We were recently sent the Vicks SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier to test out and we really got to test it out as Amelia did suffer a few weeks back with a cough and a cold.
Unfortunately it seems when Amelia gets a cold it always ends with a cough that sometimes lingers for ages before fully clearing up always much worse at bed time. There is nothing worse than your little ones being ill especially when you just want them to get some rest and hopefully feel better after a good nights sleep and the humidifier is designed to “temporarily relieve coughs and congestion for better breathing and a more comfortable sleep.”
I find Amelia just needs to be able to get off to sleep and then is usually okay so having the cool mist humidifier on before she goes to bed and then whilst she’s drifting off to sleep has worked really well. The humidifier can be used without a pad but you can also use it with either of the Vicks VapoPads. We have been using the rosemary and lavender scented pad and that really helps clear the air making it clearing and breathable for older children there is also a methanol pad. Both aromas provide up to eight hours of decongesting vapors.
The humidifier is translucent so you can see how much water you have left inside, it holds up to 3.8 litres of water and it can be used for 24hours. You do need to empty the water after the 24hours so I just refilled it each night before use as we never used it for that long. I found having it on a higher setting about 30minutes before Amelia came up to bed and then turning it down slightly whilst she was getting off to sleep was enough as it does give off a slight noise (I mean really slight) whilst it’s on which my curious toddler just had to get up to see what it was a few times!
Another reason for Amelia to want to go and look at the humidifier was to put the “lights on” as she refers to it. On the top of the Vicks humidifier is a projector. This is a really nice added bonus especially as the machine is quite big it gives it more of a special purpose. This can be switched on and off easily and you can flick between three different themes which then slowly change into a further three images. There is a starry night, the sea and the safari option having loads of images Amelia loves to see especially the under sea one! The projector can be used on it’s own without the humidifier running.
Overall this is has been a really great product and one I will stock up on the VapoPads for so that whenever Amelia is unwell I can pop this on to help her out. I think anything you can do to help your children when they are unwell you will try and this is one of those products that you can re-use and re-use again!
Thanks for reading!xx
*We were sent this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own!