{Parenting} What’s the difference between the flu and a cold?

It’s 4 A.M.

My child wakes with a fever.

What do I do?

As the sleep fog clears, I run the mental check: thermometer, Vicks rub, humidifer?

Where did I put them?!

Thankfully, this time I was prepared.

Thermometer, check.

Vicks rub, check.

Humidifier, check.


In my confused state, I was thankful to be prepared and armed for the long night ahead.

Local Utah bloggers attended a Winter Warm Up hosted by Vicks Behind the Ear thermometer. The event was held at Log Haven where guests were treated to a mountain retreat. Dr. Meg Meeker gave a presentation and shared tips on the difference between flu and cold. Dr. Meeker is also the author of “The 10 Habits of Happy Moms”. She has been traveling to several cities about how to keep our kids (and ourselves!) well this cold and flu season.

Dr. Meeker gave tips on the Behind Ear Thermometer. I like that I don’t have to jab my sick child’s ear and that it won’t distrub them in their sleep. I also like that it has colored lights. My vision is terrible and cannot see with out contacts or glasses. So, knowing that the light is green makes it a lot easier than fubling for my bottle-cap glasses (no-joke) and sticking a thermometer up their wazoo.

Vicks Behind the Ear Thermometer



One lucky ready will win a Vicks Behind Ear and Vicks Starry Night Humidifier:

Vicks Behind the Ear Thermometer

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If you’re interested in keeping up with the latest on cold & flu, you can ‘like’ our Cold & Flu Central page on Facebook.

The dedicated Behind Ear website is BehindEar.com.

Dr. Meeker can be contacted on her website and on facebook:



Thank you Vicks Behind the Ear Thermometer for sponsoring this post and giveaway! I received product at the event and am passing along the knowledge I learned. All opinions are my own. 

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