Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol® & Giveaway

Bonjour lecteurs! Being off school doesn’t mean that bugs are away for good. While trying to occupy Baba over the Summer, we have been to many places where germs must party all the time! At the nursery, at the park or even at the soft play… Risks of your little one getting sick over the holiday are still high! There is nothing worse than having a little one unwell this summer. Plus imagine if you have to travel with them in such a state! Not fun! Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol®! The whole family tried the supplements range and we are now sharing our views with you. Plus, enter our new giveaway for you to win a Sambucol® Immuno Forte lot worth £40!

Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol®

Did you know that 1 in 10 parents are taking more than 10 days off work to look after poorly children at home, with a higher percentage of men now staying home to play nurse?

Before I started working freelance, I have experienced this too many times. Having to call work explaining that I would not be able to make it and stay at home with Baba was not facile.

I somehow always felt guilty not to be able to show up to work. Plus it was never a day off 🙁 It was pretty much spending the day at home with a lot of cuddles and you are not doing much!

So Sambucol®is here to help parents. Its supplements can help build immunity.

Rich in antioxidants (which is super good for you), you might as well give it a try! Because you don’t want your holiday to get spoiled by a naughty bug!

Plus, Sambucol®  is available in liquid, capsule, effervescent and pastille formats and is suitable for both adults and children over one year. So that there is something for everyone!

Sambucol® Immuno Forte Range

I have been trying the Sambucol Immuno Forte Range for two weeks and it has been a great success!

As I am working from home while looking after Baba, I need as much energy as possible. I get up at 6 am every single day so that I can do some work before the Frenchie bébé gets up at 8 am.

And I have long days. It is full on to juggle the blog, the house and entertain Baba.

I must say that since taking the Sambucol® Immuno Forte Range, I am full of energy! I like the capsules best as it is easy to have it first thing in the morning with my coffee.

Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol®, Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry, Support Immune System, Supplements, Kids Health, The Frenchie Mummy
For maman!

Unless other brands I tried in the past, it doesn’t feel heavy on my stomach and I actually don’t feel sick!

Plus I feel good so I will definitely carry on using those supplements as long as possible!

It is the brand’s best-selling formulation and I know why!

Sambucol® Kids

Baba also tried the kids’ range. Because he is not keen on tablets, we chose the liquid option for him!

Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol®, Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry, Support Immune System, Supplements, Kids Health, The Frenchie Mummy
For Baba!

According to those pictures, it is pretty clear that the recipe is yummy! I have been adding the adequate dose in his drink. Baba really enjoyed the change of not having only plain water.

It was a great way to make sure he was keeping hydrated at all times during the hot season.

Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol®, Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry, Support Immune System, Supplements, Kids Health, The Frenchie Mummy
It went down without a doubt!

Suitable from 1+, it is a great supplement for kids. He’s been full of beans all the summer and no bug disrupted our holiday to Spain! If you always want to Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol®, you can visit for more information.

Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol®, Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry, Support Immune System, Supplements, Kids Health, The Frenchie Mummy
And he was healthy for the rest of the holiday!

Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol® – Giveaway

Do you want to want your little ones to stay healthy on holiday too? You can now win a Sambucol® Immuno Forte lot worth £40 for all the family to try!

Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol®, Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry, Support Immune System, Supplements, Kids Health, The Frenchie Mummy
Try the range with your family too! It’s on us 🙂

The  lot consists of the following items:

Sambucol® Immuno Forte (RRP £9.99)

Sambucol Immuno Forte Pastilles (20) (RRP £6.99)

Sambucol Immuno Forte Capsules (30) (RRP £13.99)

Sambucol® Kids 120ml (RRP £8.99)

Please note that it may be subject to avaibility.

Enter now this giveaway via Gleam!

Win a Sambucol® Immuno Forte lot worth £40

This giveaway starts on Monday 13th August at 6 pm and ends at midnight on the 13th of September.

The competition is open to UK residents only.

Competition Terms & Conditions:

Entry into this competition confirms your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and your agreement to be bound by the decisions of the blog.

We will notify the winner via email or Twitter.
No cash alternative available.

We will select 1 winner at random.
The winner must respond within 5 days of receiving the email to claim their prize.
Provision of the prize is the responsibility of Sambucol®. Frenchie Mummy can’t be held responsible.

We will treat your data with confidence and will not disclose it to third parties.
The competition is not affiliated with Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Bonne chance!

Merci for reading our this post on how to Stay Healthy on Holiday with Sambucol®!

Loving what you see? Why not check out our Giveaways‘ section for more fabulous prizes to win with us!

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Sambucol®.

Giveaway shared on PrizefinderBritMumsLoquaxSuper Lucky and Competition Database.


  1. Ashleigh Allan
    August 13, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Usually not as the grandparents help

    August 13, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    family all help together when one of us or baby is poorly, between all of us, we get through it

  3. Annabel Greaves
    August 13, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I am a stay at home mum so am able to look after my kids when they are sick, I do not have family nearby to help out

  4. Angela Treadway
    August 13, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    i too am a stay at home mum whilst my partner is out at work so im always here if they are ill x

  5. Margaret Gallagher
    August 13, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    Large extended family
    Thank goodness for family

  6. Solange
    August 13, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    We have family to help out.

  7. Rachel Craig
    August 13, 2018 / 10:59 pm

    Child ill:- Then obviously needs a Responsible Adult. If child in hospital, depending upon circumstances parent may be able to work. Though surely employer should be made aware. As Reasonable Adjustments may need to be considered in an attempt to be Compassionate, Considerate, Supportive. Adhere to Family Friendly policy. Be a Good Employer.

    If illness temporary child will return to full health, and employee can return to normal working practices. But surely being able to visit and support ill child in hospital can enable child and parents to be the best they can be. Liked to appreciate Employers support, which can lead to good performance, loyalty, good company / organisation reputation. Positive for many.

  8. Alice
    August 13, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    It depends on how bad the illness is. But we all look after each other.

  9. Heather Haigh
    August 14, 2018 / 3:55 am

    It depends on who else is around to provide care – hubby works weekends but has some time off mid week

  10. Sandra Fortune
    August 14, 2018 / 4:52 am

    I look after my little grandson while his mummy and daddy work. If he’s ill they do have some time off till he’s picked up so as not to pass anything on

  11. leanne weir
    August 14, 2018 / 8:55 am

    I try to stay off but sometimes it just is not possible. Plus my parents sent me to school if my arm was hanging off!

  12. Marycarol
    August 14, 2018 / 9:19 am

    Depends on how ill but yes either my husband or I try to stay off if possible

  13. Chloe Davies
    August 14, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Depends on your circumstances – if you have family that can help, great! If you’re employers are flexible and you are able to work from home, also great! Whatever works for you and your circumstances 🙂

  14. Jo Carroll
    August 14, 2018 / 10:37 am

    It’s a great question and real connundrum. I find that even if I am ‘working’ when my little man is ill…I’m actually ‘not working’ because I’m thinking about him all day! 😉

  15. Sheena Batey
    August 14, 2018 / 11:53 am

    My employer is very flexible if a child is ill

  16. Fozia Akhtar
    August 14, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Depends on how ill my child is. I would prefer to be at home

  17. Rachel Craig
    August 14, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    An ill child needs a Responsible Adult who can provide appropriate Care. Work is a commitment, so need to prioritise/ negotiate. As who wouldn’t want to be with their own ill child. Depends on options available. Flexible working hours may be available via employer.

  18. Kim Murray
    August 14, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    I didn’t work so luckily could stay at home x

  19. Andrew Hindley
    August 14, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    I stay at home if my child is ill

  20. Ema J Lowe
    August 14, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    I think it depends on the illness of the child.
    I am lucky in that I haven’t ever needed to choose because I am a stay at home mum.
    My husband has had time off work, in the past when our newborn son was in hospital. He stayed at home with our girls while I lived at the hospital in the parents accommodation. Our son was very ill and on PICU, some 45 mins from our home.
    Not many parents are aware but you are allowed 18 weeks off for children until their 18th. Unless the child is disabled, the time is counted in week blocks.

    • Rachel Craig
      August 16, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Thanks for sharing. We do learn from experience. So helpful to learn from those who have experience. As at time :- When in the situation, up to date and accurate information is needed promptly. Employers should be supportive of employees in such a time of need. As enables the family to manage with support.

  21. Stacey Carnell
    August 14, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    I would love to stay home evry time my child is ill but sometimes it’s just not possible, but Nanny gives great cuddles when i’m not there 🙂

  22. Rich Tyler
    August 15, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    Tend too, as family live far away!

  23. Tracy Newton
    August 15, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    I am a stay at home mum so I am able to look after my son if he is sick. Luckily he never is. I do not have family to help me. Plus my husband works away.

  24. andrea tinkler
    August 16, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    I look after my grand children even when they are ill. However my daughter can get carers days which she could use if needed

    • Rachel Craig
      August 16, 2018 / 5:36 pm

      Pleased to read your comment regarding your daughter can request / access Carer days if needed. Employers should be supportive towards employees:- At a time of need.

      Maybe Employers should be given recognition for good practice in regards to Employee : Employer interactions.

  25. Rachel Craig
    August 16, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    An ill child is in need of appropriate Health Care. Parental Responsibility :- Parent / Parents have Responsibility for providing adequate Care. Whether that be from a Parent, or via another Responsible, Trustworthy Adult.

    Employers should be supportive of Parents. Particularly if they have an ill child. Family Friendly policy, etc should be available to all employees. As there is a need to prioritise:- Child Protection. Child’s Health / Medical needs have to be addressed i.e. They cannot be abandoned or neglected. Or those Accountable / Responsible will be held accountable.

    Reminded of the saying “It takes a village to raise a child “. We need to be supportive in regards to children, childcare. Meanwhile surely we need to be supportive of each other :- A Community, supportive of each other. As we should all be valued, and allowed to reach our potential.

    Many Grandparents, Aunts, friends, etc provide assistance to some parents in regards to childcare. When a child is ill, child may request presence and comfort via parent / s.

  26. Geri Gregg
    August 16, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    I would take the time off work x

  27. maria
    August 17, 2018 / 2:43 am

    it depends on me and my partner and our work schedules

  28. Gary Topley
    August 17, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    It would depend on what is the matter with them, thankyou for the competition x

  29. Rachel Craig
    August 19, 2018 / 1:20 am

    An ill child is in need of appropriate Care. Parents have Parental Responsibility, therefore need to aim to make that Care available for the child. This could mean taking time off from paid employment :- Which may impact financially (and possibly in other aspects).

    Most, if not all of us aim to keep the children healthy. An ill child can be unhappy, and a loving caring family want the children to be happy. Also Education is important for children, for their future. So we aim to avoid children missing out on days lost through ill health, from school or nursery.

  30. craig havery
    August 19, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    partner at home so work

  31. Tracy Hanley
    August 19, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I would want to be there for my child when they are ill

  32. Ruth Harwood
    August 21, 2018 / 7:14 am

    I always take time off if my kids are ill, even if it means losing holiday, my kids need me and they always come first xx

  33. Yolanda Davis
    August 21, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    I wouldn’t want to leave for work if one of my little ones was ill.

  34. tania watkins
    August 23, 2018 / 11:50 am

    shared time off here

  35. Rachel Craig
    August 24, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Hopefully not. As ill child does need care from an appropriate adult. Sometimes it may be that another adult can assist / help out. Though obviously adult needs to be suitable, trustworthy and Responsible, as well as Respective.

  36. Christina Palmer
    August 25, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    As a grandparent I always step up when the little ones are ill. Both parents work and could not afford to take the time off unless it is serious.

  37. A.E. ADKINS
    August 26, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    All depends, on severity, child and general circumstances.

  38. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    August 28, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I would hope to be at home with my child when they are poorly and almost every time I am. I have 3 kids, so it depends how poorly they are… sometimes they are happy with nanna when I’m working (I work right around the corner from nannas house too!) however one of my kids is quite a poorly child. He is under the care of Manchester Childrens Hospital and is poorly, often. So im always on RED alert anyway. Work Are very understanding and can usually sort cover for me if he’s taken ill. x

  39. Sarah Cooper
    August 29, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    I’m a stay at home mum

  40. Kim M
    August 31, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I was out of work when my daughter was small – so didn’t have to decide – but must feel awful if work isn’t very helpful x

  41. claire woods
    September 2, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    Yes, my partner is available to be at home.

    September 3, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    Depends how ill they are, one of us was always available to stay at home

    September 4, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    Depends on how ill my child is

  44. Rachel Craig
    September 6, 2018 / 12:56 am

    Child is the priority. Appropriate childcare is necessary, so very much depends on circumstances. Parent or another appropriate responsible adult is required, negotiation may be required.

  45. Priscilla Stubbs
    September 6, 2018 / 11:03 am

    I am a retired from work grandmother so can always help out

  46. vicki gorton
    September 7, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Really depends on the illness, colds, sore throats, chicken pox he stayed with my mum whilst i went to work however if hes vomiting or is really unwell myself or my husband stay of work xxxx

  47. Tammy Tudor
    September 7, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    If I can i would try to work at home

  48. Rachel Craig
    September 8, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    Hopefully not. As children often want mum when they feel unwell. Keen to keep children healthy, and aim to do so. Great prize.

  49. betsy ferguson
    September 10, 2018 / 8:24 am

    sorry that your child was poorly in Spain – it is best to be prepared, because i wasn’t, and trying to find a chemist, then explain what i needed after midnight in Spain added to the stress – so, definately help the immune system beforehand xx

  50. Laura Loo
    September 10, 2018 / 11:34 am

    It usually depends whats wrong with them or how poorly they are. If its nothing major they’re happy to stay with Grandma, if they’re quite ill they only want me

  51. Shelley Steggles
    September 10, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    My Twins are immune suppressed so when they are poorly im with them – they dont want anyone else and i would only worry if I wasnt. Sambucol helps keep them as healthy as possible – anything that gives them a little boost is a great help in the winter months x

  52. Sheila Reeves (CakeReev)
    September 11, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    Was lucky enough to be a sahm when my boys were young so didn’t have to sort childcare

  53. Diana
    September 12, 2018 / 8:59 am

    It depends if there is another family member able to look after my child.

  54. Heather N
    September 12, 2018 / 10:36 am

    If they are poorly enough to be sent home from nursery I can normally work from home to look after them.

  55. Fiona Johnstone
    September 12, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    I will go to work only if there is another trusted person at home to look after him. If he is really unwell I would definitely stay at home.

  56. Rebecca Whatmore
    September 12, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    Depends what the problem is and whether relatives can help.

  57. Rebecca Whatmore
    September 12, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    This looks really useful!

  58. Jules page
    September 13, 2018 / 6:37 am


  59. Rachael Sexey
    September 13, 2018 / 8:26 am

    I am lucky as I am a stay at home mum as I have a disabled son but when I worked I always stayed home with my children if they were ill ?

  60. Amanda Noble
    September 13, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I prefer to stay at home when my child is not well x

  61. Hayley Todd
    September 13, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    I’m a part-time working mum, where I work 3 days a week, so I am often home anyway, and my husband works a really great work rota, of 4 days in work and 4 days off, plus he also has 9 weeks holiday a year to take as he pleases, so if I can’t be at home, he will stay home.

  62. james rowlands
    September 13, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    I would go to work and my wife would stay at home

  63. Kerry H
    September 13, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Nursery won’t take my son if he’s ill for 48 hours so my husband and I share being at home on those days. It’s a nightmare trying to get cover at the last minute and you have to act like you don’t have a child in my workplace! It’s very strange.

  64. Leanne Rowlands
    September 13, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    It depends on the severity of the illness. If my daughter just needs to rest in front of the tv with a blanket then she would stay with nanny. Anything worse i would stay home.

  65. Natalie Crossan
    September 13, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    I don’t work if I can but there have been times I’ve had to beg others to look after my daughter for fear of losing my job!

  66. Rebecca Whatmore
    September 17, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    This looks really useful – never seen it before

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *