A guest post by angels & urchins – home to great parenting advice, reviews and much more.

Parents (and kids) always dread the onset of colds and flu and now is when bugs are rife, so any little gadgets that might ease a situation or bring relief to discomfort is always welcomed. Here is a selection of some great products that you should have in your medicine cabinet and some that are perfect for travelling.

Nuk Nasal Decongester:

Nuk Nasal Decongester

Successfully get rid of a snotty/blocked nose when baby isn’t old enough to blow it.

£3.99 nuk.co.uk

NEW Brother Max 6-in-1 thermometer:

NEW Brother Max 6-in-1 thermometer

This brand new product from Brother Max is so easy to use, it projects your child’s temperature onto their foreheads so no need to wake them at night.

£59.99 brothermax.com

Wishbone Thermometer:

Wishbone Thermometer

This is the new generation of thermometers. Simply download the app on your phone or tablet, plug the Wishbone thermometer into the headphone socket and off you go.

£34.99 wishbonebaby.com

 Nurture Health & Safety Kit:

Nurture Health & Safety Kit

A handy pack containing nasal decongester, flexi thermometer and digital room and bath thermometer.

£16.99 vitalbaby.co.uk

Acquaint Sanitising Water:

Acquaint Sanitising Water

A great sanitising spray, safe to use on the body, soothers, tethers and feeding equipment which can carry bacteria and germs.

£2.49 vitalbaby.co.uk

Braun Thermoscan 7 Ear Thermometer:

Braun Thermoscan 7 Ear Thermometer

A fantastic system that adjusts the guidance depending on the age of the child so no more guessing as to whether you child has a fever or not!

£34.99 (was £44.99) boots.com

Spilly Spoon:

Spilly Spoon

Fantastic, my kids love this – perfect for toddlers and older. No more spilt medicine all over covers or you.

£4.99 johnlewis.com

Mothercare Medi Dispenser:

Mothercare Medi Dispenser

Soother style dispenser is a reassuring and more effective way of giving a little baby medicines.

£3.99 mothercare.com

Squid Soap:

Squid Soap

Keeping hands clean is the 1st and easiest way to keep germs at bay and this brilliant Squid Soap will encourage them to wash hands (all the time)!

£2.50 jojomamanbebe.co.uk

Duux Air Humidifier & Nightlight:

Duux Air Humidifier & Nightlight

Cool mist replenishes the air with essential moisture to alleviate dry skin and prevent those coughs colds and sore throats.

£49.99 mothercare.com

Kinsa Smart Thermometer:

Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Plug this oral thermometer into your smartphone and record super-accurate readings and recording facilities for each family member.

£9.95 (on offer until 18th March) johnlewis.com

Sterimar Baby Natural Sea Water Nasal Spray:

Sterimar Baby Natural Sea Water Nasal Spray

Sterimar Nasal Spray is a 100% natural solution that will gently clear and unblock little noses.

£4.49 boots.com

Calpol:

Calpol

Suitable from 2 months + this is a must have pain relief medicine (containing paracetamol) that should be on the shelf in all homes.

£3.15 boots.com

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