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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down

Mary Poppins may have preferred Rum Punch as preventative medicine but some of us prefer the flavor of chocolate!

When PickyKidPix got sick last week, she tried powering through the school week, going to class and her activities including three soccer practices as usual. But by Friday, she was coughing up a storm and generally miserable so she finally took a sick day and slept in.

A Spoonful of Chocolate Makes the Medicine Go Down

I asked her if she wanted to try this new cold and cough medicine from Dr. Cocoa™ that I had and she was game to try it. She is an adventurous eater and doesn’t like to miss out on anything!

A Spoonful of Chocolate Makes the Medicine Go Down. Dr. Cocoa cold and cough medicine for kids

I picked the Dr. Cocoa™ Daytime Cough + Cold for her as she was congested with a runny nose and hacking cough and she needed to get through the day.

Dr. Cocoa cough medicine for kids, A Spoonful of Chocolate Makes the Medicine Go Down

Because she’s 12-years-old, she was on the cusp of one OR two teaspoons of medicine but since she’s small for age, I opted for just one. The medicine poured out like thick maple syrup, viscous and deep chocolate-ty brown. My daughter viewed it suspiciously, sniffing it first ready to reject it instantly if there was a hint of a weird odor but it passed the sniff test so she cautiously licked the edge of the spoon to get a single drop on her tongue.

Even with her dulled sense of taste due to her cold, she could taste the chocolate flavor because it’s made with real cocoa! “It tastes pretty good,” she said, “like chocolate.” And the spoonful of medicine went right down!

A Spoonful of Chocolate Makes the Medicine Go Down, Dr. Cocoa

We ended up using the other two versions. used the cough the next day when her runny nose was better and the Nighttime formula last night so she could get a good night’s sleep.

A spoonful of sugar definitely helps the medicine go down!

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Visit the Dr. Cocoa Facebook page at for a chance to win an adorable Dr. Cocoa puppet, which you will also receive, along with the complete line of Dr. Cocoa™ for Children medicines.

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Here are some tips to stay healthy this cold and flu season.

What You Can Do to Prevent Transmission:
    • WASH HANDS: Hand washing is more effective than hand sanitizer against these viruses. We recommend a 20 second hand wash with soap and water. You can use hand sanitizer additionally it still works quite well against other germs.
    • Teach children to sneeze and cough into the elbow or shoulder but not the hand
    • Avoid contact with other children who have upper respiratory infections
    • Clean toys and shared objects
    • Avoid sharing cups and utensils.

I hope you all stay well this fall!

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

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