Much.Most.Darling.: Combating Cold + Flu Season with Vicks®

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Combating Cold + Flu Season with Vicks®

This post is sponsored by Influenser + Vicks®
Cold + Flu season is no joke, especially when you have little ones at home. 
Using a humidifier like the Vicks® Mini FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier is one of the first things I started doing again after H was born, as it can help to maintain humidity levels between 40-60% in whatever room it is placed in, therefore creating a more comfortable environment for everyone and reducing the survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air! The Vicks® Mini FilterFree CoolMist Humidifer accomplishes this by using ultrasonic vibrations to produce a cool mist. According to the Mayo Clinic (and personal experience), humidifiers, like the Vicks® CoolMist, can help soothe "Dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips... caused by dry indoor air. Humidifiers can also help ease symptoms of a cold or another respiratory condition. [Additionally] Increased humidity may ease breathing in children and adults who have asthma or allergies, especially during a respiratory infection such as a cold."

A few benefits that are unique to the Vicks® Mini FilterFree CoolMist Humidifer: 
  • Includes sample Vicks VapoPad for soothing menthol scent (perfect for combating extra sniffles)
  • No filters to replace
  • Quiet operation
  • Easy to clean
  • Variable humidity control for customized output
  • Soft glow nightlight
  • Rubber feet
  • Small footprint (perfect for small spaces)
My husband and I have always run a humidifier in our room during the dry winter months, and when my son was born we bought him one of those cutesy animal themed ones from a baby retailer. The only problem was that it leaked all over the place and never seemed to 'spread' the mist anywhere, and the water would run out really fast, plus it was clunky and awkward. 
This Vicks Cool mist humidifier is the PERFECT replacement for my son's room! We dont have a lot of room, so it fits perfectly on his table and doesn't take up too much room, and I can customize the level of mist output depending on how dry our area is, and what our needs are. 
While I love the fact that there are no filters to have to worry about cleaning or replacing, the best part about it, for me, is that I dont have to layer a cookie sheet and towels underneath it to counteract any leakage to protect my floors - the mist is dispersed throughout his room and circulates in the air so I'm not left with a damp carpet in the morning! Another huge plus is that you can add little menthol disks for when your little (or you) are extra stuffy!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

1 comment:

  1. We always used to run a humidifier during winter and it was great!


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