Flu season with Vicks® and Braun

As parents, we know cold and flu season is here and now more than ever we want to be prepared with everything we need to keep on top of it. 

This means understanding the symptoms of our minis and having the right tools to detect if your child has a fever, and to help provide relief for colds and congestion. 

Using brands we trust is so important to us and I can promise you, since the boys were born, Braun has always been our go-to thermometer!

When humidity is low (especially during winter with the heat running), we’ve used our Vicks® Humidifier with Vicks® VapoPads.

Let me tell you about hands down one of the best humidifiers –we always have ours on when it comes to the boys having coughs or just sneezes and congestion.

I know you’re wondering what this amazing humidifier is and it is…..drum roll please, the Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier ($64.99). Not only is it whisper quiet, but it also contains a variable mist control setting to regulate humidity levels and is super easy to handle and clean. One of my favourite features of Vicks® humidifiers though, is the ability to insert Vicks® VapoPads for added relief and comfort! Vicks® VapoPad ($18.99 for a 10 pack) provide up to 8 hours of soothing vapours and are available in menthol and rosemary and lavender scents.

Just remember using a humidifier regularly helps fight against dry skin, sore throats and more.

Fun fact: Did you know in the winter humidity levels can drop as low as 10%? When used as directed, this humidifier can achieve and maintain 40-60% which can help reduce the survival of flu and certain viruses on surfaces and in the air at home. Now, time to dive into another family favourite.

Dreaded fevers are never fun for any parent, but when one does strike, it’s important when taking your little one’s temperature that you’re getting a proper reading. We have been using the Braun ThermoScan® since both the boys were born and know and trust that I am getting the most accurate temperature reading. The Braun ThermoScan® 7 Thermometer ($89.99) has so many features and provides us parents with all the information we need while taking care of our little ones when they’re feeling under the weather. Want to know some amazing features?

  • The only brand to have a pre-warmed tip to 34 degrees Celsius to achieve professional accuracy and provide extra comfort
  • Fast, easy and gentle to use
  • Disposable probe covers help prevent the spreading of germs
  • Colour-coded fever indicator will help you understand and interpret the results and act accordingly – green (normal temperature), yellow (elevated temperature) and red (high temperature).
  • Memory for tracking temperature over time
  • Built in night-light so you can take your little one’s temperature at night
  • Braun thermometers are the number one brand used by pediatricians among pediatricians who recommend a type of thermometer and is the most trusted children’s thermometer brand by Canadian shoppers*.

Also, I want to talk to you about one of the most important features for me which is Braun’s Age PrecisionTM Technology. It delivers a more accurate temperature reading depending on your child’s age, since a normal temperature for a toddler may be considered a fever for a newborn.

So, for this cold and flu season – well, really any cold and flu season, make sure you are prepared with Braun and Vicks. You can find them at Toys”R”Us. We know that our children are getting the best and most accurate results, which as a parent is more important than ever.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Braun and Vicks.

*Products in this post were gifted*


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