We are in the last week of these April showers that are making way for May flowers. While I’m thrilled about the consistently warm temperatures the children and I are knee deep in allergy suffrage. Myself and the man-child are allergic to trees, weeds, and grass. I don’t know what LittleCuteLips allergy triggers are but I know they are seasonal. This means we need to be earth friendly while fighting nature, sounds crazy, right?
This post is sponsored by Caboo Paper Products.
Two years ago, I took LittleCuteLips to the allergist because she was having severe nose bleeds. Since then things have improved until recently. When she sneezed, it was mixed with blood, I was worried, but not panicked. She and I were managing it, I had plenty of tissue and wipes for the both of us and I padded her purse with some as well.
On spring break her right eye swole up while playing in Central Park. She was unbothered but we were concerned. Some allergy meds and a few hours later she was looking more like her old self. Last week things got bad when LittleCuteLips sneezed out a large blood clot, I was freaked. I didn’t panic but I did call in an emergency allergy appointment for her. I won’t dare share the picture with you but there was so much blood it looked as if she had been hit in her face. Clean up on aisle one, please.
While at the doctors LittleCuteLips had an allergy test done, results pending… Of the three of us, my allergies are the most severe with LittleCuteLips coming in second and the man-child in third. Babe is allergy free and is forced to deal with a life of tissues all over our home. Our bad!
The allergist gave us five tips to kick her allergies in the butt.
TIP #1: Spray her nose 3x a day. (saline spray, no medication)
TIP #2: Keep her nose moisturized at least 2x a day.
TIP #3: Take allergy medicine daily
TIP #4: Don’t blow your nose, dab and wipe as necessary.
TIP #5: When you sneeze pinch your nose and open your mouth.
I’ve adjusted my “allergy kit” to reflect the tips we were given.
1. Nasal spray, this contains no medicine so you can use it several times a day. 2. Qtips, those are to moisturize her nose. 3. Vaseline is the moisturizer for her nose. (I rub the Q-tips in Vaseline and then around the inside of her nose. 4. Caboo tissue for dabbing since we aren’t blowing right now. 5. Caboo wipes to clean up the situation and our hands afterward. 6. Sunnies to protect her eyes. 7. Allergy medicine. (not pictured)
The family and I have been trying out Caboo products. We, the kids and I used the facial tissue up the absolute most. Achoo! All their paper products are soft yet sturdy, trust me, the boys have put them to the test. The wipes have a natural aloe scent and it smells amazing. LittleCuteLips and I gush over the scent every time we use them. No worries though, they are hypoallergenic and biodegradable.
I’ve officially reduced our carbon footprint and it feels good.
LittleCuteLips is doing much better now but I’m still following doctor’s orders. We will need to restock our Caboo products very soon.