Now that Old Man Winter has made his official arrival, so have coughs and colds. This winter is the first in a few years that I have not been pregnant or having babies. The one thing I remember most about my last 2 pregnancies was getting awful colds and not being able to easily relieve my symptoms. There's not a whole lot of cold remedies on the market that are safe for expecting moms to take! And I don't know about any of you, but while I was pregnant, I didn't like taking any medications. You never can tell what lasting effects may present themselves later. So when I got the cold to end all colds when I was pregnant with Sophie, I suffered in silence, with nothing more than a humidifier and a box of tissues to ease my misery. I was laid-out for a whopping 3 weeks, and it was horrible!
That's why I was really excited to learn about Zarbee's All-Natural Children's Cough Syrup. What makes Zarbee's special? Well, while it is called a Children's Cough Syrup, it is also completely safe for pregnant or nursing mamas, too! (Wish this was around when I was pregnant!)
I was thrilled to try out Zarbee's myself recently when I noticed some mild, cold-like symptoms coming on. The taste is actually quite good and tastes a lot like honey. I noticed that it doesn't have the unpleasant aftertaste that many cough syrups tend to have. (This is a major plus as a mom, since kids tend to go running when the medicine comes out!) Within a short period of time, my sore throat and cough had shown significant improvement. Who says all-natural can't be effective?!
In addition to creating an effective, natural solution for those pesky winter colds, the folks at Xarbee's also have some safe and natural remedies for those looking for relief from their symptoms. Good for mom, good for baby.
Propping your head up as you sleep is a surprisingly effective method when you’re dealing with sinus problems. By keeping your head propped up, you are allowing easier sinus drainage and decreasing a stuffy nose. If you’re taking any medicines or cough syrups before bed, this also aids the process of decongesting.
Feel Better Foods
Pre-natal nutrition is important anyway, but when you’re sick and pregnant it’s even more important. Getting Vitamin C through the foods you eat, and making sure you’re taking supplements that are supporting your immune system are vital during this time. Keep in mind that it’s still recommended to get chicken noodle soups and broths when you’re sick. These warm soups have a soothing effect, and are somewhat bland, which help during times of sickness. You’ll be satisfied and so will the baby.
Fever Relief: Mission Possible
Acetaminophen products (Tylenol) are actually safe for pregnant women in small doses. If you have a low grade fever and are dealing with the aches and pains, you can turn to certain products containing acetaminophen. If you have a fever above 102, you should see your doctor. If the fever is accompanied by other serious symptoms that last a few days, see your doctor immediately.
You CAN have Lozenges:
Although it is best to stay away from menthol lozenges when you’re pregnant, it’s not bad for the baby if you indulged in a lemon or honey lozenge. If your sore throat or coughing is just too irritating, these are a safe go-to.
Lemon and Honey for the Money:
For centuries, people have used lemon and honey as effective, natural supplements. Many people love honey and lemon tea, and use it when there is any sign of throat irritation. Zarbees All-Natural Children’s Cough Syrup includes both of those ingredients, and is safe for pregnant women and children alike. Honey soothes, while lemon also gives you a boost with Vitamin C. Together they are a winning combination.
Humid air is actually quite helpful during times of sickness. If you find yourself dealing with congestion and breathing problems at night, a humidifier can help keep things moist, and clear out your air passageways as you sleep.
Zarbee’s is the fastest-growing children's cough and cold brand in the country. Developed by Dr. Zak Zarbock, one of the country’s top pediatricians, and recommended by pediatricians nationwide, Zarbee’s products are all-natural, drug-free and made from antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey, which clinical trials have shown to be the safest and most effective treatment for relieving coughs in children. Zarbee’s products do not include Dextromethorphan (DM), the most common over-the-counter treatment for coughs. A controversial ingredient not supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, DM has been banned for children ages four and younger and is being scrutinized by the FDA as ineffective and potentially dangerous for children. Zarbee’s products are also gluten free, contain no drugs, alcohol or dyes, have no side effects and carry no risk of overdose.
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can learn more about Zarbee's on their website.
Zarbee's products are available at fine retailers including: Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Winn Dixie, Albertsons and Meijer stores nationwide.
You can also follow Zarbee's on Facebook and on twitter for coupons, news, and special promotions!
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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