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How Do I Help My Baby's Blocked Nose?

Updated on March 24, 2020
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I am a registered nurse a mother and grandmother.I have a special interest in the care and development of babies and young children.

Why is baby's nose blocked?

I It is very distressing when you watch your baby struggling to breathe! This often happens when they have a blocked or stuffy nose. They can't sleep or feed properly and are generally very unsettled. This can lead to lots of sleepless nights for both mum and baby. First of all, if you are at all concerned, seek medical advice. If you are happy baby is not sick and just stuffed up, there are some things that may help your baby's blocked nose.

There are many things that may cause your baby to have a blocked nose. Sometimes it is hard to work out just what is causing it. Here are just some suggestions:

  • An allergy;
  • An infection eg the cold;
  • Ear infection
  • Teething;
  • Dry Air.

Some things that may help baby's blocked nose.

When you have tried to eliminate any of the causes and baby's nose is still blocked, here are a few tried and tested options.

First of all you can try adding extra humidity to the air baby is breathing by putting a bowl of warm water in the bedroom. Secondly you could try taking baby with you into a steamy bathroom and sitting there in the steam which may help shift the mucous. Other things to try and which are effective are

  • Karvol Capsules
  • Humidifier
  • Olbas drops
  • Nasal Aspirator
  • Nasal Spray

The Karvol Capsules and Olbas drops are usually put on baby's pillow but are not recommended for babies under 3 months. If the air in baby's room is dry, a humidifier might help a lot to moisten the air. To moisten the secretions in baby's nose, a nasal spray can be a good idea. Be gentle with nasal sprays so as not to damage the inside of baby's nose. With a nasal Aspirator, you can gently suck out the secretions that are causing baby's blocked nose.

One mother says "this nasal aspirator really works and helps clear my babies blocked nose to help her breathe and feed much better" It is easy to use and easy to clean.

Nosefrida baby nose aspirator

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Nosefrida The Snotsucker is an easy, natural way to keep baby snot free. Just use your own suction to draw mucus out of the baby's nose. The disposable filters prevent any bacterial transfer. It is risk-free, more effective than a bulb aspirator and easy to clean. Use one to keep your toddler's nose free from any congestion I am a nurse and like to prepare for all events. The NoseFrida came in the post in perfect timing. I used it on the first day to get a small booger out, but a few days later my 5 week old baby had congestion and a lot of mucous build up. The NoseFrida works a treat and very soon my son who was up crying and very unsettled was able to breathe and go over to sleep quickly. Get this you definitely won't regret absolutely amazing product!

When to seek medical advice

  • Your baby has a temperature higher than 38C
  • Your baby is having difficulty breathing.
  • You notice baby rubbing his ears which might mean he has an ear infection
  • The mucous is brown green or yellow which may indicate an infection.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.


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