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Has anyone used regular strength Vick's on an infant under 2?

It says do not use on an infant under two, but my mom keeps going on about how she used it on me when I was a baby. Not sure who to listen to.

 
Shanna84

Asked by Shanna84 at 2:06 PM on Nov. 1, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • I used it. Just use a small amount and mix it with petroleum jelly. Baby vicks is just watered down vicks. They like to make different versions so they can sell more. I never had any issues with it. It's way safer than cold meds.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 2:10 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • i have HOWEVER i never put it on the chest under 2, i put it on their feet and put socks over it
    mnmommy83

    Answer by mnmommy83 at 2:08 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • well since the label says do not use on a child under 2, use baby vicks on the baby
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 2:08 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • No, I used Baby Vicks for my kids. In fact my 12 yr old still uses Baby Vicks as he has sensory issues and regular Vicks is too strong for him.
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 2:10 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • yes, he was sooo sick! i put it on his feet with cotton socks on.
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 2:17 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • The vapors tend to be too strong. I wouldn't do it
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:08 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • I've done it. Just don't use too much.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:08 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • I always got the baby vicks. The vapors are really strong in the regular one and can really irritate a baby.

    onemellowmom

    Answer by onemellowmom at 2:10 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • get baby vicks
    kiansmom0423

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 2:13 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • No, I used baby vicks.
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 2:14 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

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