PediaCare Cold and Fever products review and giveaway

It's no fun watching your child suffer through a cold or fever. I'm not one of those parents who will keep a child home at the first sign of a sniffle, but when they have a bad cold or the flu, I can't stand to see them wheezing and coughing through the night, or so feverish during the day that they don't even want to play. At times like those I'd cut off my right hand to ease their misery, but fortunately I don't have to -- because I can help them be more comfortable with over-the-counter medications like the PediaCare line of children's products.

The Basics
I was sent samples of PediaCare's Children's Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever and Children's Fever Reducer/Multi Symptom Cold, both with acetaminophen. They are some of the latest products in PediaCare's line of products -- with and without acetaminophen -- for children and infants. They sell for about $6.99 for a 4 oz. bottle, and are available at drugstores, supermarkets and retailers nationwide.

Here's more information about PediaCare:
Statistics show that preschool-aged children have around nine colds per year, kindergartners can have 12 colds per year and adolescents have about seven colds per year (cold season runs from September through March/April).

This could potentially mean a lot of days off from school or missed days from work for mom and dad! We can’t keep the kids home every time they have a runny or stuffy nose with an occasional cough but the question most of us are faced with is what products are safe and effective for our children; helping to keep them comfortable while they fight the cold.

Introducing, the PediaCare® line of products – with and without acetaminophen -- for children and infants – which address most sick-child situations: cough, cold, allergy, flu, congestion, fever and pain. Product offerings, in kid-pleasing flavors, match the formulations of the recent recall of children’s Tylenol products. In particular, PediaCare Infant and Children’s fever and pain reducers are a great solution for moms wanting a branded acetaminophen alternative

The Bongga
I have bought PediaCare cold and fever products with acetaminophen for my daughter ever since she was a baby. I love that PediaCare has so many different formulations, so you can choose the right product for your child's age and symptoms -- even when my daughter was a baby, PediaCare had a product safe for her to use! I'm still on the fence about whether cold medicines actually help reduce the sniffles, but over-the-counter children's medicines for pain and fever definitely do work, and PediaCare Infants and Children's Fever Reducers have certainly done a lot to ease my kid's fevers and pains throughout the years.

If you're unsure about which over the counter medicines to purchase, you can go to the PediaCare website to check your child's symptoms and match them with the right PediaCare product. They even have a free iPhone app you can download to help you choose the best product for your child. It's not a diagnostic tool, but it has lots of information to help you with your decision. And once you've bought the product, it's so helpful to have the dosing instructions clearly labeled according to age and weight.

The Blah
Unfortunately, two of my kids have been advised by our pediatrician to avoid acetaminophen and aspirin due to an inherited condition, so ibuprofen is my pain/fever reliever of choice for them. PediaCare is a brand that I know and trust, so I'd love it if they also have children's cold and fever products with ibuprofen.

The Bottom Line
You can trust PediaCare's line of products to help alleviate most common symptoms thatyour sick kids suffers from -- so he can get back on his feet.

Win a set of cold and fever products from PediaCare
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive:

* 1 bottle of PediaCare® Children's Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever (cherry or grape flavor; ages 2-11)
* 1 bottle of PediaCare® Children's Fever Reducer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold (ages 6-11; okay for ages 4 & 5 with dosage directed by pediatrician)

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Leave a comment on this post and share a tip on how to keep your child comfortable when he or she is suffering from a bad cold. This entry must be completed before extra entries qualify.

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The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on March 2, 2011; I will draw a winner at random on March 3 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a product sample, but was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by the featured company/product and is clearly indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

18 Comments, Leave yours here:

Katrina on February 15, 2011 at 5:13 PM said...

we use the baby vapor bath stuff at bath clear the sinuses and the humidifier runs during the night.
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moushka on February 16, 2011 at 3:50 PM said...

I let them where pjs all day and they have warm drinks and homemade chicken noodle soup.

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Natalia said...

I give a lot of warm drinks with lemon. And cuddling.
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John said...

Nice comfortable bath and some yummy food plus a lot of fluids.
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Terra Heck on February 16, 2011 at 9:43 PM said...

I help keep them comfortable by getting them a box of tissues with colorful characters on it. I also snuggle with them and make sure they get lots of fluids. Thanks.

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Integrated Feezer on February 25, 2011 at 7:52 AM said...

Every time I got fever my mom give lots of water and fruit juice. She said that's the best way of reducing high temperature.

Anonymous said...

Whenever my kids are sick I make sure they have their favorite comfy blanket and some clear liquids to sip on!

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bonggamom on March 10, 2011 at 7:50 PM said...

Congrats to the winner: #4, moushka!

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