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We celebrated our eight year old daughter’s first day of summer last week with a road trip to California. We travel to San Diego frequently but this is the first time we made our plans a family surprise. Our daughter woke up Friday to a video call from a friend asking if we could visit for the long holiday weekend. She was so surprised when we told her to start packing for a road trip. She was even more surprised when she found a suitcase in her room already started with summer travel essentials. Shorts, swimsuit, sunglasses, a toothbrush and Align Jr. were the perfect start to packing for summer travel. Routine changes may disrupt children’s natural balance of good bacteria. A probiotic supplement like Align Jr. is a great choice to help support good digestive health.* Align is the #1 Doctor and Gastroenterologist-recommended probiotic brand‡ and now comes in great-tasting chewables for kids age 6-12 years old. Align Jr. is from the trusted makers of Align and are helping contribute to keeping our oldest daughter healthy this summer.
From the time our daughter was an infant eating her first solid foods, she has had digestive health challenges. Her diet was fully controlled by the foods we provided her – healthy balanced and appropriate meals for her age. She has always loved vegetables, despite her response to the first time she tried green beans. She is not a snacker and doesn’t enjoy mealtime. She is quite the picky eater and typically does not stray far from her comfort zone. The many approaches we took to help her digestive health didn’t seem to make a difference and we have spent more than a handful of visits in the children’s hospital with painful stomach cramps and constipation.
As she grew her digestive health did not change but we learned how to better manage her challenges. Summer travel comes with a disruption to her normal routine and after years of these experiences, we expect tummy aches interrupting fun weekends away from home.
Probiotics are good bacteria that provide a health benefit and are essential for many vital body functions, including healthy digestion. The chewables for kids easily fit into your summer travel luggage.
We had a great weekend in San Diego to celebrate the beginning of my daughter’s summer break. Our quick getaway was full with two visits to SeaWorld, water sports on Mission Bay, pool time, s’mores, fireworks and ping pong at sunset.
Tips for summer travel digestive health
We packed a cooler full of healthy snacks for our road trip to avoid gas station snacks and drive thru stops for meals. Portioned cut up fruit and veggies in storage containers are easy to pass to the backseat when our daughters ask for a snack.
Playing tag on the beach, walking through theme parks and gymnastics in the grass keep our daughters active during California summer travel.
Probiotics for Children
Probiotics provide health benefits including healthy digestion.
Do you have any surprise family summer travel plans?
ǂ Among gastroenterologists and doctors who recommended a brand of probiotic in an AlphaImpactRx 2016 Survey.
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