Helping my kids breath easy, with Colief

There is nothing worse than when our children get a cold; and as any Parent would, we wish we could take it from them, am I right? I remember most of the times my children have had a cold – thankfully they have my immune system and it’s not that often. Maybe once a year *touches wood*, but helping them get through the day is nothing compared to getting them {and you} through the night. 

I was very kindly sent some Breathe easy Patches from Colief and they could not have come at a better time, because my youngest, Annabelle had just come down with a little cold. 

Breathe easy patches

These little patches are such a great idea. I am usually one of those Mums, and I am sure I am not alone. That does everything from applying snufflebabe or Vicks to the bottoms of my children’s feet {covering with socks}. I will rub snufflebabe into her chest and back, as well as add a capsule of decongestant onto a tissue and tie to the pillow end of their bed. Hoping that they’ll be covered and have a good night’s sleep. Sometimes though, we know that’s not the case. 

Breathe easy patches

You know what it’s like yourself, you lie down after a busy day and all of a sudden, you cannot breathe. It can be a little scary sometimes, so goodness only knows what that feels like for our children. 

These simple little patches contain a unique blend of natural ingredients which help your child breathe easy during their cold. They smell of eucalyptus and peppermint {delicious} and the patches are worn, towards the chest area of your child’s clothes or pyjamas {not to be placed on the skin}. Each patch should be removed and replaced {if needed} every 8hrs and you must never use more than one patch at a time

Breathe easy patches

Breathe easy patches

I love that these are in the form of a sticker, because, socks can be kicked off, tissues can fall off and get lost in the bedding. So knowing that when I apply this patch to my children’s nightwear, that it will stay there through the whole night. Providing soothing relief to their stuffy noses. 

Eucalyptus is everyone’s go-to remedy when we have a cold. I only recently released that peppermint is great for reducing fevers and headaches. So having them both on the patch, working as a team to help our children get a good night’s sleep is pretty awesome. 

There are recommended for children 3yrs and up – which is fine but I know what it was like, having a baby or a toddler with a cold and there isn’t anything out there for them really. So it would be amazing if this could, one day, be available for little babies too.

However, these are a game changer for us, as a family, when the cold strikes. My Husband had a cold recently too {not the man flu, thankfully!} and these even worked for him. So it’s nice to know they are effective for adults, as well. 

In each pack of Colief Breathe Easy patches, you get 6 patches. They last up to 8hrs and are suitable for children 3yrs and up. They cost £5.99 and they are available in Lloyds pharmacy, Holland & Barret, Superdrug, and other independent pharmacies.

*In collaboration with Colief



  1. 04/07/2018 / 11:52 AM

    Totally need to remember these for the next time the kids get a cold! What a great idea!

  2. 04/07/2018 / 1:32 PM

    These are such a great idea – definitely a game changer! x

  3. 04/07/2018 / 1:59 PM

    What a fab idea! Once the coughs and colds start they can go on forever, so we need all the tools in the box xx

  4. Hannah Fleming
    05/07/2018 / 2:46 PM

    This is so clever! Lu has very sensitive skin so I don’t like to use any of the topical remedies/relief balms. Thank you x

  5. 05/07/2018 / 5:00 PM

    Oh wow. I’ve not heard or seen these before but will definitely keep these in mind! They sound great!

  6. 06/07/2018 / 8:18 AM

    These sound fantastic – think we need these right now!!

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