a chew also ensures that children are getting the full dosage of guaifenesin (100 mg), without fear of liquid spills.
It just so happens both my 5 and 6 year old became very sick right before the Christmas Holiday. We were all bummed because school had to be missed and fun events had to be cancelled. Although we suffered for nearly a week, Kids-EEZE definitely helped my children sleep longer and more sound at night, which eased my nerves tremendously.
You can purchase Kids-EEZE Chest Relief at Kroger, BI-LO, Fred Meyer or click here for additional retailers. Suggested retail price is 7.99 for a box of 12 individually wrapped chews.
Cold-EEZE Zinc Lozenges– Now for us Mommas! It’s downright difficult to stay healthy once the kids come down with a cold. We don’t have time or energy to fight a cold of our own, so one way to get over a cold faster is to suck on some Cold-EEZE zinc lozenges once you feel a cold coming on. Cold-EEZE is clinically proven to safely and effectively reduce the duration and severity of the symptoms of a common cold by 42 percent (or in Momma talk, 3-4 days). The proprietary zinc gluconate glycine formula, the active ingredient, provides 13.3 mg of ionic zinc per lozenge. Zinc can help promote the strength of the immune system, and is required for the development and activation of T-lymphocytes that help to fight infection. It’s available in tasty flvors like New Sugar-free pomegranate, strawberries and cream, cherry and honey lemon, amoung others, Cold-EEZE lozenges are a good way to get your zinc without a metallic aftertaste.
Again, during our “Holiday Cold” I slipped one of these in my mouth and I felt great that I was taking care of myself without those harsh cold meds to zap my energy away from taking care of the kids.
You can purchase Cold-EEZE Sugar Free tablets nationwide at major retailers, including supermarkets, mass market retailers and chain druge stores, as well as via online retailers, for a suggested retail price of 5.99-6.99 for a box of 48 orally dissolving tablets.
Organix Cough & Sore Throat Drops– Don’t forget Dad in all this or you can hide these away for yourself. Out of all the products I tried, these are my all time favorite. Again, from the makers of Cold-EEZE, these are the first, over the counter cough and sore throat drops Certified SDA Organic. Containing a prooprietary formulation of natural menthol derived from organic peppermint oil , they are combined with pectin to suppress coughs, cool nasal passages, and sooth irritated sore throats. Organix is available in a unique Dark Chocolate Mint flavor (Now you see why these are my favorite, they are so yummy!), as well as Purely Peppermint, Orchard Cherry, and Golden Honey Lemon. The really cool part is even teh twist wraps of each lozenge is made from fully compostable corn starch!
These worked wonderfully to control my cough and they were at all harsh or strong.
Organix is available nationwide at major retailers, including supermarkets mass market retailers and chain and independent drug stores, as well as via online retailers, for a suggest retail price of 2.49-3.99 for a bag of 24 drops
Florastor/Floraster Kids– Cold Season marks the start of antibiotic season. But for many, antibiotics are not without side effects. One out of five people sufer from antibiotic-associated diarrhea, or AAD. Florasteor and Florastor Kids have been clinically proven to help prevent and treat AAD. Antibiotics are necessary to kill the bad bacteria tha cause ear infections, strep throat, etc, but forese medications also kill the good bacteria in our stomachs, often causing AAD. Florastor contains a yeast-based probiotic called Saccharomyces boulardii that helps repopulate your tummy with good cells that protect from AAD. Because of this, Florastor and Florastor Kids won’t be killed off by antibiotics like bacterial probiotics will be. Florastor comes in a capsule, and Florastor Kids, which is safe to use in children as young as 2 months, is a powder so it can be mixed into formula, juice, and soft foods like applesauce.
Florastor is available in most retail chain pharmacies, and at independent pharmacies. Visit www.florastor.com to find out where to purchase Florastor in your area. It is commonly found in the anti-diarrheal/stomach aid section, and can also be obtained by asking the pharmacist (many stores keep Florastor behind the counter). It can also be purchased online by clicking here.
There are so many great products to help our families get through Cold and Flu Season. I was lucky enough to try all of the above and you can too. THREE lucky readers will receive a basket full of the following:
-Kids-EEZE Chest Relief
-Cold-EEZE Zinc Lozenges
-Organix Cough and Sore Throat Drops
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