Are you Prepared for Cold & Flu Season?

With a constantly running nose and a cough that doesn’t seem to go away, you know it’s the beginning of the cold and flu season. This time of year can be very stressful and very scary for parents, which is why it’s so important to be prepared. Before having kids, the thought of preparing for the cold and flu season never crossed my mind, but now it’s all I can think about! This year we are taking the steps to make sure we are fully prepared for everything the cold and flu season can throw at us with the Braun ThermoScan 7 Ear Thermometer and Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier. Together both tools will help make the cold and flu season a little easier for the whole family!

As we have learned from past experiences, being prepared can make all the difference with how you react in a situation. When your child isn’t feeling well and you think they may have a fever, it can be very scary and you panic trying to think of what to do, but when you have the right tools you are more equipped to react correctly.

When Emily, Jackson, Olivia or Levi get sick, my first reaction is to check their temperature. Their temperature can say so much about how they are feeling and having a high temperature could be the first sign they have caught something. You want to make sure you are getting the most accurate reflection of their body’s core temperature, which is why the Braun ThermoScan 7 Ear Thermometer is designed to take their temperature in the ear. The ear canal has close proximity to the eardrum, which shares the blood supply of the brain’s temperature control center.


Placing the thermometer in their ear is noninvasive and I know I am getting accurate results with its patented pre-warmed tip and Age Precision Technology. To maintain accuracy and hygiene, Braun offers replacement lens filters, which you should dispose of after each use for each child. Braun’s Age Precision Technology is pretty amazing as it helps you take the guesswork out of interpreting your child’s temperature, by allowing you to set your child’s age and then presenting a colour-coded fever indicator for you to understand the temperature reading.


I have taken my kids’ temperatures countless times since they were born and each time I find myself looking up what their temperature means and what’s considered normal and what’s considered a fever. Having all that information presented to me right on the Braun ThermoScan 7 Ear Thermometer is so convenient and saves me so much work from trying to look it up. This feature is especially helpful because clinical research has shown that the age of your child changes the definition of a fever. As your child ages, the temperature that’s considered a fever changes too. From a newborn to a toddler to a child, you will be taking temperatures a lot, so it’s nice to know that Braun has designed a product to be there for parents when they need it the most and a thermometer that essentially grows with your child.

With such innovative features, it’s no wonder that Braun has the greatest brand loyalty in the thermometer category and is the number one brand used by pediatricians and recommended by moms. From one parent to the next, I can safely say a thermometer will become your best friend as your baby grows and it’s an important tool to always have readily available.

After determining how our kids are feeling and checking for a fever with the Braun ThermoScan 7 Ear Thermometer, it’s now time to be prepared for the effects of winter and the cold and flu season with the Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier and the Vicks Warm Steam Vapourizer.

We all know how harsh the winter weather can be and it’s direct impact on our bodies and living conditions. Every winter the air becomes so dry not only outside, but in our houses too and if I’m not sick with the cold, chances are I am battling dry skin and chapped lips.  


Humidifiers and vapourizers can have a big impact on your comfortability during the winter and the cold and flu season. By helping to restore moisture to a room, they can provide much needed relief from coughing, sneezing and congestion. Studies have also shown that reducing the survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air is possible when maintaining a Relative Humidity level of 40-60% of indoor air. We have already been hit with the congestion and coughing here and notice it gets worse during the night when we are sleeping. Out of the whole family, Emily and Olivia have had it the worst. Emily would wake up crying from her cough, making it worse and harder for her to breath and Olivia would cough and continue to toss and turn. After placing the Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier in their room, we have seen a huge change for the better in how they sleep.


The Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier is so easy to set up and use and you can actually see the moisture being released into the air. It’s very quiet when on and you can control the output of moisture with the variable humidity control. Having the humidifier in the room with Emily and Olivia has restored the dry conditions in there and has given them some much needed relief during the night.

With the Vicks Humidifiers and Vapourizers you can increase the level of soothing by using Vicks VapoPads and Vicks VapoSteam. Placing the Vicks Scent Pads into the Dual Scent Pad Slot or the Vicks VapoSteam into the Medicine cup allows for soothing vapours to enter the air, providing even more relief from congestion and coughing.

Along with relief from coughing, sneezing and congestion, humidifiers can help fight against viruses, dry skin, sleep, nosebleeds, stuffy noses and sore throats when used regularly. The cold and flu season can feel very long and when you are dealing with the impacts of the winter weather it can be challenging trying to keep the whole family comfortable. Vicks offers a variety of humidifiers to suit the needs of each family and to help create a comfortable environment to make cold and flu season a little easier.

As much as we try to prevent ourselves and our families from getting sick, it’s not always possible. Being prepared and having the right tools needed to ensure we react accordingly and to help create an ideal environment to manage the winter weather is so important. With the Braun ThermoScan 7 ear thermometer and Vicks Humidifiers we can do just that for our family!

To make sure you are ready for this cold and flu season add Braun ThermoScan 7 Ear Thermometer and Vicks Humidifiers to your list of must haves this year! For more information you can also visit and!

Thank you to Braun and Vicks for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own and we only work with companies who we love and have used prior to being contacted.


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