Little ones love lollipops, it is a common fact. Thankfully, our own children are not very big on candy. Our Easter candy lasts us until Halloween and then that candy lasts until the following Easter. Lollipops, however, are few and far in between. Going to the bank and depositing a piggy bank’s worth of change in exchange for one lollipop each is a big event for our kids. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love the fact that they’d choose apple slices over a piece of chocolate but, unfortunately, an apple a day does not actually keep the doctor away.
Kids get sick – play dates, school, the park. Germs seem to spread all too easily when it comes to children. Unfortunately, getting them well again is usually a task that is much easier said than done. Convincing children that medicine tastes “good” is often the most daunting task of caring for a sick child. There are a number of products on the market but, while they may work, are they actually safe for your baby?
I despise having to give (or even take) any type of medicine unless absolutely necessary. I am much more of a drink tea with honey, employ the use of warm washcloths, herbal bags, and simply resting – oh, do I miss my sleep! You can find plenty of natural products in these days of the “be green” era but most of them taste awful. Luckily, Lilapops are different.
As a parent of young children, it can be very challenging to find an effective way to soothe a little one’s sore throat while keeping it safe and kid-friendly. Leslie Burket, CEO and creator of Lilapops, had her own children (daughter, Lila, being the inspiration for the name) in mind when launching her very own line of all natural cough drop lollipops for kids.
“We believe that children should feel better in a deliciously fun and healthy way.”
– Leslie Burket, CEO
Recently featured in Parents Magazine, Lilapops are made right here in the USA with honey and marshmallow root. These all natural and non-medicated lollipops are also free of gluten, dairy, egg, and wheat to better satisfy all children. Lilapops contain no artificial dyes or flavors and have no ridiculously yucky preservatives that we cannot pronounce. I know what you’re all thinking – sugar high, right? Wrong! These are not your typical lollipops. Lilapops only include seven grams of sugar! Not only are Lilapops awesomely fun for children but they taste equally as amazing. When we received our package of pops for review we had actually all, conveniently, come down with a cold. Daddy and I were definitely sneaking a few for ourselves, at least until we got caught and heard the effervescent cry of “Mommy! Those are my sick pops!”
Lilapops are a wonderful alternative to OTC medicine for children and adults alike. Since it is a hard candy, I would not recommend it for children under 3-years-old. However, it would be a great source of symptom relief for pregnant and/or nursing mothers as well.
Lilapops have certainly become a huge staple in our medicine cabinet (and diaper bag, too!) and can now make an appearance in yours as well. Of course they are available for purchase through the Lilapops website for an ARV of $8.99 to $19.99 and occasionally up for grabs on their Facebook page, but one lucky Son-kissed reader will win a 3-pack (45 pc.) of Lilapops All Natural Grapeberry Cough Drop Lollipops. Two for you and one to share with a friend! Or three for you if you love them just as much as we do, and you will.
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*Randi received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.