This post was sponsored by Vicks VapoRub as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
“Mom? My throat hurts…”
Isn’t that the worst? The coughing that wakes them up in the middle of the night and makes it hard to laugh and talk. And since they are up all night, their bodies are tired all day. It sure makes it hard to have fun and play when you’re coughing and you’re exhausted.
Little sickies just want mom and dad, don’t they? I love the snuggles I get from my babies, but I always feel so terrible when my kids are sick. I just want to make it go away.
I believe that oral medication definitely has its purposes. I’m grateful for pain relievers, for sure! But when it comes to my kids, it’s not necessarily safe to give them cough medication or decongestants. Good thing there’s a topical cough suppressant that works instantly.
Close your eyes and think back to the days when you were sick. Your mom pulled out the little blue canister. You can hear the lid turning. Take a deep breath and you can almost feel your lungs tingle with the cool, healing sensation.
I love Vicks VapoRub. So many memories. And since it uses camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol, it won’t make anyone jittery or drowsy. It’s safe and effective for kids and adults alike.
On her first day of preschool, my daughter started having a runny nose. Then after school, she started coughing.
We pulled out the Vicks VapoRub and her chest and neck. And then I even put it on her feet! (One of my favorite tricks to do with Vicks VapoRub.) Every time we opened the little pot, the kids and I would take turns breathing deeply and then exhaling a sigh of delight.
When my girl starts getting a cough, she grabs the Vicks and brings it to me, just like I used to do with my mom, and they way my mom used to do to her grandma! Vicks is a legacy in our family.
This morning when she gave her dad a hug, he said, “I love you, my little menthol baby.” She thought that was pretty funny.
And after I’ve been shoveling wet, heavy snow for an hour, my shoulder aches like the dickens. You know what I can use on it? Vicks VapoRub! It’s shown to relive minor muscle and joint aches.
Vicks gets us feeling better fast so we can go from this:
Do you use Vicks for cough relief? Or do you use it for muscle aches?