This post was sponsored by Vicks VapoRub as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Sharing How to Soothe a Sick Toddler' s Persistent Cough and Congestion – Advice for Moms

It's that time of year again, winter has arrived bringing colds, coughs and runny noses. Hearing your child cough and that horrible bark of congestion is one of the worst sounds ever for a mom. I hate seeing my little one in misery trying to get settled, unable to sleep because of a stubborn cough.

How to Soothe a Sick Toddlers Persistent Cough

When I was little my mom would make chicken soup for me when I was sick and run a steamy bath at night to help clear some of the congestion. Then she would prop me up against a tower of pillows, cover me in blankets and rub Vicks VapoRub on my chest. I remember how the smell would start to clear my nose and calm the cough as  I breathed it in.

So when my two-year-old gets sick and that awful persistent cough starts up I use the same routine my mom used with me. Chicken soup, a nice steamy bath and a good slather of Vicks VapoRub on his chest and throat. Instantly he starts to feel better and that smell of eucalyptus and menthol reminds of me of how comforting it was to me as a child.

How to Soothe a Sick Toddlers Persistent Cough

As a new mom you always want whats best for your child and to be assured the products you use are safe and effective. Vicks VapoRub is a clinically proven cough remedy for anyone over the age of 2. Plus it's the #1 cough suppressant rub recommended by pediatricians. I feel so relieved knowing my son can relax, breathe better through the night and get some rest. And finally so can I!

How to Soothe a Sick Toddlers Persistent Cough

How to Soothe A Sick Toddler's Cough and Congestion

  • Run the shower on hot with the door closed till the bathroom is good and steamy. Then place your child in a warm bath (not hot!) and let him breathe in the steamy air.
  • Feed him warm chicken broth or chicken soup (my favorite is this Chicken Soup Recipe from The Pioneer Woman, it's delicious!)
  • Rub Vicks VapoRub across his chest and neck area to calm cough and clear congestion
  • Prop him up at an incline against pillows or by placing a pillow under the mattress
  • Give lots of water and fluids to drink