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A Good Night’s Sleep (With Giveaway!)

Contests By August 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 155 Comments

Benadryl Itch SprayIn my house, summer is a time to connect with the earth and refill the soul after a chilly winter. The kids are unscheduled, I wear less makeup and we all watch eagerly as our seeds turn into bright flowers and vegetables. Long, lazy days tending lemonade stands and riding bikes make for a (happy) tired family every evening.

Unfortunately, as soon as I crawl, exhausted, into bed, I hear “Mommy!! I can’t sleep…I’m scratchy.. And I have a bug bite… Now there’s a ‘skeedo’ in my room!” This is the point where both of my boys lie in bed with eyes as big as full moons, tracking any potential movement from bedroom insects while they scratch their skin raw from the day’s bites. We have tried mosquito nets, searches to eradicate standing water around the property and crazy citronella scents that simply stain the linens. Ultimately, my fatigue makes me give in to the inevitable – “Mommy may I sleep in your bed?” Followed by: “Mommy I feel scratchy. Can you please scratch hard?”

Summer Fun with MosquitoesYesterday we encountered a different itch-culprit. The boys spend two weeks each summer gliding over the ocean in sailing lessons. I can barely get them to remember their lunch bags, let alone to re-apply sunscreen every hour. By the end of the day, as I was hearing about controlled gybes and seal-sightings, their cheeks were a haute shade of crimson.

Wouldn’t summer be perfect without itch-inducing critters, sunburns, allergies and poison ivy encounters? The late sunsets make sleep difficult enough without the added strain of being kept awake because of feeling ‘scratchy’.

I was giddy to learn about a product that solves the itch issues! Non-stinging BENADRYL® Itch Spray provides fast, effective relief at the source from itchiness and pain. This easy spray contains a topical antihistamine/analgesic and a skin protectant to give you triple action relief that relieves itch, soothes pain, and protects skin.

Bugs will always bite, and sometimes the most diligent sunscreen users get mild sunburns, but we have found our summer miracle! Our bedtime routine still includes books, teeth brushing and backrubs, but we’ve added a fun exercise called ‘zap the scratchies’. Being able to simply spray bug bites and skin irritations with BENADRYL® Itch Spray to relieve those symptoms has made a world of difference to the quality of our family’s sleep.

Now if only BENADRYL® could figure out a way to extend the summer holiday…

Giveaway Alert!!!

One of our readers could win: a “Sleep Well” prize – a $150 Walmart gift card –to purchase BENADRYL® Itch Spray to relieve itching as well as a few other items so that everyone can get a good night’s sleep. Simply fill out this Rafflecopter entry form! Ends 8/31, CAN only.

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Disclosure: This post was made possible by BENADRYL. All opinions and anecdotes are our own.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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How to Prevent Pesky Summer Stings

FAM, health, kids By July 25, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

We got these tips from Polysporin a while back, and with the bugs biting like crazy at the moment, we dug them all out for you! Kids will want their ow-ies dealt with quickly in order to take advantage of summers long days willed with play.  I was stung by a wasp a while back, so these tips are great for moms too! Here’s how we prevent pesky summer stings.

Summer Sting Prevention Tips

  • Dress in light-coloured clothing. Insects tend to be attracted to dark or floral-pattern clothing. Light colours also make it easier to spot ticks and get rid of them before they burrow into the skin.
  • Cover up when you are going out, especially during dawn and dusk. Tuck in clothing so that your skin isn’t exposed and wear a hat.
  • Apply an insect repellent or use mosquito nets. Kids feel like royalty when sleeping with a net around them.
  • Be cautious if you’re leaving sweet beverages or food outside, as this can attract bees.
  • If you’ve had a serious allergic reaction to bites or stings, be sure to wear a medical alert bracelet and inform those around you about your allergy. Always have an epinephrine pen with you in case of emergency.

Have a great summer and good luck with potential bites!

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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