Mum-of-two breaks down in tears as coronavirus stockpilers buy all the kids’ medicine where she lives

A MUM broke down in tears as she hit back at stockpilers who bought all the children's medicine in her area – leaving her unable to give her teething son anything to soothe the pain.

Mum-of-two Sara Vale – who won the hit Australian reality show The Block with her husband Hayden in 2018 – had been desperately searching for paracetamol syrup all around her local area earlier this week.

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Posting a series of emotional Instagram stories, the mum revealed she'd been to three different pharmacies – all of which had completely sold out of baby Pandaol.

Fighting back tears in the aisle of the pharmacy, Sara told her 22,000 followers: "This is becoming an absolute joke and I normally don't do this but I'm here at Chemist Warehouse and there is absolutely no Baby Panadol left.

Explaining how her two-year-old son is in need of pain releif, Sara added: "Lawson is teething and he's got a fever and I've got nothing to help that."

Zooming in on the empty aisle, she then addressed panic shoppers directly: "Look at this. Honestly, you people are going mad and it's impairing everyone else's day-to-day life. Enough is enough."

Once she arrived home empty-handed, Sara appeared on her Instagram stories again and broke down in tears.

She said: "None of them have Baby Panadol. And this is the face of a mother who has literally just been defeated because I can't get [any] for Lawon's fever.

"And this is absolute c**p. All I want is some Panadol to help his little fever and I can't even get that because it's all because of this stupid virus.

"And all those stupid people who are just hoarding when their kids aren't even sick. What's the point when there are other kids who are sick?"

Unable to contain her anger, the mum-of-two added: "It's affecting everyone else, and it's not even just me, there's older people too. It just makes me want to scream.

"I can't believe how crazy this world has gotten. All those people that have got other ailments, that need medication and that can't get their hands on it, I really feel you."

Luckily, Sara was able to find some Panadol designed for toddlers in Bondi later that day and explained how she was giving Lawson a smaller dose.


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But Sara isn't the only mum who has struggled to get children's medicine since the coronavirus crisis began.

Earlier this week, Australian mum Katie Bowman posted a scathing message on her Facebook page Living My Family Life after she was unable to buy paracetamol for her three kids.

Meanwhile, mum-of-four Lauren Whitney burst into tears in the supermarket when she couldn't buy any diapers for her daughter due to coronavirus stockpilers.

In more parenting news, this mum’s £25 ‘shopping system’ gets her everything during coronavirus outbreak.

And desperate mums are using unmatched socks as loo roll – as coronavirus panic sees supermarkets sell out of toilet paper.

Plus this mum-of-eight was left fuming after a stranger branded her "greedy" for stockpiling amid the coronavirus outbreak – but it was just her weekly shop.

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