When I get sick. I just let the virus take its course. I usually am better within a few days. But ever since I gave birth - well, the incubation time is longer than I what I was used to. It takes a week or two for me to get better.
Case in point - my current cough and colds.
I had this really bad allergies ever since the start of the raining season. I was able to contain it by taking allergy medicines - and also with the help of my newly discovered NetiPot. But after a week - I realized that it wasn't allergies anymore. It was a full blown colds.
Last week, my Panget said he has cough - and pointed to me as Patient Zero. Hello?! I wasn't coughing, kaya! But then after a day or two - I had cough. It was manageable - I wasn't coughing so bad. But, I was blowing my nose left and right. I think I spent so much on tissues already! And since I was blowing my nose like crazy - it was drying up and was starting to get sore. I usually put petroleum jelly on it - but this time, I wanted to experitment - I tried Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy + Prevention - and after a day of applying it - it was cured! Miracle right? Since I was convinced of its super powers, I kept it in my room! Don't be shocked but I now use it as a lipbalm. Its really a very good and versatile product! I think it's an all around product - something like VMV's Booboo cream (or ointment)? Promise, you can use this on scrapes and small scars! Miracle talaga, promise!!
When Connor was a baby, he used to contract whatever virus that Kailee had - and whenever he had colds, he had a hard time sleeping. Elders suggested that I use Vick Vapor Rub - but I read somewhere that it wasn't recommended. I then searched online and found articles by the #SoMoms on Vapor Soove. I headed out to Trinoma one day and bought myself a bottle to test. And it worked miraculously on Connor. Putting it on his chest and back helped him sleep better and help calm him down. So ever since then, I would keep a bottle or two at home just in case. Glad that #SoMom Tin - of MFO is distributing this product!!
This time, I was having a hard time sleeping and then a light bulb moment - I had this brilliant idea to put some on my chest, and throat! It smelled wonderful - and I think I slept so comfortably that night because of the soothing scent.
So there - I am an adult, using kids stuff to get better. Funny right? But you see, I personally use these items too on myself. Just to prove to you that they really work! One may say that it's all just an observation and all - so here I am writing about my own experiences on these baby products.
Bottomline is - they're gentle and that really work!
Information on where to buy:
Grandma El's Products - Rustan's & Babyland Stores