Last week we had quite a few rainy days and stayed indoors. These are always perfect indoor playdate days for my toddler, but unfortunately we can’t really schedule playdates on a whim, according to the weather. The good news is we already had a few friends over when our Madagascar party package arrived – so we had an impromptu Madagascar Movie showing with the first of the Madagascar Trilogy, and will be having another movie showing in the upcoming weeks for Madagascar 2- which will actually be a planned party!
In the party box we received Madagascar 1 and 2, Claritin samples, stickers, and popcorn containers. The kids had a great time sticking stickers all over the couch while watching the movie, and the moms discussed their favorite allergy remedies- a conversation sparked by the Claritin samples. We all agreed that seasonal allergies had already made their way into our nasal passages and we were already using something to get us through the day. Every mom that attended the party has tried Claritin in the past, and after trying other remedies, they all continue to be loyal Claritin users. One mom even uses it for her toddler- at the suggestion of her pediatrician. She stated that Claritin doesn’t slow her toddler down like other allergy medications and has been happy with the results.
Personally, my daughter’s pediatrician has told me the only allergy medication he is comfortable with me taking while nursing my newborn is Claritin. He specifically stated that it has to be Claritin, and NOT Claritin D, and taking Claritin will not affect my baby. I’m so happy Claritin gets his approval, because it is the ONLY medication that helps my horrible seasonal allergies without making me too drowsy to take care of my kids.
At the end of the day, even though the party was not planned, we all had a great time! The kids watched most of Madagascar, ate popcorn, made a mess with stickers, and the moms all walked away with a pocketful of Claritin to help get them through this season’s worst allergy symptoms!
Disclosure: Thanks to Claritin for providing promotional items to have a successful party as part of the Claritin’s Mom Crew program!