Children’s Liquid Medicine Dosing In the News

Posted December 1st, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

As you know, we developed KidKupz to not only help children “take the ick out of sick”® and chase away the harsh taste of liquid medications,  but also to help parents ensure their child is always getting the proper dosage.  That is why KidKupz are made using standardized dosage cups with clearly marked measurements – no room for error and the cups can be used with ANY liquid medications.

Clearly, The Journal of the American Medical Association supports our concerns.  Here is the JAMA study, released yesterday.  Important reading for all parents and caregivers.

“ Evaluation of Consistency in Dosing Directions and Measuring Devices for Pediatric Nonprescription Liquid Medications

Also, here is the video from WABC and the esteemed Dr. Jay Adlersberg.

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KidKupz Hits Walgreens’ Shelves!

Posted September 9th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Blue Raspberry KidKupz

We’re excited to share some great KidKupz news with all of you. As of September, you will be able to find KidKupz medicine dispensing cups at over 5,000 Walgreens stores nationwide! Read the rest of this entry »

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“A Spoonful of Sugar…” Really Does Help the Medicine Go Down

Posted October 5th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Imagine my surprise…NOT, when I picked up Saturday’s New York Times and saw an article entitled, Sugary Mix Is Just What the Flu Doctor Ordered.   Given the current emphasis on flu prevention and preparedness, the company that manufactures Tamiflu is endorsing a particular blend of sugar and artificial cherry syrup which pharmacists can compound (mix) with the Tamiflu powder from capsules thus creating an artificially flavored cherry liquid Tamiflu for children.

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We Want Your Feedback!

Posted July 7th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Since we launched KidKupz, many of you have placed orders from our Web store and we can’t wait to hear from you!

What do you think and most importantly, what do your kids think? What are their favorite flavors? My daughter loves the Sour Cherry and my son is a Blue Raspberry fan…I think he feels he should like the most “manly” color.  My daughter is now 8 and my son is 10, so they have become more and more able to take medication without the hysteria we used to experience but the process is much less stressful with the help of KidKupz.

Anyway, we really want to hear your stories and your experiences so please keep in touch!

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KidKupz Goes Hollywood!

Posted June 11th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

So it seems that a group of celebrity moms are getting together for a luncheon in Los Angeles and KidKupz is invited…well, sort of.  When you are rich, famous and gorgeous and you are invited to a luncheon with other moms including Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Brooke Shields and Jada Pinkett-Smith you must not leave empty handed. Afterall, what is a free lunch without  luxury “Swag Bags” filled with great new products for you and your little ones? We were actually super flattered that WOW! Creations, the company who puts together these celebrity gift bags, asked us to participate. We will eagerly await the reviews from our very first Hollywood Premier!

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KidKupz Featured on Parenting.com

Posted May 26th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

We’re really excited to share that KidKupz was recently featured on Parenting.com (a publication of Parenting Magazine). The post was very favorable and we hope that it helps parents everywhere discover KidKupz. Many thanks to Christina at Parenting.com for sharing our new product with her readers!

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Exciting News!

Posted May 4th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

I am so pleased to report that since our feature appeared in April’s Parents Magazine, we have heard from several pediatric practices that would love to offer KidKupz in their offices for moms and dads to try.  Some practices have even told us they would like to feature KidKupz in their monthly newsletters so that parents know there is help out there. Could it be that maybe the pediatric community is also looking to for a way to reduce the screaming and crying that they endure daily in their offices?

I’ll keep you posted as to the feedback that we get.

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How We Got Started…

Posted May 1st, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

As with many other innovative products, KidKupz was born out of a desire to help find a solution to a problem.

My own children protested when it was time to take any medicine but I always accepted it as a necessary evil and did the best I could with begging, reasoning, bribery and treats–none of which ever really prevented the struggle or the tears.

When my step-father retired from a career in the finance world, he began volunteering in a cancer hospital in New York on the pediatric floor.  His time spent there became his passion and his primary goal was to put smiles on the children’s faces whenever possible.  He was always frustrated to see these young children struggle to take the most harsh tasting medicines and he often spoke about it to my mother and me.

When my stepfather passed away in 2005, my mother and I decided we wanted to pick up where he left off and try to develop something that every child could benefit from.  Whether for the occassional fever in the middle of the night, or the weeklong course of antibiotic, we’ve all been there and needed something to help make the medicine go down. Thus began the journey that started with months of experimentation and trial and error in our kitchen, followed by designing a machine that could replicate our handmade method and of course, tons of  taste-testing by our youngest experts…kids!

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