Monday, May 8, 2017

4 Ways to Get Organized to Help Your Kid's Allergies

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.



There are a few things that always let me know spring has arrived. The big mud puddle in our backyard. Blooms on the trees in the front and my son’s itchy eyes and runny nose.


Like me, one of my twins suffers from seasonal allergies. When he was first diagnosed, I felt a little out of control. We love spending time outside and I wasn't sure how we could do that when being outdoors was making him miserable. So I did what I always do when I have a problem to solve - I got organized. If you suspect that your child is suffering from allergies this spring, I have some tips and tools to help you feel more organized and in control so that you can help manage your child's allergies and enjoy everything the season has to offer.


Get organized to help your kid's allergies this season!


4 Ways to Get Organized to Help Your Kid's Allergies


When I decided to get organized to help manage my son's allergy symptoms, I wasn't sure where to start. Then I discovered the Smart Allergy Mom™ Toolkit by the makers of Children's Claritin®. The Smart Allergy Mom™ Toolkit is a fantastic resource for moms to understand and manage their children's allergies, with lots of tools and information to help you get organized.


Monitor Your Child's Symptoms
The first way to get organized is to observe and record your child's symptoms. This can  help you in determining if your child has allergies as opposed to a cold, and to help prep you to talk with your doctor. The Smart Allergy Mom™ Toolkit has a free printable symptom tracker that makes it easy to monitor your child's symptoms on a daily basis. Get it here.


Prepare for Your Doctor Visit
Our doctor has been a valuable partner in managing my son's allergies. And the best way to ensure that yours will be too is by being prepared for your doctor visits. The Smart Allergy Mom™ Toolkit has everything that you need to get ready for your appointment, including a printable list of questions that you may want to ask. Check it out here.


Follow the Forecast
One of my doctor's best pieces of advice when my son was first diagnosed with seasonal allergies was to keep an eye on the allergy forecast and plan accordingly. She encouraged me to check the allergy forecast daily. On days that his symptoms seem the worst I write down what types of allergens are high, and it helps me to understand some of his allergy triggers. Now, if a day is forecasted to be high for those allergens, we plan indoor activities instead of heading outside. You can find an allergy forecast tracker on the Smart Allergy Mom™ Toolkit here.




Having allergies doesn't mean that you need to miss out on all the fun that spring has to offer. Getting organized with help from the tools in the Smart Allergy Mom™ Toolkit and working with your doctor to manage your child's symptoms can help you to still get out there and have fun. Check it out today!


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