Two Products to Have on Hand During the Cold/Flu Season {#GIVEAWAY}

Some interesting finds were discovered during a recent health survey of Canadians conducted by the makers of Honeywell Air Purifiers and Vicks Humidifiers & Thermometers.

  • Nearly half (43%) of Canadians suffer from airborne allergies, and in almost a quarter (22%) of homes at least two people are allergy-sufferers.
  • The majority of Canadians (69%) estimate that having a sick child costs over C$20 a day, and 18% estimate that it costs over C$100!
  • Most respondents (64%) indicated that fever scares them, and 70% of parents call the Healthline or doctor at least sometimes when their child is sick.

I LOVE Dr. Dave Greenberg! I remember when he was a guest on the Mom Show, I used to love all of his tips and tricks. Here are his tips for the cold and flu season:
Flu Facts – When homes are kept at the optimal 40-60 percent relative indoor humidity level, flu virus survival in the air can be dramatically decreased – by up to 30%. Homes with radiant heat see a bigger decrease in flu virus survival when using a humidifier compared to homes with forced air heat.
Time to Recover – They might be running around the house, feeling healthy but it’s important to keep kids home from school, play dates, and after school activities for at least 24 hours after their fever breaks.
Prevent & Protect – Many people say the best way protect yourself and your family from the flu is with the vaccine. It takes about two weeks for your body to develop protective antibodies, so the sooner you get vaccinated the better.

Two of my “must-have” items during the winter is a good cool mist humidifier like the Vicks Starry Night Cool Mist Humidifier and a reliable thermometer like the Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology.

Braun Ear ThermometerVicks Cool Mist Humidifier

I used to only use a humidifier when the kids got sick, but this winter, I have decided to have one running on low all of the time. I have already noticed a difference in our skin, and I’m sure it has helped our breathing as well. Our thermometer has already had a fair workout. I am loving the Braun Ear Thermometer because it is easy and FAST to use!

Would you like the chance to win these items to help your household this winter? Enter below…

Prize: Vicks Starry Night Cool Mist Humidifier and Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology
Open to: Canadian Residents excluding QC (must be age of majority in place of residence)

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31 Responses to Two Products to Have on Hand During the Cold/Flu Season {#GIVEAWAY}

  1. Cassie Fancy says:

    I always have Popsicle’s on hand . Make sure you keep the fluids going in no matter what it takes

  2. Lori Jackson says:

    I put a dab of vasoline on my son nose at the bottom of the nostrils so not to chaff after excessive nose blowing

  3. Judy Cowan says:

    Saline nasal rinses work great on stuffed up noses and keep freezies in the freezer to help get the fluids in!

  4. Andrea says:

    Vicks baby rub!

  5. annet says:

    gravol for nausea and gingerale because it calms the tummy

  6. Sandi Dawn DeGeer says:

    Lots of love! Cut onions in socks for a fever

  7. Becky Best says:

    Vicks on the soles of the feet with socks on for the night! πŸ™‚

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    put vicks vapor rub on the bottom of the feet, it works for coughs, and chicken noodle soup, and lots of sleep

  9. Danielle Martin says:

    For years I have put Vicks on the bottom of my kids feet and then put socks over them. it helps soothe the cough so they can sleep better at night! It actually works because I have done it for myself too!

  10. Dawn Wiley-Rader says:

    when my kids are coughing a lot I cover their feet in vicks vapo rub and put socks on them.

  11. Nancy Brandreth says:

    vicks always! and saline

  12. Anna W says:

    I give my kids oil of oregano, it’s strong and burns but they know it works every time so they take it no problem!

  13. Terri says:

    When my son gets sick, he doesn’t like cough drops so I give him scotch mints instead. He says it helps his scratchy throat

  14. lori b says:

    I keep them home and rested

  15. Heidi C. says:

    I make sure they get rest and fluids, Tylenol for comfort, Vick’s vaporub on the chest and lots of snuggles!

  16. Tanis Sergeew says:

    I only have a 2 month old and we borrowed a humidifier and it has worked wonders! I highly recommend one!

  17. kam77 says:

    Vicks + let them get plenty of sleep!

  18. Jamie Bertrand says:

    lots of fluids and sleep

  19. Erinn Lishman says:

    I always use Vicks Vapo Rub for a cold and I treat them with popsicles when they have a fever.

  20. Jennifer L. says:

    I make warm water, lemon juice and honey or organic sugar. It soothes throats really well and helps ease congestion.

  21. My daughter is sick right now, and I made her that concoction yesterday!

  22. Jennifer L. says:

    It works well, doesn’t it? Hope your daughter feels better!

  23. Jody Doncaster says:

    I am a fan because I love following your site and giveaways, but more importantly- anyone who offers us Timmies this winter knows and loves their fans! thanks!

  24. Dayna Corriveau Wilson says:

    I try! It’s not very easy quite yet, my son is only 18 months, and my daughter will be here in 5 weeks. Right now it’s pretty much just finger painting and glitter glue…but I like to hold on to ideas and put them on Pinterest for when they’re older! πŸ™‚

  25. elizamatt says:

    The F5 trick also works in Explorer now πŸ™‚ whereas before it was only Firefox.

  26. Finger painting on a high chair with chocolate pudding and then taking an impression with finger paint paper is considered a craft still πŸ™‚ 5 more weeks – how exciting! Are you a fan of @MommiesFirstBox – I would love to chat with you over there πŸ™‚

  27. Dayna Corriveau Wilson says:

    See right there, that’s a great idea! πŸ˜‰ I am absolutely a fan of Mommies First. I would have loved to have gotten a subscription during my pregnancy but sadly, it wasn’t in the budget. Alas!

  28. I understand, don’t worry! You can ask for a subscription as a gift πŸ™‚ The boxes go all the way through your daughter’s first year! Take a pic if you try the pudding idea and share it on my FB page!

  29. Laurie Bolduc says:

    I am a fan because you always post amazing stuff… from recipes to DIY to contests and you get down to the nitty gritty of it all! THANK YOU for having me as a fan πŸ™‚

  30. Thanks, Laurie – I appreciate your kind words πŸ™‚

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