If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I recently spent the morning at Recess Dumbo (Brooklyn), taking part in the Vicks® VapoRub™ 8-hour Playdate. We all had a blast, especially all the kiddos. It was so much fun to see so many of the bloggers that I hang with on a regular basis, but also to see our littles jumping around together – seriously too sweet for words. But we were all playing for one important reason: to learn about easy ways to keep our families healthy using a very important product, Vicks® VapoRub™
In all honestly, thinking about Vicks® VapoRub™, really makes me think a lot about my childhood. Both my parents and my grandparents pulled this out anytime any of us kids got sick and the smell just leads to those memories washing over me. A few years ago, I bought it for the first time when Branden came down with a bad cough and it’s been a part of our family ever since. (Just an added reminder that this should not be used on kids under the age of 2, but you can use Vicks BabyRub for your babes and toddlers.)
So, what else is important to keep in mind about Vicks® VapoRub™
The cool thing about Vicks is that the vapors last up to 8 hours. It’s topical application aids in quieting your cough – which we know makes all the difference when you’re sick. Simply apply to the chest and throat (I have fond memories of my grandmother doing this!) and you’re good to go.
And lastly, my #1 takeaway for keeping your family healthy: wash those hands!
The nurse at the event said that to kill all the germs we’re faced with every single way, we need to make sure that we’re washing for at least 20 seconds, which is way longer than most people actually do. Her advice was genius: have your kids sing Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star twice and they will be good to go!