Vapor Bath For Baby

Use our soothing baby vapor bath in a warm bath to help calm, soothe and relax your baby. The gentle vapors are designed to help comfort fussy babies.

Use our soothing baby vapor bath in a warm bath to help calm, soothe and relax your baby. The gentle vapors are designed to help comfort fussy babies.

  • Pediatrician-tested.
  • Hypoallergenic; formulated to be gentle, never harsh.
  • The No More Tears® formula allows for a tear-free experience and is as gentle to the eyes as pure water.
  • No parabens, phthalates, sulfates or dyes.

Johnson’s Baby Soothing Vapor Bath – 13.5 oz

Specially designed for your baby. Use JOHNSON’S soothing vapor bath in a warm bath to help calm, soothe and relax. Tested with pediatricians. Formulated to be gentle, never harsh. No parabens, phthalates, sulfates or dyes.

Directions: Use in a warm bath combined with your loving touch to help soothe your baby.

Ingredients: Water;* Cocamidopropyl Betaine;* PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate; Glycerin;* PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate; PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide;* Phenoxyethanol; Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate;* Sodium Benzoate; Glycol Distearate;* Fragrance; Decyl Glucoside;* Laureth-4; Citric Acid*; Ethylhexylglycerin; *Naturally-Derived Ingredients

Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use without consulting a doctor if child has asthma or allergies or if there is a family history of either. Serious breathing problems could occur.


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Can You Put Vicks in The Bath For Baby

When it comes to Vicks VapoRub, I have both good news and bad news.

The good news? A 2010 study published in the journal Pediatrics and financially supported by a grant from Proctor and Gamble (the maker of Vicks VapoRub) found that the rub may be an effective remedy for kids’ cold symptoms.

The study reports that VapoRub’s combination of camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus oils may relieve symptoms and improve sleep in children with upper respiratory infections.

Unfortunately, this only applies to kids over age 2. Vicks is not safe for infants. The study also found that almost half the children treated with VapoRub had minor side effects.

The other bad news is that this benefit claim is based on only one study of 138 children. It found that parents who applied Vicks to the neck and chest areas of their children reported that some symptoms significantly improved compared to doing nothing at all or just rubbing petroleum on the kids.

Despite the small study sample, I’m still a believer because I’ve definitely applied Vicks VapoRub to my own kids and seen it work its magic.

The cautions

The AAP can only safely recommend Vicks for children starting at age 2.

Perhaps more significantly, a 2009 study published in the journal ChestTrusted Source suggested Vicks doesn’t work and it might be dangerous for infants and children. This is because camphor is toxic if ingested, which is more likely to occur in young children.

The study claimed that Vicks only tricks the brain into thinking airways are open, but it doesn’t actually get rid of any congestion. In young children, it can instead act like an irritant to the airways, potentially causing more mucus production and nasal congestion.

If your kids are under age 2, ask your pediatrician about alternative ways to clear up coughing and congestion.

The takeaway

When it comes to keeping your baby healthy, it’s never worth the risk to apply medications that aren’t 100 percent safe. If your baby is under the age of 2, you should never apply Vicks to their chest, nose, feet, or elsewhere.

You could try special nonmedicated rub for babies 3 months and older. The blend is dubbed as a “soothing ointment” that contains fragrances of eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender. These have been associated with relaxation. So at the very least, it might help soothe a fussy baby to sleep.

Another option is to release a soothing power into the air. Vicks offers several different types of vaporizers and humidifiers. Use these to release the scent of menthol to soothe and ease congestion for your baby.

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