Mom claims she uses vibrator to ease baby’s chest congestion

by Kim Boateng Posted on January 15th, 2019

A vibrator can bring good vibrations to adults and children alike. In a posting on the Facebook group Melons and Cuties, an unnamed mother claims she uses a vibrator to help ease her baby’s chest congestion.

The post noted the parent placed the vibrator on her son’s back to make him feel better.

“Our customer shares her remedy for chest congestion!” stated the post. “Use on baby’s back while sitting in a steaming bathroom. Brilliant!!”

 

Melons and Cuties is a birth, breastfeeding and wellness education centre located in Wichita Falls, Texas.

This use of a personal vibration device might seem unconventional. However, the post noted many respiratory therapists use vibrators in a similar to treat breathing issues — but in a hospital setting.

The use of steam and vibration to the chest area can help unclog mucus, which can help babies, as well as adults, breathe easier.

The Melons and Cuties post garnered much attention, with more than 46,000 comments and 18,000 shares online.

Comments have been generally humorous.

“Funny, it usually takes my breath away when I use it,” one woman chimed.

“I remember the first time my son found my vibrator. I don’t know why I didn’t think to tell him it was for chest congestion,” another woman stated.

“HILARIOUS!!! But also a BRILLIANT representation of how motherhood requires you be resourceful,” commented one poster.

Vibration can be used to help other conditions. According to the University of Michigan’s School of Medicine, manually vibrating a child can help with mucus caused by cystic fibrosis.

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