Enjoying Life Outdoors To The Fullest

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Benadryl and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

We have been loving the warm, beautiful days in Vancouver lately. Summer is just ahead, and we are trying to spend as much time outdoors as possible. We like to go for long walks and hikes with the kids, watch them play soccer in the afternoons, jump on the trampoline, and just play in the backyard enjoying their childhood to the fullest.

The not so fun part of the spring and summer and outdoor time? Seasonal allergies! Both of our boys are allergic to pollen, and they can get hit with runny noses, congestion, and itchy, red, teary eyes whenever they spend lots of time outside in certain areas.

It is hard to know exactly when they’ll experience an allergic reaction and staying indoors and away from allergens isn’t a solution. So, I like being prepared for the unexpected.

During the allergy season, I always carry Children’s Benadryl Chewables in my purse. They are effective at relieving their symptoms, and they are chewable, so they are a great choice for us.  We also have a bottle of Children’s Benadryl Liquid in our first aid kit at home. It feels great to be equipped to deal with their allergies whenever they need it.

Exploring the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and Park

I personally have been using Benadryl for many years, and I even remember my mom using it for me when I was a child myself. I am unfortunately very familiar with seasonal allergies as a sufferer myself, so I am grateful to know that Benadryl provides the symptom relief we all need.

Something I recommend keeping handy during the spring/summer months is a Benadryl Itch Spray. Somehow the boys always end up getting stung by bees or insects during the warmer months and having some immediate relief on hand is a game changer.

I keep our Itch Spray downstairs by the backyard, so I don’t have to run indoors to look for it when needed.  You can get it in either stick, cream or spray format.  I prefer the spray because I don’t have to touch the area and the topical antihistamine/analgesic provide fast, effective relief of itchiness and pain.

Enjoying Life Outdoors To The Fullest

Now, whether we are at the park, hiking a local mountain or in our own backyard, life doesn’t have to stop when allergies hit. We have two very active little boys who can enjoy all the beautiful things nature can provide without feeling like they need to hide from the allergens.

Do you or your children suffer from seasonal allergies? Are you prepared to deal unexpected allergic reactions this season?  Share your thoughts below.

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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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11 responses to “Enjoying Life Outdoors To The Fullest”

  1. Gina Butler — June 6, 2018 @ 11:29 am (#)

    I suffer from allergies and I know the relief Benadryl gives you. I did not know however that there is an itch spray. I will definitely be purchasing this for my purse!

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  2. Sarah — June 6, 2018 @ 1:40 pm (#)

    I consider my family lucky in the way that we haven’t come across any allergies so far. I think it’s great that there are so many products available to help with those who do!

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  3. Bruce L. — June 6, 2018 @ 1:42 pm (#)

    We have allergy sufferers in our house and while the wife has tried allergy medication our daughter hasn’t. It wasn’t effective but maybe we’ll try Benedryl. I’ve never even heard of the spray. I wonder if the spray would work on eczema?

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  4. Lynda Cook — June 7, 2018 @ 2:26 am (#)

    I do not suffer from seasonal allergies, but my husband and my granddaughter do and it’s always Benadryl to the rescue!!

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  5. kristen visser — June 7, 2018 @ 6:29 am (#)

    Thankfully my children, husband and I do not suffer from allergies but I do know quite a few people who do. some of my friends and family get it pretty bad

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  6. Calvin — June 7, 2018 @ 9:41 am (#)

    I know of many who suffer from allergies. My dad has light allergies to pollen.
    I think the itch treatment is very handy as it’s a stick you carry around.. Lots of misquotes have bit me in the past month

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  7. Salma — June 7, 2018 @ 7:33 pm (#)

    I didn’t know there was Benedryl for kids!

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  8. Carole D — June 8, 2018 @ 6:17 pm (#)

    I can have fan in my bedroom or anywhere in the house if I’m in the same room. My nose gets totally plug up. My mom was the same. I also have seasonal allergy but I don’t use anything. I’m also allergic to mineral product and get hives. I have try Benadryl before and it didn’t work for my hives to clear up. I will get the Benadril Itch spray though and try it out as with sensitive skin I get itchy.

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  9. AD — June 9, 2018 @ 12:25 pm (#)

    Benadryl is my go to; I carry it around with me. After the initial pollen season, the allergies tend to even out…

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  10. Krista M — June 11, 2018 @ 8:08 am (#)

    My son has terrible seasonal allergies & he does take the children’s Benadryl liquid which helps tremendously. When we go camping I make sure to always bring the Itch Stick as the mosquitos are everywhere & it works wonders!

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  11. Amy D — June 15, 2018 @ 5:13 pm (#)

    I need to get this Benadryl Itch Spray. I took my 2 daughters to the park a couple of days ago, and they got a bunch of bug bites. This would really help them.

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