Rubbing Vicks On The Soles Of Feet

I’m sure most of you would have already read and heard that applying Vicks on the soles of a toddler’s feet would help stop a toddler from coughing. I didn’t believe it because it didn’t sound convincing and logical to me and it’s not scientifically proven that it works.

Alycia was coughing, huffing and puffing away directly on my face for a good 1.5 hours last night when finally I told myself that if this continues, neither of us would get to sleep at all. I then remembered reading from a parenting forum and also Big Pumpkin’s recent post in her blog that applying Vicks to the soles of the feet can stop a toddler from coughing. So I jumped out from my bed at around 12ish am, turned off the air-cond as the cold air was making Alycia’s throat dry and itchy, got my bottle of Vicks and rubbed them on the soles of Alycia’s feet, put on socks for her and rubbed a small amount of Vicks on her chest and back as well. Believe it or not, within 15 minutes, she dozed off to lalaland and slept soundly till 8:30 this morning. Well, i’m still not 100% convinced that the Vicks did the trick, i think it was more of a fluke and psychological effect on Alycia’s mind. I shall try it again tonight if Alycia continues to cough and if the Vicks still works in stopping her cough, then I shall be convinced.

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6 thoughts on “Rubbing Vicks On The Soles Of Feet

  1. Haha you sceptic! Just remember what works for some may not work for others. I also rub the vicks into the back and chest and a small blob just under the nose (be careful is you do this cuz it will be very ‘hot’ so must put very little). Hope her cough gets better soon…

  2. Poor girl..hope she is feeling better now. I read about the Vicks thing and tried it 2 weeks ago when Ashley was coughing. Lucky enough, she didn’t cough during her sleep 🙂

  3. Hope she feels better soon.. 😉 let me know if you tried it another time with the vicks.. to see if it really works ya.. 😉

  4. hhhmmm…good idea…i only rub on the chest and back…i should do it on the soles too, thanks for the tip

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