ZarBee’s Cough Syrup: Review and Giveaway CONTEST CLOSED

Nothing is worse than the feeling of helplessness when you hear your little one cough through the night. With the FDA banning most cold and cough medicines for children, parents have few alternatives.After a literature review, the creators of ZarBee’s found that most of the clinical trials show that cough medicines are no more effective than using nothing at all. However, they did find that in children ages 2-18 with upper respiratory infections, that buckwheat honey was more effective than dextromethorphan (also called DM and commonly found in Robitussin, Dimetapp, Delsym, etc.) in reducing nighttime coughs, child sleep, and parent sleep.

Using special blends of dark honey, vitamins, and all other natural ingredients, ZarBee’s created an incredibly effective cough syrup that is safe enough to be used in children all the way down to 12 months of age. Time and time again, it has proven to be effective in reducing coughs and sore throats due to throat irritation.Zarbee’s sent me two bottles of cough syrup to try out: the cherry flavor and the lemon flavor. The bottles arrived just in time (how did they know I had a scratchy throat?)! I tried both flavors over the course of two days and I can honestly say that my throat is not as irritated and I was able to finally get some rest. I definitely like the cherry flavor better, but depsite the fact that I am not too big on lemon flavoring, the lemon syrup was not all that bad!

I wanted to check with my Pediatrician before giving this product to Lily if she ever needs it. So, I sent her the website for ZarBee’s and this is what she had to say:

The first thing to notice is that it’s only recommended for 12 months and up. It is not safe to give honey to children under 12 months (their immune systems cannot handle possible contamination with botulism)! That being said, this is a possible alternative to regular cough syrups. Studies have shown honey to be effective for cough, not necessarily better, but effective. I should clear up that drug labeling on cough/cold meds have changed to “do not give under 4 years old” (and sometimes under 6) due to parents overdosing and accidental ingestions. The medications themselves can be safe and effective when used properly. So always ask your pediatrician for the proper dosage when not on the label, and always keep medicines out of your child’s reach. A cool mist humidifier is still best for little ones under 12 months (still helpful for the older ones too). ZarBee’s is a reasonable alternative, and i’m sure it tastes better, too!”

You can purchase Zarbee’s online for $9.99 and it should be available in major retailers soon!

Enter the code NotSoBlog at checkout and receive $2.00 off EVERY bottle. They are also offering free shipping as well!

Want to try it out for yourself? ZarBee’s has offered THREE lucky readers two bottles each (one of each flavor)!

How to win:
1. Visit Zarbee’s and tell me which flavor you would like to try!

Additional entries (leave each entry as a separate comment):
1. Blog about this giveaway.
2. Follow my blog.
3. Subscribe in a reader or via email.
4. Follow me on Twitter (BridgetteLA) or tweet about this giveaway.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on January 25th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. residents only.

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  1. This looks like a great alternative to other medications. We like lemon at our house so it would be a good one to try. Thanks for such a great give-away!

  2. I also subscribe to your blog!

  3. love the taste of cherry

  4. Wendy aka CalvaryGirl says:

    I’d like to try the lemon, I’m a lemon lover. Seeing my daughter’s recent respiratory issues and her hot displeasure of cherry muscinex, it would be nice to find a cherry flavor she would like- since she doesn’t like lemon stuff.

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  5. Wendy aka CalvaryGirl says:

    I’m already a follower 😀

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  6. coriwestphal says:

    I think I’d actually prefer the Lemon one but the kids would probably pick Cherry. I’d love to try this since regular cough syrup doesn’t work that good anyway! Thanks for turning me onto a great product!

  7. coriwestphal says:

    I am a subscriber.

  8. coriwestphal says:

    I couldn’t find a “follow my blog” button so I added you manually thru blogger. Hope it worked!

  9. thinkingbrain135 says:

    This is a wonderful idea for a cough suppresant for children! Something that will work yet not overly medicate. Our sons would like the cherry flavor. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  10. Think about it says:

    cherry please!



  12. i am a suscriber

  13. mom2anutball says:

    My daughter would like the Cherry best!

  14. mom2anutball says:

    I follow your blog!

  15. Hmmm…Cherry 🙂

  16. I love the crock pot. Set it and forget it!

  17. I never heard of ZarBee’s till now! Would love to try the lemon flavor!

  18. Sounds like a great product. We would like to try the lemon flavor most. Thank you for the giveaway!

  19. Cherry is the favored flavor in our house.

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  20. I am a subscriber.

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  21. judybrittle says:

    Cherry would be really great. Thank you so much!

  22. judybrittle says:

    I follow on Twitter kewpiedoll04

  23. chromiumman says:

    cherry sounds great

  24. We love cherry at our house!!

  25. We’d like to try the cherry. Thanks for the chance.

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  26. This sounds like a find alternative to OTC cough syrups. The lemon flavor sounds best to me.

  27. Twitter follower, sito50

  28. I’d choose Cherry:)

  29. I’d like to try the Lemon flavor. Thanks.

  30. says:

    Cherry sounds yummy, I think the kids would prefer that flavor. Thanks.

  31. susan1215 says:

    I would pick cherry

  32. Looks wonderful. Lemon especially.

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  33. gahome2mom says:

    It’s a tie between lemon and cherry. One daughter wants the lemon and the other wants the cherry. I will pick cherry. Thanks.


  34. Cherry is our fav flavor

  35. I love cherry, although lemon sounds good too.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. I like cherry.I subscribe.

  37. I would love lemon mmmm.

  38. Great thanks B! I have kids who get lots of respiratory stuff so I will definitely go check this stuff out. Definitely lemon for this family!

  39. valerie2350 says:

    lemon 🙂

  40. this looks like our kids wouldn’t make the face when taking it (lemon) their favorite flavor

  41. I would love to try the Cherry!

  42. I am a follower

  43. Tiffany819 says:

    I would have to go with Lemon. I’ve never had lemon medicine that I can remember. Thank you for the opportunity!

  44. Lemon sounds great, but I think my kids would go for the cherry flavor.

  45. Lemon. I’m not big on sweet things.
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  46. I know lemon flavored cough drops work great so I vote for lemon.

  47. Mommyhood is Thankless says:

    I think lemon would be something my little girl would take without a fight I think!


  48. Mommyhood is Thankless says:

    I am a subscriber!


  49. deedleweedle says:

    I know my family would like trying the Cherry flavor!

  50. I think my girls would like to try the Cherry.

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  51. I would like to try the cherry.

  52. Creative Bears says:

    I had no idea this existed. I’ve already sent your link to the DO in the family. I’m a cherry gal but since it would be for my girls they are lemon junkies. Thanks for the info.

  53. yellowlabs says:

    I’d love the try the cherry flavor.

  54. This looks great!! I’d love the lemon!!

  55. Im a subscriber!!

  56. cherry thanks!

  57. i would pick cherry, thanks for the chance to win!

  58. I would love the Lemon.

  59. Cherry i think

  60. I would love to try the cherry flavor.

  61. This sounds great, I’d love to try the lemon flavor!

  62. Michelle B. says:

    Me & the girls definitely LOVE Cherry. I must say I like that you are doing this right when some people need it the most (hint, hint) lol…Thanks for the chance =)

  63. My daughter would definitely prefer the cherry flavor. Thanks!

  64. my favorite is cherry 🙂

  65. im a subscriber 🙂

  66. NesieBird says:

    Cherry sounds great!

  67. My girls would opt for the

  68. Like so many others, Cherry is a real hit. I would like Cherry please.

  69. My kids like cherry flavor the best.

  70. The lemon flavor would be nice to try.


    Lemon and Cherry flavor sounds good!


    I subscribe/follow!

  73. I would like to try the cherry.

  74. I am a follower.

  75. I would like to try the lemon flavor.

  76. rosannepm says:

    I’d pick the Cherry flavor

  77. rosannepm says:

    I follow your blog

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