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Probiotics for Children: Making Sure the “Travel Bug” is the Only Bug You Catch this Summer!

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When Kevin and I returned from our honeymoon to Dominican Republic, we were terribly sick. For weeks. It was dreadful! I called into work sick 3 days after returning home, and he called in 2 days. We were absolutely miserable.

Now, our little family loves to travel. We take at least 4 trips per year! But the “travel bug” is the only bug we want to catch!

After going through the stomach bug from Dominican Republic, I knew we had to prep before our family trip to Austin last weekend. While Kevin and I armed ourselves with plenty of Emergen-C and adult probiotics, we grabbed Align Jr. for K!

What is Align Jr?

Align, the #1 Doctor and Gastroenterologist-recommended probiotic brand*, is now offering tasty kid-friendly chewables for kiddos aged 6-12 years old! I was actually very skeptical about giving my child a probiotic at such a young age, but when I heard about Align’s proven track record, it actually put me at ease.

(*Among gastroentologists and doctors who recommend a brand of probiotic in an AlphaImpactRx 2016 survey.)

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are good bacteria that provide many health benefits and are essential in helping many vital body functions – including healthy digestion.*

We know that busy mornings, diet, and changes in routine can disrupt our kids’ natural balance of good bacteria. As mamas, we’re always trying different tips, tricks, and approaches to help our kids strengthen their digestive systems. But this summer – I’m advocating for a daily probiotic supplement like Align Jr. to support my child’s digestive health.


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A 7-Year-Old’s Honest Review

“Mmmm It tastes like cherry! It tastes good! I don’t really like the powdery feeling, but the flavor tastes like smoothie and it’s yummy!

It’s all gone. Can I have another one?” -K

Mom’s Honest Review

I’m really impressed with the Align product line. I fully attribute my health getting back on track after my 2-week bout with the travel bug to the implementation of probiotics into my diet. While I was concerned about my daughter’s health on our latest trip, and despite the irregularity in our schedule, environment, and activities – she remained regular and healthy. She liked the taste of Align Jr. and because they were good for her, she didn’t hesitate to eat them.

So what do you think? What has been your experience with probiotics? How do you defend yourself against stomach bugs and other kind of travel bugs? I’d love your perspective & tips in the comments!


Align partnered with bloggers, such as me, to get the word out about its great product benefits. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. Align believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Align’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

2 thoughts on “Probiotics for Children: Making Sure the “Travel Bug” is the Only Bug You Catch this Summer!”

  1. I love the fact that you did reviews from your son 🙂 At the end of the day that is a huge factor lol. Great post. The holidays are officially over so I am already getting my mind right for warmer weather and traveling with my 5 and 2 year old.

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