Little Remedies

Disclosure: Diary of a First Time Mom is proud to partner with Little Remedies® as a Mom Blogger Ambassador. Although I receive some form of compensation for the collaboration, all opinions expressed about the products are my own.

Growing up, I hardly ever got sick. I attributed my good health to eating my vegetables, especially the green leafy ones. My sister only ate potatoes and corn and an occasional green bean. She stayed home from school much more often. Decades later, my daughter has inherited my health and my appetite. I can count on one hand how many times she fell ill. And if I don’t count fevers tied to teething, the number dwindles even lower. Always full of energy, my daughter is usually running around her kitchen, serving make believe meals or dancing to cartoon theme songs.

When Caitlynn does catch a cold or has an upset tummy, I give her a dose of a Little Remedies® product, and she is back on her feet within a few hours. Occasionally she gets an upset stomach. Perhaps in part from eating everything–this little girl has tried everything from sushi to guacamole. When her stomach gurgles, and with gets gas, I give her Little Remedies® For Tummys™ Gas Relief Drops. It’s a safe remedy to ease tummy troubles and eliminate toots–we think that’s a much cuter way to describe a not so cute act of expelling. Like most moms, I don’t like to medicate my baby. But when I do, I reach for a Little Remedies® bottle. The product line has no artificial color, flavors, alcohol, saccharin or preservatives. There are even formulas for dehydration and constipation!   So, I don’t worry about side effects when treating  her. Instead, I worry about how I’ll entertain her when she’s under the weather. Instead of wanting to watch TV, she wants to snuggle up next to me. More clingy than usual, I like to give her extra attention to make her feel better. We typically do one of four activities.

Play a Board Game   Play Doctor   Make a Craft   Go Camping

They say laughter is the best medicine. This certainly rings true when Caitlynn isn’t feeling good. Having activities allows her to focus less on her sickness and more on her recovery. We have a blast and lots of giggles, which makes what started out as an unpleasant day not so bad after all.

Hey DFTM fam–How do you entertain your little one when he/she gets sick? What’s your Little Remedies?

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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