Share A Smile To Help Disadvantaged Children #SmilingItForward

Disclosure: I have received information about the TYLENOL® SMILING IT FORWARD™ program from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for Latina Bloggers Connect.

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Recently I  attended the #SmilingItForward Sombresa (aka table talk) brunch event in Miami being hosted by TYLENOL®. I enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with friends that I usually only get to chat with online, as well as making some new friends. We all were able to learn a bit more about each others families as we spoke about our challenges in dealing with cold and flu season as well as sharing our cultural feel better tips and tricks.

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Dispelling old wives tales and myths about what works and doesn’t work was a lot of fun. It’s almost as if we all grew up in the same home or village because all of our mothers and grandmothers seemed to give the SAME advice on the best way to treat the little ones. Did you know that using rubbing alcohol is NOT recommended for cooling a temperature? My mama ALWAYS used to do this for us when we were sick. Or that just about every household turns to good old chicken soup to feed a cold? Yup, I always make fresh soup when someone isn’t feeling well.

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Having Dra. Aliza on hand was a true honor. Dra. Aliza A. Lifshitz M.D., is a renowned physician and author of the first bilingual book on pregnancy and childbirth, Mamá Sana, Bebé Sano – Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby. As a knowledgeable professional and trusted source, she was able to give us insights many of us had not thought to ask our own pediatricians before.

Here are some great tips that Dra. Aliza shared with us to get your little one showing their “feel better” smile:

  • Call your doctor for any fever over 102 degrees or lasting more than 3 days
  • Keep your children hydrated
  • Do not overdress children with a fever
  • Tepid baths help bring down fevers
  • Using too much anti-bacterial soap creates resistant bacteria
  • It’s okay to give medicine like TYLENOL® to give comfort during fevers
  • Moms know exactly what a “feel better” smile looks like

There is nothing more heartbreaking than watching your little one battling a cold or fever. It takes the smile and happiness right out of their little bodies. As they work hard to fight the fever, I try to help make that fight a little easier on them by bringing them comfort through medicine like TYLENOL® to encourage that “feel better” smile that I cherish so much.

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It’s a miracle, as soon as your children start to feel better, their face lights up with a beautiful smile and instantly you know they are feeling better and getting back to being their adorable little selves. There is nothing like that “feel better” smile, because it makes me smile too!

Since I love sharing my children’s smiles, I made sure to post one of those smiles last night to the SMILING IT FORWARD™ Facebook app. It was like getting a two for one special deal. The first being that I got to share my girls beautiful smiles, the second most important is that TYLENOL® is donating $1* for each smile shared on the SMILING IT FORWARD™ Facebook app. This is why I am encouraging you to share your little ones “feel better” smile too!

Doctora Aliza and I have partnered with the makers TYLENOL® to help keep your family stay healthy and smiling through cold and flu season. Through the TYLENOL® SMILING IT FORWARD™ program, TYLENOL® will be donating a minimum of $75,000 to the Children’s Health Fund. With a fleet of 50 mobile medical clinics, CHF is able to visit schools, community shelters and homeless shelters to provide healthcare visits to disadvantaged children across the country. For nearly 60 years, TYLENOL® has been a trusted partner for moms and doctors.

TYLENOL® noticed that moms love to post photos of their child’s smile, but most particularly the “feel better” smile. This is what inspired the TYLENOL® team to create the SMILING IT FORWARD™ program. So be sure to share a photo that makes you smile at today! You can also learn more about CHF, see other beautiful smiles and receive tips from a leading pediatrician about keeping families smiling through various moments and milestones.

Are you ready to share your smiles? Head over to the SMILING IT FORWARD™ Facebook app or the official Spanish TYLENOL® website to learn more about Tylenol and share your babies beautiful smiles!

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*Between June 23, 2014 and November 30, 2014, McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL® is inviting anyone 18 and older to upload a “smile” photo on the TYLENOL® Facebook page. Each approved “smile” will trigger a $1 donation from TYLENOL® to Children’s Health Fund, with a minimum donation of $75,000 and a maximum donation of $100,000. Review Terms and Conditions for complete program details.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with TYLENOL® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All thoughts expressed are my own. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I've done it all.

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