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Summer Ready: 10 Total Care Summer Essentials for the Family


Who’s ready for warm summer weather? I am partnering with Listerine and The Motherhood to share my top total care summer essentials for families. I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc, look at what I got!


Summer Essentials for Families featuring Listerine Total Care mouthwash


As a mom, encouraging healthy habits is a must, even while on the go! This summer, we’re all set with everything we need to be sure that we’re taking care of ourselves as we enjoy the sunshine. Positive habits that are taught to children at a young age are normally carried into adulthood, so I’m doing my best.

Between pool and beach days, summer camp, sports, and vacations, we’re going to be pretty busy! Here’s are the essentials we need to keep ourselves happy and healthy…


Kids in the swimming pool,


10 Summer Essentials for The Whole Family


1. Swim wear and sandals

Swim wear and sandals are obvious essentials for pool and beach days. Nobody wants to walk around the water in their socks and tennis shoes, and trust me, last years swim suits do NOT fit!


2. Sunglasses

For the sunny days out, we’ll need sunglasses to protect the eyes from harmful UV rays. Each of us have a pair.


3. Neutrogena® Cool Dry SPORT Sunscreen

This is pictured above. It’s perfect for the active family, a quick spray on offers the skin SPF 70 protection from harmful UV rays. Small enough to toss into your bag and go.


4. Band-Aid® brand Adhesive Bandages

Cuts, burns and scrapes happen, and we’ll be prepared with Band-Aid® Adhesive bandages. It’s a must that you clean and cover an open wound immediately to prevent infection.


5. Neosporin® First Aid Pain + Relief Ointment

We have Neosporin® ointment to use with the bandages above. It protects wounds, killing bacteria and helping them to heal faster with antibiotics. Apply and cover with a Band-Aid® and resume your summer!


6. LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE mouth wash – Yes, mouth wash is an essential for everyone in the family because you’ve gotta keep your teeth clean and your mouth healthy, am I right? When you’re on the go and you don’t have time to brush your teeth, rinse! I like LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE, a complete mouthwash that offers six unique benefits in one bottle:

  • Helps prevent cavities
  • Restores enamel
  • Strengthens teeth
  • Kills bad breath germs
  • Cleans the whole mouth
  • Freshens breath


7. Large beach bag

Because what else are you going to carry all of your beach towels, snacks, Listerine® Total Care mouth wash, Neutrogena® Sport sunscreen, Neosporin® and Band-Aids® in? Beach bag, y’all.


8. Lip balm

Summer days tend to get pretty dry in some areas, and swimming dries out the skin. Bring along lip balm to prevent chapped lips.


9. Water bottle

One for each family member, please, and make it the reusable kind! Fill it daily with fresh, cold water and wash each night.


10. Camera

How terrible would it be to have an amazing summer and NOT capture all of the moments? I am sure most parents have a smartphone with a camera, so be sure to bring it with. If you don’t, bring a light disposable camera.


Listerine® Total Care mouthwash


Listerine® Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash and all of the rest of the summer essentials here can be picked up at Walgreens. It’s our one-stop-shop to make sure the family is totally taken care of this summer! For the kids, pick up Listerine® Smart Rinse® Anticavity Fluoride Rinse, a formula that’s perfect for them to prevent cavities and get rid of particles they may have missed while brushing. My daughter loves the bubble gum flavor!


How do you get ready for the summer?


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