Vicks Starry Night Humidifier: Review and Giveaway

This morning when I left my home for work, the temperature was 72.  When I returned, the temperature plummeted to a nippy 55!  That is a HUGE difference during an 8 hour shift.  And guess what?  My sinuses and allergies are already going crazy.  Winter in New Orleans is indeed Cold and Flu Season and while none of my family have been hit just yet, I have a feeling it’s coming any day now.

In 2008, we had the privilege of testing out a Vicks humidifier and we still love it to this day, two years later!  It has definitely served us well through two years of stuffiness, allergies and sinus infections.  In fact, I was sure there was no way to improve on this model…..and then Vicks proved me wrong.

Vicks Starry Night Humidifier not only provides moisture and soothing vapors from the Vicks VapoPad Scent Pad, it also projects color changing stars onto your child’s ceiling.  The night time scene comforts your child in order to allow the good night’s sleep necessary for healing.

While no one is sick right now (knock on wood), we tested out the humidifier’s new starry night feature without the benefit of the soothing vapors.  The great part is that the starry night and humidifier are controlled by two separate knobs, so my girls can enjoy the scene even when they are not sick.  They both loved the color changing feature and were completely quiet watching the stars float by.

I am still not looking forward to the day when my little ones become ill, but at least I feel prepared with the new Vicks Starry Night Humidifier.  I am also checking out the tips from nationally renowned pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg on the Cold and Flu Central Facebook page.  I figure we can use all the help we can get in order to ensure the health of my family this holiday season.  Here,  you can also find coupons for Vicks and Braun products!


Are you battling the bug at your home?  Vicks would like to help by giving away one Starry Night Humidifiers to TWO lucky readers (ARV $69)!!

How to enter:

1. Visit the Cold and Flu Central and tell me one of the prevention tips!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Cold and Flu Central (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Cold and Flu Central on Facebook.

5. Place my blog banner on your sidebar.

6. Subscribe to my Feed.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on December 14th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This product review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Others may have a different experience. Vicks supplied me with a sample for review, but all opinions are 100% mine.


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  4. Here’s one of the tips: Enforce an early “lights-out” and make water the drink of choice.

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    Flu shots can be beneficial for most children and adults. They are especially important for individuals in certain high-risk groups. Check with your physician to find out if you or your family members are in this category.

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  15. kathy pease says:

    Wiping down shared surfaces such as computer keyboards, phones, countertops, and TV remotes with antibacterial wipes can kill flu germs. Keep containers of wipes around your home and remind your family to “clean it before you use it.” Also, replace your sick child’s toothbrush with a fresh new one once the illness has passed to eliminate germs that can remain on the old toothbrush.

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  21. Barbara Long says:

    Limit your child’s germ-spreading and germ-getting by enforcing a strict hand-washing policy.

  22. One of the tips is to get the flu shot, which I have done!


  23. Tammy Greer says:

    One Prevention Tip is to get your flu shots. Children and adults benefit from the shop especially those in high risk groups.