Product Type: Thorpe Laboratories Ltd baby products
Newest Review: ... stable enough. WHAT I THINK I think Snuffle Babe is a very good product for when your child is sick with a cold. It smells like Vick... more
Sniffle no more!
Snuffle Babe Vapour Rub
Member Name: baby-cakes
Snuffle Babe Vapour Rub
Advantages: gorgeous smell, works wonders
When i was expecting my daughter, my fantastic workmates put a lovely hamper of the "must have" baby items together for me. It was the most lovely thought out present that I could have received, it was full of items that I probably wouldn't actually have thought of buying. One of those items was a little tub of Snuffle Babe!
As a first time mum it's safe to say that I was worried about my baby girl contracting one of many nasty bugs and I remember the first time she got a cold I was worried sick about her breathing!! This was the first time I opened the Snuffle Babe having previously had no reason to open it (- wow what a gorgeous smell!!) My main worry was that she wouldn't be able to sleep properly being so stuffed up so I had a quick read of the instructions and applied it for the first time.
Snuffle Babe is a decongestant rub and is what I would describe as like a vaseline consistency, and is quite sticky to touch i would say. I applied the gel to her chest, rubbing it in gently and also put a small amount on her back. Another good idea is to put some on a hanky or tissue (but well out of reach of baby!!!) so that the smell is still in the air to help with the baby's breathing.
This product is very simliar to the adult Vicks and the smell is quite similar although it is much more gentle. It is important to note that Snuffle Babe is for external use only, and should not be used on babies under 3 months old without consulting the doctor first. Another thing to advise about the gel is to make sure it isn't put near the nostrils as it cause a burning sensation in such a delicate area.
Sunffle Babe comes in a small square box with the name written in little blocks (which I think look like childrens building blocks) and there is a picture of a crescent moon asleep in the starry sky. I like how the box is sort of childlike as so many products don't have such an appealing packaging. Prices of the product can vary, in my local chemist it is sold for £1.49 but I have seen it elsewhere for around a pound more! I would pay the extra for this as I think it is worth its weight in gold!!
When I have used this on my daughter it really seems to do the trick reasonably quickly which I am really pleased about as I don't like giving her things like Calpol at all so where possible when she is sniffly apply this and see how we go. I would say nine times out of ten we have managed to get away with using this alone and I think that is testament to how good this product really is.
I absolutely love the smell of Snuffle Babe, even to the point where I will just open the pot to have a sniff!! (Sad i know!) When i use the gel, it takes me back to my youth when my mum used to put Vicks on me and this is just like a baby version. I wouldn't possibly be able to recommend this enough, it is a fantastic product and from the times I have had to use it, it works like a dream!
Five out of five stars!
Thank you for reading my review :)
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