5 Ways to Take Care of Your Family this Summer

summercare1jpg We love summer!  It is just such a fun season to enjoy as a family!  There are picnics, swimming, vacations, and just sitting on the porch eating ice cream.  Days seem to last longer (although they really don’t) and you just feel more relaxed as a family without the hustle and bustle.

Summer also comes with some things that can hurt us.  There are stings, sunburns, falling off our bikes and heat stroke.  We don’t want to live our lives always worried about the next thing around the corner, if we do we can’t truly LIVE!  However it is good to be prepared so that we can take care of our families when things pop up during our summer adventures.

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Family this Summer:

Have a first aid kid easily available – Have a kit that has BAND-AID’s and NEOSPORIN for the cuts and scrapes your children get.  Have bandages, and pain relievers in case you need them in a hurry.

Use Sunscreen – Sunscreen is so important.  Use a SPF of at least 30 and don’t skimp on it.  Skin cancer is just too real and sunburns can cause so much pain and blisters.  It can make days of summer seem awful!

summercare3 Take care of your oral care – Summer is the perfect time to take the family to the dentist for a checkup.  This is a great time to continue or start good brushing habits.  LISTERNE® TOTAL CARE and/or LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® for kids is the perfect mouthwash to a healthier mouth!  We have made LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE a part of our family’s oral care routine to Totally Take Care of all the mouths in our family with one bottle.

LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE is a complete mouthwash that offers six unique benefits in one bottle:

Helps prevent cavities

Restores enamel

Strengthens teeth

Kills bad breath germs

Cleans the whole mouth

Freshens breath

It is also alcohol-free!  This provides all the healthy mouth benefits of LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE in a less intense, zero-alcohol formula.

summercare4 Drink lots of water – It is always a good time to drink lots of water but you really need to in the summer!  You can become dehydrated in the heat and your body craves water when thirst comes.  Water is so good for every area of your health and is even good for your skin!

Be careful in the heat – When there is a heat alert, be especially cautious when you are out.  It is easy to become too hot and your body can become especially exhausted during this time.  Stay cool in the air conditioning or in the pool during these times!

Walgreens can help you achieve “Totally Taken Care Of” status with their wide range of wellness products.  I love having one close to my house because it has all the things I listed above to keep my family well this summer!

What do you do to make sure your family is taken care of this summer?

Disclosure: “I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.”

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Comments

  1. says

    I just refreshed the little first aid kits in our cars – having a preschool age boy means we’re using more and more bandaids. We also never travel without our water bottles – these 90+ degree days are HOT.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    We will be at the beach all summer long, so it’s definitely important to stay hydrated! Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Catherine S says

    I need to go out tonight and get more sunscreen. We are hitting the theme parks this weekend so we will need it. I will also have to make sure everyone is staying hydrated.

  4. Kristi says

    Some excellent tips! Our kids use the Listerine Rinse and I really believe it is a huge reason why they have not had cavities.

  5. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says

    I am so happy my son is a water baby – in that he loves to drink water, so I rarely have to fight to keep him hydrated.

  6. Ann Bacciaglia says

    Sunscreen is so important all year long. I have been trying to drink a lot of water to avoid getting dehydrated in the heat.

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