The High and Lows of Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu season has to be one of the more stressful times of the year when you’re a parent. Kids bring so many germs and illnesses home from school it can be scary when it then spreads around your household, especially when you have a baby. We do try to keep cold and flu to a minimum at home by having products on hand that help keep symptoms at bay. Here are a few of our favourite devices that work wonders this time of year:

One of the things we like to have on hand throughout the winter months is the Braun ThermoScan®7 thermometerbecause it puts our minds at ease when the kids start showing signs of sickness.  With it’s wide angle probe, The ThermoScan® 7 is able to give you accurate measurements for the entire family, including the small ear canal of your newborn baby. These retail at Walmart for $89.99 and I promise they’re worth every penny!

The Braun ThermoScan®7 thermometer features Braun’s Age Precision® Technology and is the only thermometer that pre-warms the tip to 34 degrees Celsius to achieve professional accuracy and provide extra comfort for your child. Its display features a built-in night light for use in darker environments so it’s easy to read too. The thermometer is fast, easy and gentle to use and I love that it has disposable probe covers which helps prevent the spreading of germs!

Another great product to have in your home this cold and flu season is the Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier. We have three school aged children so you can imagine how many germs they bring home from their classes everyday. We try to avoid getting sick at all costs and find using the Vicks humidifier regularly in our kids rooms helps keep everyone relatively healthy. It fights against unwanted viruses, dry skin, sleep, nosebleeds, sore throats and stuffy noses. Vicks Humidifiers also help restore moisture to their rooms and the mist control regulates humidity levels, which can gives the kids relief of coughing, sneezing and congestion during cold and flu season. 

The Vicks humidifier is really easy to use with its removable tank and handle for filling. You wouldn’t believe how quiet it is too! We have it right beside Alex’s crib and it never disturbs his sleep. The humidifier can also be used with the Vicks® VapoPads® which add southing vapours through the air for added relief and comfort! We enjoy the lavender and menthol ones the most.

I also wanted to mention the Braun Nasal Aspirator. If you have a baby then you know how difficult it is to clean their little nose when they have a cold. This device allows for gentle suction with high and low suction levels that can be quickly shut off. All of the parts are detachable making it easy to clean too. I like that this is also very quiet device so it won’t frighten your little one. 

All of these items can be found at www.Walmart.ca. I hope you found this post helpful! **If you’d like to enter for a chance to WIN a Braun ThermoScan®7 thermometer and Vicks humidifier leave a comment below and let me know what your favourite feature is about these products. I’ll draw a winner on Jan 24 2020.**

This post was sponsored by Vicks and Braun however all thoughts and opinions are completely my own. 

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94 Comments

  1. Janet Meisner
    January 16, 2020 / 11:43 pm

    Vicks FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier restores moisture to the air as it gets so dry in the winter. I like that it is ultra quiet and has an automatic shut off when empty. ThermoScan7 thermometer will give me accurate measurements when anyone is ill. I like that it has a built in night light as it always happens at night and you have to read them carefully. It also has age precision technology which removes the worry from checking temps.

    • Nick
      January 18, 2020 / 5:30 pm

      I like the pre-heated tip on the thermometer and I’m a big fan of quiet humidifiers, so the Vick’s model sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • Laurie keeley
      January 20, 2020 / 12:30 am

      I like the prices

  2. Pam
    January 17, 2020 / 12:11 am

    I like that the thermometer gets an accurate temperature.

  3. Carole D
    January 17, 2020 / 5:52 am

    I like that Vicks humidifier is filter free and the mist is cool.

    I like that the Braun ThermoScan thermometer pre-warms the tip to 34 degrees Celsius.

    • Alisa Petrisch
      January 20, 2020 / 5:48 am

      I love that the Vick’s FilterFree CoolMist humidifier is quiet and easy to clean and that the Thermoscan 7 thermometer takes accurate readings.

  4. Christina F
    January 17, 2020 / 7:08 pm

    I love that I can use the Vicks vapo pads with the humidifier -certainly helps with congestion ! I have 3 littles and I worry so much this time of year, especially for my baby. – ps I love that wallpaper!

  5. Diana Roach
    January 17, 2020 / 7:19 pm

    I have a child who is very susceptible to respiratory illness (he’s at home from school with a cold today!). I think the peace of mind that comes with knowing a temperature is accurate is priceless. Recent research lists higher humidity in our homes is one of the best ways to ward off or lessen the effects of flu and cold viruses…and of course, Vicks is the most trusted brand when we think of winter ails.

    • Lisa Frechette
      January 19, 2020 / 4:15 pm

      I like that the humidifier is filter free so you don’t have to run around looking for a filter when the time comes to replace it! I appreciate that the thermometer is the most precise way to get a temperature reading.

  6. lisa bold
    January 17, 2020 / 7:59 pm

    i love how fast the themometer tells a temp. its perfect if you have a fussy kid

  7. kristen visser
    January 17, 2020 / 8:24 pm

    I absolutely love the cool mist humidifier and the fact that it restores moisture in the room and is QUIET! I love that it can be used with VapoPads as well! I have two daughters in school (grade 2 and SK) and they bring home everything and give it to their baby sister who is almost 18 months. this would be amazing and just what we need!!

  8. DebP
    January 18, 2020 / 11:30 am

    I like that the Vicks humidifier is easy to use with its removable tank and handle for filling.

  9. Janine a
    January 18, 2020 / 11:48 am

    I love the fact that it is quiet and has the vapour, extra help to get sick kids better, I have two of those right now. Isn’t winter fun? 😉

  10. Anita D
    January 18, 2020 / 12:13 pm

    My favourite feature of the Vicks humidifier is tat it’s quiet. Mine right now makes way too much noise. We barely use it bebause it disrupts my little ones sleep. My favourite feature of the thermometer is that it provides quick and accurate readings.

  11. Juliee Fitze
    January 18, 2020 / 1:02 pm

    I like that you can use the humidifier with the vapor pads to make easier to breath.

  12. Marsha Arditti
    January 18, 2020 / 1:10 pm

    I love that the Vicks humidifier is filter free. I like that the thermometer gives an accurate reading.

  13. Rebecca Freer
    January 18, 2020 / 1:14 pm

    I like that the Vicks humidifier is quiet, my old one was quite loud and made it hard to fall asleep when it was running.

  14. Alex S
    January 18, 2020 / 1:22 pm

    I like that the thermometer achieves professional accuracy and the humidifier is quiet.

  15. Tracy Taylor
    January 18, 2020 / 1:39 pm

    I love that the Vicks FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier has an automatic shut off, I think this is such an important feature. I think it is great that the Braun ThermoScan Thermometer pre-warms the tip to a comfortable 34 degrees, how nice for a sick child!

  16. Manuel Vizcaya
    January 18, 2020 / 1:50 pm

    My favourite feature of the Braun ThermoScan 7 thermometer is that it pre-warms the tip to 34 degrees Celsius to achieve professional accuracy.
    My favourite feature of the Vicks humidifier is that it is really easy to use with its removable tank and handle for filling.

  17. Tainan Lu
    January 18, 2020 / 2:06 pm

    I like that it is ultra quiet

  18. Natasha
    January 18, 2020 / 2:06 pm

    I love how quickly the temperature populates! We all know how fussy our kiddies can be.
    I also love that the nasal aspirator & that it is easy to clean with all the parts being detachable. 🙂

  19. ducky
    January 18, 2020 / 2:34 pm

    It gets so dry in the house in winter in Alberta, I lie having a humidifier.

  20. Kim
    January 18, 2020 / 3:05 pm

    I really like that the humidifier gives off a cool mist and has no filter.

  21. January 18, 2020 / 3:12 pm

    I like that the Vicks humidifier is quiet and has an automatic shutoff. The built-in night light on the thermometer is a fantastic feature for those middle of the night readings.

  22. January 18, 2020 / 3:13 pm

    I could really use this Vicks humidifier, I like that it is filter free and that it shuts off when its empty.

  23. Sandra Dufoe
    January 18, 2020 / 3:15 pm

    Love that the humidifier is filter free and that the thermometer is easy to view in the dark .

  24. Ivy Pluchinsky
    January 18, 2020 / 3:20 pm

    I like that its quiet and can also be used with the Vicks VapoPads

  25. Nathalie Lebeau
    January 18, 2020 / 3:30 pm

    Love the Vick’s humidifier. My son is autistic and has respiratory issues. I use a humidifier in his room all season round but it recently gave out. I love how it emits cool mist and it’s tank is easily removable for convenience.

  26. Kay Abbott
    January 18, 2020 / 3:30 pm

    My favorite feature about these products are they are family friendly and essential to have around. I like the cool mist of the humidifier, the gentle suction of the Braun Nasal Aspirator and the thermometer that pre-warms the tip to 34 degrees Celsius to achieve professional accuracy and provide extra comfort for your child

  27. Aimee
    January 18, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    Great can use the Vicks vapo pads with the humidifier -certainly helps with congestion ! I have 3 kids and I worry so much this time of year. I find a humidifier helps with nose bleeds too

  28. Nate
    January 18, 2020 / 3:42 pm

    My favourite feature of the Vicks humidifier is that it has no filter

  29. Julie A
    January 18, 2020 / 4:26 pm

    Love the option to add Vicks VapoPads to the humidifier! Great idea.

  30. Shelby Zelenbaba
    January 18, 2020 / 4:26 pm

    My favourite feature is the nasal aspirator. I’ve been trying to find a *gentle* product and my son seems to hate all of the ones I’ve tried.

  31. Sid Blum
    January 18, 2020 / 4:30 pm

    need them

  32. Angela Duku
    January 18, 2020 / 4:34 pm

    I like how it helps with my cold and flu

  33. Tracey
    January 18, 2020 / 4:38 pm

    I like that the thermometer is accurate and digital and the humidifier is quiet with a cool mist instead of a warm mist.

  34. Marlene V
    January 18, 2020 / 5:06 pm

    I like that the Vicks humidifier can be used regularly to keep everyone healthy.

  35. Kevin Linkie
    January 18, 2020 / 5:26 pm

    The mist is my favorite feature, thanks for the awesome chance we could really use one of these in the home.

  36. Grace S.
    January 18, 2020 / 5:34 pm

    I like the handle on the humidifier for easy filling.

  37. Edward Miller
    January 18, 2020 / 5:40 pm

    It helps relieve issues with dry skin and dry coughs at night.

  38. jeannine glen
    January 18, 2020 / 6:00 pm

    i like the thermometer. it gives accurage temperature

  39. Jay Jeworski
    January 18, 2020 / 6:13 pm

    I like the simple design of the thermometer.

  40. Sunshine G
    January 18, 2020 / 6:16 pm

    I like that the Braun thermometer has a nightlight – I hate turning on the lights in the bathroom to see the thermometer reading!

    And I like that the Vicks humidifier regulates humidity levels…anything that sorts itself out when the kids are sick is a win!

  41. Teresa Dalman
    January 18, 2020 / 6:54 pm

    I like the fact that it is easy to clean.

  42. Doreen Lamoureux
    January 18, 2020 / 7:16 pm

    The ThermoScan®7 thermometer is so needed. Something easy and fast to get the temperature… and good for everyone. I must say that I sure wish I had the Braun Nasal Aspirator when my boys were little. Love that thing.

  43. Anu Chopra
    January 18, 2020 / 8:02 pm

    I like that the Vicks humidifier helps to fight against unwanted viruses, dry skin, sleep, nosebleeds, sore throats and stuffy noses. I like the The Braun ThermoScan®7 thermometer because it pre-warms the tip to 34 degrees Celsius to achieve professional accuracy

  44. Brad
    January 18, 2020 / 8:57 pm

    The nasal aspirator is a great feature.

  45. Calvin
    January 18, 2020 / 9:02 pm

    I like the intuitive design, ease of use, and accuracy.

  46. Catherine Robichaud
    January 18, 2020 / 9:48 pm

    I love that the thermometer is easy to use on all ages as well as it’s professional accuracy. I love that the Humidifier is easy to fill and quiet which is a necessity when it’s in a bedroom.

  47. Wanda B
    January 18, 2020 / 10:55 pm

    My favourite feature of the humidifier is that it is quiet.

  48. Sharon Janousek
    January 18, 2020 / 11:03 pm

    Our home tends to very dry in the winter so a humidifier will help with the air we breathe.

  49. Theresa C.
    January 18, 2020 / 11:15 pm

    I love the remote control!

  50. Lori Padgett
    January 18, 2020 / 11:21 pm

    I love the fact that you can use the Vicks Vapo Pads with the Cool Mist Humidifier.
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  51. 409cope
    January 18, 2020 / 11:30 pm

    I like that quiet feature of the Vicks humidifier for sleeping.

  52. Denise M
    January 18, 2020 / 11:40 pm

    Lots of great features for these products. I really like that the Vicks humidifier has a removable tank and handle for filling. I also like that it is quiet when it is in use.

  53. Jenness M
    January 18, 2020 / 11:41 pm

    Love that the ThermoScan thermometer features pre warms the tip to 34 degrees celsius and that the Vicks humidifier is so quiet!

  54. Edith Rennes
    January 18, 2020 / 11:45 pm

    I love that it’s quiet…that is definitely my favourite feature.

  55. Margaret H
    January 19, 2020 / 12:42 am

    I like that it is very quiet and that it has a night light

  56. LILLIAN BROWN
    January 19, 2020 / 12:49 am

    There are so many things to like. One of my favourites is the humidifier can also be used with the Vicks® VapoPads® which add southing vapours through the air for added relief and comfort! I know I would enjoy the lavender and menthol ones also.

  57. Michelle Policelli
    January 19, 2020 / 2:56 am

    This is just what we need! I love that you can use the Vicks VapoPads with the humidifier and also use it regularly to keep everyone healthy.

  58. Lori Darowski
    January 19, 2020 / 3:34 am

    I like that it’s nice & quiet

  59. Melanie borhi
    January 19, 2020 / 3:48 am

    Love how quiet it runs and the most control. This will be great for my son’s room with it being cold season

  60. AD
    January 19, 2020 / 5:00 am

    I really like that the Vicks Humidifier has no filters to clean or replace and its 50% quieter. I generally like Vicks products. Thanks!

  61. Sandra F.
    January 19, 2020 / 5:17 am

    I like that the thermometer reads accurate measurements and that the humidifier is quiet and you can use the VapoPads. Also really like the look and design of it.

  62. angie andrews
    January 19, 2020 / 11:07 am

    I love that the humidifier is quiet, I have one but it is so noisy it makes it hard for my kids to fall asleep

  63. Meekyung
    January 19, 2020 / 12:34 pm

    I like Braun ThermoScan®7 thermometer’s Age Precision® technology – age-adjustable fever guidance

  64. Kenten Musselman
    January 19, 2020 / 2:21 pm

    The pre-warmed tip of the thermometer and the removable tank on the humidifier are the most important features for me.

  65. Aaron Hobbs
    January 19, 2020 / 2:47 pm

    The non-invasivness of the thermometer is amazing. In the middle of the night, having to check my little one’s temperature would be so, so much better with this! Thanks for the opportunity to win! It is appreciated!

  66. Christina
    January 19, 2020 / 2:48 pm

    I love that the Vicks humidifier is without filters. I like Braun ThermoScan®7 thermometer’s Colour-coded display

  67. Judy
    January 19, 2020 / 5:20 pm

    I like that the Vicks humidifier is no filter and Braun ThermoScan7 thermometer has Night light for use in dark environments

  68. Krista M
    January 19, 2020 / 6:58 pm

    I like the ExacTemp guidance system. My son has autism & it’s quite difficult to get a temperature reading from him by mouth; he squirms & pushes me away & is upset. He would be much more accepting & comfortable with the Braun Thermoscan system! The humidifier is also awesome for him as in winter months he tends to get bronchial infections & I love how quiet it is as to not disturb his sleep.

  69. Wonryang
    January 19, 2020 / 9:03 pm

    I love that the Braun ThermoScan®7 thermometer stores the last 9 temperature readings and like that the Vicks humidifier has variable humidity control

  70. Ginny Williams
    January 20, 2020 / 12:05 am

    I love the filter free design but also that the thermometer gives an accurate reading.

  71. Marc-Andre Taillefer
    January 20, 2020 / 2:24 am

    I like that the Vicks humidifier is easy to use with its removable tank and handle for filling.

  72. sonya
    January 20, 2020 / 3:47 pm

    I absolutely LOVE The Braun ThermoScan®7 thermometer features Braun’s Age Precision® Technology and is the only thermometer that pre-warms the tip to 34 degrees Celsius to achieve professional accuracy and provide extra comfort for your child. Its display features a built-in night light for use in darker environments so it’s easy to read too. The thermometer is fast, easy and gentle to use.

  73. Lisa Bedford
    January 20, 2020 / 6:59 pm

    I like that it runs really quiet

  74. Belinda Skuta
    January 21, 2020 / 1:02 am

    I love that the humidifier is QUIET! My kids wake to the sound of a pin dropping…. Quiet is super important for the kiddos at night

  75. JUdy hunting
    January 21, 2020 / 1:58 am

    The Braun Thermometer and the wide angle probe. I love that it gives you accurate measurements for the entire family, including the small ear canal of your newborn baby.

  76. Robyn Bellefleur
    January 21, 2020 / 5:23 am

    I like that it is a cool mist and not hot so accidental burns won’t happen.

  77. Donna S
    January 21, 2020 / 3:43 pm

    I love the fact that the humidifier is quiet. I’m a light sleeper and I know that when I use my current humidifier the noise it makes does interrupt my sleep.

  78. Michelle B
    January 21, 2020 / 5:40 pm

    I love the removable tank feature on the Vicks Humidifier.

  79. Heather Swanson
    January 21, 2020 / 10:04 pm

    The best feature is that it’s quiet & has a removable container.

  80. jason kinnin
    January 21, 2020 / 11:57 pm

    I like that the Vicks humidifier is easy to use with its removable tank and handle for filling.

  81. Betty S
    January 22, 2020 / 12:29 am

    I like that the Vicks humidifier has a removable tank which will make it easy to clean and filling. The Vicks VapoPads are easy to use. The quietness of the unit makes it so that it does not disturb the sleeping children

  82. Leanne
    January 22, 2020 / 12:50 am

    I like that the Vick’s dehumidifier is ultra quiet and doesn’t need a filter .

  83. Sandra S
    January 22, 2020 / 4:03 pm

    I like how the Braun ThermoScan®7 thermometer is the only thermometer to pre-warm the tip to achieve accuracy and extra comfort

  84. Darren Scrubb
    January 22, 2020 / 6:00 pm

    Up to 30 Hours of Operation is my features choice for the Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier. It is

    a relief that it can work for a long period of time.

  85. leana
    January 22, 2020 / 8:25 pm

    I love that the thermometer pre-warms the tip…theres nothing worse then struggling with a sick little who is already uncomfortable enough!

  86. Diana R
    January 23, 2020 / 1:45 am

    A quiet humidifier is so important; no one wants to lose sleep when they’re already sick!

  87. Melanie P.
    January 23, 2020 / 4:14 am

    I love that the humidifier is easy to clean as I’m hoping to use it all winter long. As for the thermometer, the best feature is honestly the nightlight. Sounds ridiculous but it’s a game changer not having to overly disturb by turning on a light! I can remain discreet and informed!

  88. Allison Matz
    January 23, 2020 / 1:25 pm

    I like the hydrating features that the humidifier gives, my house is so dry.

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