Introducing the new Vicks® SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier with Projector: providing temporary relief of cough and congestion. Thursday 24 September 2015 PDF Print Introducing the new Vicks® SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier with Projector: providing temporary relief of cough and congestion. Offering temporary relief from cough and congestion whilst creating an enchanting bedtime environment, parents and little ones alike will love the new Vicks® SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier. With over 100 years of experience in treating the symptoms of cold and flu, the new Vicks SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifer, helpings to bring soothing relief to a child’s tickly cough and congested nose. It’s more than just a humidifier too, as this latest edition transforms your child’s room into a magical bedtime environment with its image projection system. The Vicks SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier provides a better night’s sleep for the whole family by helping to ease your child’s congested nose and cough and maintain a comfortable indoor humidity level. Essential to the wellbeing and health of your child, humidification can help to maintain moisture levels between 40-60%, reducing the survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air , while easing the discomfort of your sick child by soothing dry noses, throats, eyes and skin discomforts – which is especially important in children whose smaller nostrils are more easily congested. With its in-built projection system, the Vicks SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier also acts as an entertainment unit. You can manually select one of three Dream Themes – Safari, Sea and Starry Night. Each of the three themes has three images that automatically rotate to soothe and calm little ones as they drift off to sleep as well as helping to create a bedtime routine, which is so important to establish with your little one. The projection feature can be used independently of the humidifier, providing two products in one, so children can still experience the delights of the SweetDreams imagery without the humidification feature enabled. The new SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier uses ultrasonic technology to add cool, visible mist into the air. This technology has multiple advantages: • Safe: no risk of burns, as the mist is cool. This means it is safer to use around children and can be left on through the night • Quiet: low-noise operation that will not disturb sleep • No filter needed: you have the option to use a demineralization cartridge to reduce mineral deposits ("white dust") if you live in an area with hard water, but no filter is required for the unit to function • Ultrasonic technology also means the humidifier produces extra fine particles of water, which are able to land further down the respiratory tract, bringing extra relief to your child . The humidifier features a translucent 3.8-litre tank so you can instantly see how much water is left, and holds enough water for up to 24 hours of continual use. The tank has a large opening, allowing for easy filling and cleaning and has two convenient carrying handles for transport when you need to refill it. You can also regulate how much mist the humidifier outputs by simply turning the power knob to the desired setting, making it easy to maintain optimum humidity levels. It is really important that to get the most out of your humidifier, and ensure that it remains safe to use, for this you should follow the guidelines in the operating manual on how to clean the humidifier. By keeping it clean, it ensures that only clean mist is released into the room. Should your little one need an extra helping hand in fighting off their cold, the SweetDreams humidifier works with the Vicks VapoPads® scented pads. Up to two pads can be used simultaneously to provide additional vapors. Available in menthol or rosemary & lavender, each pad provides up to eight hours of soothing vapors. Each humidifier comes with one free VapoPads. The rosemary & lavender is suitable for younger babies, and can be used from +3 months or 4.5kg in weight, while menthol is suitable for toddlers from three years and above. Price: £69.99 Available from: Argos and Amazon Top tips when using a humidifier • Make sure that you only use water in your humidifier and not any liquid scented oils • When filling the humidifier, empty any remaining water in the tank and refill with fresh water. When not in use, make sure you clean and dry thoroughly before putting away • Try to make sure that humidity levels stay between 40-60% - the optimal levels for reducing cold and flu viruses. However, make sure the room doesn’t become so moist that water drips down the walls or windows, as this will encourage the growth of mold • Make sure the humidifier does not blow directly at your child or on furniture and walls • You can turn on the unit 15-20 minutes before bedtime so that it has a chance to bring moisture levels up in the room before your baby goes to sleep RRP: £69.99 Available from Argos online and Amazon -ENDS- Notes to editors: About Vicks The Vicks brand was created in 1890 in North Carolina, USA, and was acquired by Procter & Gamble in 1985. Procter & Gamble manufactures a wide variety of over-the-counter medications including cough medicines; cough drops, Vicks VapoRub® and a number of other inhaled breathing treatments. Vicks also manufactures a range of humidifiers and thermometers. Vicks products enjoy worldwide distribution. These products are distributed by Kaz Europe Sàrl under license from The Procter & Gamble Company. Vicks and other associated trademarks are owned by The Procter & Gamble Company. © 2015, Kaz Europe Sàrl. About Dr. Sarah Brewer Dr Sarah Brewer MSc (Nutr Med), MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, RNutr, MBANT, CNHC, FRSM qualified from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. After working in general practice and realising that many illnesses have a dietary basis, she gained a Master's degree in nutritional medicine from the University of Surrey. As well as being a licensed doctor, Sarah is now also a Registered Nutritionist, a Registered Nutritional Therapist and an award winning health writer. She is the author of over 60 popular self-help books, and has Nutritional Medicine blog at www.DrSarahBrewer.com. Follow her nutritional Tweets at www.twitter.com/DrSarahB. 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