Houston, We Hab A Cold

My 9-year-old has her first cold of the season so I’ve kept her home from school today. She’s got her favorite fleece blanket, her flannel PJs, a vitamin C drink, and the remote so she can rewind her favorite scenes in Gnomeo and Juliet over and over. We’re in crisis mode, however, as we are out of tissues.

Vicks Vapo Rub may be an old school go to cold remedy that your mother and your grandmother used but they’re keeping up with the times. They’ve even introduced a Feel Better Friend App for Facebook so you can send a little get well message and virtual care package to your Facebook friends when they’re down for the count with the sniffles.

Next week I’m going to give away a cold and flu season survival kit filled with Vicks products, so stay tuned!

What’s in your essential cold and flu season survival kit? I am a big believer in the healing power of soft flannel pjs, fluids, Vitamin C and echinacea, and a steady stream of my favorite DVDs.

Disclosure: I am being compensated for my work with Vicks this winter as a member of the Vicks Blogger Brigade but, as always, the words and stories I share with you are all my own.


  1. rowena___. says:

    i really like what we call a cup-o-steam. put hot water in a sippy cup and add menthol cough drop and put the sippy cup lid on. you can breath in the steam thru the cup lid vent.

  2. EG says:

    Very clever, Rowena!

    I saw the Vicks Vapo Rub commercial recently where a dad was putting it on his kid and it made me wonder. You can’t really give kids much these days so I made a mental note to look up the Vapo Rub thing!

  3. Tory Thompson says:

    I used Vapo Rub on Annabel this year. I don’t even care if it works or not, I want my kids to associate that unique smell with the same cozy-safe-Mom-loves-me-and-will-always-know-how-to-fix-it thoughts it still gives me.

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