How to Avoid Spring Allergens #DreftSpring

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This week could not be more gorgeous here in New Orleans. The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and the temperature is begging us to come outside and enjoy. How could you say no to that? We couldn’t. We spent the weekend in our garden doing some much needed weed control and getting the pool ready for swimming. Unfortunately, it came with a price. Allergies.

While we love the Spring, my daughter’s eczema does not and she is in the midst of a flare up. While we treat with medication, we also are very careful to remove any potential allergens that could come in contact with her sensitive skin including our detergent. For this reason, even though I no longer have babies in my home, you will find Dreft laundry detergent in my cabinets.

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Dreft is the No. 1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians to be gentle and hypoallergenic on baby’s skin. Trusted for over 80 years, Dreft comes with a baby scent beloved by moms, and it remains safe and hypoallergenic for baby.

My tween daughter loves for her bed sheets to smell good when she climbs into bed at night but I have had to ban all of the scent boosters due to her skin issues….until now! Did you know Dreft created Blissfuls in wash scent boosters that are hypoallergenic and perfect for sensitive skin? You will find at least 2 bottles of this stuff in my laundry room at all times. Dreft Blissfuls is safe for all colors, fabrics and loads and brings back that baby fresh scent long after your babies are grown up.

Fortunately, I have a few tips on how to further avoid allergens this Spring from Dreft partner, Dr. Dyan Hes who is the Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics in New York City and was recently named a 2013 top doctor by NEW YORK magazine.

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 1.08.36 PMDr. Hes suggests to:

Make bath-time beneficial: Over exposure to water can actually rob skin of natural moisture. Scaling back on tub time will help avoid resulting itch — about 10 minutes is plenty of time for water play and a quick scrub. Use warm water (vs. hot) and leave the suds to the very end. Use a mild cleanser to keep skin soft and itch-free. Gently pat skin dry and end with an after-bath moisturizer to seal in moisture and protect baby’s soft skin.

Protect Problem Skin: Heat is a common trigger for eczema and as the weather warms up, there are a few things you can do to help prevent flare ups of such skin irritations. The sun is strongest between the hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. so try to shield baby from direct sun exposure during those times.

If you are looking for even more tips on how to avoid Spring allergens, join me, Dreft, Dr. Hes and  iConnect Influencer Management for a #DreftSpring Twitter Party on May 9th from 9-10pmEST. We’re giving away some great prizes, too so make sure to RSVP here.

Even if you can’t make the party (but I totally think you should), I have a great prize right here for you to win! One of my readers will win a Dreft Hypoallergenic Package including Dreft Stage 1 Newborn, Dreft Stage 2 Active Baby and Dreft Blissfuls plus a bamboo blanket (ARV $60). Enter below:

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  1. Ellie Wright says:

    I don’t deal with them myself, but my grandsons have terrible allergies and asthma. We try to keep their environment as dust free as possible and have a mini pharmacy to treat them with.

  2. Stephanie Phelps says:

    We deal with spring allergies by taking our allergy meds and by showering after being outside!

  3. Thankfully none of us suffer with spring allergies but I do run an air cleaner inside to help clean the air.

  4. It’s been very rainy so not much pollen flying around so maybe this year won’t be too bad. I usually drink mint tea when I feel allergies starting and it really helps.

  5. Mami2jcn says:

    My daughter had eczema and we use Dreft on her clothes.

  6. Cynthia C says:

    I watch the pollen count on the weather report and try to stay indoors on the worst days.

  7. Ashley C says:

    I plan to take some allergy medicine at night to help protect against them!

  8. Angela L says:

    I’ll take allergy meds when I need them

  9. nickie says:

    I plan to take some allergy medicine at the start of the day to help me.

  10. Nannypanpan says:

    We wash hands when we come in from playing so we aren’t bringing pollen into the house

  11. Julia Barnes says:

    I vacuum more often to reduce allergens in the home.

  12. With us, it’s a matter of constant laundry, cleaning and allergy pills every once in a while

  13. Brittney House says:

    We take allergy medicine.

  14. Laurajj says:

    When it gets really bad, we have to turn the air conditioner on and keep the windows closed up.

  15. Cheryl B says:

    I make sure we wash our hands and face after going outside.

  16. heather s says:

    We take allergy medicine and make sure we wash our hands alot.

  17. We try and keep allergens out of the house.

  18. Terra Heck says:

    I keep allergy medicine on hand, and I dust around the house often. Thanks.

  19. Nicki J. says:

    I use benadryl!

  20. We take allergy medicine (non drowsy). I have tried shots in the past but they did not work fo rme.

  21. dianne hall says:

    Unfortunately I just deal with it. I also use a nasal rinse during the spring when my allergies are very bad!

  22. I will take allergy medicine if needed

  23. Jessica says:

    We don’t have a lot of allergy problems around here, but I make sure to keep the house vacuumed and dusted and use benedryl if necessary.

  24. courtney b says:

    I take lots of allergy medicine!

    does the trick!

  25. allergy pills!

  26. Unfortunately, we have to keep the house closed up through the worst of it and avoid going outside.

  27. Katie K says:

    I have to consume waaaay too many anti-histamines to deal w/ spring allergies

  28. Susan Smith says:

    I take allergy medicine and keep the windows closed.

  29. karen mayernick says:

    I also have allergies so I vacumn and keep the house as clean as possible! I also take meds! Thanks so much for the chance!

  30. Erica B. says:

    Lots of cleaning and taking medicine.

  31. Air purifiers and routine cleaning.

  32. I need to take allergy pills and clean like crazy!

  33. Stephanie Larison says:

    My oldest daughter is the only one with allergies right now. She has to take a allergy pill every morning.

  34. I deal with allergies by taking allergy medicine.

  35. Breanne says:

    I plan on cleaning often.

  36. Terry Cross says:

    I deal with them by taking meds, cleaning often and try to avoid going outside when the pollen level is high.

  37. Em Mahr says:

    We keep the windows closed and take off our shoes at the door to prevent allergens from getting in the house. We also take allergy medicine.

  38. jules m. says:

    we vacuum more often, and take allergy meds

  39. Paula Caudill says:

    We always take our shoes off before entering home, we keep Windows closed during spring, my daughter and I suffer so much from pollen and fresh cut grass, we also vacuum daily and use a air purifier.

  40. I take allergy medication and use the neti pot daily.

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