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How to treat your baby’s stuffy nose

If your baby has a congested nose, you’ll want to do all you can to help to clear it and for them to feel better quickly. It can be a common reason for babies to be upset, have difficulties when feeding and sleepless nights.

We understand that as a loving parent, you want to care for them and make them feel better as quickly as possible.

The reason for the congestion may be a cold or something else and it’s important to try to find out the cause. You should consult your GP with any concerns.

If your baby has a blocked nose due to a cold, they might be sniffly, cough, have extra mucus or have trouble feeding or breathing.

If they have this kind of mild congestion, there are some easy ways to help to ease it and help them feel better.

  1. Saline drops

A couple of saline drops in their nose can help to break down mucus. This can be administered throughout the day and before mealtimes, it might help them breathe easier as they eat. Remember to always read the label and follow instructions.

A traditional bulb aspirator can be used from birth to alleviate blocked or runny noses caused by colds or allergies. To use it, simply squeeze the bulb to expel air from it first and then gently place the clear nozzle against one of your baby’s nostrils and release the bulb gradually to draw out excess mucus from the nasal cavity.

The Snotty Me Nasal Aspirator gives parents full and continuous control of the suction power for maximum comfort and effectiveness. You use your own inhalation to control both the flow and the strength of the suction applied.

Snotty Me is conveniently designed with a see-through collection chamber that helps you evaluate your baby's level of congestion.

For on-the-go, the Snotty Three Nasal Aspirator is a portable, battery operated nasal aspirator that provides constant suction to aspirate your baby’s nose in seconds.

Keeping a supply of saline drops in your medical cabinet will prepare you to act quickly the next time your baby has a blocked nose.

  1. Try a humidifier

A humidifier can help loosen mucus so adding one to their nursery during sleep times might help to move it along.

There are many different humidifiers on the market that will suit all budgets.

  1. A warm bath

A relaxing bath can help your baby to feel more at ease and take their mind away from the sniffles. The warm water might also help clear nasal congestion, as well as cleansing their face of any excess mucus.

  1. Extra TLC

A lot of extra cuddles will go a long way to comforting your little one. Congestion can be very unsettling for children of all ages and knowing that you’re there for them will help to put them at ease and make them feel more relaxed.

Offer extra hugs, feeds and sleep time to ensure that they don’t get overtired.

Congestion in your baby’s nose can be distressing for them and it’s common for them to be more unsettled, especially at nighttime.

We hope our tips on helping to ease your baby’s congested nose gives you some ideas on how you can help them to feel more relaxed and send the stuffiness on its way.

Remember to consult a medical professional if you have any concerns about your baby’s health and wellbeing.

For more information about our range of nasal aspirators to help with congested noses in babies, click here.

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