Handling Cold & Cough Season - Engineer Mommy
Jan 202016
 

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The cold weather is definitely upon us. Just yesterday, we had temperatures in the 20’s and we received a few inches of snow on the ground! My kids really love the snow and enjoy going outside to make snowmen, but I know that with the cold weather usually comes colds and coughs. I have so many memories of my mom taking care of me when I got sick as a child. And now that I have two young daughters, I love helping them quickly get over a cold, too. A few days ago, my older daughter, Sophia (4 years old), was dealing with a cold. From homemade chicken noodle soup to Vicks VapoRub, I gave her all the comforts that I know will nurture her back to health quickly!

Vicks VapoRub

Vicks VapoRub

My mom always used to take such good care of me when I was a young child. I actually remember one cold in particular. I must have been about 7 years old. I had a really bad cold with a very persistent cough. It was hard to sleep at night. My mom stayed with me in my room all night, because I was sick. I remember the chicken noodle soup she used to make from scratch- it had huge chunks of chicken and a ton of veggies! And since my cough was really bothersome, she used to apply Vicks VapoRub to my chest & throat. And it always helped soothe me and calm my cough so that I can get a good night’s rest. To this day, I have fond memories of that familiar scent of Vicks VapoRub and how it really helps relieve a cough!

That’s why when my 4 year old recently got sick, I implemented many of the same techniques to help her recover and feel better quickly.

I made a big batch of chicken noodle soup. It’s good for the stomach and the soul!

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup


I love giving her some warm tea. I usually add a bit of honey & lemon in there and she loves to drink it up using a straw.
Hot Tea

Hot Tea


I apply Vicks VapoRub to her chest and throat. It’s a topical cough suppressant with medicated vapors that works for the entire family (intended for anyone 2 years old or older). It helps to relieve a cough due to minor throat & bronchial irritation associated with the common cold. Whenever I apply Vicks VapoRub on her, I usually remind her that even her favorite cartoon characters get “sick” sometimes! And then, we usually read one of her favorite bedtime stories together from her little library.
Vicks VapoRub

Vicks VapoRub


I really like that it provides soothing cough relief that works right away! And unlike other cough medicines, it is not likely to cause drowsiness when used as directed. Vicks VapoRub is actually the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Rub to help with stubborn coughs.
Vicks VapoRub

Vicks VapoRub


The ingredients in Vicks VapoRub include camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol, which all work together to soothe a cough and relieve minor aches & pains.
Vicks VapoRub

Vicks VapoRub


I also do a lot of cuddling with her. She loves to sit on the sofa with a warm throw and hug her favorite stuffed animal. I usually sit with her and we’ll watch one of her favorite movies on DVD. A little extra cuddling time with Mom always helps her feel better!
Cuddle Time on the Sofa

Cuddle Time on the Sofa

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Learn more about Vicks VapoRub here! Now that I’ve shared the ways in which I help my daughters get over their colds, and the ways in which my mom used to help me recover from a cold, I’d love to hear from you! What do you do to get over a cold quickly? Have you ever tried Vicks VapoRub?







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23 Responses to “Handling Cold & Cough Season”

  1. Hope none of us will be getting ill anytime soon, but if we do, your suggestions are just perfect! Chicken soup is always a winner, and so are hot drinks (especially with honey in). And I always think Vicks rub is so helpful too, especially at night.

  2. It’s always so hard when little ones are sick. I love Vick’s and use it for myself and my kids.

  3. I remember my mom rubbing Vicks VapoRub on our chests when we had a cold and then I did the same with my kids. It’s such a great product.

  4. Those are our go to remedies when there’s someone sick in the house! Nothing like a warm bowl of soup and Vick’s vapor rub!

  5. The best medical advice I ever received was from my aunt, who is a well-respected doctor in Boston, She said the best cure for a common cold is, as soon as you start to feel that sore throat, gargle warm salt water 5x a day before the virus can take hold. It’s kept me cold-free over and over!

  6. Thanks for sharing your aids for a common cold. I actually do all those but I also eat a spoonful of organic honey. For some reason that also does the trick!

  7. Vicks is our go-to for winter colds. There’s just something so comforting about the scent of the Vaporub, and cuddling up on the couch in front of the TV. It does the job!

  8. I hate the cold & cough season, but I love that we have things like this to help. We always use the Vicks products during this time.

  9. These are great ideas on how to handle a cough during the cold season. I love chicken noodle soup homemade when I am sick or when members of my family are sick. Vicks Vapor Rub is amazing when it comes to calming a couch as well as relaxing the muscles so the cough doesn’t hurt.

  10. This brings back memories of my Mom taking care of me with this product. I use Vicks Vapor Rub till this day when I feel under the weather during cold/flu season.

  11. Vicks VapoRub is wonderful product to handle cold & cough! We always keep this product during winter season!!

  12. We rub Vick’s Vapor Rub on the bottom of Abby’s feet at night and it works so well when she is sick. I used to have to use it in a vaporizer when she was small.

  13. It is always tough when little ones are under the weather. Your tips are so on point. my little ones love the chicken sup so much they request it on well days too :-)

  14. I HATE cold and cough season. My son has asthma so when it hits our it hits hard. Vick’s Vapor Rub reminds me of my Grandma she use to use it on us all of the time!

  15. I’m home sick with a cold today. These are great tips. The soup is a must for me. Lunch and dinner today.

  16. Chicken soup and tea (for adults) are so soothing when you’re sick! I’ve been learning about essential oils (same concept as Vick’s) where you rub the oil directly onto the body.

  17. Vapor rub is the best for colds. I use it before bed and the next day I am 75% better.

  18. My kids don’t get sick often but when they get congested I totally use vapor rub on them. I also put it on the bottom of their feet and put socks on. By the next morning they are at least 80% better.

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