Zarbee’s All-Natural Children’s Cough Syrup-Review and Giveaway

There’s been a lot of controversy about infants and toddlers being given cough medicine when they get sick, and while I don’t have a strong opinion about whether commercial cough syrup is helpful or hurtful for treating the symptoms of colds and flu, I do know that if there is a natural alternative for my children, I would much rather use that.

zarbee's all-natural children's cough syrup So I was delighted when I learned about Zarbee’s, an all-natural cough syrup designed for kids over one year of age. Zarbee’s cough syrup is a blend of antioxidant-rich dark honeys and vitamin C that both suppresses coughs and boosts immunity. It sounded like a great safe alternative to controversial commercial products.

I am a huge believer in the health benefits of honey and I was so excited to see it being used in a cough syrup. One of my favourite sore throat soothers is my mother’s beloved “hot water with honey and lemon” that helped get me through so many colds and flues as a child. This syrup uses the same types of ingredients, but is convenient enough to use any time without lengthy preparations.

The next time Benjamin got a bit of a cough, I went right for the Zarbee’s. The cough syrup has a tangy cherry flavour that Benjamin really liked, and it did seem to soothe his throat. I loved that I could naturally relieve the pain and dryness of his little throat and not have to worry about harmful side effects or accidentally giving him too much of the product.

Zarbee’s is safe for anyone over one year of age and when I start to get a scratchy throat, I often take a teaspoon of the syrup myself. The entire family loves Zarbee’s cough syrup and since it helps boost the immune system, I have found that it is especially helpful to give my boys a spoonful as soon as they start showing symptoms of getting sick. In addition to relieving their first symptoms, it seems to sometimes help avert the onset of the cold.

But perhaps the best thing about Zarbee’s is that it is safe for pregnant and nursing mothers. I remember so well how hard it was to find treatments that were safe for me to use when I was pregnant. I only wish I had known about Zarbee’s then! The company recently posted a great article of tips for dealing with illness when pregnant and if you’re expecting it is a must-read! If you want a safe, natural alternative to commercial cough syrup for your children or for yourself, try out Zarbee’s cough syrup. It has a great kid-friendly flavour and you may just find yourself surprised by the natural soothing and healing power of antioxidant-rich honey!

Buy It: Zarbee’s All-Natural Children’s Cough Syrup is available at pharmacies, grocery stores and mass retailers across North America



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Comments

  1. Ashley Perez says:

    I love how its all natural!

  2. I learned that zarbee’s products are 100% natural and Gluten free.

  3. jodi lasher says:

    I like that you can give it to a child that is 12 months old. Hard to find any cough meds that you can give to a child that young.. I like that it’s natural also

  4. i learned that it is sold at shoppers, so i’m hoping the one on the corner sells it because we need some right now!

  5. kara sceviour says:

    I like that its 100% natural, and contains no drugs or alcohol. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  6. Jennifer L. says:

    I like that it has a natural grape flavour, plus elderberry, which I hear is really good for you.

  7. tracyschultz@yahoo.com says:

    I learned that it is Gluten free – so important in our Gluten Free house!

  8. gibberish says:

    I’m also impressed that they contain no artificial flavors or colors

  9. The kids are going to love the flavour and I’ll like that it is all natural

  10. Maegan Morin says:

    I love that their Cough Medicine and Sleep Drink has a small amount of Melatonin in it to help kids sleep naturally.

  11. I like that the Zarbee’s All Natural Children’s Cough & Sleep Drink – Grape contains .5 mg of melatonin to promote healthy sleep

  12. Journeysof TheZoo says:

    Their products are 100% natural. Really important especially when we’re talking about kids!

  13. 40,000 pediatrians recommend Zarbee’s

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  14. happy to know that there is an all natural product…would love to try some for our next round of coughs!

  15. I love that it’s all natural

  16. Meghan Finley says:

    I’d love to try the new cough and sleep drink

  17. Wow! I love that even 4 year olds can take it!

  18. I like that its 100% natural

  19. i love that its 100% natural
    Contain no drugs
    Contain no alcohol
    Contain no artificial flavors or colors
    Gluten free

  20. ReggieMann says:

    I love the Zarbees All Natural Childrens Cough & Sleep Drink – it is great for calming a child’s cough so they can sleep :)

  21. B.J. Bernal says:

    I love that its all natural (bjnalex(at)yahoo(dot)com)

  22. They partner with healthychid.org!

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  23. Amy Brown says:

    I learned you can buy it at Shoppers drug mart

  24. Debbie Kennedy says:

    I like that this is a natural product.

  25. Jennifer Rogers says:

    Safe and Effective for children under 12 months!

  26. It is 100% natural.

  27. Kristy Thiel says:

    I learned it was all natural, which is really important to me!

  28. They have a cough & sleep drink. Great for those rough night time coughs

  29. I leaned that it is made with honey.

  30. Rebecca Peters says:

    I would like to try the sleep drink for my kids.. sounds neat!

  31. Contain no alcohol.

  32. I like that they offer free samples.

  33. Buckwheat honey has high antioxidants, but is bitter tasting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  34. its 100% natural
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  35. susan varney says:

    safe and natural mverno@roadrunner.com

  36. Troy Masters says:

    I bought his for my little girl and she still coughed throughout the night. I felt helpless and sleepness. Any medicine for a runny nose?

    • Oh no, Troy! Poor girl! I’ve often had nights like that with my boys too. The syrup mainly works because it soothes the pain in the throat so that kids don’t feel the need to cough as much, but for a full-blown cough, dark honey can only do so much. :( Life got much harder for us parents when cough medicine for children under six came under such heavy fire, that’s for sure…

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