3 Ways To Treat Your Baby’s Stuffy Nose
Stuffy nose or nasal congestion is quite common in babies and happens when the tissues inside the nose swell or produce mucus.
What causes stuffy nose in babies?
Here are some top tips on helping to relieve stuffy nose symptoms:
- dry air
- irritants such as dust, cigarette smoke, or perfumes
- viral illnesses (such as a cold)
1. Use Steam
Close the bathroom door and run a hot shower for a few minutes. Once the room starts to steam up, sit in the room with baby for a few minutes. About 10 minutes is plenty. Don’t go anywhere near the hot water with baby in your arms, as splashes from the water could burn baby. The steam is great and will help loosen the mucus in baby’s nostrils.
2. Use A Saline Nasal Spray
This will help to clear the blockage. This nasal spray from Stérimar is perfect to help your little one, as the effective natural solution unblocks congested little noses and is suitable to use from birth. Don't worry if baby sneezes some of it out, or it dribbles out, it will still do its job as some of it will have made its way into the nasal passage.
3. Use A Bulb Syringe
Also called a nasal aspirator. This will help you to physically remove the mucus from baby’s nose. Sounds grosser than it is! Make sure that you buy one suitable for baby’s tiny nostrils, and follow the instructions on the packaging.
This article has been sponsored by Stérimar. The Stérimar children range is specifically designed to gently clear and unblock little noses keeping them in top condition to help prevent colds and aid natural breathing. To find out more information on Stérimar products, visit sterimarnasal.co.uk