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
Helps your little one breathe easier at night!
Snuffle Babe Vapour Rub
Member Name: bluebell190
Snuffle Babe Vapour Rub
Advantages: So cheap, easy to apply to skin
Disadvantages: Leave skins feeling greasy
My 9 month old has just recently had his first ever cold, and it was awful! He could not sleep at all, he was waking up every half an hour, he just couldn't settle properly and it was killing me after 3 nights of no sleep! I picked this snuffle baby vapour rub up from Asda, for £2.50. I wanted something to help him breath easier, as he was really struggling with a blocked nose in the night, and the more worked up he got the worse it was.
This vapour rub comes in a tiny little pot, which is 24g. I am glad it comes in such a small pot, as I hate keeping things like this which have been used such as adult vicks, once a cold has gone, as I worry about germs being in it from your fingers! This pot is really small and cute, and it is excellent to keep in your handbag for whilst out and about it is so small, so very portable. It has a screw top white lid which young children would easily get off, so keep it out of their reach. The vapour rub inside is a cloudy white colour, and the pot is a clear glass, so you can see the product clearly and how much you have got left.
The vapour rub inside smells exactly like vicks. It contains Eucalyptus oil and Menthol just like Vicks does. The actual rub is like a cloudy white cream, but it isn't thick at all. It is really smooth but very greasy, but this makes it rub onto skin so easily. It really sits on top of the skin, it takes ages to soak in, but that's the idea of the vapour rub, so that it can be inhaled. It doesn't feel sticky, but does leave your hands so greasy.
I used this on my son as soon as I had got him off to sleep at around 7.30pm. I put him down in his cot to sleep, and I rubbed some of this product on his chest and part way up his throat, which is where the box says to apply this vapour rub. It just glides across his skin so easily, it is really nice to apply, and feels soft on your hands. It didn't wake him or stir him at all as it was so smooth and easy to smooth on his skin without disturbing him. I always check on him all night before I get in bed myself, and the vapour rub was still visible looking a bit greasy on his skin for a good few hours. I applied more when I went to bed at 10.30pm, and he only woke up once that night, around 4pm, which I think was because this vapour rub had worn off. He slept so much better, and you could hear his breathing was more clearer too, this vapour rub really helped him sleep much longer.
The box says this vapour rub can also be used on a handkerchief or tissue tied to your babies cot, so they can breathe in the vapours if you are worried about them touching it on their skin and rubbing it into their eyes. The tissue must be placed where they can't reach it to touch it though. This vapour rub did not cause any redness or skin irritation on my son's sensitive skin, he has eczema too on his chest sometimes, and it didn't bring his eczema out either.
I was really pleased with this vapour rub as the nights he had his cold and I used this, he slept so much better only waking up once or twice instead of every 30 minutes. It seemed to let him sleep much more calmer and more peaceful, and really helped him breath so much clearer, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again for my son the next time he has a cold, it is so cheap at £2.50, and for us is now an essential item to go and buy at the first signs of a cold!
Summary: Excellent for littles ones who are suffering with a cold
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