How to protect your baby from coughs and colds

Introducing the pure protection provided by Aquaint®

Babies, especially infants in their first few months of life, often experience coughs and common colds. As parents and carers, we want to protect our precious little ones as much as we can. Young babies are still developing their complex immune systems, which means they are more susceptible to bugs and viruses. With this in mind, it’s important to keep your home as safe and sanitary as possible.


“In the first year, babies come down with about six to 12 infections, most lasting seven to ten days,” says Mary Anne Jackson, M.D., a paediatric expert at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, in Kansas City, Missouri. “That’s up to 120 days of the year they may be sick.”

Often, the dreaded first cold hits just as your baby adopts a routine sleeping and feeding schedule. There’s no avoiding it. Although babies are born with some of their mothers’ immunity to illness, they’re not completely protected against the alternating collection of viruses and bacteria that cause upper respiratory infections. This means that most healthy babies will get up to eight colds before their first birthday, not so great for the dream of “uninterrupted sleep” for mums and dads! On a positive note, these infections help your little one to build up a strong immunity of their own.

Cold and flu viruses can survive up to 24 hours on some surfaces, which means those germs can linger in your home for much too long. There’s no magic spell to avoid coughs and colds, of course regular handwashing for all of the family helps to protect your baby’s health. We can also help you to minimise the risk of bacterial infections with our award-winning Vital Baby Aquaint® Sanitising Water, a revolutionary 100% natural cleansing water that kills 99.9% of bacteria in seconds. This extremely useful household spray is made from an exclusive mix of water and Hypochlorous Acid, an entirely natural acid, which is produced in the human body to fight bacteria and germs. It’s our promise that our anti-bacterial spray is 100% natural and safe.


Aquaint® Sanitising Water is so safe, in fact, that it is fine to use on your little one’s hands and skin. Tasteless and odourless, it immediately neutralises bacteria on any item including teethers, spoons and soothers. It comes packaged in a handy spray bottle in two different sizes so it can be kept at home or popped into a changing bag ready for a day out.

We want to keep your little one safe! Vital Baby Aquaint® Sanitising Water is so pure that it has passed stringent UK drinking water tests and has been endorsed by Allergy UK as suitable for anyone with allergies or sensitive skin.

Safe, effective and easy to use, we’re helping parents protect against germs leaving you to enjoy those precious first years.