Thursday, August 5, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Yo Gabba Gabba Medicine-Time Flavor Spray CLOSED



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There's nothing more pitiful than watching your little one as they struggle with a case of the nasties. The coughing. The runny nose. The fever and clammy skin. One look at that pouty, downtrodden face and you just want to scoop them up in your arms and take the pain away. Unfortunately, for us mommies, administering the necessary medication can be a nightmare. Flailing arms. Screaming. Gagging. We go through this just about every single time we approach Nate with a dropper.

Thankfully, the pediatric flavoring gurus at FlavorX and Yo Gabba Gabba are teaming up to take the "ick" out of sick with their new Medicine-Time Flavor Spray. This DazzleBerry-flavored liquid helps mask the bitterness of medications by covering the taste buds of the tongue. Just a few spritzes before and after taking medicine helps keep the yuck at bay. Created by a pharmacist, Yo Gabba Gabba! Medicine-Time Spray is sugar and dye-free, non-allergenic, gluten and casein-free.

Luckily, Nate has been able to avoid illness this summer but Mommy is another story. A couple of weeks ago, I caught Strep Throat and had to take Penicillin to get rid of the infection. If you're not allergic and have taken Penicillin in the past, you probably know that the pills smell and taste horrible. Plus, I had to drink a nasty liquid medicine to soothe my achy throat. I knew it was for kids but figured it was as good a time as any to test out this Medicine-Time Spray. And wow...I have to say it was pretty darn good! The taste was much better than I had expected. Two sprays were just sweet enough to make my meds more tolerable. And there was no numbing feeling or funky aftertaste. I had to summon Nate and spray some in his mouth just to see his reaction. He was a little leery at first - as he is with anything out of the ordinary - but after one squirt, he tried to chase me down to get the bottle! I'd say it was a bonafide hit in our house.



I don't ever want Nate to get sick but I am curious how he'll fare once we add medicine to the mix. I like that the spray design is easy to use so slightly older children can even use it themselves (supervised, of course). The only potential disadvantage to this product is the price. At $9.99/bottle, it may seem a little on the expensive side. But since each bottle contains over 200 sprays, it will practically last forever. It's not a necessity but it sure is nice to have when your child resists medicine tooth and nail.

Bottom line: It's about time someone took Mary Poppins seriously. A spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down. Well, in this case, it's a sugar-free spray. But that's better for our teeth! I think it's genius to use familiar faces from a beloved program like Yo Gabba Gabba to ease children's worries, and in turn, make the parent's job a little less stressful. In the words of the Yo Gabba Gabba gang: try it, you'll like it!

BUY IT: You can purchase the FlavorX Yo Gabba Gabba Medicine-Time Spray online at Amazon.com (ARV $9.99).

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Giveaway will end on August 26, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received a free bottle of Yo Gabba Gabba Medicine-Time Spray from Natasha at FlavorX to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed in my review are purely mine. Your experience may differ.

42 comments:

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Oh boy, it is rock, cuddle, kiss, soda time~~>>
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littlelatina said...

excellent almost makes up for the fact its medicine

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googcheckian said...

We use m and m's

IE take this spoon of medicine and you can have an m and m. lots of personal time is his favorite too.

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FDP 4 Life said...

when our children are sick i try to comfort them by being with them and getting them whatever they need.

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Go Bronson! said...

When my kids are sick, I try to make they feel comforted, give them as much or as little of whatever they need and just make sure I am there for them. A little love goes a long way :)

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Tylerpants said...

When my son's sick, all he wants is for me to hold him and sleep with him. I make sure he's comfortable as well. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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sjt42075 said...

when my son is sick i spend most of the day cuddling him on my lap.
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Gianna said...

Lots of attention and home cooking.

MAC Mom said...

I cuddle with my kids when they dont feel good and bring them juice.

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trixx said...

To comfort my daughter, I try make chicken soup and make sure she gets plenty of sleep!

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Sean said...

I let my kids watch Yo Gabba Gabba and their fever flies away! That reminds me, I'm taking them to see this http://hubpages.com/hub/Yo-Gabba-Gabba-Live-Tour

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