This is just information I am sharing but it is up to you if you wish to consult your pediatrician first. I tried it on the soles of my baby's feet covered by socks and worn inside his sleeper. He definitely slept better than the previous night. See article below.
Some interesting info for your children and maybe worth a
try. Perhaps you have heard it before.
Some of us have used Vicks Vapo rub for years for
everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But
I've never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time, although
the scientists who discovered it aren't sure why. To stop night time coughing
in a child (or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks Vapo rub generously
on the bottom of the feet at bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent,
heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many,
many hours of relief. Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children
than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely
soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly.
Subject: VICKS VAPO RUB INTERESTING
During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles can absorb
oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within 20 minutes you can
Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why
cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good, due to the chemical
makeup of these strong drugs so, I listened. It was a surprise finding and found
to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, in
addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went
on to sleep soundly.
My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and
persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that it felt like a warm blanket
had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me, this was a
deep, ( incredibly annoying!) every few seconds uncontrollable cough, and she
slept cough-free for hours every night that she used it.
DON'T SHUN THIS ONE.. TRY IT THE NEXT TIME YOU GET A BAD COLD