This post has been sponsored by Claritin® and Filtrete™ Brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Winter is the most wonderful time of the year…except when seasonal allergies get the best of us! Texas has CRAZY weather changes. One day it’s 80 degrees and the next it’s a high of 50. Here is what our arsenal looks like and I’m excited to partner with Claritin® and Filtrete™ Brand to share 5 tips to keep allergens at bay.
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- Check your Air Filters: When is the last time you changed your air filters? Probably time to head to Walmart, they’re stocked! Did you know the recommendation by Filtrete™ Brand is to change every 3 months? With baby boy arriving shortly, I had Sean change out all the filters in our house. Their HVAC filters help capture smalls particles like dust, bacteria and airborne allergens. We’re in Ava’s playroom all the time, so took the extra step to try and help keep the air clean by adding the Filtrete™ Air Room Purifier. Her and Wayne, our pug, are always playing together, so it reassuring to Sean and I to help filter any excess allergens out.
2. Have medicine on hand: Claritin® is our go-to brand I keep on hand for both Sean and Ava. Sean has the worst seasonal allergies. Does your husband turn into another child when they get allergies?! Mine does so I make sure I’m always stocked year round on Claritin® Liqui-Gels® Capsules 24-Hour. They help provide relief from symptoms caused by outdoor and indoor allergens like those from pets, pollen, dust and mold. Ava seems to have the same temperament to allergies, so luckily we were able to start her on Children’s Claritin® Chewables 24-Hour, which is indicated for children over the age of 2. They provide 24-hour allergy relief of running noses, sneezing, itchy, water eyes and itchy nose or throat.
3. Wet Wipes: Wet wipes are great for runny noses! Keep a pack around your house and in your diaper bag for ease and convenience.
4. Snacks and Juice: Just like us, children need to stay hydrated when they are under the weather. The first time Ava got sick or has allergies, I was worried because she didn’t want to eat anything. When I was speaking with her pediatrician, she asked “Do you like eating when you’re not feeling good?” It was a good reassurance that as long as your toddler is getting plenty of fluids to not worry too much.
5. Check your thermometer/Invest in a new one if needed: There is nothing worse than needing your thermometer and realizing it’s either lost or in need of new batteries. I check our thermometers monthly to make sure they’re ready to go when I need them. One tip – if you’re in need of a new thermometer, I highly recommend getting a digital one with both a forehead and ear option.
Of course, at the end of the day, nothing beats hugs and snuggles when your little one isn’t feeling well. I know this season we’ll be snuggled on the couch watching a holiday movie. Tell me your favorite items for seasonal allergies in the comments below!