Pro Tip: VapoRub and Socks to Calm Baby’s Cough
I wish someone had told me about this years ago.
Kai came down with a little cold this week. My boy is quite the trooper when it comes to getting sick, but his runny nose and cough were still annoying everyone in the house (especially him), particularly at night. Two nights ago, he literally coughed all night long. He slept in between fits, but it was exhausting nonetheless.
I had seen this home remedy online a few months ago but had never given it a try.
You take a little bit of VapoRub or tiger balm, rub it on the soles of your baby’s feet before bed, cover it up with thick socks to minimize the smell and voila – cough-free for the night!
I did it last night for the first time and I can tell you he literally slept all night long without coughing ONCE. And no, the cold is not miraculously just gone, because he has still been coughing this morning.
I used the Baby VapoRub since Kai is only two and it has a lower concentration of essential oils. And I used a fairly thin layer.
Given how busy these sick bugs seem to be lately, thought some of you might be able to put this to good use this weekend. Or if not, at least file it for later.
Here’s to a weekend full of sleep!
Do you have any great mom tips like this you’re hiding from the rest of us? Share in the comments!
Disclaimer: clearly I am not a doctor and there are reports that VapoRub can cause breathing issues in some kids, so proceed with caution and/or consult your doctor if you are concerned.