This is a sponsored post in partnership with KnowYourOTCs. Cute kids with spring allergies and mocos are my own.
News flash: the little people in our lives get spring allergies too. Who knew? However treating their symptoms and finding relief are different than for adult sufferers.
I didn’t much on this and maybe some of you don’t either. As a serious allergy suffer — and I’m talking prescription medication taken with an over-the-counter one AND nasal spray (eeeeek!) on those extra pollen induced days I know just how serious, uncomfortable and just overpowering allergies can be.
So for my 6 and 2 year olds it must really take a toll on their smaller selves.
Honestly, I thought my daughter had another cold, especially since she is in day care where colds and mocos (snot) are an everyday occurrence.
However, looking at the “four faces” of spring allergies in kids: coughing, sneezing, running nose and watery eyes, I realized — she takes after her mamá. It’s actually not out of the ordinary — it is the third most common chronic disease among children 18 and under. Easy to mistake for a cold, but without a fever.
After realizing my moco induced baby (well, she’s 2 1/2) was in fact suffering from spring allergies I needed to find her relief. As with any medication, it is super important to read the drug facts label and know what we are giving our children. Know Your OTC’s reminds us that it is NEVER safe to give kids under 6 meds containing diphenhydramine or medication that makes them sleepy.
We absolutely love this time of year — having fun in the backyard and driving with the windows down, but the trade off is allergies. Make sure to be well prepped and well informed to keep you and the family happy and safe!
Do you or your kids suffer from spring allergies?
The goal of KnowYourOTCs (KYOTCs) is to reach parents about the importance of safe dosing amounts of painrelievers for kids, safe storage of medicines — did you know 4 busloads of kids are taken to the ER every day bc of accidental medicine ingestion? — and the safe disposal of OTC medicines.