From a Good Sleeping Baby to a Terrible Sleeping Toddler: Stories & Advice From Real Moms

We thought we had it good, we really did. From day one, baby girl could sleep anywhere at any time, and mom and dad always woke up feeling rested. As she moved into the toddler stage, she would actually walk to the bedroom when she wanted to go to sleep. Seriously. We thought we were living the good life, and foolishly started taking it for granted.

And then one February evening, at 23 months old, the game changed. She got the stomach flu, and things were never quite the same after that. Since that awful night (I’ll spare you the gruesome details), I can count on one hand the number of times she’s slept through the night and/or stayed in her own bed. After establishing a solid sleep schedule, it’s been pretty frustrating to watch it all unravel.

From a Good Sleeping Baby to a Terrible Sleeping Toddler: Stories & Advice From Real Moms

Sleep regression? Maybe. Teething? Quite possibly. Or, has she just gotten a taste of how good she has it in mom and dad’s bed? Ya, I’m placing my bets on that one. Comfy pillows, warm duvet - some nights, I don’t blame her at all. And then some nights, I put all the blame on her for the kink in my neck the next morning.

We love having her as a roomie, we really do. Hearing her talk in her sleep, seeing her crazy hair when she first wakes up and watching her excitement as she sees that we’re still in bed too are memories we’ll cherish forever. But, we’re ready for her to have her own room. And for us to have a master bedroom all to ourselves. Luckily, getting the keys to our new house is just around the corner, and with that, all of the new challenges the transition will bring with it. But, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

From a Good Sleeping Baby to a Terrible Sleeping Toddler: Stories & Advice From Real Moms

While I don’t have all of the answers, what I do have is the resources and support. In honour of today’s World Sleep Day, I’ve got some pretty great blogging mama pals sharing their stories, tips and secret weapons for baby and toddler sleep.

I used to think I had the sleep thing down pat...but 4 kids in, I can say for certain, what works for one may not work for the next. All babes' needs are different - one needed a sound machine, one needed his head rubbed for 15 minutes and two needed swaddling, two hated it, some needed soothers, some didn’t! My only tip would be to spend time getting to know your little person and tap into the cues (which is basically mama instincts), and you'll eventually figure the little darling out. ALSO ignore the "should be" advice (i.e. "should be able to sleep through the night at 3 months", "should be able to self sooth", etc.). They go by their own timeline and readiness.

Sunshine (Shinelily - @shinelily):
Tips that have worked for me: 1. Consistency is key - time to go down, get ready, routine. 2. We get them ready for bed with the night lamp on to set the mood, lol. 3. No high activity (like wrestling). 4. Reading. I also sing them a song and we take turns story telling. 5. My ultimate fave - I get them to talk about their day and I ask them what their fav part of the day was.

I had the worst sleeper ever - hired 2 sleep coaches and they both ditched us.

I think the sleep machine has helped a bit? And really dark black out blinds lol

I fear I’m no help! Morris, I sleep trained at 5 months, took me 3 days. So easy. Rose is 15 months and I’ve attempted sleep training 3 or 4 times and she has yet to sleep through the night!

Getting to know your little one has to be the only consistent advice. I’ve spent hours watching or attending sleep workshops and seminars, books etc. Piper is sleeping through the night but it took all sorts of experimenting and tracking. I’d say the only advice I’d say might help is to write down attempts/results, what happened leading up to bedtime, how you approached bedtime and what happened that night. And don’t get hung up on the idea of “this is how and when you should sleep train/this is how you shouldn’t”. What works for one baby might not work for the other!!

From a Good Sleeping Baby to a Terrible Sleeping Toddler: Stories & Advice From Real Moms

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If you’re a new mama or mama-to-be, this post is not meant to scare you. In fact, the exact opposite. The point of this post is to bring to your attention the fact that every child is different. Clearly, you have 6 very different stories, tips, etc. from 6 different mamas above. The important thing is to do what works best for you and your family. Yes, it may be hard and yes, it may be frustrating at times, leading you to need all of the coffee in the morning, but you will get through it. Phase or no phase, you will find what works best for you and your family and you will get through it.  

What is your experience with getting your baby/toddler to sleep? Any stories, tips or tricks? I'd love to hear!

50 Essential Outdoor Spring Activities

It's hard to believe that we are already mid-March - that awkward time when spring is just around the corner, but it still feels like winter. One day its sunny and you're finally able to dust off your spring jacket. And then the next, it is the complete opposite - grey, snowing and you can't leave home without your winter gear.

Despite what it may be doing outside, March 20 is the first official day of spring and my favourite season. Colourful flowers, baby animals and fresh air - what's not to love? 

50 Essential Outdoor Spring Activities + Sunglasses Review

Spring is also the season to break out of the winter blues, ditch your heavy winter jacket, lace up your shoes and get outside. I’ve always been a fan of making seasonal to-do lists, and can't wait to start crossing things off the list for spring.

Take advantage of the warming temperatures, longer days and the fresh air with these 50 essential outdoor spring activities.

50 Essential Outdoor Spring Activities

50 Essential Outdoor Spring Activities

  1. Go on a picnic.
  2. Give back to the planet for Earth Day.
  3. Go for a bike ride.
  4. Visit the local zoo.
  5. Fly a kite.
  6. Plant some seeds.
  7. Play baseball at the park.
  8. Wash the car.
  9. Go on a scavenger hunt.
  10. Enjoy the flowers.
  11. Go for a hike.
  12. Visit a farmer's market.
  13. See the cherry blossoms.
  14. Sit on the patio.
  15. Play a round of golf.
  16. Pick strawberries.
  17. Have a BBQ.
  18. Fill a vase with tulips or daffodils.
  19. Watch the sunset.
  20. Take a photo safari.
  21. Hang a bird house.
  22. Browse your local garage sales. 
  23. Explore a new area of your city.
  24. Enjoy the stars at night. 
  25. Grab a pair of binoculars and go birding.
  26. Check out a maple syrup festival.
  27. Go for a run.
  28. Play frisbee golf.
  29. Join an outdoor sports league.
  30. Take a walk on the beach.
  31. Visit the baby animals at a local farm.
  32. Clean out the garage.
  33. Host a garage sale.
  34. Go on an Easter egg hunt.
  35. Wash the windows.
  36. Visit your local playground.
  37. Feed the ducks.
  38. Take in a neighbourhood festival.
  39. Paddle the local river.
  40. Take the dog for a walk.
  41. Help clean up a park.
  42. Organize a shoreline cleanup.
  43. Plant a community garden.
  44. Awe over a long weekend fireworks display.
  45. Sit around a campfire.
  46. Look at the stars.
  47. Brave your first dip in the lake.
  48. Sign up for a race.
  49. Window shop.
  50. Enjoy the fresh spring air.

>> Plan ahead with these 50 Essential Outdoor Summer Activities

What are your favourite outdoor spring activities? I'd love to hear!

The Perfect Cold & Flu Remedy - Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

While spring may be slowly starting to creep into the air, sadly, cold and flu season has not yet started saying its goodbyes. Prepare to battle the bug with my family's go-to, this all natural recipe for Honey Lemon Ginger Tea.

All of the ingredients in this all natural, do-it-yourself tea have their own natural medicinal qualities and when combined, they create a calming and relaxing tea that can ease those dreaded cold and flu symptoms and boost your immune system. 

Lemon is high in vitamin C, which keeps the immune system strong and neutralizes the free radicals in your body, reducing inflammation and swelling. 

Ginger helps you sweat out the toxins in your body and is also helpful for settling upset stomachs, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats. 

And last, but definitely not least, honey soothes a sore throat, making it an effective and natural cough suppressant. The natural sweetness of honey also balances the tartness of the lemon and spiciness of the ginger.

The Perfect Cold Remedy - Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Sweet, spicy and one of the best drinks to have during the winter, honey lemon ginger tea is power-packed with some incredible health and body care benefits.

Lemon Honey Ginger Tea

Serves: 1 

  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, juiced (approximately 4 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp honey

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add ginger and cover. 
  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes, covered. If you like it spicier, allow to steep for longer.
  3. Strain liquid into large mug of choice. Discard the ginger.
  4. Add lemon juice and honey, and carefully stir to combine.

The Perfect Cold Remedy - Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Home Chef Tip #1: To get the maximum amount of juice from your lemon, place the lemon on a hard, flat surface and using the palm of your hand, roll like you are kneading dough.

Home Chef Tip #2:  If available, purchase locally cultivated honey. Not only will this help you support local small businesses, but it will also help conserve the honey bees.

How do you fight the dreaded cold and flu? Any homemade recipes? I'd love to hear!

Best of Netflix Canada: Toddler Shows

There are moments during parenthood where you just need your kids to sit still. True story. For example, dinner prep. Especially if there’s a hot stove involved. 

Our solution? A little bit of screen time.

Screen time for young kids may be a big debate these days, but you can't knock it until you try it. I’m not expert, but I know that a few minutes here or there won't make or break my child's future. Especially when I’m trying to get dinner on the table.

If you were to open our "Recently Viewed" on Netflix Canada, it would reveal a smorgasbord of shows. Some for mom, some for dad and some for little girl. Let me correct myself - mostly for little girl.

While quality definitely varies, the number of kid’s shows on Netflix Canada is nearly endless, and has gotten much better over the years. 

Not sure what to turn on for your toddler? Check out our 5 favourite Netflix Canada shows for toddlers below!

Favourite Netflix Canada Shows for Toddlers

Paw Patrol
Seasons 1-4

In this preschool favourite, six heroic puppies, led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old, pull off high-stakes rescue missions using humour, problem-solving skills and cool vehicles.

Perfect for: the dog-loving toddler

Splash and Bubbles
Season 1

Curious pals Splash, Bubbles, Dunk and Ripple have fun exploring new places, making new friends and learning all about their amazing ocean home.

Perfect for: the water-loving toddler

Llama Llama
Season 1

This Netflix Original animated show is based on the award-winning Llama Llama books. Llama, his family and his good friends have heart-warming adventures in a safe, friendly town. Fun fact: Actress Jennifer Garner is the voice of Llama Mama.

Perfect for: the animal-loving toddler

Super Why!
Season 1

Super Why! is a great adventure to get kids to "look in a book”. Wyatt and his pals, the Super Readers, solve problems by looking into stories and solving a puzzle using literacy skills - spelling, alphabet, fill in the blanks, etc.

Perfect for: the book-loving toddler

Peppa Pig
Seasons 1-4

Join plucky piglet Peppa and her family and friends for everyday adventures that prove there's learning and laughter to be had anywhere you look.

Perfect for: the family-loving toddler

What are your favourite Netflix shows for toddlers? Which ones can you not stand? I'd love to hear!

Spring Cleaning with a Toddler

My life is a mess. I mean that in the best way possible, I really do. Most days, I feel like I’m flying by the seat of my pants. Laundry is piled higher than my toddler, dinner is a last minute decision and in the morning, I run out the door with minutes to spare, breakfast in hand. It’s disorganized, it’s rushed and it’s downright messy.

You know what else is messy? Life with a toddler. I never truly experienced messy until I became a mom. 

Morley is at the age where she makes a mess of everything. And I mean, everything. Miss Independent is always spilling her food, walking through the house with her boots on and tossing her toy bin all over the floor. The phrase, “Uh oh, Morley make a mess” can easily be heard half a dozen times a day in our house.

And because she is at the age where she can tell us that she’s made a mess, we agree that she is also at the age where she can help clean up said mess.

Spring Cleaning with a Toddler

One way that we get her involved in cleaning around the house is by incorporating fun songs into the task. Little girl loves to belt out a good tune, so it seemed like a natural fit.

We get creative by taking an already existing song in her repertoire and change the words into something fun and relevant, such as “Mop, Mop, Mop the Floor”, sung to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”. 

Really the options for songs are limitless, and all they take is a little creativity and enthusiasm.

Mop, Mop, Mop the Floor

This is the way we mop the floor,
Mop the floor, mop the floor,
This is the way we mop the floor,
Every single day.


Mop, mop, mop the floor,
Mop it every day.
Mop, mop, mop the floor,
Then (insert name) and (insert name) can play

Spring Cleaning with a Toddler

And while a helper is nice when it comes to cleaning, you know what else is handy? Quality products. 

The Libman Company knows their way around cleaning products. For 120 years, the family-owned business has made quality a priority so that you can get the job done right, and focus on the moments that matter, such as having fun with your toddler.

Whether it’s dust and pollen in the air or a messy toddler, every house is in need of a little spring cleaning. One product that we use throughout the house, and in multiple toddler mess cleaning situations, is The Libman Company Wet & Dry Microfiber Mop. The 360° swivel gets into the tough spots, making it ideal for cleaning hardwood and other surfaces. It comes with a reusable and machine washable microfiber cleaning pad, and can used for wet or dry messes.

Spring Cleaning with a Toddler

In need of a deep spring clean? Check out The Libman Company Wonder® Mop, with microfiber  GRIPSTRIPS™ that lift up to 20% more dirt leaving your floors cleaner. The power wringer allows you to remove more water from the microfiber mop head, leading to faster drying floors. The Wonder® Mop works great on all surfaces and can be machine washed up to 50 times.

The Libman Company Wet & Dry Microfiber Mop, along with various other Libman products, can be found in the cleaning products section at your local Home Depot. Don’t forget to take advantage of the $3-off coupon, available to those who sign up for The Libman Company newsletter, found here. 

Spring Cleaning with a Toddler

Ok, so getting her to clean the floor may not be perfect, and we may have to redo it all after the fact, but it is still good to get her interested and involved in the process. It also allows us to spend some quality time together, just what Libman intended.

Do your kids help clean around the house? What are your tips and tricks for getting them involved? I’d love to hear!

Ringing in Our Toddler's Second Year at PAW Patrol Live!

We don’t typically watch a lot of TV in our house, but if you were to ask me the show that does get the most air time, hands down it would be PAW Patrol. Or “Paw ‘Troll” as it is affectionately referred to by Morley.

She asks to watch it every morning when she wakes up and every night before she goes to bed. She eats breakfast in her special PAW Patrol chair and she can spout off every single pup’s name. It’s PAW Patrol all day, every day in our house. 

When we recently discovered that PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” (presented by Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group) was coming to the Sony Centre in Toronto this March Break, we knew we had to take her.

Attending this action-packed and music-filled production will probably be a highlight of the year. Not only for Morley, but also for mom and dad. We too often find ourself humming along to the catchy theme song, or wondering how the pups are going to solve the most recent problems in Adventure Bay. 

The perfect way to ring in this PAW Patrol-obsessed toddler’s second birthday!

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage as well as their vehicles and packs during the adventure. The performance is interactive, engaging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission! 

The new live stage show will visit Sony Centre Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18, 2018 for six performances total - March 16 at 6pm, March 17 at 10am, 2pm and 6pm and March 18 at 10am and 2pm. 

Tickets for all six performances are on sale now, and can be purchased at or by phone at 855-872-7669. Ticket prices range from $22.00 to $50.00 per person. There are also a limited number of Gold Circle and V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) packages available, for an additional fee. The V.I.P. package includes premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard and and after-show Meet & Greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters.

Attending the show? Use code PUP5 for $5 off each ticket (excluding Gold Circle & VIP seats).

Disclaimer: To & Fro received complimentary product in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% that my own.

Connecting with Animals at the Toronto Zoo

“What's that great connection quote?”, Steve asked as we wandered past the female orang-utan on our most recent visit to the Toronto Zoo. 

“In order to protect something, you must love it. But in order to love something, you must first have a connection with it,” I respond. It really is my favourite quote, and one I fully stand behind.

Toddler looking at panda at the Toronto Zoo

As we passed the ring-tailed lemurs, we started talking about our favourite non-North American animals. “Its a tough one," I said, "But the ring-tailed lemur and red panda are up there for me,” I've always been a fan of the smaller, lesser understood things in life. Plus they’re just so darn cute. “Really?” he asks, surprised at my selection. “Mine would be the lions. Or the giraffes. Definitely elephants." 

He elaborates on his last answer by telling me a story from when he was younger, when elephants still called the Toronto Zoo home and he got to go behind the scenes with to help feed them.

He pauses, as if he took a trip back in time in his mind, remembering the moment and how much fun he had. Remembering the connection he built with the elephants that day.

I interrupted the memory by saying, “See, there’s your connection. That's why you love them, and that's why you care about them."

And that my friends, is why it is one of my all-time favourite quotes.

Coral reef tank at the Toronto Zoo

As animals lovers, building a connection with Morley is extremely important to us. We know she loves dogs, she has her grandparents’ pups “Tity” and “Lolalita” to thank for that. But we want her to appreciate all animals, from big to small and cute to, well, not so cute.

There are many ways to connect kids with animals, which I share in this post here. In Toronto alone, our opportunities are nearly endless - you can visit a conservation area to see native animals in action, the Royal Ontario Museum to see animals from the past, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada if fish are your thing or you can take a trip to the Toronto Zoo if mammals, birds and reptiles are more your style. 

The Toronto Zoo is the perfect place to build that animal connection, and where we spent the recent Family Day.

Lion at the Toronto Zoo

Set in the beautiful Rouge Valley in the east end of the city, the Toronto Zoo first opened its doors in August 1974. The Zoo is made up of 710 acres of land, which is divided into seven zoogeographic regions - Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas (North & South America), Eurasia Wilds, the Tundra Trek, Australasia and Canadian Domain - and home to over 5,000 animals representing 450 species. Since opening its gates, it has been a leader in saving and protecting species and their habitats, both locally and globally. 

Exactly as we predicted, this trip to the Zoo was much different than our first visit at six months and even our second at 13 months old. At just shy of two years, Morley is now at the age that she notices even the smallest things in front of her and can tell us exactly what animal she's seeing and even what she wants to see next.

Giraffe at the Toronto Zoo

While some of the animals were tucked indoors for the winter, we still had the chance to see the pandas, polar bears, wolves, tigers, lions, cheetahs and more. While we knew we were taking our chances on the weather before we walked through the front gates, it only started raining about half way through our journey. Luckily, we could escape the drizzle by popping in to one of the many animal pavilions to warm up. Indoors, we saw the giraffes, rhino, gorillas, orang-utans and more, which was more like a quick trip to the tropics. 

Naturally, my favourite part of the Zoo is Tundra Trek, home to the wolves, reindeer, snowy owl and polar bears. We stopped by the polar bears just as a Keeper Talk was getting started, so we found a spot amongst the crowd where Morley could watch them stand up on there hind legs, say "oh, big guy" and see them eat the fishy snack they were being tossed. Later she told me she also likes to eat fish like the polar bear, as she shoved a handful of goldfish crackers into her mouth. (I don’t want to be a polar bear pusher, but I think that may be her connection right there.)

Polar bears at the Toronto Zoo
Wolf at the Toronto Zoo

Seeing as it was a long weekend, we also got to take a tour of the new, state-of-the-art Wildlife Animal Health Centre. The volunteer-led tours (12:30pm on Saturday and Sundays, leaving from the Tundra Trek Zoomobile Station) allow you to catch a glimpse into the work the Zoo does behind-the-scenes, having access to a viewing gallery featuring the diagnostic imaging, treatment and surgery room and the clinical and endocrinology labs.

Morley loved taking advantage of the activities for kids, including testing her surgery skills in an Operation-style game.

Toronto Zoo Wildlife Health Centre
Inside the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Health Centre
Toronto Zoo Wildlife Health Centre children activities

If you ask Morley what she saw at the Toronto Zoo, she will tell you "pole-ah bear, tigers (with a scrunchy face grrrrr), snakes, dragons, a yellow duck and people". I think I may have missed the yellow duck along our travels, but its obvious to tell which animals are quickly becoming her favourites. (She's clearly also a people person.)

Despite the bit of rain, it was the perfect winter day at the Toronto Zoo, and we can't wait to go back!

Oh, and in case you're wondering - our favourite North American animals? For me, it’s the polar bear and for him, it’s the grey wolf. Seeing polar bears in the wild and hanging out with wolf cub pups are the connections to thank for those loves.

What is your favourite animal story? Have you visited a zoo lately? I’d love to hear!

Where to Find the Toronto Zoo:
361A Old Finch Avenue 
Toronto, ON M1B 5K7
Phone: 416-392-5929

Hours: Open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day), but hours vary depending on the season. Give yourself at minimum 2-3 hours to visit. Last admission is one hour before close. 

Admission: Cost of admission varies by season and age.

Social: @thetorontozoo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Getting There:
The Toronto Zoo is located in the Rouge Valley on Meadowvale Road in Toronto north of Highway 401 and can be accessed by both car and public transit.  The TTC has bus routes that stop at the Zoo’s main gates.

The cost for onsite parking is $12.00 per car. Be sure to purchase a parking pass with your admission.

Make the Most Out of Your Winter Family Vacation

*This post is sponsored by Bayer®. To make sure Bayer® products are right for you, always read and follow the label. 

I don't know about you, but this time of the year makes me dream of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and Pina Coladas. There's some serious wander-lusting going on over here, and sadly, the warmth of the pool at Morley's swimming lessons just isn’t cutting it.

Traveling with your children is an unforgettable experience, no matter where you go. It is the chance to introduce your children to new cultures and environments, and to create memories that will last a lifetime. 

A well-deserved break from school for the kiddos is the perfect time for a family vacation, but make sure you’re prepared before you rush out the door this winter. Don’t waste a minute of your precious family time on common (and avoidable) vacation fails. 

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Whether you’re hitting the slopes or a water slide, make the most of your time off with these simple winter family vacation tips. 

Prepare yourself for the entire journey.

When heading on vacation, most are looking forward to the destination itself. But remember, before you can lay on that white sandy beach, you must first get there (and sadly, when it’s all over, you must also get home). Whether you are road tripping or flying, don’t forget about the way there and the way back. If you have young children, remember to pack lots of activities, snacks, changes of clothes and other necessities to limit the number of potential meltdowns so you can get there and start enjoying your well-deserved break.

Tag that bag.

There’s nothing worse than arriving to your destination in one piece only to find out your bags have not. You can’t prevent luggage from getting lost or damaged, but you can make the return process much easier. Make sure you purchase luggage tags with a durable covering to protect your information. Look for a strong clasp that can withstand being tossed around from plane to carousel. And if you’re locking your luggage, be sure to use a TSA-approved lock only.

In case of lost luggage, remember to always pack an extra pair of clothes (i.e. sandals, bathing suit, etc.) in your carryon, just in case. The same goes with extra diapers and an extra change of clothes, or two, for your little ones.

If you are travelling with a car seat or stroller, and checking either at the luggage drop or gate-side, take photos of the items beforehand. That way, if there is any damage to the item, these photos can easily be sent to the airline for comparison and compensation. As I can speak from recent experience, it is not a good feeling to put your carseat (and trust) in the airline’s hands, only to have it come our damaged on the other end.

Don’t underestimate the sun.  

Whether you’re in the snow, sand or water, UV rays reach the Earth year-round and surfaces like these can reflect 85 per cent of the sun's rays back at you! To protect your face, try using Coppertone ClearlySheer Lotion for Face (SF50). ClearlySheer sunscreens deliver trusted broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection in a light, refreshing formula that barely leaves a trace on the skin. Water resistant for up to 80 minutes, it absorbs quickly, feels clean and light and won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. This lightweight sunscreen formula feels clean and light, and is also great to use daily under makeup!

If your kids love the water, but are not big fans of standing still for sunscreen, try Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray. This hypo-allergenic sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection at the touch of a button, no pumping required. The easy, full coverage application will keep your children protected from harmful UV rays while making sunscreen time fun.

Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses for all family members, including the little ones.

Restore your body’s rhythm.

One of the best parts of vacationing is indulging in delicious foods, but travel might have your digestive tract feeling no bueno! Almost 40 percent of people experience vacation constipation as gut bacteria reacts and adjusts to the change in setting. Bathroom trouble can put a damper on your otherwise relaxing time off. Be prepared and bring along some pre-measured, single-dose RestoraLAX NeatPAX for convenient occasional constipation relief.  RestoraLAX dissolves easily in any non-alcoholic beverage with no taste and no grit.  It helps restore your body’s natural rhythm by working with water to hydrate and soften stools.

What are some of your vacation preparation tricks that ensure your family getaway its nothing short of amazing?  I’d love to hear!

*This post is sponsored by Bayer®. To make sure Bayer® products are right for you, always read and follow the label.