ChildLife Essentials® Formula 3 Cough Syrup

product trial4.29 out of 5 – Kidspot mums were pleased with ChildLife Formula 3 Cough rating

ChildLife® Formula 3 Cough Syrup provides effective relief to help shorten the duration and reduce the severity of a child’s cough associated with cold or flu. It combines the three most effective and well researched homeopathic extracts for safely and effectively addressing all types of children’s coughs.

  • No GMOs
  • Alcohol-free
  • Gluten-free
  • No artificial colourings, flavourings or sweeteners
  • No dairy, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, corn or yeast


ChildLife® uses only the highest quality ingredients:

Active ingredients: Umckaloabo (Pelargonium sidoides), Wild Cherry Bark (Prunus serotina), European Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
Inactive ingredients: Buckwheat honey, Elderberry extract, Citric acid, USP Purified water, Natural mixed berry and raspberry flavour, Potassium sorbate, Stevia, Xanthan Gum.

Suggested Dosage

  • Children 2-4 yrs: 1/2 teaspoon every 3 hrs, or as needed
  • Children 5-11 yrs: 1 teaspoon every 3 hrs, or as needed
  • Children under 2 yrs of age: consult your healthcare practitioner

Always read the label and shake well before use. Give directly or mix with your child’s favourite drink. Keep refrigerated after opening.


Do not give this product for persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with asthma or if cough is accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus) unless directed by a doctor. Stop use and see your doctor if cough persists for more than one week, tends to recur or is accompanied by fever, rash or persistent headache.  A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact the National Poisons Centre right away on 0800 764 766.

Visit the ChildLife website for more information.

We have given 20 parents with children aged between 2 and 12 years old the opportunity to trial and review ChildLife Essentials® Formula 3 Cough Syrup. Read their reviews below.

Each selected reviewer will receive:

  • 118.5ml bottle of ChildLife Essentials® Formula 3 Cough Syrup

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See photos from our reviewers below.


  1. Tinaksmith 25/06/2018 at 1:15 pm

    I have three kids, 10,5 and 3. At the moment my you gest two are constantly battling coughs- resulting in little sleep and very long days. We have tried regular syrup, as well as a herbal variety- but nothing seems very effective. I am at my wits end, as are they. I would be delighted to try this and end this cough once and for all !

  2. Bigam4 25/06/2018 at 10:39 am

    My son has just turned 3 and has had a recurring cough most of the winter. Have not had much luck with other brands so would love to try.

  3. elishavdz 25/06/2018 at 10:03 am

    I hate hearing my kids (3&6) cough and feeling powerless to help them. We would love to trial this ChildLife Essentials® Formula 3 Cough Syrup.

  4. marinawhi 24/06/2018 at 10:06 pm

    My 4 and 6 year old kids would be interested in trying this product. If the taste is right, it would be great product for them to use when the coughs come again.

  5. Angelgirl081 24/06/2018 at 6:49 pm

    Would love to try this cough syrup with my 4 year old who seems to get persistent dry coughs over winter/spring time (related to hay fever). We have just run out of a brand that I didn’t really think did the trick and I am on the look out for something else to try with her, this looks perfect. The fact that it is raspberry flavour too is good because she can be quite fussy and definitely does not like mint/menthol, which some of the cough syrups we have tried, taste like.

  6. samara 23/06/2018 at 9:17 pm

    2 girls – 5 and 7. his would be good to trial especially in he winter bug season and the 3 weekly coughs we get!

  7. palindrome 23/06/2018 at 3:00 pm

    Yes please! Would love to trial the ChildLife® Formula 3 Cough Syrup. Our 3yr old bubs seems to be constantly coughing this winter, one of those nasty persistent phelgmy coughs 🙁 This product sounds like it can do the job and I would not worry about what’s in the cough syrup as there are no nasty additives.

  8. Stepanka 22/06/2018 at 9:31 pm

    Our four year old suffers from reasonably frequent winter dry coughs and I’d do anything to help her, I know what it’s like I used to be the same. Thank you.

  9. AmandaB 22/06/2018 at 9:28 pm

    My four year old daughter would love to trial this product. It seems she is forever picking up coughs and colds from kindy at the moment and I would be very keen to trial this to see if it can sothe her cough.

  10. daisy22 22/06/2018 at 9:01 pm

    This would be amazing please! I have 3 kids (6, 3 and 2) and there has been a steady stream of coughs in our house. I have struggled to find a cough mixture that is suitable for under 12’s, so we would love to try this – especially knowing that there’s no nasties! The coughing affects their sleep, and they need sleep to stay well so this would be instrumental in stopping the cycle. Thanks!

  11. Jubes 22/06/2018 at 2:23 pm

    My family would be grateful to trial this natural cough syrup. My kids are 12, 10 and 7. I dread this time of year and the never ending bugs and colds that go around

  12. Madieddy 22/06/2018 at 2:12 pm

    We would love to be a reviewer, we have 3 children in our house aged 10, 8, and 3 + a newborn on the way and keeping bugs out of our house is impossible! We are forever looking for a good cough syrup and other medicines to help aid bugs in the winter!

  13. KATZ777 22/06/2018 at 1:11 pm

    Yes please my son is 10yrs old and already had a cold this winter! Help!

  14. lilblondee6 22/06/2018 at 10:55 am

    My three kids are 5, 7 and 11. My 7 year old always seems to have the cough last longer than the rest of the sumptoms so it would be perfect to trial on him as I am yet to find one that settles it.🌡

  15. Vickybijal 22/06/2018 at 10:08 am

    Plz plz pick me. I would be keen to try this homeopathic based caugh syrup for my 4 years old. She brings viruses from kindy and it affects my 1.6months old and rest of the family. Biggest pain is there are no effective caugh syrups we can buy frm chemist. I have used homeopethy pills before for both babies. It seems working for kids but slowly. If there is syrup available would be keen to try pls.

  16. Mummummum 22/06/2018 at 9:24 am

    Would love to trial this with my 6 and 8 year olds, they currently have a cough that is passing through the family

  17. jakesmum6 22/06/2018 at 9:20 am

    Our child is 2 years old. this is his first winter he has had a cough, I went to the supermarket to buy him some cough relief but got so confused by the choices I came away with nothing. I think this one for children would be something we should try.

  18. Sharon Goldsbro 22/06/2018 at 8:47 am

    Oh this would be so awesome as my 6 year old gets a cough at the drop of a hat and it lasts and lasts! Drives me and her nuts at night too…

  19. bjgibg 22/06/2018 at 8:12 am

    I would love to trial this product for my 3 year old twin girls, they seem to be forever getting colds and flus, one gets it then the other goes does, love to trial something to see if it can be stopped by just the first twin having it 🙂

  20. Poppysmum 22/06/2018 at 4:21 am

    Would love to try this for miss 6 and she hates the taste of the cough medicine we have so this would taste yummy being berry and make it easier for her to take and less stressful. Thanks

    • shobna_datt 22/06/2018 at 8:43 am

      I would love to try your product, since its winter my two girls gets cold n cough more often.

  21. Charmaine Willis-Croft 22/06/2018 at 3:48 am

    I would love to trial this for my youngest children,aged 4 and 6 as they are prone to winter bugs they pick up from kindy and school.

  22. Funnelgirl 22/06/2018 at 1:03 am

    I have 3 children aged 11, 8 and 5.
    My 5 year old is getting a cold at moment..and my other 2 are sure to follow.
    Peviously we used a herbal cough medicine..not this brand..and they hated the taste. Plus it wasn’t very effective.
    I’m a busy working mum who needs to be sure what my kids take are safe..and effective.
    I haven’t seen this one before..and would love to trial it.

  23. keades13 22/06/2018 at 12:42 am

    Would love to try this out! My kids are always getting coughs and colds, my 9 year old especially. He has tourettes and quite often his tics irritate and cause sore throats, coughs and runny noses, as well as his asthma contributing to cough causes. My 5 year old also gets croup quite alot due to narrow airways and always ends up with z lingering cough once the inflammation has gone. Would be interested to see how this works for them

  24. astewart 21/06/2018 at 10:32 pm

    There is hardly a winter that goes by without my kids coming down with at least one cold so to have a trial of a cough mixture that has natural & beneficial ingredients is great so would love to trial to see how well it actually works!

  25. 21/06/2018 at 10:07 pm

    I would absolutely love to trial this product. Have yet to find something that does sooth and help the cough my daughter gets with a cold, and this year the cough seems a lot worse and just won’t let up. I also love the natural ingredients in this product. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  26. Mrsbplus3 21/06/2018 at 9:58 pm

    Yes please my ars kids 6,10 and 11 are forever bringing home the winter nasty bugs and I would love to try a more natural solution this looks great and would love to see how it would work for my kids

  27. Roxliley 21/06/2018 at 9:53 pm

    As my nearly 4 year old daughter picks up colds from preschool, it would be great to try a new natural product to see how it tastes and works. I only use natural medicines where possible for my family.

  28. AmandaAsma 21/06/2018 at 9:45 pm

    I would love to trial this product especially because of the natural and more friendly ingredients used. I am slowly but surely getting my little family onto a healthier more natural lifestyle and this would be perfect when Mr 3 gets a cold. Thank you

  29. MuddledUpMolly 21/06/2018 at 9:29 pm

    Would love, love, love to trial this! We have two children aged 20 months and 8 years and this year has been particularly harsh for coughs and colds. Would be great to find something that actually works!

  30. Starrz24 21/06/2018 at 9:05 pm

    I have a 2 year old son that has been coughing so much that it makes him vomit. I took him to the doctor and was told he would need to ride it out and that there are no cough medicines suitable for his age. I would like to trial him on your formula 3 cough syrup. I like the sound of the rasberry sweetner and natural ingredients including honey. Thank you

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