Although I am lacking a key thing that makes me a mom, that being a baby or young child, I was invited to attend an event that was put on by Honeywell, Vicks & Braun. I gladly accepted when I heard that this event would give me a look into the health and wellness aspects of products for the cold and flu season! (I also feel like my mom friends will benefit from this post :))
The event was held at the Shangri-La in Toronto, in the Owner’s Suite. The guests were put in groups to visit specific stations set-up to be reminiscent of a real home.
We were shown some air purifiers first, which I didn’t find all that interesting initially, being someone who lives in a condo and doesn’t have any allergies to worry about. The part that really interested me the most about the air purifiers is that they can actually clear the air of smells, which is great if you’re doing home renos, or if you’re cooking something that is rather fragrant. (I will get into more detail about this when I do my full review on the Honeywell AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner in an upcoming post.) People with allergies will benefit highly from one of these for sure.
The lovely Dr. Greenberg went over humidifiers and the importance of having one in your home especially in the cold and flu season. I’ve never really owned one, and when I think about humidifiers in particular, I always think of that one from childhood that every mom seemed to have for their sick children that smelled like Vicks VapoRub. Turns out that this Vicks Vapourizer is still available and now features Vicks VapoPad technology. For those of you who may have grown up with one of these, do not be sad and think that ‘old faithful’ is gone. The Vapo-pads are $9.99 for a 6 pack, which is a pretty good deal, when coupled with the $26.99 for the humidifier itself. I was recently sick and used Vicks under my nose (and on my feet – weird sounding, but I read somewhere it helps?! hah) and the humidifier is like putting Vicks under your nose times ten. AND for those of you who are afraid of the dark, there’s also a nightlight on this bad boy 😉 *you’re welcome* Plus the fact that it’s called a vapourizer makes it sound galactically bada$s. Think about it.
(I will be doing a full review on the Honeywell Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier in an upcoming post to give you an idea of some different options when it comes to humidifiers.)
There were a couple of thermometer demos that were cool for moms out there. The one that seemed the most interesting was the Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer that takes your body temperature from behind the ear. This prevents a baby or little one from waking up during a temperature check, which is probably a great idea when you have a sick baby on your hands. Some of the Vicks Themometers also include Fever Insight, which is awesome because it lights up according to temperature levels.
If you have any questions about anything you see in this post or are curious to learn more, let me know. I’ll try and answer to the best of my ability or find out for you! 🙂
Stay healthy during this cold and flu season!
*I was not compensated monetarily for this post, and opinions in this post (as always) are my own. I will be provided with the Honeywell Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier, and Honeywell AirGenius 5 for review*