How this helps: When kids are too young to blow their nose well, saline drops or a bulb syringe can clear his nose.Using a bulb syringe works best for young babies, especially if a stuffy nose interferes with breastfeeding or bottle-feeding.Studies show that stress plays a role in illness too.If your child is under pressure – because of school, or friends, or something happening at home – giving him a break may be just what he needs.Safety note: Use only store-bought distilled or sterile water, or tap water that you've boiled for three to five minutes and cooled until lukewarm.Organisms in untreated tap water can survive in nasal passages and cause serious infection.The lineup featured eight all-girl or female-fronted bands in a high energy celebration of female badassness. Parents often head straight to the drug aisle of their local pharmacy when their child gets a cold.
Indoors, make a cozy spot someplace more fun than his bed – set up a tent in the living room or make a snug pillow fort near you.
(Try using it about 15 minutes beforehand.) But if your older child doesn't mind the procedure, there's no reason not to do it.
What you need: Saline nose drops – or spray for children 2 and older – are available at pharmacies without a prescription.
Squeeze the bulb to force out air, gently insert the tip in his nostril, and slowly let the air out of the bulb to draw in mucus.
Remove the bulb and squeeze any mucus onto a tissue.
You also can prepare saline drops at home with this recipe from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): In a clean jar, mix 3 heaping teaspoons of salt with 1 rounded teaspoon of baking soda.