How to Keep The Whole Family Healthy This Summer


Disclosure: The following post is a sponsored conversation for the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Program from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. The tips come from Kelly Denton at Eclectic Momsense.

Summer is a great time to enjoy the great outdoors and stay active. As moms we are always looking for ways to keep our kids safe and save time and money. is the go-to resource for keeping your family healthy and on the go.

From the pool to the beach, HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Program has you covered for a fun-filled summer. Make sure you are ready with all the essentials with these great tips and money saving offers.

Stay Hydrated- Temperatures begin to rise in the summer and it’s easy to get dehydrated. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to grab a drink. Invest in reusable bottles to keep filled for the whole family. On the road for the day or out of town? Keep a gallon or two in your car in case of an emergency.

Sun Protection- Regularly apply sunscreen, protect your eyes with sunglasses, and reduce sun exposure with sun protective clothing and hats. Protect your child’s delicate skin with a full line of sunscreens from brands like NEUTROGENA® and AVEENO®—coupons all downloadable at! All the tips and tricks necessary for success with using these products is also on the site; for example, learning about how application is one of the most important steps to preventing sunburns. Make sure to throw that in your car or bag for re-applications, especially when water is involved.

Rest Up- Longer days sometimes mean kids are going to bed later and waking up earlier. Try sticking to your normal sleep routine. Wear them out during the day so they are ready to fall asleep and stay asleep at night.

band-aidproductsStock Your First Aid Kit- Take inventory of your at home first aid kit. Head to Walgreens for stocking all the essentials: BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, sunscreen, BENADRYL®, aloe vera, NEOSPORIN®, and JOHNSON’S® hand & face wipes. Throw in a pain reliever like TYLENOL® and an ice pack for bumps and bruises. Baby powder is nice to have on hand for chafing and blisters, too. Being prepared means you’ll be ready to care for the ones you love and can get back to enjoying your family time.

Keep the Germs at Bay- It might not be flu season, but regular hand washing is still the best way to keep germs from spreading. Stock hand and face wipes for on the go. Get everyone in the habit of regularly wiping or washing their hands.

Ride Safe- Bike riding is one of the joys of childhood and fun to do as a family. Keep these tips in mind when pedaling off. Keep your kids safe with a helmet, knee and elbow pads, and teach them the rules of the road and traffic signals. Lead by example and wear your helmet, too! The best barrier from injuries is a protected head. Teach your children to pay attention to their surroundings. Parked car collisions happen more often than you may think; and I’m talking from experience.

Stay Active- What better time to get out there and start moving as a family. Summer is the perfect time for bike rides, swimming, and hikes and Walgreens is there to reward you for making healthy choices. Regular tracking can help you reach your goal!  Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. recently announced its sponsorship of the Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices® program, which rewards members for walking, weight management and more.   Earn Balance® Rewards points just for doing everyday healthy activities. You’ll get 20 points any time you record an activity, 250 points when you set your first goal, and 250 points when you connect a device or app.

Armed with these tips for a safe and healthy summer it’s time to get out there and make memories. The HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® website is here to help you care for your family and save a little on the products you know and love. Register to learn more safety tips and get money saving offers on Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. products. With HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Program, it’s easier to prepare for the everyday and unexpected, with real solutions for real life.




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