Nothing is worse than having sick kids! Especially when they are young. There isn’t a whole lot you can do if your baby or toddler has a cough or cold. The medicines to alleviate symptoms are not recommended for young children, so the only you can really do is make them as comfortable as possible. Having a humidifier is a great way to provide comfort to a sick child and help relieve their symptoms.
“Vicks Starry Night Cool Mist Humidifier Evaporative Technology provides soothing comfort for a good nights’ Sleep. The Starry Night Projector comforts your child creating a calm night time surrounding perfect for children of all ages. Naturally and effectively helps relieve cough and congestion, the Vicks VapoPad Scent pad heater releases Vicks soothing vapors.”
My 7 month old came down with a little cold over Thanksgiving, so we pulled out the Vicks Starry Night Humidifier. It was very easy to set-up. All I pretty much had to do was soak the filter & then fill the tank with water. It has a high (maximum output) or low setting (night time sound sleep mode), and it is for medium-sized rooms so it’s perfect for most children’s bedrooms. The Starry Night projector is an added bonus to what the humidifier already offers. My kids just love it. You can even use it as a little night light without turning on the cool mist. I am hoping that my kids don’t catch anything this winter, but if they do, I will be so glad to have this humidifier!
Don’t have a sick child? You can still benefit from having a cool moisture humidifier. Turn it on in a bedroom and it can help relieve your dry winter skin (be sure to shut the door so it traps the humidity). I am definitely going to keep the Vicks Humidifier in my room for that purpose (as long as no one else needs it).
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Another must-have for flu-season (or any season for that matter), is a thermometer that works! The Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer is simple to use and I feel like it gives an accurate reading every time. With my previous thermometer, I would have to take my child’s temperature 4-5 times and I would get a different reading every single time. It was very frustrating and stressful. With the Braun Thermometer, I won’t have to worry about it!
“Unlike other ear thermometers, Braun ThermoScan ExacTemp features a patented pre-warmed tip. It minimizes the cooling effect that could result from the insertion of a cool probe tip. The pre-warmed tip helps ensure accuracy time after time.”
“A conventional tip at room temperature has a cooling effect on the ear canal. This cool-down effect can result in an inaccurate temperature reading shown on the display. A cooler temperature in the ear canal could also affect the accuracy of repeated measurements.”
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- Lens filter detector and ejector
- Memory stores 8 temperature readings
- Small, soft speculum and flexible tip enhance gentleness
- 60-day satisfaction guarantee
- Includes: 2 AA batteries, 21 lens filters and protective case with lens filter storage
- Accuracy is ensured and germ transfer is minimized with the use of disposable lens filters (LF40)
I was excited to receive the Vicks Starry Night Cool Mist Humidifier. I was in need of a Humidifier for Bugs room since I didn’t have one since our last one bit the dust. First off, I love that it has an 18 hour run time so I know it will run all night for Bug. Other humidifiers I have used in the past will run out in the middle of the night and that is a big problem when you have a sick child. This is a great Humidifier and the Starry Night affect is so fun! Bug loves the starry lights the project off of it. When I first ran it and shut off the lights Bug said “Wow! Mommy Stars!” It is a great Humidifier for your kids. Especially when they are sick these stars will give them something to smile about 🙂 Now to say I was in need of a good Ear Thermometer would be an understatement. I haven’t ever had one that I really liked (or worked well). That is until now. The Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer is a heaven send to me. It is so easy to use and it is accurate. Other ear thermometers I have had are very unreliable and I am so happy to finally have one that I can count on. When Bug is sick I need to have a thermometer I know will be telling me the correct temperature and this Braun Thermometer is it! I feel much more prepared for the Cold and Flu season now that I have both of these items. I recommend purchasing now rather than waiting for your child to get sick. The last minute scramble will most likely pressure you into purchasing products that you may regret buying later. Better to be prepared now!
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*We were given a Vicks humidifier & a Braun Thermometer for the purpose of this review