SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vicks Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier (V3700) is now available in two new colors – purple and green – exclusively at select Babies"R"Us stores nationwide and online at Babiesrus.com. An ideal year-round addition to any nursery or child's bedroom, the new colorful humidifiers offer parents vibrant and cheery choices when it comes to providing temporary relief to their little ones' congestion, cold and cough symptoms. Doubling as a night light while releasing invisible cool soothing moisture into the air, the Starry Night humidifier's built-in, independently controlled projector depicts a glowing night's sky on walls and the ceiling, helping lull kids to sleep. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121126/NE18277) "I regularly recommend cool mist humidifiers to parents at my practice looking for relief from coughs and congestion," said Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, MD, FAAP, pediatrician at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. "The Starry Night model gives moms and dads peace of mind as it helps soothe common cold-weather symptoms, and kids love falling asleep to its colorful changing moon and star patterns." Humidifiers help counteract the effects of harsh, dry air, and can bring temporary relief to kids' irritated noses, flakey skin and chapped lips. In fact, The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using a cool mist humidifier throughout the winter months to help relieve congestion and coughs for youngsters. Additionally, new research suggests that homes kept at 40-60% relative humidity can help reduce the survival of the flu virus in the air and on surfaces such as sink faucets, door handles and countertops. The new purple and green models join the original version of Starry Night, available in blue. Best used in medium-sized rooms, Starry Night runs for up to 24 hours on a 1 gallon tank and features multiple output settings and quiet operation. For added relief, the humidifier's built-in scent pad heater works with Vicks Soothing Vapors VapoPads, available in original Vicks menthol and Sleepy Time lavender and rosemary scents, for enhanced, non-medicated comfort.