[Ad] It’s well-documented on the blog that since the children blessed us by coming into our lives, sleep has been…scant. So when it comes to bedtime at the end of a busy and fraught day, there’s nothing worse than having to deal with stuffy noses on top of the usual protests!

When the girls were tiny congestion was a real concern – the fear of whether or not they could breathe properly – or at least adequately. Now, several years on and desperate for some semblance of normality to resume during the wee hours of the night, my very real fears are replaced by desperation to help them feel and sleep better…

Which is where Colief’s Breathe Easy Patches come in.

Colief Breathe Easy Patch

They’re suitable for children over the age of three which means they’ll be perfect for Pixie over the next few months. Because much as I’d love to pretend otherwise, it’s inevitable she’ll be bringing home a stream of viruses when she goes into reception class in September!

Colief Breathe Easy Patches offer a gentle and soothing solution to assist with easy breathing.

Each patch is impregnated with a unique formulation of natural essential oils, with a lovely fresh scent of eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon and rosemary.

The fuss-free self-adhesive patches can easily be affixed right where they’re required, either on a pyjama top or a duvet. And thanks to their clever design that means they get to work just where they’re needed, without overpowering the house like plug-in decongestants can.

This past week Pixie has been complaining of being a bit bunged up thanks to hay fever. It’s been the perfect opportunity to give the patches a whirl, and we’ve found them really helpful. When we opened up the first patch, Pixie breathed in the familiar decongestant aroma and stuck it firmly on the top of her nightdress.

Colief Breathe Easy Patch

It didn’t budge all night and the next day she told me it had helped keep her nose clear through the night… Which translates to a great night’s sleep for both of us, a small (huge) bonus, I think you’ll agree. 

I’m a big fan of the patches for their simple but practical design. Previously when I’ve put a few drops of essential oils on some kitchen towel, I find that Pixie wakes in the night complaining that she’s lost her medicine, or that the smell has become too weak; by contrast the Breathe Easy Patches stay put and last for up to 8 hours.

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I’ve also been concerned in the past about the fumes from other products being too close to Pixie’s eyes and, since she has sensitive skin, of the possibility of irritation causing a rash. The patches eliminate these worries and make managing stuffy noses a breeze.

Like paracetamol and plasters, Colief Breathe Easy Patches are now a staple in our medicine cupboard: anything that brings relief to the girls – especially at night time – brings a different kind of relief to me too!

The Colief Breathe Easy Patch is suitable for children three and over, and is available from selected branches of Lloyds Pharmacy, Superdrug, Holland & Barrett and Independent Pharmacies. RRP £5.99 for a pack of six individually wrapped self-adhesive patches.


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An award-nominated blogger and author, Kate is an experienced breastfeeding advocate, and expert baby sleep chaser. Her writing has appeared on Mothercare, Huff Post, and BritMums.

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