Vaporub-covered panty liner under the crib sheet eases nighttime congestion
Is this a hack or what? Nancy's found a creative way to help her little ones sleep better while stuffed up:
My twins are 14 months old, and one of them is fighting off the tail end of a cold with plenty of congestion. You're not supposed to apply Vaporub to little kids, so I was left wondering how I might get her the benefits of the vapors without the skin contact. I applied a smear of the vaporub onto a panty liner, folded the liner over to completely cover the ointment, removed the paper liner and then tucked the folded package under her crib sheet -- one at either end of her crib. The sticky side of the panty liner stuck to the underside of her sheet and the top of her mattress pad, and ta-da -- the vaporub is fully contained and stuck in place, nearby but nowhere that she can get into it!