With the popularity of ZarBee’s gaining, we have had several parents contact us asking whether or not honey should be given to children. This is a great question and we have just the answer for those parents looking for a safer, more effective alternative to the usual cough meds out there.
From the FDA website (check out this site for tips on keeping your children safe and healthy):
“Do not feed a baby honey or syrup — at least for the first 12 months. Honey and syrups can contain spores of Clostridium botulinum. The immune systems of adults and older children can prevent the spores from growing once ingested. However, in an infant, these spores can grow and cause infant botulism.”
Honey shouldn’t be given to infants 12 months and younger due to the risk of botulism. Products, such as ZarBee’s that contain dark honeys, are safe and effective for those that fall into the proper age group of 12 months and older. We hope this answers your questions about the safety of using honey products.
At ZarBee’s our main goal is to ease the pain and frustration for both children and parents that comes with a cough, sore throat or a minor throat irritation. We also make it a priority to educate and promote sound parenting tips when possible. Thanks again and visit ZarBee’s for more information on ZarBee’s Cough Syrup, it will change the way you think about cough syrup!