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My tiny tot is very active, and her social calendar can easily make my head spin. Between baby ballerinas, soccer, and toddler classes at the Civic Center, we are busy bees. We also frequent our local Chick-Fil-A for play dates and lunches because, well, who doesn’t love french fries and chicken nuggets? Being outdoors and out and about so often, my tiny tot frequently battles her allergies and sensitive skin. Some seasons are more persistent than others, and we have now developed a routine.
We went to the doctor’s office and even sought after a pediatric ophthalmologist because of her sensitive skin and allergies. Her eyes were itchy and she was constantly rubbing and blinking them. After a full day of activities, she often had a runny nose and texture would form on her rosy, red cheeks. After all our doctor trips concluded, we found out she just had seasonal allergies and sensitive skin.
Now I am here to share my tips for kids with allergies and sensitive skin with other Mama’s:
Antibacterial Wipes: My kids always rub their eyes, wipe their hands on their pants (aka legs), and rub stuff off themselves with other articles of clothing. Wiping down armrests, seats, and other areas that their skin would come in contact with helps eliminate the bacteria rubbing on their skin.
Hand Sanitizer: Not only because it is flu season and good practice, it is best to keep my daughter clean and free from rubbing anything into her eyes or mouth that she shouldn’t be.
Children’s Claritin®: Antihistamines help with sneezing, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes and itchy throat or nose. The Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit®, from the makers of Children’s Claritin®, is a resource to help moms understand and manage kids’ allergies. Children’s Claritin® is the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Non-Drowsy Oral Allergy Brand and is available for use on children ages 2+. Plus, you can get it at Walmart!
Wardrobe Change: I find this to be especially beneficial, especially because my tot still takes naps. Anything that she has gotten onto her clothing throughout the day I do not want her laying in. Ensuring that she changes clothes right before a nap helps eliminate outside germs or irritants from getting into her bed and that may irritate her skin.
Bath Before Bed: One of my daughter’s favorite times of the day is bath time. I don’t mind at all because she is content with her toys and is washing away the days germs. This ensures that, even after changing into pajamas, she has cleared her skin of any other allergens that may have collected on her clothes, hair, and body throughout the day.
Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit® : From learning about seasonal symptoms to allergy relief, the toolkit has tools and resources you may need to help you understand kids’ allergies. It also has a $3 off coupon you can use at Walmart!
When all else fails and your child is still suffering, seek medical advice and determine the best resources for their needs.