Being a new parent is scary. There are so many “firsts” you have to go through like first cold, shot, diaper explosion, smile, laugh, coo, new foods, crawling, walking, first words, bumps, bruises, and so many more!
Sometimes these firsts can take us by surprise. I’ll never forget one winter afternoon, my oldest (who at the time was about a year-and-half old) woke up from his nap screaming.
It was a gut wrenching sound and I raced up the stairs where I found him standing in the living room with tears rolling down his face and bright red cheeks.
What frightened me the most was the sound he was making. He had this barking cough and was wheezing really bad. The more he cried the harder it was for him to breathe and he couldn’t stop coughing.
I scooped him up and realized he was burning up. I panicked, not knowing what to do first. So I grabbed my bag and keys, put him in the car, and headed for the E.R.
The pediatrician on duty ran some tests and diagnosed him with croup (which he ended up having several more times that winter). After giving him some medicine and a breathing treatment, he settled down. His little blue eyes started sparkling again and I could see a little grin on his face.
For a parent, there’s nothing better than seeing your child’s beautiful smile after he/she starts feeling better.
There’s a wonderful new program that just launched called, SMILING IT FORWARD. Inspired by the new trend of relieved parents uploading photos of their little ones post-illness with that “feel better” smile –TYLENOL® decided to use those smiles to support a good cause.
Here’s the photo I uploaded of my oldest with that sweet smile I still love seeing. Wasn’t he just a pudgy little thing?
How can you help Tylenol® support Children’s Health Fund?
It’s very simple!
1. Go to www.smilingitforward.com and upload a picture that makes you smile. Every photo uploaded = $1 donation!
2. Edit your photo with fun frames and stickers or skip this part if you want.
3. Tweet about it using the hashtag #smilingitforward. To make it easy, you can retweet my tweet.
4. Share on Facebook using the hashtag #smilingitforward.
5. Spread the word!
Children’s Health Fund and their mobile medical clinics provide children in need with access to the doctors, nurses, and medicine they deserve. You can read more about their program here.
I love being part of such a great campaign that’s helping children get the care they need!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of SheSpeaks. I have received information and products from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®.