It may be only May (and yes, it’s raining again), but my boys already have, “Summer knees.”
What are summer knees? They’re knees with scrapes and bumps from climbing trees, wading through creeks, and fighting back sticker bushes (Yikes!).
I have to admit I looked at Henry in his shorts this weekend and thought he looked a little rugged! At the same time, I know it’s just part of being an active, healthy kid, and I know there will be plenty more minor scrapes and dings during the summer.
Fortunately, our friends at Listerine sent over a box of goodies from the Johnson and Johnson family of consumer products that will keep us Totally Taken Care Of from smiles to toes.
It included mouthwash to keep all our smiles healthy, plus Neutrogena Sunscreen, and my stand-bys: BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages and Neosporin.
Now, I know we’ll go through these quickly, so I was grateful our goodies also came with a gift card to Walgreens. Yes, my favorite cashier, Miss Annette, and I have known each other for years now, and, “My,” Walgreens is still my favorite place to stock up on on all the essential items for our busy house.
If you’ve been following our previous adventures, you know that we’ve been working on keeping our mouths healthy. My husband and I have been regularly using LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE , and our boys have been using the LISTERINE® SMART RINSE®. I’m very pleased to report that the boys just had their six month check-ups, and we bagged two, “No Cavities,” certificates. Woot!! I was especially pleased because our older son has some new orthodontic appliances in his mouth that make dental hygiene just a little more challenging.
I love that LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE is a complete mouthwash that offers six unique benefits. Each bottle:
- Helps prevent cavities
- Restores enamel
- Strengthens teeth
- Kills bad breath germs
- Cleans the whole mouth
- Freshens breath
And, you get all that with just a simple swish. There is no complicated routine, so we can be healthy and still make it to soccer camp, Boy Scouts, or an important playdate in the park.
I just love a simple solution!
Walgreens can help your family get ready for summer, too. You’ll find all the great wellness products in this post there, including LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE and LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE ZERO and LISTERINE® SMART RINSE®
Henry loves the characters on the LISTERINE® SMART RINSE®, so he’ll be getting some in his, “Summer Kit.” It’s a simple pail I’ll fill with must haves like Bandaids, as well as some favorite books for summer reading and journal to write about his adventures. I also included some just for fun things, like bubbles and chalk, and maybe a new squirt gun if I’m feeling
Yes, we’ll have our whole summer guide up soon, if you’d like to use this idea at your house!
What are summer must haves for your family? Do you have your own way to welcome summer and plan your adventures? I’d love to hear about it!
Disclosure: I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. I promise the child in this photo took a bath shortly after it was taken. 🙂