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vicks vaporub - on ALMOST 6 mth old

(18 Posts)
ja9 Fri 25-Feb-05 21:31:02

ds will 'turn' 6 mths on tuesday. he's all bunged up and has woken up just now and i cant get him back to sleep.

it says on tub not to use on babies under 6 mths.... do you think i can get away with it. would u?

HappyMumof2 Fri 25-Feb-05 21:35:29

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toomanypushchairs Fri 25-Feb-05 21:36:54

Yes I would use it! It's like not giving cows milk to drink until 1yr, as if a specific date suddenly changes them so much that its now ok! Not laughing at you, just amuses me in general.

hercules Fri 25-Feb-05 21:37:53

Yes, use it.

alison222 Fri 25-Feb-05 22:38:54

I'm sure I did on DD. My tub is so old it didn't have any ages on it. Just don't use very much at a time

Skribble Fri 25-Feb-05 22:48:02

Unless they are very small for age or have other problems I would and have.

lilsmum Fri 25-Feb-05 22:51:38

wasnt there a report in france about vapour rub maybe causing fits? i dont know what happened with this but i have been scared of using it on my dd (13mth) ever since. xx

Cam Sat 26-Feb-05 15:25:52

Is it the one specifically for babies?

sarahu Sat 26-Feb-05 17:16:24

Boots do their own version in the "three months plus range" it is for (obviously) babies of three months up. much much milder than the normal stuff. i still use it on DD who is 21 months

iota Sat 26-Feb-05 17:41:56

see this thread re scare here

alison222 Sat 26-Feb-05 18:52:08

There is a baby one now, which has much less vapour coming from it and has other oils in it too, like lavender to help relax them

SeaShells Sat 26-Feb-05 18:54:31

There's one called Snuffle babes or something like that especially for babies, we put Vics on our DD when she was too young and she came out in a huge rash.

alison222 Sat 26-Feb-05 18:54:36

Oh just read that link - scary - but it does seem to be if you ingest it or put it on your face. What does everyone else think?

SeaShells Sat 26-Feb-05 18:56:13

You could try putting it on a tissue nearby when they're sleeping, then they'll breathe in the vapours but it won't be on them.

Bozza Sat 26-Feb-05 20:01:37

I used to put it on the sheet for DS.

Cam Sun 27-Feb-05 12:30:11

Baby Balsam by Vicks is for babies of 3 months and up. I wouldn't put it on a child's face, only their chest.

WigWamBam Sun 27-Feb-05 13:38:16

My dd is nearly 4 and I still use the Boots three months + one. It's still effective and not as harsh as Vicks.

steppemum Sun 27-Feb-05 21:19:25

a nurse friend of mine warned me against using the vapour rubs too early as many contain menthol which can cause small babies to stop breathing. So I always use ones designed especially for babies.

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