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Is it ok to put Vicks vapor rub on my 9 month olds feet?

She has a cold and small cough. I have Johnson & Johnson baby chest rub, but I think it's old. Can I rub a small amount of Vicks on her feet or chest?

 
mamaada

Asked by mamaada at 11:51 AM on Apr. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (8)

  • Yep
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 11:53 AM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • Yes
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • I also did it when mine was really small, I just made sure that I put socks over it, even if she was in a sleeper.
    2-1CavWife

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 11:53 AM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • i would only use a small amount. they have very sensitive skin
    r_elizabeth2290

    Answer by r_elizabeth2290 at 11:55 AM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • Thank you ladies.
    mamaada

    Answer by mamaada at 11:56 AM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • It isn't recommended. Studies have shown that you shouldn't use Vicks on children under 2 b/c the petroleum (petroleum jelly is the base of vicks) can soak into their system and make them sick. Just keep their nose sucked, run a humidifier, and give them warm water or juice if they are coughing a lot.
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 2:52 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • I used the baby vicks with my dd I put it on her feet and on her chest it isnt as strong as the adult and it does work really well . My dd is now 3 and she when she isnt feeling good with a bad cold she will get the vicks and rub it on her feet. I would make sure and put socks on just make sure they dont get it on their hands at all
    unicorn54166

    Answer by unicorn54166 at 10:41 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • I HEARD IT WAS REALLY REALLY BAD FOR BABIES , BUT IDK.
    KAYTI.BIER

    Answer by KAYTI.BIER at 11:50 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

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