Hello, and welcome.
I would like to inform you that I AM MOVING.
...well, sort of. I have started a new blog, Oui Crochet, that focuses just on crochet, crochet patterns, and crochet resources. I am in the process of building it up as a one stop shop for all things crochet, and I am very excited about it. I hope you will come over and check out my progress. :)
I will be moving my patterns from this site, to my new site. My idea is to leave this site active, so that you can still access other aspects of this site. I will also leave a modified "introduction" post where each pattern is on this site, as to keep all links active and make it so that you can easily locate the pattern's new home. As an added bonus, you will also find new printable/downloadable versions of my patterns.
I apologize for any inconvenience, but I assure you, this change is a positive one. I look forward to seeing you at Oui Crochet.
Happy Crocheting!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mythbusting: Quiet a Nighttime Cough

So.. have you heard the one about the Vicks Vapor Rub relieving kids' coughs at night?
It is said that if you rub a layer of it on their feet and cover them with socks, they won't cough at night.

I first heard this a few years ago, and I was pretty skeptical. I read online about others trying it and swearing by it. They all say it works.
I was STILL skeptical.

Well, we've been battling a cold virus in our household for the past week, and my five year old was up all night coughing.
The next night, before bed, I was dealing with my 1 1/2 year old's "snotterfall" (a term coined by my 18 year old, used to describe a seemingly continual flowing runny nose) and I was about to put some Vicks Baby Rub on her chest to help her sleep when my five year old insisted that she needed some too. That's when I remembered the feet thing! I was about to find out once and for all, first-hand, if this crazy home remedy really worked.

I got her a pair of clean socks and grabbed her feet... the look on her face as I started slathering the goop on them was priceless. I am pretty sure she was convinced that I had completely lost my marbles!

I got her socks on her and as she drifted off to sleep, I was already drafting this post in my mind. I was preparing to tell you all that this old wives tale was just that... a tale.
Totally false.
Myth busted.

Throughout the night, I listened. I waited for her to get up and have a little coughing fit.
I listened...
And I waited...

I didn't hear her cough once all night long!

She did cough when she woke up, and she coughed more off and on throughout the day. But that night... not a peep.

It actually worked!

Go figure!



  1. I will need to remember this tip! My guy's allergies can cause night coughing.

    1. I hope it works for allergies too! I don't see why it wouldn't. :-)

  2. I wish I had known this a couple of weeks ago, when two of my kids were miserable with a fever and cough. I'll try this next time!

    1. I always seemed to forget it... I am so glad I tried it! Glad your kids are feeling better!

  3. Wow! I've heard about this too but have never tried it. Unfortunately my family and I all have a stupid cold bug right now too... You know what I'm doing.. lol..

    And I totally write blog posts in my head while things are going on too.. :)

    You are too sweet! Thanks for all your wonderful comments and for sharing my diaper cake motorcycle on FB! You Rock :)

    Can't wait for Wednesday!

    1. LOL! Glad I'm not the only one who writes posts in her head!

      I hope you all feel better real soon!

  4. I came down with a cold, I started just before bed time. I tried it and it seemed to work for me and I am 46 years old. I am a notorious night time cougher ( my hubby says).

  5. I've tried this on myself and sadly it didn't work.


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