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Smile! You’re Feeling Better! #SmilingitForward

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.

There’s nothing like a sick child to put a damper on your day. When my kids are sick, my mama protective instinct comes out. It’s the only time when my kids let me baby them. Especially my teen.  One place where my kids find refuge, is my bed. They love sleeping in my bed, so one of the first things they ask is if they can sleep in my bed.  The common cold has come and gone in our home, one to many times to count. I consider myself an experienced mother, who doesn’t flinch at the first sign of boogers or coughs.

One symptom that I don’t take lightly is Fever. Fever is the one side-effect that makes me worry. Why? Because it can be hard to control sometimes. Medication does wonder, but there are other ways to help my kids  lower their fever.

1. Sleep lightly – Yep! A light t-shirt is all they sleep in. The pajama bottoms can be worn another time. The cooler they are when they sleep, the better!

2. Hydrate –  My kids are restless sleepers when they’re sick and when they sleep with me, I always keep a cup of water close by so they can drink throughout the night.

Smile! You're Feeling Better! #SmilingitForward

There’s only been one occasion in which I had to rush to the doctor’s office because I just couldn’t get my daughter’s fever down. I hate the helpless feeling when things don’t go as expected. As soon as we got to the doctor office, my daughter’s fever started to subcide. It was only until then, that I started to breath again! Haha!

For nearly 60 years, TYLENOL® has been a trusted partner for moms and doctors.

Last week, several bloggers and sat down with Dra. Aliza A. Lifshitz M.D., is a renowned physician and founder and Editor-in-Chief of vidaysalud.com and latinahealthletter.com.  Several of us spoke about how we handle our own family’s health. It was great hearing how other moms take care of their kids. I learned how culture can play a huge part in how we care for our loved ones. From old wives tales to breaking the stereotypical belief that  a certain vapor rub heals everything. Wait, it doesn’t?  I also learned how the makers of TYLENOL® started the SMILING IT FORWARD program in 2013 to help bring children in need the healthcare they deserve.

What is Smiling it Forward?

How can you tell when you’re kids are feeling better, after a cold? They eat? They start to play? They smile?  Tylenol’s Smiling it Forward let’s you share a photo that makes you smile at SmilingItForward. When you do share a photo,  TYLENOL® will make a $1 donation* to Children’s Health Fund, helping to ensure a doctor’s visit is always within reach for children in need.  Every little ones deserves healthcare and this is the best way to provided it for them. Well, at least this will help. In Spanish, click here!

Smile! You're Feeling Better! #SmilingitForward

And it’s no cost to you! Just click and upload!

On the SmilingItForward.com website, moms can also view the smiles that have been shared, learn more about Children’s Health Fund, and receive tips from a leading pediatrician about keeping families smiling through various moments and milestones.

Together, let’s help those in need to have better health care! #SmileitForward today!





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. For information about Children’s Health Fund, visit www.childrenshealthfund.org.

Liz Cerezo

Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!

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