Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Review and Giveaway of Two PediaCare Children's Products

Colds and coughs and fevers, OH MY! It just so happened (being the lucky gal that I am) that both my 7 and 3-year old got sick at the very same time. One had a very stuffy nose and sore throat and the other had a sneezing/runny nose and a horrible cough. Fortunately (here's the only "lucky" part), I was able to review this PediaCare two-pack in the nick of time. I gave PediaCare® Children's Fever Reducer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold With Acetaminophen to my 7-year old so I could "give the cold, the cold shoulder." I was going to give this to both ailing children, but this particular one is not for children under 4. It temporarily relieves:
  1. Minor aches and pains
  2. Cough
  3. Headache
  4. Sore throat
  5. Sneezing and runny nose
  6. Stuffy nose
  7. Fever

Let me just tell you that my oldest DESPISES the taste of medicine, no matter the flavor, the smell, the appeal, whatever. She gags at the sight/smell even thought of it and always has. When she was a baby, she would upchuck all her stomach's contents if given medicine. Okay, that's a story for another time. 
Anyway, as I was pouring her medicine into the little measuring cup provided with the bottle of PediaCare, she starts doing a little dance (this ain't no happy dance) and whining about hating this stuff and not wanting to take it. After some *patient explaining* and *gentle coaxing*, she took it... one tiny grape-flavored sip at a time. And no upchucking... that's saying a lot already. That night she slept so well. The previous nights had been difficult for her with her stuffy nose and headache, but after taking PediaCare, she was good to go... to sleep. Getting a good night's rest thereafter (thanks to PediaCare) helped in speeding along her recovery.
My 3-year old was chomping at the bit to get this stuff in her belly. She is the opposite of my oldest when it comes to taking medicine. She "creates" coughs and sicknesses just to get some. Heaven help me. She woke up a few hours after going to sleep, complaining about her ear hurting. I was pretty sure she had an ear infection (yes, being a mommy DOES automatically give you an honorary medical degree, duh!). After trying to massage her and soothe her back to sleep, I thankfully remembered I had this PediaCare that she could take. I grabbed the cherry-flavored PediaCare® Children's Fever Reducer / Pain Reliever With Acetaminophen which can be given to toddlers as young as 2-3 (children under 2 need to ask a doctor). This temporarily relieves:
  1. Fever
  2. Minor aches and pains
Even though the sound of her shrill cries and tugging on her ear would suggest much more than minor aches and pains, I was hopeful that this would help her and I let her know that this would make it stop hurting. The second after she downed the medicine, she screams, "My ear's still hurting, it's not working!!!" If impatience had a picture, it'd be my 3-year old, no doubt. I told her she needed to wait a bit, so 10 seconds later, she yells the same thing. I'm wondering how fast 20 minutes will go by, because I've always thought that's the amount of time all medicine takes to kick in. While I try to calmly explain how this stuff is working in her body, she abruptly cuts me off with, "my ear feels better, it's working," and I kid you not, falls asleep INSTANTANEOUSLY! And, it had been less than 5 minutes. Are you kidding me? If it weren't the middle of the night, I might have just rushed to the store to buy 5 more bottles of this magic. Okay, so long review short (oops, too late for that), PediaCare is great! I'm so happy that I was able to help my girls sleep better, pain-free too. And, I was able to sleep too... wait, maybe THAT is why I was so happy :). BTW, doctor appointment the next day confirmed my diagnosis: ear infection. Perhaps I am in the wrong profession. Hahaha.
You can find both types of PediaCare mentioned above at your local retailer or you can order it online from www.amazon.com.You can also visit http://www.pediacare.com/ and click on "Products" to view other types of medicine, as well as information about dosage and directions & warnings.

One lucky Moana Saves reader will win her own bottles of
PediaCare® Children's Fever Reducer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold With Acetaminophen and PediaCare® Children's Fever Reducer / Pain Reliever With Acetaminophenh to help little ones deal with fever and cold.  

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I was not compensated for this post although I did receive product samples to facilitate my review.  Any and all opinions here are my own.


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