Review: Vicks SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier with Image Projection

With the wintery weather well and truly upon us, there are more coughs and colds than ever going around and there’s nothing worse than having a little one with a cold they can’t shift. It means there will be sleepless nights for all concerned making things that little bit worse. It’s really infuriating that there really is little that you can do to help your little ones through these coughs and colds and some of them seem to last for weeks. Humidifiers, according to experts like, are useful. The company Vicks have brought out a SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier with Image projection

 This is such a nifty piece of kit and we’ve been using it for the last week to help Benjamin with his cold. Although it’s a big piece of kit, it doesn’t look out of place and works like a dream.


The SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier produces an ultra-fine visible mist, which helps to bring soothing relief when your little one is suffering from congestion and/or a chesty cough. 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.

You can select one of three Dream Themes – Safari, Sea and Starry Night, with each theme rotating between three images. The projection system can also be used independently of the humidifier for when your little ones are feeling better. Benjamin seemed to like the Starry Night the most as it was more relaxing; the other images invited more of a playful reaction from him which wasn’t what we wanted at bed time.


If your little one needs an extra helping hand in fighting off their cold, the SweetDreams Humidifier works with the Vicks VapoPads scented pads. Available in Menthol (suitable for 3+ years) or Rosemary & Lavendar (suitable for +3 months), each pad provides up to eight hours of soothing vapors. Each humidifier comes with 2 free VapoPads. We used the pads for the first couple of nights when Benjamin was really congested and after that, we just used the vapour to help with his nasty and rather hoarse sounding cough.

I really like this gadget and think the image projection is a real bonus feature. Not only did it help lull my little one to sleep but it was also a great nightlight for when I had to come in to feed or settle Benjamin during the night.

Vicks have also brought out three charming bedtime stories to accompany their three Dream Themes. I’ve uploaded them below as I thought they were too sweet not to share! Enjoy.

I would say this is a must have product for the winter.

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  1. We chose this humidifier for our daughter’s bedroom, We put this in our daughter’s room for the first time a few nights ago when she started to get a bit of a cold. We used the Vicks Vapo Pads with it to help her breathe a little easier. We were so pleased with the smell and mist amount that were released. Thanks for the review Michelle

  2. Helpful post. thanks for sharing with us. keep continuing your helpful work.

  3. Bridgett Walters says:

    I bought this for my son a few weeks ago and today I was cleaning it and the tank was cracked. I’m so disappointed. My son liked looking at this all the animals

    • Hi Bridgett,

      I would recommend contacting the company directly – they might be able to assist you further. I have had mine for years and it’s still working so I would think it’s a one off. I’m sure they will be able to help.

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