I am participating in Influence Central’s Ambassador program on behalf of Claritin®. This program is paid for by the Makers of Claritin® and I have received compensation for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own.
I knew when we started our journey of moving out of the concrete jungle of NYC and into a grassy suburb that I would need to think of ways to manage my daughter’s allergy to grass. It started when she was under 2 years old- every time we arrived at grandma’s house my little girl would start with itchy eyes, and a slightly runny nose. It wasn’t until after her routine blood work we discovered the culprit was grass, and not my mother’s beloved feline.
Her allergies should have been my primary focus when we started the house hunting process, but they weren’t. I was so focused on the perfect school district, the perfect home, and the perfect community to raise my kids in, so grass allergies sat on the back burner until we actually did move. She was ecstatic- a backyard of her own! A swing set! A mini-pool setup! I watched as my girls excitedly rolled around in their new space, enjoying the warmth of the sun and checking out their new digs. I was wrapped up in seeing these first experiences through their eyes and then my bubble was suddenly burst with sneezing. It was at that moment it dawned on me that I simply forgot that our new lifestyle would mean some changes for my daughter as well. I made an appointment for the very next day with her pediatrician to see what our options were in keeping my daughter comfortable enough to enjoy her childhood in our new home.
At that time, he recommended Children’s Claritin® as an option on days her allergies seemed to bother her the most. He informed us that Children’s Claritin® was non-drowsy and lasted for 24 hours. Ironically my own doctor recommended Claritin® for me a few years back and I still use it when my allergy symptoms start, so it was a brand I was already familiar with.
The makers of Children’s Claritin® have made the Smart Allergy MomTM Toolkit available to everyone. This is where you can find out more information on seasonal allergies in children, things to ask your pediatrician and useful tools like a pollen count in your area. The Smart Allergy MomTM Toolkit will also guide you through understanding some of the differences between allergy and cold symptoms, as well as understanding indoor (year-round) and outdoor (seasonal) allergy triggers.
Always make sure you consult your doctor before starting any new allergy regimen.