Tuesday’s Mommy Tip – Chest Congestion Reliever

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OK, on to this week’s Mommy tip

Chest Congestion Reliever

I got this tip from my good friend Dianna. She emailed it to me a couple weeks ago and I must say it really does help. Before bed, take Vicks Vapor rubor store brand equivalent and slather it all over the bottom of clean feet. Carefully put two pairs of socks over it. One is not enough to keep it from seeping through. (now for my part of the tip) Then slather some more on chest and back on the lung area and put on a fitted but not tight t-shirt. When you wake up you will feel relief. Really.

My oldest daughter balked when I made her do it, however, when she woke up, she said she slept better and her cough was more productive. My little one was better after 3 days of doing this. It’s not a miracle drug, however, it DOES work and it DID prevent us from taking the girls in for antibiotics. I have done this cough enough to know where it was heading..ESPECIALLY with my little one.

Seriously, if anything it helps you breath and sleep better…and…it helps the cough become more productive.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It DOES stain, SO, only put on old socks and clothing that you are not worried about staining.

Also, check with your doctor for little ones or alergies. I am NOT a doctor…just a Mom with something that worked for me!


  1. Dianna on December 2, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Glad it worked for you. ;) I’ve been doing the same thing for my oldest and on the chest. I haven’t done it on the back yet but the improvement was amazing.

  2. Dianna on December 2, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    oh yeah I posted my mommy tip. :D

  3. Faith_Mom on December 2, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you, Dianna :)

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