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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?
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26 thoughts on “Summer Travel | Probiotics for Children”
My husband and I were JUST talking about this last night. We have a lot of travel planned for this coming summer and we want our tummies to be in good working order.
No surprise plans but we are headed to New York City in three weeks to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary! I cannot wait, we have both been separately, but not together!
I have heard really great things about Align for kids. I think I need to pick some up for my kiddos to have on hand!
We took our vacation in March, and will probably take another one before the fall, but nothing will be a surprise. I’ve taken probiotics since they first came out, but I’ve never thought of giving my daughter any. I’ll have to check these out.
Looks like you guys has such a fun time! We take probiotics regularly and find them really effective!
I always hear so much about probiotics. My children seem to be fine without them, but I know some moms use them all the time.
Taking care of our gut is so important. It’s good that you’ve found something that works for her.
What smart reminders about probiotics and for ways for kiddos to stay healthy. Looks like your time in San Diego was really fun to start off summer break. We’re STILL in session here in Ohio.
I’ve heard so much about probiotics for kids lately! It’s a great way to keep digestive systems healthy. I’m glad you found one that works!
Probiotics are so important – especially for kids. Whenever my kids have to take an antibiotic we stock up on the probiotics, but we are also trying to include them in our daily supplement routine.
I really need to start buying this for my kids. You’re right travel can really wreck your digestive system and honestly, it has wrecked trips in our past!
I have heard great things about this and I think it’s such a benefit for everyone, not just kids x
I eat a lot of yogurt to get my probiotics. I can see where kids could use these though. They probably aren’t going to eat a lot of yogurt and they need the probiotics to help them grow stronger and healthier.
Packing probiotics for your kids is a great idea. You never know what kids of foods you might encounter on a trip or what kids will and won’t eat. This can really help keep their tummies healthy.
That is pretty cool. I’m sure that aside from being surprised she was also very delighted to be going on a road trip. It’s true that their digestive health is affected whenever we travel.
it’s so important to make sure you have everything you need when travelling with kids, I hadn’t even thought about probiotics but it is a fab idea for keeping them healthy when trying new cuisines and cultures
Digestive health is something that my family worries about frequently because of my brother’s health problems. Definitely important for all ages!
Now I want to whisk my kiddos away for a surprise trip! What a great idea. And I love the little bag you prepped for her!
My kids take probiotics! I haven’t heard of these but I’ll have to look into them to see how my kids do on them!
I’m obsessed with getting my kids to take probiotics. They are always getting germs or on an antibiotic so it’s nice to have a way to get good bacteria in their systems.
My daughter and I both take probiotics daily!!! I will have to look more into Align and see if it’s a good option for my daughter
I like using probiotics to keep my digestive system working probably. Great idea you took it with you on your tip.
I have started to take probiotics and I think that it is so great. It really does help keep the digestive system healthy!
Gotta love a surprise trip away! It looks like you had a great time. Those probiotics seem great for kids, especially with them being chewable. You don’t want a funny tummy ruining your time away!
These look great for when you are travelling. I know that we tend to stray away from our regular diet and food when we are away.
Sounds like you had an awesome time there with your family and I heard more about Probiotics and I think I need to find for my son too