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Having little ones is an adventure! You never know what each day is going to bring. Along with all of the good stuff, there are going to be days of bumps, bruises, aches and pains, fevers and sickness. Such is life as a parent!
When a child is sick or gets injured, it is never easy to calm them down! Simple ice packs and heating pads can be intimidating to children. With
Children love stuffed animals and these products help parents try to comfort their children by giving them an animal that also acts as an ice pack or heating pad.
There are a wide range of animals and various colors of bears to choose from, ensuring that every child has a product they are happy with and comforted by.
The animals can be cooled in the freezer and heated in the microwave, allowing parents to use the animal for any form of injury or illness. Unlike usual therapeutic treatments that become smelly and old, the animals are made of natural cotton, and contain a heating/cooling element composed of a specially treated and processed corn product that eliminates molds, fungi and odors. The animals are also washable, allowing parents to use them as often as needed.
I have several of these animals. They are adorable! My eleven year-old son, Braxton is always getting bumps and bruises, so these animals are perfect to have on hand. Most recently, Braxton was sunburned at the beach, and we placed his frozen monkey pal, JoJo on his back while he slept, and it was the perfect solution to cool his sunburn. He adores his monkey!
My sweet little seven month-old granddaughter is teething. She loves to chew on her little Thermal-Aid elephant, Ellie after I have had it in the freezer. Baby Reylin enjoys cuddling with her cooled down Thermal-Aid animals on these hot summer days!
I can imagine that these animals will also be perfect during the cold winter months, too. Maybe we can put one in the microwave and warm it up to place in her car seat with her before traveling.
Thermal Aid animals are perfect for soothing:
Sprains,Strains, Muscle Soreness: Start with cold to reduce inflammation and swelling, After 48 hours, alternate hot and cold.
Headaches/Migraines: Alternate hot/cold Thermal-Aid animals on child's forehead.
Growing Pains & Leg Cramps: Lay a warm Thermal-Aid animal on the child's legs at bedtime.
Babies with Colic: A warm, not hot Thermal-Aid animal placed alongside baby's back or tummy can help soothe baby for a restful night's sleep.
Earaches: Place a warm Thermal-Aid animal on the child's ears, neck, or head.
Bug Bites/Bee Stings: A cold Thermal-Aid animal will decrease swelling and inflammation.
Flu Symptoms: Reduce fevers with cold Thermal-Aid animals, or offer comfort with warm.
For more information go to: https://thermalaidproducts.com
Product received. All opinions are my own.
Our baby girl is almost four months old and has been drooling like crazy, chewing on her hands and been a little cranky - all signs of teething! I couldn’t believe it at first, she seems so little for that but our pediatrician said it’s very common for babies to start teething at this age.
She’s just recently starting really gripping things and of course that also means she’s starting to try to put everything in her mouth like babies do. I wanted to make sure that when it came to teething products I was giving her extremely safe products that we felt comfortable with. We came across Baby Banana Smoothie Soothers and found what we were looking for.
Not only are they extremely adorable, these teething helpers are perfect for baby fingers to hold. They are also are hollow on the inside which means I can help baby since her grip isn’t super great yet. She also loves the pacifiers that you can put your finger in so she loved these, too! I love that I can hook her pacifier clips on them and attach them to her shirt when we’re out and about.
As far as safety, baby banana products are made from food-grade silicone so they are definitely okay for baby to chew on! They are dishwasher and freezer safe - which is great because having something cold to chew on can really help a baby with hurting teeth.
These products definitely sooth our little girl as she goes through teething and give us peace of mind that she’s getting a high quality product that will hopefully make her feel a little better because teething is NO FUN!! Our sweetheart tends to love the ‘pineapple’ fruit best so we’ll have to see if she loves that when it comes to real food too, after all her parents did get married in Hawaii!
For more information go to: https://www.baby-banana.com
Although it is unusually warm here in Oregon for this time of the year, the flu season this year is one of the worst people have seen in a long time. I know of several friends and family members who are sick. Thankfully, no one in my own family has caught the flu yet!
Montana has recently been listed by the WebMD Cold and Flu Activity map as an area showing “Very High” activity for cold and influenza symptoms – and the undeniably cold weather in the eastern part of the states is helping make an even stronger case for being prepared.
If you are one of those unlucky folks who have been stricken with a horrible cold or the flu, Mucinex can help you to feel better…fast! Whether you are sick or not, it is wise to be prepared! Now is the time to stock up on some important necessities!
There’s no better time for you to stock your household with Mucinex, the #1 Doctor Recommended brand and the #1 OTC brand in America, especially the Mucinex 12-Hour DM expectorant and cough suppressant line. Along with tissues, hand sanitizer, herbal teas and a working thermometer, your Cold & Flu Season readiness demands the bi-layer, 12-hour (not just 4-hour) formulations of Mucinex products that combine both immediate and extended release properties.
And for those with a multitude of symptoms beyond cough and chest congestion, the Fast-Max line treats 9 symptoms with a single dose: sore throat, headache, fever and more.
I trust Mucinex for my entire family, and I am definitely prepared if that dreadful flu or any other type of cold viruses dare to come our way!
For more information go to: http://www.mucinex.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
I wish I had known about the benefits of amber teething necklaces when my own babies were teething. I went through a lot of baby tylenol, and I feel so guilty putting chemicals into my sweet babies rather than trying a natural remedy. Oh well, I cannot change the past, but I can learn from it.
My sister is a hug fan of amber teething necklaces, and her favorite brand so far is Baltic Essentials. Her six-month old daughter, Ivy, is teething right now and this miraculous necklace has been a saving grace for both baby and mother.
Teething is no fun...but Ivy's new Amber teething necklace brings her fast pain relief
In the photo above, baby Ivy is sporting a Baltic Amber polished lemon Pink Rose Quartz teething necklace. Each baltic amber bead contains succinate acid which has been used for centuries for inflammation. The amber gently warms with the body temperature when worn as a necklace or bracelet on baby, child, or adult. The oils are released and absorbed into the body for a healing effect.
This beautiful Baltic Amber necklace is made for babies and toddlers. It helps sooth inflammation, reduces teething symptoms, fever, fussiness, red cheeks, drooling, insomnia, and more. Baltic Amber also contains immune boosting properties.
Baltic Essentials necklaces are not meant to chew on, the Amber releases microscopic amounts of oil, as it warms with the body's natural temperature, that is absorbed into the skin and bloodstream. Baltic Amber contains succinic acid (anti-fever, anti-inflammatory), the compound that gives Baltic Amber necklaces the therapeutic quality. For children under 3, necklaces should be removed when unsupervised. Remove during bath and when swimming.
Baltic amber is an organic substance, a “fossil resin” produced by pine trees which grew in Northern Europe.
When Ivy first showed signs of teething (about 3 weeks ago) she was very cranky and cried so much. She is usually such a calm and happy baby. About a half an hour after my sister placed the necklace on Ivy's neck, she was content and smiling. I could not believe it!
Baltic Essentials also has many other pieces that would make perfect and much appreciated holiday or anytime gifts for somebody special! I suffer from anxiety, and sometimes I am too overwhelmed to even grocery shop.
After reading upon the benefits of Baltic Essentials, I wanted to try out one of their bracelets, so I went with the Amber polished lemon Pink Rose Quartz since it worked so well for baby Ivy.
Not only is this bracelet beautiful in itself, but it truly works. I am not sure how it works to calm my nerves, but it really does. Now, I won't even attempt to leave home without it. I only remove it for showering or swimming.
I also really love this unique and fun statement necklace. It is the Baltic Essentials Chakra Tree of Life Quartz Necklace.
The stones in this mix include: rose quartz, red agate, orange aventurine, blue turquoise, blue lapis lazuli, purple amethyst.
* Pink Rose Quartz: Helps to ease the loss, calm stress, helps with low confidence & quells anger. (Taurus, Cancer, Birthstones, April, May, June, July Birth months)
* Amethyst: relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. (Aries, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces Birthstones: November, December, January, February, March, April)
* Lapis Lazuli aids in stress, anxiety, and ADHD (February, March, November, December, Birthstones - Zodiac Pisces, Sagittarius)
* Turquoise: Aids in purification and detoxification. Air purification for asthma and allergies. (September, February, March, October, November, December Birthstones - Zodiac Scorpio, Pisces, Sagittarius)
* Aventurine: Promotes a feeling of well-being and self-worth (Aries birthstone, March, April Birth months)
* Red Agate helps to calm the emotions. It cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas. Can be so helpful for dizziness, headaches and impaired balance. (Aries, Gemini, Scorpio, Capricorn, birthstones. March, April, May, June, October, November, January, February birth months) While the stones are pure, they are natural and from the earth and may vary in color or size.
After reading about all of the above benefits, it is no wonder I feel on top of the world when I wear this necklace! (I had just thought it was pretty!)
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.
- A softly illuminated display for easy reading in any light – perfect for checking the temperature of a sleeping infant in a darkened room
- Beeping sound indicating scanning can be turned off or on to avoid waking a sleeping child
- Automatically retains the last eight temperature readings for instant recall to check on fever progression
- Ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius modes
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Whenever my kids were sick when they were little, (and now my little boy who is five) it would be so hard for me to take their temperature when they were asleep. I would always try to stick a thermometer under their armpit, but of course they would squirm, or scream, and then of course I could never get an accurate temperature. It was frustrating. Whenever a child feels hot to the touch, of course Mommy and Daddy get alarmed. It is such a releif to be able to just scan your kiddo and know you are getting an accurate reading.
With Kidz-Med VeraTemp Non-Contact Thermometer you can makes those challenging times a bit easier. No need to even touch their skin! Just point and click!
- Non-contact thermometer
- Pediatrician Recommended
- Clinical Accuracy
- No Need for Probe Covers
- Also reads babies bottle, food, bath water and room temperature
You can purchase Kidz-Med VeraTemp Non-Contact Thermometer at your favorite retail stores such as: Target, Costco, WalMart, Rite-Aid or Amazon.com
Disclaimer: I recieved a sample of the product to review. The opinions are my own
This past Wednesday morning, I awoke at 7:30 am with a sore throat. Normally, for most people, that would not cause too much alarm, but for me, since I am normally a very healthy person and am a strep carrier, I was a little worried. And just as I suspected, my sore throat kept getting more sore as the day progressed. I didn't even have a cold, nobody in my family was sick, so as evening nearned, I decided to go into the ER. My husband reluctantly drove me there. The doctor did a test for strep that came out negative, but I knew better. Christmas Eve, 2008 the very same thing happened. So I was sent home without antibiotics, but I demanded pain medicine, as I couldn't even swallow my own spit. It hurt like my throat was on fire. That night I did not sleep well due to the pain and of course, the meds did not work, they made me even more awake.
The next morning, I was horrified at how my throat looked when I glanced at it in the mirror using a flashlight. My father drove me back to the ER while Jon got the older kids up for school, and arranged for our youngest to spend the day at Grandmas. This time the doctor said my throat definitely looked to be strep. He said my throat had red and white blisters and ulcers as well as blood. Lots of red streaks and my Uvula.....(that little red thingy that hangs down in the back of your throat) was swollen. It resembled a red polka-dotted Easter egg. T was sent home with anti-biotics this time and stronger pain killers. I threw them up three times before I could keep one down. So it was arranged that I would stay the night at my folk's home so my precious Mommy could take care of me. I am so very lucky and blessed to have her. I was up quite a bit of the night last night, too because of pain, fever and nausea.
Todaywhen I got up at 6am, I was not any better, so again I went to the doctor (hubby drove me, but absolutely thinks I am crying wolf, what a jerk.) Anyway, this time they took my blood to test for Mono. After all of this I kind of hope it is just to show my husband what a jerk he has been. Why would anyone plot a 'fake illness' like this.....I am not that good of an actress. It certainly was and IS real. Good news is that I was finally able to eat something tonight, hold down my meds and I hope to God I will get to sleep tonight.....but then again, those pain meds might just keep me awake. Ahhhhhhhh. Life. I miss my little boy.