Keeping our girls’ allergies in check all year long


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Allergies are something I wish nobody had to deal with. But, the reality is that so many of us do have them. And, of course, my girls were lucky enough to have them passed down to them from me. As a long time allergy sufferer, I know what I have to do to keep my allergies in check, and I know what I have to do for my girls to keep their allergies in check. 

keeping allergies in check year round

And if we don’t keep them in check, well, this is how we look and it’s NOT GOOD!

allergies on my face

Year-Long Allergies

We are often on-the-go, on an adventure, or doing something fun; but even at home, we can have symptoms from our allergies. Indoors, things like dust can set off sneezing attacks and itchy, swollen and red eyes for days. Since realizing that N was suffering from allergies just like me, we got her on a daily regimen of Children’s Claritin® (available at Walmart) as suggested by her doctor. As it turns out, Children’s Claritin® is actually the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Non-Drowsy Oral Allergy Brand.

Allergy kiddo

When she was younger, we would use the Children’s Claritin® Syrup (ages 2+), but now we have moved onto the the Claritin RediTabs® for Juniors (ages 6 and up) which are dissolvable tablets that melt in your mouth. They dissolve so quickly and they provide 24-hours of non-drowsy relief of of runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat.

Claritin in a hand

Which is great, because we can do things like build a trebuchet in the yard and not worry about having to come inside before we are finished.

playing on the grass

And we can all take family walks without having to worry about sneezing and itching and overall discomfort.

family walk

Tips for Helping With Allergies

Children’s Claritin® definitely helps, but it’s good to take extra measures to help with things that might cause a reaction are imperative. Here are a couple that we do:

  • Remove and wash clothes once you return inside
  • Track symptoms
  • Check allergy forecast and pollen count
  • Opt for solid flooring over carpeting inside
  • Have a “go bag” for extra symptoms including tissues, eye drops, wipes, throat drops
  • Have your vents in your home cleaned regularly
  • Replace air filters regularly

baseball game

Allergy Toolkit

It’s taken me a while to really get my allergies in check after finally realizing what I was experiencing, so I was more aware when I saw the symptoms creeping up in my kids. Thankfully, when I have a question, I can turn to the Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit® by the makers of Children’s Claritin®. It is an online resource to help moms understand and manage their kids’ allergies.

In the ToolKit you will find

  • A forecast to track the pollen count in my area, or where I might be going
  • Differences between an allergy and a cold
  • Questions to help make sure I know the right questions to ask of our pediatrician
  • Tips for managing allergies in my children
  • A coupon for $3 off Children’s Claritin

No parent likes to see their child uncomfortable or miserable because of their allergies, so anything I can do to help them feel better is a win.  If your child suffers from allergies, grab the coupon and make sure to stock up on your next Walmart run!


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  1. My allergies flared up a couple of days ago, my eyes had never been so itchy. Thank goodness I had Claritin on hand. It gets to work quickly. Both my daughter and I suffer from pollen allergies so this time of year can be rough on us. Got to keep that Claritin nearby!

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