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. GirlsMum 17/07/2018 at 5:59 pm

    I tried this cough syrup on my youngest daughter this weekend who has a little cough. She seemed remarkably improved after using it. It is a brownish liquid with a mild cherry flavour. I even tried it myself when I had a tickle in my throat and I was able to go back to sleep. It will be great to keep this on hand for future use.

  2. Rebekkaa 10/07/2018 at 5:03 pm

    This winter we are fighting the cold bug more than usual. It’s hard finding a cough medicine that is fit for both kids. Having a 9 & 3 year old this would be perfect to try!

  3. JoanneR 08/07/2018 at 3:54 pm

    Fantastic! We would love to trial the ChildLife® Formula 3 Cough Syrup. I have three kiddies – ages 3 + 7 + 11. We have been hit really hard in recent weeks with illness and always on the lookout for great quality products to help my kids stay well especially during winter when bugs are all around.

    Happy to trial this product and provide a comprehensive & prompt review of our findings. Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Donna Verstraten 05/07/2018 at 4:46 pm

    Yes please would live to try this for my daughter

  5. Heather_D 04/07/2018 at 10:01 am

    Would love to trial this with my 3 & 6 yr old. We’re plagued with niggly coughs this winter, keeping the kids awake at night. I’m reluctant to give them traditional cough medicine for something that is just the normal winter bugs. Would love to see if there’s a natural alternative to help them this winter.

  6. groovyroseanne 30/06/2018 at 10:46 am

    I would love the opportunity to review this product. Mr 9 has just developed a nasty cough so it would be very helpful. I have no doubt it will be passed to all of us aswell (including miss 11) so we could definitely be in a position to review this product.

  7. Tiffany93 29/06/2018 at 8:35 pm

    My family would love to review this! With 3 children (2,5 and 7) the older ones are always bringing home coughs and colds and passing them on to their little sister so it would be amazing to try a cough medicine that is natural and free from all the nasty stuff that is usually in cough medicine!

  8. Jaimee 29/06/2018 at 1:25 pm

    We’d love to try this as we had a lot of colds and coughs last year and have had a few this year. My son also gets a viral induces wheeze so anything to help with the coughing and breathing would be great. He is 3 1/2 and my daughter is 2 in July (so almost able to use this)

  9. jenbabe231 29/06/2018 at 12:46 pm

    My boys 5 and 4yrs, I’d love to try this when they have their next cold so I don’t have to lie awake all night listening to them cough

  10. Alyshia 29/06/2018 at 3:14 am

    5 and 12 year old if it’s only one coughing the other is soon to follow. Winter is full of bugs I would love to try this

  11. PadsillFamily 28/06/2018 at 8:22 pm

    I would love to trial this as my son is constantly suffering from a cough during winter & it means lack of sleep!

  12. Mama_of_4 28/06/2018 at 2:48 pm

    Oh yes please. I’ve struggled the last 4 nights with Miss 4 and her coughing! This would be very handy to have in the medicine cupboard!!

  13. ShonaRussell 28/06/2018 at 2:22 pm

    My 8 year old would like to try this. He has tried other cough syrups and does not like the taste of them. I would also try it with my nearly 2 year old (after she turns 2 in August)

  14. Ukey 28/06/2018 at 1:25 pm

    My 3 year old is having a bad time at the moment with an annoying cough. Would be great to trial.

  15. kerrynd 28/06/2018 at 10:11 am

    hi there i have 2 sons. One is about to turn 7 the other has just tuned 8. Every year my boys end up having a cough because their noses drip down their throats. They have a dry ticklie cough that comes out at night when they are trying to sleep and in the morning when the temps are low. I would ;love for the boys to try it and get some relief this winter from that cough

  16. Debrajane77 27/06/2018 at 7:34 pm

    This would be amazing to try with my 2year old. Shes a daycare kid and has constant coughs and colds!

  17. Unique1 26/06/2018 at 1:42 pm

    I have 2 girls 6 & 2 and have struggled to find something that will help with a cold. I have tried so many different cold medicines and it seems like such a waste to get them to try it once and never be able to get it in them again especially when said products are generally $20 + Would love to trial this and help my babies get through winter a bit easier this year

  18. Vee 26/06/2018 at 12:38 pm

    Yes please, I would like to review this product. My four year old son has been hacking away, the doctor has checked him over and he’s otherwise fine, but he’ wakes in the night with this awful cough! It would be awesome to find something to relieve him.

  19. Taniamc4 26/06/2018 at 12:37 pm

    I have 3 Kids in that age range being winter coughs colds won’t be far away wd love to try a natural product

  20. cashmere 26/06/2018 at 12:08 pm

    My daughter is 7 and I would like to trial this product in winter to see how effective it is and whether it helps with minor coughs and colds.

  21. Maria 26/06/2018 at 11:50 am

    My daughter is 6. I would love to trial this it is horrible and no one gets any sleep when they have a cold and they are coughing all night. We havent found one that works yet, I love that this one seems more natural.

  22. mel yu 26/06/2018 at 11:02 am

    Yes please!! My 3 year old who’s in daycare would love to give this a try! Will be perfect for the winter season!

  23. Mummaof3 26/06/2018 at 10:12 am

    I would love the opportunity to trial this product, I have 3 children 16 months, 4yrs and 12 yrs. During the winter season they all seem to get a nasty cough that doesn’t go away with other cough medicines. A natural product would be ideal for our family.

  24. Ally1 25/06/2018 at 10:18 pm

    I have 3 boys, 12, 11 and 8. All 3 have asthma, our middle son spent alot of time in the kids ward from age 9mths – 5yrs. Our youngest son the cold weather always takes a knock to his system, they have a blue/orange/purple/brown (not quite all colors of the rainbow) puffers. We dont have a cough syrup I would recommend, pamol, robitussin, benadryl, duro-tuss, codral all literally full in our medicine cabinet!!! Just want a reliable go to cough syrup, that will do what it says!

  25. shellv 25/06/2018 at 10:02 pm

    I would love to try Child Life Cough Syrup this winter for my two girls aged 3 and 6. My little one has just started Kindy this month, so I’m expecting her to be exposed to a whole raft of new bugs! Its also the first winter she hasn’t had the natural immunity boost from breast milk. Hopefully this will help with fast recovery from inevitable coughs from colds and flu going around. I particularly like that it is a homeopathic formula, and contains many recognisable ingredients also.

  26. cbear 25/06/2018 at 7:21 pm

    I was just trying to find a review on a natural cough syrup for my daughter. Would love to find a soothing natural product to help ease what sounds like an irritable throat when she’s trying to get to sleep as she just got this dry cough. Being 3 years old and at daycare she ends up with a new cold every week it feels at the moment and it’s the cough that lingers. I’d love our family to be selected to try this product, it sounds perfect.

  27. Keryn247 25/06/2018 at 4:20 pm

    I would love to trial this product. I find there are very few options out there for treatment of children’s coughs. My kids are 7 and 4 and a half years old. It’s great that this is alcohol free

  28. alisha 25/06/2018 at 1:52 pm

    I have a 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son. We would love to trial this as we are yet to find a cough medicine that works and they are both prone to coughs in winter. Also love that it has natural ingredients

  29. Alettamac 25/06/2018 at 1:37 pm

    We wiuld be interested in testing this product.

  30. GirlsMum 25/06/2018 at 1:17 pm

    I have 4 daughters aged 6, 7, 9 and 11. I always feel so helpless when I hear them coughing in their sleep. Winter is the worst. I would love it if I had something natural I could try so my babies can have a good nights sleep and get some relief from an irritating cough.

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