A couple of years ago, when I woke up on the right side of the bed with my hormones perfectly aligned, I decided on a whim to take my daughter to the Science Center. We were both climbing the walls after being trapped indoors due to the extreme cold for months on end, and I figured a little spontaneity and excitement would be good for the 2 of us.
I was wrong.
Actually, that’s not entirely true. We did have a really good time checking out all of the exciting activities that morning, but the sick kid at the Lego bin kind of ruined the whole experience for us. He had his head down when my daughter first approached him, so I didn’t immediately notice the florescent green slime dripping down his face, and even though I immediately whisked her away so I could bathe her in a gallon of hand sanitizer, the damage was already done.
About 2 weeks later, when I had almost reached my breaking from all of the sneezing and snotting and coughing and dry-heaving, things got worse instead of better. Not only did my sweet girl develop an ear infection and become more miserable than she’d already been, but my husband came down with one of his Man Colds.
It was awful.
But after our GP prescribed a 10-day course of meds for our daughter, a weekend on the couch for my husband, and a box of wine for me (!!!), I was convinced it would just be a matter of time before things returned to normal and I regained my sanity.
And once again, I was wrong.
You see, I was only able to get bubble gum or banana-flavored medicine to treat my daughter’s ear infection, and while some kids might think those flavors taste amazing, my daughter did not. And even though I spent hours googling, “how to get medicine into your kids” and tried every trick in the book to get that stuff down her throat, she was not going to budge and I eventually had to find a compounding pharmacy to make suppositories made for her.
I’m not kidding.
It was one of the longest months of my life, and even though I know it’s important for her to be exposed to germs so she can build her immunity, I always get nervous when she’s feeling under the weather because I remember so vividly how hard it was to get medication into her during that horrible time.
The good news is that I recently discovered Dr. Cocoa™ for Children, which is the first-ever cough and cold medicine for children with patented formulas combining trusted, effective ingredients with 10% real cocoa for great chocolate taste to make giving medicine to kids easier.
Have you heard of Dr. Cocoa™?
Its soothing, real-cocoa formula was developed to improve dosing compliance among children – it triggers a smile, not a struggle! – and your child will like the rich, chocolate taste.
And since school-aged kids get around 8-12 colds per year that can last anywhere from 6 days to 2 weeks, you’ll love the cough and cold relief Dr. Cocoa™ provides.
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). 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.
Oh, how I wish I’d known about Dr. Cocoa™ sooner!
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