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Cough remedies for 2 year old help! Dominic's Mama Due September 12 (girl); 1 child; Aliso Viejo, California 2445 posts
18th Dec '10

My son is 25 months old, I know he can't have cough syrup. I've heard about vicks vapor rub on the feet and then socks does that really work? and is that normal adult vicks vapor rub or like a kids version? I have seen homeopathic cough syrups at like whole foods stores that say ok for 2 year olds, anyone tried them? Do they work. Any other tips beside run the humidifier?

TIA!

Emma and Chloe's Momma 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Crawfordsville, IN, United States 12032 posts
18th Dec '10
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Lady Dravine 2 kids; Michigan 10971 posts
18th Dec '10

I would put the vicks right on him, the kids kind would probably be better, but in a pinch I don't think a thin layer of adult stuff would hurt, unless he has sensitive skin?
And if its really bad call your pedi they will advise you what you can use, I know some one who called and they were told they could use the kids Delsyum when their LO's cough was really bad (he was a little over 2 as well)
Good luck, hope he feels better.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
18th Dec '10

A spoonful of honey

endless possibilities Due November 7; 6 kids; Tacoma, Washington 40890 posts
18th Dec '10

a spoonful of honey is the best!



Otherwise, if it's from the nasal drip, sometimes pedi's will give you the proper dosage for an antihistamine to help with it, but don't do that without talking to the pedi first.

Dominic's Mama Due September 12 (girl); 1 child; Aliso Viejo, California 2445 posts
18th Dec '10
Quoting Chloe's Mom +1:
Emma and Chloe's Momma 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Crawfordsville, IN, United States 12032 posts
18th Dec '10
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JuLiSsA MoMmY 17 kids; Los Angeles, California 11 posts
18th Dec '10
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~!Michelle!~ 3 kids; La Vista, Nebraska 209 posts
18th Dec '10

I tried some of the "all natural" cough syrups and they gave my son the WORST bowel movements ... EVER. So we stopped using that. We definitely do the baby VICKS on his chest, back and feet with socks. I finally brought it up to the DR and he told ME I could do the children's sudafed for 4 year olds just because of how big my son is (41inches and 44lbs at 2 years old) So maybe try calling the DR?

Julie♥Candice's Mom TTC since May 2009; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Wakarusa, IN, United States 793 posts
18th Dec '10

We have tried 2 natural cough syrups. 1 didnt do a thing for her and the other worked great! Warm apple juice and honey never have worked for us.CMR_prod-pg_new.jpg?1289617031

Dominic's Mama Due September 12 (girl); 1 child; Aliso Viejo, California 2445 posts
18th Dec '10
Quoting Julie♥Candice's Mom:
Julie♥Candice's Mom TTC since May 2009; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Wakarusa, IN, United States 793 posts
18th Dec '10

found it at our local Meijer store

~!Michelle!~ 3 kids; La Vista, Nebraska 209 posts
18th Dec '10

They have it at Walgreens too

Dominic's Mama Due September 12 (girl); 1 child; Aliso Viejo, California 2445 posts
18th Dec '10
Quoting ~!Michelle!~: