Use vicks vapor rub and socks. Even the worst cough can be stopped within 5-15 minutes, and lasts hours. Just apply the vapor rub generously to the bottom of your (or child's) feet, and cover with socks. works 100% of the time, and has been proven to work better than prescription drugs.
Genius!! You could also do this with bras or other stuff you dont want to tumble around – Click image to find more DIY Crafts Pinterest pins