Spring Forward Calendar Reminders for Parents

March 12th marks the beginning of Daylight Savings, and we will get that much needed extra hour of sunlight. With the time change, staying on top of some routines can be challenging for your family. Below we are sharing a list with some reminders that could be added to a calendar to help you stay on track this spring and build better habits all year long.

Check medicine expiry dates: Remember that all medicines expire, including vitamins and supplements. To ensure your medicine cabinet is up to date, schedule a calendar reminder for twice a year. This will remind you to check the expiry date and re-stock, if necessary.

Replace toothbrushes: Did you know that The Canadian Dental Association recommends you change your toothbrush every three months[1]? You can place a smiley face sticker at the start of every third month of the year to remind you to buy new brushes for your family.

Change the baking soda in your fridge: Placing a box of Arm & Hammer™ Fridge-n-Freezer™ or Fridge Fresh™ Baking Soda in your fridge or freezer helps to eliminate odours and keeps your fridge smelling fresh. While many use this simple tip, it can be easy to forget when it’s time to replace the open box. When you purchase a new box, jot down a replacement reminder on the box for a month’s time to maintain maximum odour elimination, ensuring your food stays fresher, longer. 

Get your Vitamins:  To ensure your body gets all the Vitamin D it needs try placing a reminder in your calendar at the start of the fall season to start taking a supplement.  Very few foods naturally contain this vitamin, meaning a supplement may be the best way to get your necessary intake[2]. Known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D supports bone and teeth health. If you dislike taking pills Vitafusion™ Vitamin D also comes in a delicious gummy and is the perfect alternative to a traditional hard-to-swallow pill.

Keeping a family calendar is a lifesaver for many families. What are some of your calendar reminders and tips that you think families should consider?

[1] http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/cfyt/dental_care/flossing_brushing.asp

[2] https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Church & Dwight. A product sample and/or compensation has been received for this review and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

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4 responses to “Spring Forward Calendar Reminders for Parents”

  1. Emilie D — March 7, 2017 @ 1:57 pm (#
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    Great, thanks for sharing these.

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  2. Mother of 3 — March 7, 2017 @ 4:03 pm (#
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    Don’t forget the importance of checking the smoke detector batteries; it’s recommended that they’re changed every 6 months. I was always told to change the batteries when I change my clocks.

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  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen — March 7, 2017 @ 4:53 pm (#
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    I take mulitvitamins daily however they are chewable and I would much prefer gummy ones, the kid ones taste fantastic.

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  4. Stephanie LaPlante — March 8, 2017 @ 8:04 am (#
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    Thanks for the awesome spring tips. I’m totally not looking forward to losing an hour of sleep though.

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