Today I’m at Disney World sharing what’s going on in my home far away – the tummy ache when mommy’s away, a sponsored post on behalf of Culturelle Kids. All opinions are my own, as always.
I’m sitting here in my hotel room. Feet propped up doing some work on the laptop while at Type A Conference at none other than Walt Disney World, and I get a text that I know far too well. It’s from my husband…about our daughter.
Now every mom knows that getting a text about your child while on any kind of trip sets in motion the worry that comes with motherhood. And it did.
Her tummy hurts.
Though I wish I could just curl up in bed with her and make her feel all better, the way that only mommy can, I’m a thousand miles away. Thankfully I know just what to tell my husband.
- Snuggle Day – get her favorite stuffed animal and have lots of snuggle time
- Remind her that Mommy will be home tomorrow
- Drink lots of water
- Try Culturelle Kids Regularity Gentle-Go
Culturelle Kids Regularity Gentle-Go safely helps restore and maintain regularity and keeps kids’ digestive systems running smoothly*. It comes in flavorless packets and parents will be thrilled to see they are gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free!
Why Culturelle Kids? They are a brand we trust and it has been recommended by our amazing pediatrician, who has been spot-on with everything else for our daughter. AND…One serving contains as much dietary fiber as five prunes. That alone tells me something! 🙂
TIP: We like to put it in something like applesauce to make it super easy for kids to enjoy!
Since as parents we all could use some great tips on how to help our children stay regular, I’m sharing these tips from Dr. Jen Trachetenberg.
Dr. Jen Trachtenberg Children’s Regularity Tips+
- Ease up on the rice cereal: Rice cereal can be very binding. I suggest opting for other iron-rich sources like meats, eggs, lentils and sweet potatoes.
- Fiber is a regularity ringer: Fiber helps to keep children regular in three key areas, helping intestines move faster, cleaning the colon and keeping stool soft.
- Hydrate: Hydration is an important part of regularity. Offer water to quench thirst with meals and snacks. Remember you can also boost hydration with high water content foods like watermelon, oranges, grapes and cucumbers.
- Pre- and probiotics combined become a digestive health powerhouse:* Culturelle® Kids Regularity Gentle-Go™ Formula, for instance, combines as much fiber as five prunes with the #1 most studied probiotic strain Lactobacillus GG.<
- Get up and Go: Exercise is not just good for the heart but also helps to stimulate the natural contractions of the intestinal muscles. A family walk around the block after dinner can help your child have an easier time in the bathroom.
- Have the talk: Grown-ups know that everybody poops, but sometimes children avoid going because they become embarrassed. The longer they hold it in, the harder it will be to go. Make sure your child understands going to the bathroom is normal.
- Regularity is a routine thing: Creating a regular time to take your child to the bathroom, like right after a meal, is a great way to get their bodies on a schedule that will aid regularity.
- Be a tour guide: Children often resist going to the bathroom to continue playing with a desired toy or activity. Instead of asking if they need to use the bathroom, try escorting them by the hand to the bathroom while saying- “It’s time to use the toilet” – this will help eliminate their urge to hold it in too long which can make bowel movements more difficult to pass.
- Keep it balanced: A key to digestive health is making sure the bacteria in the gut is balanced. Culturelle® Kids Regularity Gentle-Go™ Formula was developed just for kids’ digestive system to promote balance and regularity.*
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