Newborns, most of the time suffer from stuffy nose because of a narrow nasal passage that leads to stuffy, uncomfortable breathing. So, it is necessary to take care of the nose blockage of your little one for a restful, comfortable sleep. Also, clearing the nasal passage reduces the chances of infections. There are many new products to get rid of tiny nose mucus. However, it is a challenging task for new moms.
Most new parents invest in a rubber bulb syringe kit from the hospital, and it works pretty well. Also, nasal aspirator and many new products are available in the market that may be even more efficient in cleaning a stuffy little nose.
You can clean your little one’s nose during his bath-time or before his bedtime. Never do the procedure after feeding or nursing. Otherwise, it may lead to vomiting.
Note: Frequent Nasopharyngeal (NP) Suctioning is not allowed and it may lead to swelling inside your baby’s nose. A nurse or doctor do NP in a few cases. Also, the procedure should not go as long as it may cause discomfort to your baby.
Best Precautions to Use Nasal Aspirator
Mucus Can Be Thick
Use a salt water solution to make it thin to remove. Aggressive suctioning may inflame your little one nose. So, the process should be gentle; otherwise, bleeding will start in the nasal tissues. Suctioning the baby nose every other day may damage its lining. So, avoid it. Use a Baby Nose Sucker once or twice a week.
Never Touch Your New Born with Dirty Hands
Wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer before using a nose sucker. Squeeze a little (not more than 2 to 3 drops) of solution into the baby’s nose. Your baby might sneeze out some solution but do not worry; the drops will still make their way into the nostril.
Over usage of drops might dry out the nose and make it worse than before. While buying a nasal aspirator or sucker ensure to buy the quality one specially designed for tiny nostrils. A bad quality aspirator may harm nostrils.
Test the Suction Before Use
Before you purchase a sucker, read ‘how to use directions ‘written on the back of the product. Follow them. Test the suction before use. After usage of aspiration, wipe around the nostrils without putting pressure. Clean and syringe well all the parts of the device with warm soapy water. Rinse well and dry out.
Hope you got enough information to use an aspirator to clean your tiny one nose in a safe manner. Before you choose an appropriate method, it is advisable to consult with your doctor about the best way to clean the nose of your baby.
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