Saturday, January 12, 2013

1/12/13: Vicks Cold and Flu Survival Guide and a Giveaway!

CONTEST CLOSED:  CONGRATULATIONS TO DAIVA FOR WINNING!
The outbreak of flu this year has been all over the news.  I am happy to say that Vicks has teamed up with the charity Baby Buggy, founded by Jessica Seinfeld to provide $25,000 worth of cold and flu products to U.S. families.  For every email, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest "Share" of Vicks Cold & Flu Survival Guide from pediatrician and American Academy of Pediatrics fellow Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, Vicks will donate a Vicks® Behind Ear Thermometer and Starry Night Humidifier to the non-profit.  
I am giving you a chance to win the Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer (a $50 value) here on my blog.
We own this thermometer and love it.  I personally love that it lights up Green if your child has no fever, yellow that their temperature is slightly elevated and red if they have a fever.  It is a great visual when you are in a panic that your child might be sick.  Plus in the middle of the night when you don't want to turn the light on to bother them you can easily take their temperature behind their ear as there sleeping.
Here is a quick video on it.

We also own the Vicks Starry Night Humidifier as my daughter has times at night where she coughs continually.  The Starry Night Humidifier is great for her and she loves the projected stars on her ceiling.  If you participate in the sharing of the Cold and Flu Survival Guide you can also enter to win a Vicks Starry Night Humidifier here.
In addition to thermometers, they have additional products that are a necessity during the winter months including:  humidifiers, vaporizers, and humidity monitors.  
Disclosure:  I was provided with the Vicks thermometer for giveaway purposes.  The Vicks products I own were provided to me from an event I previously attended with Vicks.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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120 comments:

Michele W. said...

Our home remedy? rest, and lots of it, when the girls stay home from school, its on the couch with pillows and blankets. Also a spoon of honey and tea seems to help a bit. :O)

Anonymous said...

Tea with lemon and honey :)

Annie Stow said...

Thanks for the chance Gilda!

Anonymous said...

Rest rest rest

Rochel S said...

Lots of rest and chicken soup ;)

Rebecca Shockley said...

Lot's of fluid's and plenty of rest with a bubble bath!
rjwashington2000@yahoo.com

Mrs. C said...

Lots of fluids and rest, if they are really congested at night, I rub their feet with Vicks Baby and then put on socks.

Audrey Griffis said...

for bad coughs a little square of dark chocolate :)

ellen b said...

chicken soup

Jessica B. said...

Honey helps with coughs. jj250@aol.com

daivabaum said...

Tea with honey and milk :)
or warmed up milk with honey

Jennifer Hatfield said...

Lots of rest & water

egoettner said...

Lots of rest fluids and chicken soup.

McKim said...

Lots of rest, fluids, and hand washing.

McKim said...

Lots of rest, fluids, and hand washing.

Laura Cagnina said...

neti pots work wonders for congestion!

Isra {TheFrugalette} said...

Homemade chicken soup from scratch is the cure all in this house!

Carolyn G said...

Vicks on your chest and then some hot lemonade with honey.

kellyr78 said...

We keep the humidifiers going in the bedrooms, drink lots of fluids and take a steamy bath or shower to loosen mucous.

KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

We keep the humidifiers going in the bedrooms, drink lots of fluids and take a steamy bath or shower to loosen mucous.

KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Tamar said...

chicken soup and honey!

Lindsey H said...

Plenty of rest, vitamin C and a stack of good magazines! :)

lnh412@ gmail.com

Dollops of Diane said...

Fluids and rest!

kaye lake said...

Homemade chicken noodle soup...

Kimberly said...

rest and chicken soup with pepper. Tea with honey. Popcicles for the kids.

Stephanie Larison said...

We always use vapor rub and chicken noodle soup for meals.

Sara G said...

Warm Vernors, Vick's on the neck and good old fashioned chicken noodle soup. Sometimes we have to resort to Nyquil at night.

Kathy Donovan-Ellis said...

Lots of sleep!

sweepmom said...

For adults, I swear by the hot toddy.

Carly H. said...

My best remedy is lots of sleep.

debbie said...

Take elderberry for the flu. It used to be an active ingredient in tamiflu.

Ashley said...

We take lots of vitamin C and Emergen-C. Also lots of sleep and chicken noodle soup :)

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Kim Hardy said...

Dont try to rush too quickly on getting better

April said...

Lots of rest and ice water

ssgsweeps @hotmail. com

Tarah said...

Vitamin C, Rest, lots of handwashing & washing all toys/bedding to get rid of the germs!

Tarah
livinglifeinmotion[at]gmail.com

HiiS GuMMy QueeN said...

boiling water with lemon and honey

Ruby said...

Warm milk with pepper and lots of rest

PAIGE said...

Lots of hand washes and lots of chewable vitamins.
elysesw@aol.com

Debby Chandler said...

Lots of vitamins, rest, fluid and hand sanitizer!

Jessica To said...

I usually drink alot of orange juice and take vitamins!

Peggy Rydzewski said...

Vicks on the bottom of your feet

slehan said...

Sleep and chicken soup with cinnamon
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Heidi said...

Lots of rest and some hot tea with honey really helps!

mogrill said...

I make homemade chicken soup!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Kelly R. said...

For sore throats, a mixture of honey, lemon and vinegar-1 teaspoon every 4 hours.

Gina said...

Lots of sleep & liquids & homemade chicken soup, humidifier & Vicks rub.

Anonymous said...

i use vicks

robyn paris said...

for a sore throat I use warm salt water gargle

MaryR said...

I give my kids lots of fluids, kool-aid or even ice pops so they stay hydrated and have them rest a lot.

Adrienne said...

Humidifier!

janice said...

my grandkids need this

janice said...

chicken soup & vicks

brich2222 said...

Plenty of rest, fluids and tender loving care


ardy22 at earthlink dot net

janice holland said...

vicks chicken soup & rest

Caolyn Kavarnos said...

Rest, lots of fluids, hot tea with lemon.

Angela M said...

Lots of sleep. That is about the only thing that helps me. Tea with honey is great for a sore throat too.

janice holland said...

i only use vicks

janice holland said...

vicks is the best

ferriz said...

miso soup and emergen-c.

dani marie ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather Swarthout said...

Lots and lots of liquids, and rest.

The Crazy Gengler Boys said...

honey lemon tea

aggiegrad02@gmail.com

Nickolay said...

Chicken Soup and lots of rest

janice holland said...

vicks vicks & more vicks

Deborah Hogue said...

Home remedies? A humidifier and a vaporizer and plenty of clear fluids

Anonymous said...

This remedy works for colds, flues, and stomach bugs. 2 tbls apple cider vinegar (Bragg brand), 1 tbls honey, 2 cloves garlic minced. Heat all up over low heat and then add a little water and drink.

sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

misses giveaways said...

my best home remedy is hugs,rest and time

Ashley Nolan said...

A lot of rest and fluids is my advice!

sweets6@yahoo.com

Kathleen said...

Vitamin D, fluids and rest.

Leenburke said...

Best home remedy, ice water, cough drops and lots of rest

Eileen Burke

Daniel M said...

just fluids and rest - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

Homemade chicken soup, orange juice and being snuggly warm and sleeping as much as possible is our way of combating the flu or a cold.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Gennie Lancaster said...

Lots of rest and fluids!

janice holland said...

i need a new one

bbrittbrat1398 said...

Hot tea
Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Diane Kleemann said...

Lots of juice

Karen said...

1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne and 1 tablespoon honey in a coffee mug. Fill with hot water, stir and sip slowly. Thanks for the giveaway.

Noelle Cameron said...

Take Garlic Pills! But that's for adults.. for my son we keep a humidifier in his room and use the Nasal Aspirator, which works WONDERS

Sheila Hickmon said...

Homemade chicken noodle soup helps with a sore throat and my kids love it!
We also leave a sliced open onion in a room with the sick person while they sleep. It helps rid the sickness faster.

Thanks!

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I drink hot tea and take lots of vitamin c and zinc
vmkids3 at msn dot com

deniseyweesy said...

I just take nyqyil

Matt Pohlman said...

liquids, sleep, and time

samf36 said...

rest, rest, rest, and oj

Anne W said...

Herbal tea and sleeping a lot are what I usually turn to. I hope anyone who has the flu right now gets better soon!

harolde said...

Best advice for me... Lots and lots of fresh squeezed orange juice.

hd6719@gmail.com

Christie said...

chicken noodle soup

janice holland said...

vicks vicks vicks!!!!!!!!!!!

Jammie Morey said...

honey and lemon twice a day!

Anonymous said...

Stay in bed, rest, tea and honey with lemon, lots of liquids, and plenty of love

Denise Shook

janice holland said...

i realy need this for my grandkids. they are always getting sick.

michedt said...

Sleep and a good hot toddy usually helps!
Michelle Tucker
michelletucker at baconnation dot net

Jennifer R said...

I always prescribe warm honey water and lots of rest for my sick family.

Samii Alexxis said...

I prefer to use warm honey tea to soothe a sore throat, and I make sure to use a humidifier, to make sure there is not dry air.

Nadine Larsen - ToBeFitByFifty said...

We like to get the bathroom as steamy as possible and sit in there until it's all gone.Helps clear out the lungs a bit, relive the coughing and stuffiness

CarrieAnn13 said...

A steamy bathroom has always been a go to for us plus lots of rest & fluids.

Nicole Larsen said...

spoons of honey for a sore throat

pittsy82@hotmail.com

tlcfromtn said...

Chicken noodle soup

Erica C. said...

Lots of fluids and Nyquil!
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Homemade chicken soup, hot tea with honey, cozy warm bed on the couch and lots of attention. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Karisa Palmer said...

lipton soupp gatoradee and some vicks rub and lots of restt

Kari Flores said...

My best tip for babies is if they are congested, sit with them in the bathroom while you run a hot shower. The sauna/humidity helps clear their congestion.

Susan Smoaks said...

my best home remedy for cold/flu is to wash hands regularly and try to prevent it but once you have it you need to rest and have lots of liquids
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

mary renshaw said...

My best advice is use a humidifier!

maryjeanrenshaw@msn.com

Jennifer Roberts said...

Homemade chicken soup and lots of rest

Bakersdozen said...

My husband believes it is my chicken soup. I would add to drink plenty of liquids and get lots of rest. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

LOVE, fluids, LOVE, HUGS and tender kisses and some vick's of course.
staceydill@sbcglobal.net

~Kelly said...

Vicks on the feet with socks on.

4Stephie said...

Lots of honey and ginger tea!
steph_showalter at yahoo dot com

heymissvirginia said...

Lot's of sleep!
Virginia Rowell

carol lewis said...

For us I make homemade chicken broth with lots of onions and garlic.

spcale at yahoo dot com

Elizabeth Miller said...

Honey for the cough.

Vikki Billings said...

Lots of fluids and lots of rest!
vikki.billings@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

HONEY AND LEMON AND GINGER TEA(HOMEMADE) !~ PAGEANTREADY@YAHOO.COM

faboosh said...

Honey & lemon tea

Atreau said...

Lots of herbal tea and hot and sour soup!

Dawn Reid said...

Fluids and rest
mightynaynay(at)cs.com

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...Chicken soup laced with hot sauce, crushed garlic, and oregano.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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richied.becky said...

tons of OJ, chicken noodle soup and a few games of old maid ;) and rummy

classy_mommie@yahoo.com
@cancer_free_me

Anonymous said...

chicken noodle soup, vitamin c and sleep wilcarvic
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Lean said...

Lemon garlic and black pepper. Sounds icky but it works.

/\Heather/\ said...

Let the fever do it's job, no matter how miserable you are.