Mum shares clever use for sex toy to ease her baby’s chest congestion – and parents are loving it.

Facebook page Melons and Cuties shared the image captioned: “Our customer shares her remedy for chest congestion!! Use on baby’s back while sitting in a steamy bathroom. Brilliant!!!”

The post has since been shared over 15,000 times, and has over 39,000 comments from people who are impressed and amused by the hack.

One wrote: “HILARIOUS!!! But also a BRILLIANT representation of how motherhood requires you to be resourceful lol REAL LIFE”.

A mum agreed: “Just because something has a sexual purpose some of the time does not mean that’s the only thing it’s good for. This logic also applies to people.

The method is actually not that unusual. Medics often use vibrations to help clear the airways.

Melons and Cuties added: “Thank you all for keeping the comments supportive (mostly). It’s good to see mums encouraged to use things readily available to help with wellness and not be shamed for it!”

We have shared before some clever tricks from mums using vibrators to help with mastitis and even to help baby sleep!

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  • Okay I guess its a good idea but not sure I’d show it off on social media.


  • Hmmm interesting. Good thing the kid won’t remember it!


  • Very resourceful. I understand we’ll try anything to help a sick child, so if this works, great!!


  • Interesting, this is something you don’t hear of everyday.


  • Thinking outside the square. I like it !


  • So as I am posting my previous comment here, my 13 year old daughter came in the room. I tried to click on another window to get rid of the picture of the vibrator and this avoid that conversation. I clicked on my emails – only to see the invite email to this article, with the same picture ! Thankfully I had something tame open in facebook :)) :))


  • Errrr weird. I wonder what made her thought to try this in the first place.


  • How resourceful is this Mumma !!!
    I love how the shape fits the baby’s back too :)


  • Desperate times lead to desperate measures! As a mother you’ll try anything to calm a sick baby.


  • My first reaction was what did I read that right? lol
    Very interesting but honestly wouldn’t want to explain to the child/ren what the vibrator is really used for.

    • Clever and resourceful mom. Doubt any explanations would be needed as to what the ‘toy’ is used for, for a child of that age.


  • Glad it worked :)


  • Well done to this mummy, whatever works!


  • I suppose most gadgets have alternative uses


  • If it works then go for it, anything working is better then a sick baby. I have used a massage for my back on my young ones and it works too. Would never think to use one of these if I had one. Thank you for the new use.


  • Interesting. There isn’t much you wouldn’t try to help your sick bub.


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