Cold and Flu season has sadly arrived, so now it’s time to go out and buy all your products to help you survive those nasty kiddie viruses that come with winter.
My go-to’s are thermometers, humidifiers (I have gone through so many) and natural cold medicines and we all know there are tons of options for each one of these. So how do you pick? Well I can provide some insight on these (nope I was not paid by any of these companies)
I bought two thermometers before my first was born. One was an in-ear thermometer which I was told shouldn’t be used on babies and the other was a rectal thermometer which now I am being told that we should never use because if used wrong it could puncture an internal organ (yes Dr. David Greenberg told me a scary story about that). Full disclosure: blame my baby brain, I could never remember what the celsius temperature grades were that defined a high grade fever or low grade fever. A few years ago my sister told me about the Vicks thermometer, so I went out and bought it, loved it, so naturally I went out and bought two.
Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer (GIVING ONE AWAY)
This is the newest in thermometers and I think this might be the best thermometer on the market (Dr. David Greenberg approved). I was given this product to try out and I think everyone should have one of these in their houses.
- reads temperature in 1 second .. ACTUALLY!
- tells you by colour whether you or your little one has a fever (red = fever, yellow = slightly elevated, green = no fever) as well as providing the temperature
- tracks and saves the last 8 measurements (it’s like they made this for us sleepless moms)
- lifetime warranty (when does that happen)
I was curious as to whats great about it being behind the ear and I was told by Dr. David Greenberg that this area stays protected from perspiration and drafts and is close to an artery which is the ideal external site to measure temperatures.
Where to Buy: Rexall, Loblaws, Wal-mart, Target and many more
This is the thermometer my sister told me about and I now have two lying around the house. It has been very reliable and also gives you the temperature with the colour grade. This is a much more reasonably priced thermometer if you don’t want to spend much. Now that I see there is a product that tells you the temperature in 1 second, this thermometer seems ancient with its 10 second reader which I thought was the quickest on the market. This is used orally, under the arm or rectally (again rectal is not recommended by all paediatricians – speak to yours before doing so). This also has a memory recall option. On this price scale, there is also the newer version which is the ComfortFlex Digital Thermometer which has similar features, however, it has a flexible tip
Where to Buy: Shoppers, Loblaws and many other retailers
Ok so this is probably the coolest (no pun intended) humidifier on the market. Yes we gravitate to the cute one’s that are in the shapes of animals, but those cute one’s don’t last long (I have gone through two already). This new humidifier illuminates stars on the ceiling when you turn it on. It sort of makes being sick .. not SO bad!
- the starry night illumination can be turned off and on so it can be used for all ages
- comes in pink and blue
- cool air which is good for chest and nasal congestion
- its very quiet
- you can insert the Vicks VapoPads to release the traditional Vicks vaporizer into the air which is another amazing feature that I love about this!!!
- 3 year warranty (YA THATS RIGHT … no more buying a new humidifier every other year)
Where to Buy: Wal-Mart, Loblaws, Toys-R-Us, Target, Rexall to name a few
Honeywell Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier
I have to say that I love the look of this humidifier. The previous humidifers I have purchased for my room have been so butt ugly (to be frank) that I use it only two or three times and then put it aside and try to forget about it. Doesn’t it kind of look like one of those iHome radios?!
- ultrasonic technology provides a fine visible mist
- it’s quiet
- no filters to replace
- moisture control
- runs up to 48 hours per filling
- 2 year warranty
GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY!!!
Thank you to our friends at Vicks, I am giving away a Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer (retail value of $69.99). Open to CND residents only. Here is how to enter:
Well there you have it, new and unique and I love them all!!!!