The Mommies Must Haves for Cold and Flu Season – ENTER TO WIN

Cold and Flu Season Mommy Must Haves

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)

Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer
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
Price: $69.99

Vicks SpeedRead Thermometer with Fever Insight

Vicks EasyRead Thermometer
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
Price: $15-$20


Vicks Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier

Vicks Starry Night Humidifier

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
Price: $59.99

Honeywell Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Honeywell Filter Free 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

Price: $69.99

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:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Well there you have it, new and unique and I love them all!!!!


  1. That it reads the temperature in 1 second. so key with little kids!

  2. I like that it tracks and saves the last 8 measurements.

  3. I like that it reads the temperature in only 1 second; amazing.

  4. Memory recall option!

  5. I love that it doesn’t go inside the ear. That always makes me uneasy.

  6. I love that it reads temperature from behind the ear rather than inside it!

  7. I love that it can read the temp. within one second. That’s amazing!

  8. The speed and the accuracy. Every time my son has been sick speed in a thermometer has been essential!!!

  9. Kitty Cartouche says:

    I like that it tracks and saves measurements for me!

  10. Love the ease of use features!

  11. HOw fast and accurate it is!!

  12. I was just telling my husband that we need to get one of these. I love how fast and how accurate it is.

  13. Tammy Dalley says:

    I like that it reads the temp in one sec! Nice option with busy little kids

  14. Angela Jimenez says:

    Definitely that it reads in 1 second!

  15. My favorite feature of this thermometer is the ease of just placing it behind the ear! Much easier than in ear or in mouth, or dare I say, in the bum thermometers!!

  16. I love how quickly it reads the temperature. Sick kids are usually hard to keep still for long!

  17. I love the speed and the fact that the colour changes if it’s a fever.

  18. Megan Cromes says:

    i like that it changes color to show its a fever.

  19. reads the temp in 1 sec.. perfect for the fidgety toddler or baby

  20. Dayna Wilson says:

    The speed. Sick toddlers don’t like to stay still.

  21. lisa bolduc says:

    I like how there is no filters to replace

  22. I like that it reads the temp in 1 second!!

  23. I love that it reads a temp in 1 second; having the kiddos, especially when they’re babies hold still to take a temperature is tough! Thanks!

  24. I love the colours! Red for fever makes it easy.

  25. Elisa Gruss says:

    how fast it reads the temp, one second–awesome!

  26. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My favourite feature is the fact that it reads a temperature in 1 second – that is fantastic and makes it so much easier when a child is being fussy because it’s feeling unwell.

  27. shauna wyspianski says:

    I love that it only takes one second and uses colors also. I also really need one because i dont have a thermometer in my house at all.

  28. Karla Sceviour says:

    I love the feature that it tells you the temperature in 1 second, awesome!

  29. Angela Mitchell says:

    I like that you don’t have to try to stick In or under anything while your child/baby is fighting it!

  30. Dawn Monroe says:

    It has alot of cool features. I love that the color alerts you to a tempature and it reads in 1 second.

  31. michelle tremblett says:

    I love that it reads the temp so fast, and that it comes with a lifetime warranty, that’s amazing !

  32. Okay well first what’s not to like but fav has got to be the lifetime warranty 😀

  33. sueboobadoo says:

    1 second reads and memory option

  34. Goes behind the ear!!!!!!!!

  35. I like that it reads temperature in 1 second

  36. vicky hardisty says:

    Im a retired nurse and speak from experience when I say less is more! love that it is non invasive! :)

  37. Leanne Norman says:

    My favourite feature is the two year warranty.

  38. I love the memory recall option. After having my litter, I can forget something in the amount of time it takes me to… what was I saying?

    Thanks for posting this to my weekly Facebook Giveaway Wall (

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  39. I like that it tells you if its considered a fever or not

  40. Carolyn Colley says:

    I like that it is designed for the whole family to use.

  41. i love that you take the temp behind the ear

  42. i love that it is non invasive. it is so hard to take the temp of a child not feeling well this product would male it easier

  43. My favourite feature is that it is so easy to use and quick.

  44. Maegan Morin says:

    I just love that its not invasive and it would make it much easier to take my kids’ temperature.

  45. Brandi Price says:

    tells you by color whether you or your little one has a fever.

  46. I just love that its not invasive and it would make it much easier to take my kids’ temperature.

  47. Colleen Maurina says:

    I like that this thermometer takes a temperature in 1 second – great for wiggly children.

  48. I like that it goes behind the ear and that it tells you by color whether your child has a fever :)

  49. I like that it reads the temperature in only 1 second; amazing.

  50. I love that it’s non-invasive, plus the color indicator for a fever is great.

  51. I like that it reads temperature in 1 second!

    That is awesome!

  52. Katy Emanuel says:

    I love how it reads the temperature in 1 second. That would be so handy with a little one who can never sit still

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