December 10, 2011

Winter Warm-up with Vicks

Its as if Vicks knew Lil C was having her first cold when I received an invitation to attend a Winter Warm-up event this week with some other local mommy bloggers.
It was held at Finale Bakery in Boston, which is known for their famous hot chocolate. We nibbled on a delicious lunch while listening to Dr. Meg Meeker speak... who had me sold at:
'You may have seen me interviewed on the Today Show by Meredith Vieira'
Come on.. chatting with MerVer on the Today Show couch is my DREAM COME TRUE right there!
Dr. Meg has four grown children and has been a Pediatrician for 25 years. She has written a few books, one which I just started reading called 'The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers'; I'll share a full review when I finish it.
She was very helpful explaining the different types of humidifiers and vaporizers to keep your little ones healthy among other things..
Could not decide on which one I liked the best. The GermFree Cool Mist Humidifier eliminates up to 99.9% of mold, bacteria and fungi in the water ensuring the freshest of moisture through a patented germ-killing UV light chamber. That just sounds completely reassuring when you are feeling vulnerable while your baby has a cold.

And the Vicks Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier (above) boasts a light machine that fills the sky (aka nursery ceiling) with stars! Plus if you usually use a sound machine to sooth your baby to bed, the humidifier is a perfect solution.
Either way, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using a cool mist humidifier through the winter months to help relieve congestion and coughs of your baby. And it came in VERY handy with Lil C's first cold a couple of weeks ago.
As always, it was so fun to see Stephanie and her son, Mr. R who is already best buds with Lil C
And they would not let us leave without having some dessert!
Vicks was kind enough to send us home with a wonderful bag filled with goodies to help make this winter a healthy one. The Behind Ear thermometer is extremely helpful because you can take their temperature while they are sleeping. Also, it has a color coded screen to tell if your child has a fever or not.. Green- no fever, Yellow- temperature is slightly elevated, Red- fever; The Humidity Monitor (mentioned in the helpful tips section above); A Mini-Waterless Vaporizer that you can plug in near their bed and let the vapors help comfort them through the night; and Vicks BabyRub which is another great way to sooth your baby when they have a cold.

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Hogger and Co. said...

What a great event - I love Vicks haha - always been a fan of the vapour rub!
Great photos, too.

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