Coughing at Night? - Rest Easy

Guess what time the kids get sick, fever hits or wake up coughing.
Always, ALWAYS,  between 1 and 5 am!
  • Fever we can handle with Tylenol or Motrin's help.

  • Throwing up - the kids just gotta get it out - not much we can do about that (unless it is excessive, mothers intuition must rule for doctor's involvement - hydration is extremely important).

  • Coughing is something that I've found a remedy for :)


I had read this somewhere several years ago, I have no idea where, but I am incredibly thankful and wanting to spread the word.  Put Vick's VapoRub on the bottom of their feet,  cover the feet with socks and place a humidifier near by to stop coughing- it works on kids and adults!  It soothes coughing for a better nights rest (I used Baby's Vick's BabyRub on 2 and under and regular on 2 and over).



I swear, and I was shocked, but it works!  No idea how, but I know I tried it on my first, LilMan, the guinea pig (sorry but true).  When he was about 8 months old, we put moved from Atlanta to Huntsville, this is when he started getting colds/ear-aches/allergies etc.  About a month into it I was desperate. I recognized he needed to build up his immune system, but I was desperate for him to be happy, healthy and have a good nights sleep again.  I finally tried Vick's BabyRub on his feet and covered with socks.  I was up every three hours checking on him - he was out like a light and lightly snoring, I was the only one who lost sleep that night. :)

He woke up the next morning smiling and happier.  To this day I'm still shaking my head.

That was nearly 5 years ago.  Since then Em came to be and has benefited from what we've learned.  We keep Vick's VapoRub in our cabinets for them and for us.


My hope is that this helps, but please never forget Mother's intuition, it must always rule!!! God gave us Doctors for a reason (in my opinion).

FYI - my mom always put a little Vick's Salve under my brother's and my nose when we got sick to help us breath - it really helped! I do that to my kids as well, but do NOT let them touch their nose and rub their eyes.  This was my self taught lesson, the vapors are too strong to be that close to the eyes - almost like cutting an onion :).

While trying to find the article I read almost 5 years ago,  I found this awesome article Twelve Surprising Uses for Vicks VaporRub, I'm going to try these - I despise mosquitoes!!!

Stephanie Weaver

Grinning Like An Idiot: Create your Happiness. I'm a stay-at-home mom who doesn't 'stay' very well. I like to provide everyone with resources and ideas for crafts, painting and DIY!