The cold and flu season is upon us and as parents we know it can be a very stressful and worrisome time, especially with the thought of our kids getting sick.
As much as we try to prevent germs from spreading or making sure we are following the recommended guidelines to keep the cold and flu away, such as washing your hands as much as possible, eating a healthy and well balanced diet and getting enough sleep, the inevitable happens and someone in the house gets sick.
That’s where being as prepared as you can for the cold and flu season comes in!
We are so excited to be partnering with Braun and Vicks again and for the second cold and flu season, to share with you some amazing products that we truly believe will help every parent be prepared for this cold and flu season. Braun and Vicks are two brands that we love and trust and we are walking into this cold and flu season confidently and with the right tools to prepare us for life with four kids and the possibility of all of us getting sick.
The first product I wanted to share with you is the Braun ThermoScan® 7 Thermometer. We have shared this product with you before and I absolutely think it’s the ultimate thermometer. With the Braun ThermoScan® 7, the temperature is taken from the ear with its wide-angle probe and also comes with disposable probe covers to prevent the spread of germs, which pop of easily for a quick change. The Braun ThermoScan® 7 allows you to get accurate temperature readings for everyone in the family, from newborn to adult and takes the guesswork out of reading those temperatures with Braun’s Age Precision® Technology.
Braun’s Age Precision® Technology distinguishes the temperature ranges for what is considered a fever for each age and displays the temperature with a colour-coded background, either a green, yellow or red, to easily determine if a fever is present. Before having the Braun ThermoScan® 7, I remember taking the kids temperatures and then having to look up what is considered a fever at their age. Now all I have to do is set their age, take their temperature and wait for everything to appear on the screen and then it’s ready for me to read!
I’ve learned that a fever is usually the first sign of something going on with a child, so whenever Emily, Jackson, Olivia or Levi are not feeling well, the first thing I do is grab our Braun ThermoScan® 7 thermometer and check their temperature. It’s so nice to have a product that makes catching that first sign of a cold or flu or anything else so easy and that’s why it’s a must have item for every parent!
The second product that I want to share with you, which is the latest Braun product we have come to love, is the Braun Nasal Aspirator. The Braun Nasal Aspirator is a new product from Braun and when we shared it over on Instagram the beginning of November, everyone went crazy for it!
With two suction levels, a fast shut-off and an ergonomic design to allow for suction from any angle, the Braun Nasal Aspirator provides fast and gentle relief for children of all ages, including newborns. The nice part too is all parts are detachable and washable, which makes cleaning very easy!
If you are not a big fan of wiping runny noses or have children who struggle with blowing their nose, the Braun Nasal Aspirator is perfect for you. I’m pretty good at handling stuffy and runny noses, but when it comes to getting Jackson and Levi to blow their nose hard enough to clear it, they just can’t seem to do it. When I used the Braun Nasal Aspirator, I was able to clear their stuffy noses right up without the hassle of trying to get them to blow. My sister also used it for her four month old daughter and was so impressed with how it worked, she was jealous she didn’t have one for herself, so I knew I had to pick one up for her for Christmas!
Stuffy and runny noses are some of the most common occurrences during the cold and flu season and I know every child just wants fast relief when they happen. The Braun Nasal Aspirator does the job and is also a must have for every parent to help prepare for the cold and flu season.
The third and last product I want to share with you and a must have to get you prepared for this cold and flu season is the Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier. I know we are talking specifically cold and flu season, but we have one permanently out in Emily and Olivia’s room, which we use almost daily!
Emily has had eczema since she was very little and although her itching spells come and go, they occur all year long. It tends to be worse for her at night when she’s sleeping no matter what time of the year it is, but we do notice it becomes more frequent and worse during the winter months. The Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier helps to restore and bring moisture back into the air when the humidity levels are too low, which is exactly what Emily needs to help relieve some of her itching.
Vicks Humidifiers also help to provide relief from sneezing, coughing and congestion with the added moisture and it has been shown that regular use of humidifiers helps fight against viruses, nosebleeds, sore throats and dry skin.
The Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier is super simple to use. The tank is removable and has a handle to make filling easy and once filled you can select and adjust the humidity level. When on, the Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier releases a visible, cool mist, while being very quiet, providing relief and maintaining overall room temperature, with no disturbance of your little ones sleep. For additional relief you can also insert Vicks® VapoPads® into the designated slot, which provide soothing menthol vapours.
With everything that the Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier provides in terms of relief, it only makes sense that it’s one of the tools we use and recommend to better prepare you for the cold and flu season. I should also add that when used with the Vicks® VapoPads®, the Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier is the perfect product to help combat the dreaded man cold! I set it up in our room when Dan caught the man cold and he said it really helped to relieve his stuffy nose and congestion!
I hope I was able to provide you with a little more insight and information on the Braun ThermoScan® 7 Thermometer, the Braun Nasal Aspirator and the Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier and I hope you see why we love them so much. Even if we cannot prevent the cold and flu from making their way into our house, at least we know we are prepared to take them on. For this cold and flu season, make sure you are prepared to take on any cold and flu that comes your way and to also be prepared to provide all the relief needed to your family with the Braun ThermoScan® 7, the Braun Nasal Aspirator and the Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier!
Be sure to follow us over on Instagram [Instagram.com/officialbabygang] and look out for our GIVEAWAY!! We are giving away the ultimate flu season bundle and of course includes all three products that I’ve talked about here – Braun ThermoScan® 7 Thermometer, the Braun Nasal Aspirator and the Vicks® FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier!