It was no sooner had I said that it was a light winter with little illnesses that we suddenly got hit with the plague. (Or what felt like the plague) The flu for me, the stomach bug for the kids, and a couple of runny noses that lasted weeks. It all hit in February – we had been doing so well until then.
I quickly tried to combat the germs with a couple of things, one of which I thought worth noting was with the Vicks Germ Free Humidifier. I was kind of lax running our old humidifier this winter – (Nate has the frog one from Target in his room but I have a bigger one I typically run out in the upstairs hallway). Anyway, it apparently uses ultraviolet light to ensure that 100% of the mist coming out of the humidifier is germ-free. Which is nice if it works as my filters get disgusting and God-knows-what’s blowing out of the other ones. And unlike other humidifiers, the sound it makes is actually kind of soothing – the water boiling inside sounds kind of like a creek or stream.
So I don’t know if it actually worked the cold thing. We’re back from a recent trip to Florida, so that helped, but no one has runny noses at this point. Let’s hope that now that the hint of spring is here, we stay that way.
You can find the Vicks Germ Free Humidifier at Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Target and various other retailers. It retails for $89.99.

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