With the weather transitioning into early Spring, the hot days and cold nights make for some challenges with the kid's coughs and colds. Thankfully, our partnership with Vicks VapoRub came at the perfect time, because recently, Juliana had a cough that wouldn't quit.
I could hear Juliana coughing through the night from my bedroom! As a parent, we never want our children to suffer with feeling under the weather, and when our kids don't sleep from not feeling well and coughing…parents don't sleep either. And we just want to get some sleep! Sleep is our best friend, a necessity that cannot be cut off due to cough.
Interestingly, Juliana will never tell us when she is sick. You have to look at her eyes, and that's where you can see that she isn't feeling well. The sparkle in her eyes are a bit lackluster and she becomes more quiet and oftentimes doesn't even say a word. She doesn't have to speak up for us to know that she doesn't feel like herself.
Juliana is a tough kid, she will usually try to endure things out – especially when she doesn't feel well. She always has been, ever since she came into the world as a four-pound preemie. I truly believe the pokes and probes of trying to find her tiny preemie vein and staying in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for two weeks made her the independently brave, small and mighty girl she is today. BUT there IS one thing she cannot keep from us, because we hear it loud and clear — her cough!
To give Juliana relief, our Vick's VapoRub came to the rescue as our cough relief solution, and helped Juliana with her coughing through the night. For cough suppression, we rubbed a thick layer of Vick's VapoRub on Juliana's chest and throat. We also made sure to keep clothing around her throat and chest loose to allow the vapors to reach the nose and mouth. You can also cover with a warm, dry cloth if you desire.
Our children usually sleep in our bedroom when they aren't feeling well for extra love and care. Plus we can keep an extra eye on them, and I'm not gonna lie, it is much easier to help our kids when they are in the same room in the middle of the night, instead of one of us having to walk back and forth between rooms! And I feel more at peace when my children are with me when they're sick. Parenting never stops, even at night.
After a couple of days, Juliana was back to her funny and witty self again — and no more coughing!!! Hip, hip, hooray!!!
Vick's VapoRub has some amazing benefits that make it our go-to for our family's coughs. VapoRub's active ingredients contains camphor, menthol and eucalyptus oil to relieve coughs. VapoRub’s vapors last up to 8 hours and offers safe cough relief, when used as directed, for anyone 2 years of age and older.
Next time you or your children (over the age of 2, of course) have a cough that won’t stop, definitely give Vick's VapoRub a chest and throat rub at night to help you BOTH get some sleep!