I got this when my son was sick with a cold. You know how miserable babies are when they have a cold…you would do just about anything to make them more comfortable and get better. With smaller babies I know there isn’t really too much you can give them as far as cold relief medication goes so I went looking for Vicks Vapor Rub. I didn’t like the idea of using the regular strength Vick’s rub on my son; he was not quite 6 months old at the time. I was very happy to find that Vick’s made a baby version of their rub.
Vick’s Baby Rub ointment is a non-medicated formula with gentle ingredients to help sooth baby. It can be used on babies 3 months or older.
Petrolatum, fragrance, aloe extract, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil
Gently massage on chest, neck and back. Store in a cool dry place; don’t forget to put the lid on! And of course keep this product out of reach of children.
Use only as intended.
For external use only.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Do not use directly on face or on broken or damaged skin.
Do not use in the mouth or in the nostrils.
Do not heat in water, a vaporizer, a microwave oven, or on the stove.
Well this is an ointment so it’s thick and greasy feeling. It is a clear/cloudy color. I just massaged it on to my son’s chest and upper back for as long as I could (as long as he would sit still!!) It does seem to leave a slightly greasy coating even after you rub it in. I put a loose fitting shirt on him afterwards….they say to do that! The scent is no where near as strong as the original Vick’s which I was grateful for but you can smell the eucalyptus and rosemary. Nothing to strong though.It did not irritate my son's skin at all...no redness, no rash.
I wouldn’t say we got HUGE results but it did help a little. His stuffy nose seemed to be helped the most and his little cough did seem to come a little less frequently. ANY relief is good I guess so I was grateful! The only thing I wish that were different is, I wish they made it in a cream! Maybe they do and I just can’t find it in my little town! I drove EVERYWHERE looking for it before I decided to just go with this one! I like that the ingredients are simple and gentle. Even though we didn’t get tremendous results, I would recommend this product; any relief is helpful when you have a sick baby!
WHERE TO FIND IT & PRICES
I got mine at Walgreen’s. I paid about $3.99 for a 1.76 oz jar. You can find this just about anywhere though…Wal-Mart, K-mart, Grocery stores, Toys-R-Us, anywhere that carries Vick’s products should have it!