When you feel that unmistakable heat on your child’s forehead and hear the tell-tale cough that indicates a sick day is ahead, what do you reach for first: the TV/DVD Remote, a humidifier or a vaporizer? Would it surprise you to know that 70% of parents with a sick child reach for the remote before the other gadgets to help comfort their child?*
While I am definitely eager to please with the remote control when I have a sick child at home, I have learned that using humidifiers consistently in the winter months, when the air is particularly dry, can help alleviate cold and flu symptoms while also keeping the viruses away. Plus, who likes to wake up with a dry throat and scaly skin in the winter?
Vicks recently sent LiveMom a Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier to try out. It has been set up next to my bed over the past couple of weeks, and I am pleased with its performance. We actually have two now in our bedroom, and the Vicks humidifier definitely wins as it’s quiet, quick to produce the steam and easy to use with the container that holds the water easily lifting off the base when it’s time to refill. And added bonus is that there are no filters to swap out which makes it very low maintenance.
While it appears that this winter is going to stick around for a while longer, how about trying out a Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier to see if it helps you through these pesky last weeks of old man winter?
Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive the above humidifier valued at $64.99.
What do you have to do to win? Leave a comment below or complete the form by 9:00 a.m. CST on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. One winner will be chosen and contacted via email with 24 hours to respond to claim the prize. If the winner does not respond within the 24 hour time frame, a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents. The giveaway holds no cash value and cannot be switched for any other products. All entrants must be 18 years of age or older to qualify. By leaving a comment below or completing the form, you are agreeing to the above terms and conditions.
*Conducted in July 2013, the survey was executed by Lindberg International who collected data via the web from a random sampling of 506 American women with one or more children, ages 0-12, living at home. The margin of error is 4.4%. Below are the top line survey results that we determined as most compelling for media.