Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Back to School Allergy Tips from Claritin

Over the last couple weeks I have been handing out the Back to School Survival Kits to friends and we visited the newly updated Jaycee Park. It is such a fun playground with lots of new twisty things and a climbing wall. My son has loved our playdates at this new park and right now 4 schools are competing to win an Imagination Playground from Children's Claritin and KaBoom (link is at the bottom of the post for you to place your vote through the end of October.)

This year, allergies in our house have been worse than in other years and we have been using Children's Claritin, even myself (adult dosage is listed on the back of the package.) We have also been using Children's Claritin whenever my son has an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite (the bite area swells up a lot on him!) We don't let allergies keep us from enjoying the outdoors. Our family loves to be outside!

Back to School Allergy Tips from Claritin

1. Be sure to have Children’s Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, on hand! 
2. Multi-vitamins are building blocks to having a strong immune system. Make taking a multi-vitamin part of your child’s daily routine. 
3. Let there be light! Mold doesn't like sunlight, so try to keep your curtains open during the day. Should be easy during the summer months! 
4. Did you know that most pillows trap allergens, dust mites, and bacteria? Monitor the cleanliness of the pillow your child with allergies sleeps on and replace if necessary. 
5. Back to school season means lots of laundry for many moms. Be sure to remove laundry from the washing machine promptly. Allowing wet clothes to sit in the washer means mold can quickly grow there. 
6. Monitor pollen counts and adjust outdoor before and after school activities accordingly. Dry, windy days can be particularly high in pollen. 
7. Showering or bathing at the end of the day as opposed to the morning can be helpful in removing allergens from body surfaces and hair. 
8. Stay hydrated! Always send your child to school with a bottle of water. Drinking lots of clear fluids through the day can help get rid of toxins and flush out body. 
9. Peak pollen production typically occurs in early morning, so try to plan outside activities at other times of the day.

P.S. Vote for Play with Children’s Claritin & KaBOOM!  www.facebook.com/Claritin

As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.


The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

All great advice! My kids have not had allergies just yet but both Hubby and I suffer from seasonal allergies.

Jenna Guizar said...

This is awesome advice! I especially like the bathing at the end of the day and to change out your pillows. Things I hadn't thought about too frequently :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Motherhood on the Rocks said...

I get really bad allergies in the fall. Claritin is great!