Surviving Allergy Issues with a Toddler #CollectiveBias

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Allergy issues survival kit

Surviving Allergy Issues with a Toddler

My Allergy Season Survival Kit & Free Printable

 Allergy issues survival kit

I’m so excited that Spring is coming!  I can’t wait for the warmer weather, fun in the sun, gardening, play time at the park, itchy eyes, runny nose…..WAIT….WHAT???  Okay, maybe not the last two!  Unfortunately with Spring Fever comes hay fever and allergy issues that aren’t nearly as fun as frolicking in the sun!

I have horrendous seasonal allergies, Hubs has horrible seasonal allergies, and you guessed it….Little Man has developed our monsterous seasonal allergy issues!  Every time something new starts blooming we all go into full meltdown….I LOVE Spring…I just HATE the allergy issues!

This year I am prepared though!  I have collected all of our MUST HAVE allergy medications and remedies in one spot and made an “Allergy Survival Kit”!  I’m even sharing the printable label with you so you can make your own Allergy Survival Kit before allergy season hits!  This kit is great– it’s packed full of everything that we need and is compact enough to carry along with us!

allergy issues survival kit

Since we just moved I wasn’t sure where I would find the allergy medications we needed but I was super stoked when I saw that the new Walgreens is set up just like the old one I always went to.  The adult medications were right across the aisle from the children’s– it helped make finding everything oh so simple…..not to mention being on sale!!

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We take a daily allergy tablet in addition to other much needed symptom relievers like: nasal strips to sleep, cough drops for a scratchy throat, eye drops for bloodshot eyes, Wal-dryl for stuffy nose and occasional hives, tissues for never ending sinus issues, and local honey because it’s yummy and really does help.

I prefer to buy the #WellAtWalgreens brand medications because 1. they’re cheaper than the other brands, 2. they work fabulously, and 3. Walgreens’ Way to Well Commitment!  Have you heard of the Way to Well Commitment? Not only am I saving money on my MUST haves BUT starting back on February 1, 2011 through the end of the year Walgreen’s  donates 1¢ from  the purchase of every Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness product to support bringing preventative wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment®- up to $3 million annually.  Something to feel good about while going through so many tissues!

allergy issues survival kit

Speaking of tissues…those are a definitely MUST have for the allergy survival kit!  I found these cute little packs with Toy Story characters– Little Man loves them!  I found everything I needed for the kit at Walgreens and the actual box itself came from the dollar store.  It was simple to put together…I bought all my items (itemized list below), printed out the free Allergy Survival Kit printable (you can print it out at Walgreens too)…it’s a 4×6 photo, and bought my box.  I brought everything home and just used packing tape to affix the printable onto the kit case and then loaded it up!

I love that EVERY THING we need for our allergies is now found in ONE spot so I no longer have to hear “hey, where’s the allergy meds?” “Hey, where’s the tissues?” “Hey, where’s the Wal-dryl?” and on and on.  Surely they’ll be able to find this bright and colorful kit easily! Wink

Print out your own Allergy Survival Kit label here.

My list of MUST HAVE supplies:


Cough Drops

Well at Walgreens Children’s saline nasal spray

Well at Walgreens Eye Drops

Well at Walgreens Wal-Dryl

Well at Walgreens Wal-Zyr (take daily)

Well at Walgreens Children’s Wal-Dryl Tablets (dissolve easily!)

Nasal Strips

What are your must haves for this allergy season?

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  1. says

    I so need to get my allergy kit ready. Allergies are really starting to kick in, in my home. Well my husband and kids have year round allergies mine start in the spring. So yes we need to carry ours around all the time.

    • Hello Melissa says

      I LOVE your blog and how you seem to love helping others 🙂
      I work from HOME for 11 yrs now…giving webcasts to teach others how to save time, money and most importantly their health and their children’s
      I would love to talk to you and see if you like what I share with others..How can I talk to you?

      I am a mother of 5 and live in Michigan

    • says

      Thanks so much! Yeah, we have already started using the allergy kit….Hubs was very happy that it was so easy to find everything he needed! 🙂

  2. says

    Cute way to keep it all together! We HAVE to keep generic Zyrtec and Benadryl around all year long. I’m always looking for the bottles when I need them, this is an awesome way to keep it all in one place!

    • says

      YES…definitely can’t survive without the generic Zyrtec and Benadryl!! Hubs actually needed it yesterday while I was at a baby shower and he was so happy that I had the kit in the cabinet…he said it was so simple to find what he needed…now he wants me to organize the rest of our medicines this way. 🙂

  3. says

    Cute printable! My kids never had a chance either. Both my husband and I have hay fever. I still need to put my family’s allergy kit together before the pollen hits us hard. #client

    • says

      Thanks so much! Unfortunately it looks like allergies have started…at least that means the weather is getting better. Hubs was so happy I made the allergy kit because he was easily able to find everything he needed while I was gone this morning!

  4. says

    Allergies come and go for my boys too… this is the cutest little box- makes it feels like a treat to feel better for them no doubt 🙂

  5. says

    Can I just say, I love your post? (I know, sorry, not on topic.) I love that picture of the aisle with the two on the side. You really did a great job with this and I love your images!!!

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