Are you planning to use a Vicks Vapopad for your baby at home?
Have you heard about their use in helping baby feel comfortable and want to try it out too?
Do you want to find out whether or not there are any side effects that could be associated with Vicks Vapopads?
If you are looking for any kind of information related to Vicks Vapopads and how it may affect your baby, you can take a look through this article where we are exclusively talking about using Vicks Vapopads for babies and whether or not they are safe for your little one.
We talk a bit about how to use them and what they are, as well as whether or not it is safe for babies and if it is suitable to be used for smaller children. If any of this is the kind of information you are looking for, do read on.
How do you use Vicks VapoPads?
In order to use Vicks VapoPads, they must be added in the appropriate location of your humidifier device, as the steam will heat up the VapoPad and express the scent along with the released vapor.
Do you need a vaporizer in order to use them?
Yes, in order to use the Vicks VapoPads you have to steam them with a vaporizer or humidifier product.
Does it have to be a Vicks branded humidifier/vaporizer or are they compatible with other brands too?
The specific usage instructions for the Vicks VapoPads will be mentioned specifically within the product packaging, so be sure to read up before anything. VapoPads will really only require heat/steam to release their scent and be used effectively, but it would still be best to use them exclusively with other official Vicks humidifier/vaporizer products approved for VapoPad use.
What are Vicks VapoPads, Exactly?
The Vicks VapoPads are a kind of patch or pads that come infused with different types of scents that have a soothing and aromatherapy kind of effect.
***Are Vicks VapoPads SAFE for infants or small babies?***
Are the Vicks scent pads safe for baby? If you are planning to use the Vicks VapoPads for your small baby under the age of two (2), or even if you are planning to use it somewhere where a small baby will be present, it is definitely NOT a safe thing to do.
Treating your baby’s congestion in a natural way
If you want to play it absolutely safe and make sure that the remedies you use to ease your baby’s congestion will not have any side effects, you may try these:
Conclusion: What effects, both positive and negative could they have on your little one?
Some paediatricians may actually give you the go-ahead to use a Vicks VapoPad for your baby, especially if your little one is more than 2 years of age. Whether or not there are any positive effects, it is highly possible that using a Vicks VapoPad or any such similar product for your little one, especially for those who are under 2 years of age, could cause a lot of negative effects. Most of the ingredients used in these products are very strong essential oils or ingredients such as menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil and so on. Using these scents for such young babies could lead to various kinds of health complications, and in severe cases may also lead to seizures.
If you think your little one is suffering from congestion, you should first speak to the baby’s paediatrician and ask for their suggestion. If you really want to use a Vicks VapoPad for your baby, it is best that you first check about the same with the doctor and go as per what they suggest.
See Vicks VapoPads in Action: