The company, Vicks, has come up with a Cold & Flu Survival Guide. There are some very helpful tips in there. Plus, this winter, Vicks is also donating a Behind the Ear Thermometer and Vicks Starr Night Humidifer to Baby Buggy, a non-profit dedicated to providing U.S. families in need with essential items for their children.
The new year did not start off healthy for us. As of December 30th, my son had the flu. What clued us in? When he threw up at breakfast. And guess who got sick a week after that. Your truly. I always love when doctors tell me to wash my hands to make sure I don’t catch whatever germs my kids have. Do they not have kids themselves? I can wash my hands till the cows come home or until pigs fly. It does nothing to prevent germs when my kids sneeze in my face when I am changing their diapers.
I also had a really interesting problem when my son got sick. As most of you know, he is three, which is a tricky age I found out, when it comes to taking his temperature. He is too old for the rectal thermometer, but he didn’t understand that the oral thermometer has to stay under his tongue. I tried the temporal artery thermometer (forehead), but he is three. Do you think he sits still, even when sick? And the thing makes tons of beeping noises so I can’t sneak a peak when he is sleeping. So I dug out the Vicks Behind the Ear thermometer I got last year (check out this post). When he was sleeping, I snuck in and got a reading. (Score for Mom!) Besides showing the temperature almost immediately, the back light is either green, yellow, or red, depending on the temperature. So in the semi-dark, you get the gist of what you are dealing with. We also pulled out the humidifier I have been toting with me since college. It works great and having the air more humid can prevent respiratory issues during the winter months.
We got the flu shots, we wash our hands, but I know there are other steps we can take.
As I mentioned above, Vicks is donating a Behind the Ear Thermometer and Vicks Starr Night Humidifer to Baby Buggy, a non-profit dedicated to providing U.S. families in need with essential items for their children. All you need to do is to go to the Cold & Flu Survival Guide and share their message by email, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest so more families can get the items they need this flu season!
Easy peasy. Good cause. Rocks, right?
That said, how about winning either the Vicks Behind Ear thermometer or a Vicks Starry Night humidifier (winner’s choice) to help your family stay healthy this winter (and to give you the tools you need when they do get sick.) Can you imagine getting through cold/flu season without either?
Giveaway ends February 4th. Here are five ways you can enter. Do all five for the most entries!
- Leave a comment letting me know which item you’d prefer to win! (How simple is that!)
- Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so (and what your Twitter handle is!). (I send funny tweets so it may be worth your time!)
- “Like” the CharleneChronicles Page on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so. (I know this is a hard one, but you’d get to see cool things, right?)
- Go the the Vicks Cold & Flu Survival Guide and share their message so they donate to BabyBuggy (and leave me a comment telling me whether you did and how).
- Tweet this message! and leave a comment with the tweet URL. (How to do so can be found here.)
Contest has ended. Congrats to Sharda who won the Thermometer!
Rules: (Gotta have them)
+Leave a comment about this post; US entrants welcome. Include your name and email in the appropriate fields so I can contact you if you win. (Including just first name or first name + last initial is OK!). For your safety, please do not put your email in the actual comment. Anonymous or SPAM-like comments will be discarded. Entry period closes at 11:59PM ET, Monday, February 4, 2013.
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Image Credit: Vicks
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.