I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Little Remedies. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a super awesome promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Scarlet was an easy baby, to put it mildly. Even from the start, I didn’t have any morning sickness or complications with her pregnancy. She was born on her due date, serene and weighing in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and she could be held by anyone. When the pediatrician told us to call if baby Scarlet ever cried for more than an hour, we laughed because we had never heard her cry for more than five minutes. She could sleep anywhere, eat anything, and she completed her milestones on the early side of normal. I believe she is the reason parents decide to have a second child, because we originally wanted one!
Now Des was a different story. Of course most of you know the mellow and completely happy three-year-old he came to be. It wasn’t the same smooth road, though. I swear I could feel his pregnancy start a week before I was “due”, which is insane because I didn’t even know I was pregnant with Scarlet until I was already six weeks along. Sure enough, though, I had a positive pregnancy test only days in. I felt seasick and more achy and even had a few days of pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel. He was stretchy and restless and messed with my pancreas just enough to mess up a few glucose tests, before deciding I wasn’t to have gestational diabetes. Thanks, Des. My water broke without my knowledge and this, coupled with having a cautious doctor, landed him in the NICU for six days on antibiotics. And that gave him a sensitive stomach for the first six months of his life. He cried a lot for the first four. What a different baby he was. And what a different kid he is.
He was born in June, and we spent the summer traveling to Cape Cod or on mini road trips. Des even made his tiny debut at Tanglewood – where he slept through two hours of orchestra music! As a new mom of two kids, I spent my fair share of those early days taking care of the kids not feeling well. Scarlet had a bad cough for much of that first month, and Des had a sensitive stomach. I don’t know where I would have been without my #LittleRemedies Gripe Water & Gas Relief Drops. With many summer plans on our horizon, I made sure to include #LittleRemedies safe and gentle formulas in my diaper bag.
Little Remedies® products are made to support the health and well-being of infants and children of all ages. The company believes that “less is more” so they make each of their products with the fewest and most natural ingredients, without sacrificing the effectiveness of the products. They do not contain any artificial flavors, colors or alcohols, and are created with the very specific needs of children in mind. (even my picky medicine takers will take the drops) The Gas Drops relieve tummy pain from excess gas quickly. The Gripe Water eases tummy pain for infants, and helps with upset stomachs.