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Thoughtful Baby Shower Gift Ideas from Braun and Vicks®

Have you just heard the exciting news that someone you know is soon expecting the pitter-patter of tiny feet? If so, Braun and Vicks offer inspiration for thoughtful gifts for newborns that can stand the test of time and help make life a little easier when children are feeling under the weather.

Effectively monitoring and treating a child’s illness is crucial, especially in the early years. So this year, swap the hampers and cuddly toys for a more thoughtful gift.

The gift of a good night’s sleep


An essential for any household during the cold and flu season, the Vicks Mini Cool Mist Humidifier is designed to tackle troublesome coughs and colds with ease, helping little ones sleep soundly through the night. A thoughtful gift not only for newborns and children, but one that will benefit the whole family, as breathing air with the right humidity is important for all ages.

Using ultrasonic technology, the humidifier produces a fine, cool mist thanks to a vibrating plate turning water into mist. The go-to choice for families with small children, the cool mist means that there is no risk of burns, while the ultrasonic technology guarantees silent operation. Compact in design, the humidifier offers up to 20 hours of usage per full tank and the smaller size also means that it can be easily moved around the home. For additional soothing relief, use with the Vicks VapoPads® scented pads with essential oils. Each pad releases up to eight hours of soothing Vicks vapors in the room for extra relief of cough and congestion and a better night’s sleep. Available in Menthol – the classic Vicks scent – and Rosemary and Lavender, great to help your little ones to relax and drift off to sleep. Vicks Mini Cool Mist available from Argos and Amazon. Price £54.99.

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The gift of reliable temperature readings

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Monitoring a child’s temperature can be a challenge, so give new parents a helping hand with Braun’s non-invasive thermometer. As the only thermometer to offer both a ‘touch’ and ‘no touch’ technology, Braun’s No touch + Forehead thermometer offers parents clinically proven accuracy while also being very gentle to use. Parents can either place the thermometer directly on a child’s forehead in ‘touch’ mode or can hold it up to 5cm away in ‘no touch’ mode – perfect for when little ones are sleeping.

The patented proximity sensor helps to guide the thermometer onto a child’s forehead at the correct distance of up to 5cm away, while the simple colour indicator makes interpreting the results simple. The screen displays green if no fever, yellow if the temperature is elevated and red alert for a possibly high fever. Audible beeps – which can be turned off for during the night – accompany the visual indicator for temperatures above 37.4°C. Available from Boots. Price £52.99.

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