I have tried this on my son and it actually works. Take regular vicks vapor rub, not the baby stuff and apply it to your baby's feet when it is time to go to bed. Rub it in and put socks on. Feet have over a million sweat glands. So the Vicks will soak into the feet and go into the body helping your baby breath easy. I have never put Vicks on my son's chest since I learned this. The first time my son got a cold and got congested I put the vicks on his feet , put socks on, and put him to bed. I didn't hear him wheeze all night. The next morning he woke up and sounded great. I did this during the duration of his cold. I also do it whenever he gets a runny nose. Try it if you like, let me know if it works for you.
at 2:10 AM on Feb. 12, 2009