Urban myth? Rubbing vicks on feet and then putting socks will stop toddler coughing at night?

(15 Posts)
milkyman Fri 01-May-15 12:38:59

Poorly toddler

Izzy24 Fri 01-May-15 12:45:33

Don't know but poorly grown up sick of coughing all night every night for the last month will be trying it tonight.

No1warnedme Fri 01-May-15 12:45:51

I too thought this must be an urban myth, until I gave it a go (3am sleep deprivation desperation). As soon as I did this, my toddler slept and stopped coughing every 2 minutes. However, it was combined with a humidifier in her room, a dose of calpol, and sheer exhaustion. I now do it as a matter of course whenever she falls ill, and it seems to at least take the edge off. It's worth a try, in my experience. Good luck, I hope your dc is better soon.

Jasonandyawegunorts Fri 01-May-15 13:21:35

I imagine it works the same way rubbing vics on an older child’s chest works, the feet are closer to the nose in babies.

CocktailQueen Fri 01-May-15 13:23:02

It works, but not as well as chopping an onion and putting it in the coughing person's bedroom. This really works. I was amazed! Smells a bit, but hey ho.

magicstar1 Fri 01-May-15 13:44:52

It does work....I use it on DH and myself when we have coughs

squizita Fri 01-May-15 13:45:06

Worked for us ... but with a bowl of water on the radiator, calpol etc. So just part of the no cough plan! grin

PrimalLass Fri 01-May-15 13:46:27

It works. I've put it on my own feet. I could feel my chest clearing.

Givemecaffeine21 Fri 01-May-15 16:25:34

Works for me and my toddlers x

Izzy24 Sun 03-May-15 17:19:57

Didn't worksad

RoseTheHat Sun 03-May-15 19:02:04

The thing that really does work is a dose of Piriton (anti-histamine ) smile

MesM Tue 05-May-15 19:57:06

Is it baby Vicks or normal Vicks please? Have never tried but want to know for next inevitable cold !

dementedpixie Tue 05-May-15 20:00:25

normal Vicks isn't for use on children under the age of 2

NightsOfGethsemane Tue 05-May-15 20:07:31

Never worked for my DCs and I've tried it several times.

FreeButtonBee Tue 05-May-15 20:20:22

It helps my 2yos - and I use baby Vicks (snufflebabe)

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