Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vicks BabyRub Saves the Day!!

Sometimes, having an infant totally and completely stinks!

There's not much you can do for a sick baby.  The fever, sure.  They have fever reducer for infants.  That's great.  However, that does nothing for Ariana's cough.  The congestion.  The sheer misery (to her) of not being able to breathe out of her nose.  Everytime she coughs, she cries because her throat is so raw!

Poor thing is miserable.

The closest thing we can get to "help" for her is Vicks BabyRub, which is just like Vicks VapoRub but intended for babies ages 3months and up.  Either that, or let her be in the tub all day, which, by the way, she would love!!!

Last night, I didn't know what we were going to do.  She was crying and crying, and nothing I could do would comfort her.  I thought about the Vicks we had in the cupboard, but knew the adult version isn't good for babies.

Then it hit me - DUH!  I have the Vicks BabyRub in with the rest of her bath time lotions and body wash. 

I can't say that she slept like a baby, but she definitely slept better than the previous two nights.

This morning she is super congested, still, but it sounds like things are breaking up in her chest, and her cough sounds more productive than it has all week.  Perhaps it is a sign of good things to come!!

Do any of you have any other suggestions for a baby with a cough/congestion/stuffy nose?  I'd love to hear them!!!