stuffy nose makes for a crabby baby, HELP!!

Marianne - posted on 11/26/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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How do I get those boogers that are way up their nose when my bulb syringe wont reach? we are having a hard time breathing at night, sleeping and eating. he will wake up at night gasping for air and choke on the snot running down his throat. any suggestions would be VERY helpful and appreciated.

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Fawzia - posted on 10/14/2012

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baby has a stuffy nose : 1).suck there nose and spit it out .......



2)dip a Q-tip in Glycerin and moisten baby's nostril,make sure you try it first...



3) get a tiny face clothe "cold"then it put above baby's nose don't block the nostril "NOTE"MAKE SURE YOU KEEP AN EYE ON IT !!



4)for older kids and adults crushed ice cubes put them in a damp face clothe (you can put in ziploc bag)and leave it on above your nostril and just keep turning and your sinus becomes clear and specially people who have sinus problem and trust me my daughter sure swears by it due to her allergies and she is 22. ...i hope i helped !!

Geraldine - posted on 12/10/2009

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I found the saline drops and aspirator worked well - but i also elevated littles one bed or put her back in bassinet and elevated the matress so her chest/head was up more. This seems to help with the breathing.

Somer - posted on 12/09/2009

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Quoting Cheryl:

  But I would only recommend my method it your baby is not too squirmy and you were very good at the game Operation. 


Boy did that make me laugh! I haven't resorted to tweezers yet, but I had no idea so much of motherhood would involve picking my baby's nose!

Cheryl - posted on 12/08/2009

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I use a blunt edge tweezers and perform a boogerectomy. Guess I'm just a weirdo. haha.The nasal aspirator only seems to work on wet or wetish boogers and even then, not very well. But I would only recommend my method it your baby is not too squirmy and you were very good at the game Operation. Otherwise, you could really hurt the baby!

Jessica - posted on 12/07/2009

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My son has the same problem. I use Little Noses saline drops then suck them out with a nasal aspirator. Sometimes I use it several times a day depending how bad it gets. It says on the bottle that it is non-medicated and can be uses as often as needed. Also when he has a stuffy nose it could mean that your house is too dry. Try using cool mist humidifiers especially in the rooms where he sleeps.

Pretal - posted on 12/07/2009

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I definitely don't think you should blow in your baby's mouth! definitely not good for them b/c the air goes in their lungs not up their nose!

Robin - posted on 12/07/2009

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giving your baby medicine that is not recommended isn't the answer. especially a cough syrup that is intended for older babies. it may help her rest and dry her up, but you run the risk of your baby over dosing, the medicine just isnt' reliable enough to count on without worry. using a hot steam vaporizer (without vicks until 3 months) and saline drops and a bulb syringe is the safest way to care for your little one's air way. it's a long and drawn out process, but no one ever said having a baby was easy.

MONIQUE - posted on 12/06/2009

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When my baby had that problem we got a cool mist humidifier and put baby vicks on his chest and feet and he was good within a week. Use the humidifier every time he sleeps.

Christian - posted on 12/06/2009

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Lay ur baby on a flat surface and then blow in her open mouth this will push as that stuff out her nose she may not likw it but will breathe better believe me 1 short breath each time until u have cleared her out

Kit Noel - posted on 12/04/2009

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i dont know if you live in canada but i got this flyer today and they now have a aproduct that for young babys( under 6) with those symptoms its called boiron and they stuffy nose one is for 0-6 yrs

Erin - posted on 12/03/2009

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The saline just didn't seem to get the mucus that was deeper, I thought. I put a humidifier in his room, but use the pediatric Vick's humidifier. It's the kind where you put special vick's medicine in the water and it really works for keeping his nose clear! Just make sure you buy the pediatric one! Found mine at Walgreens. Good luck!

Latrese - posted on 11/30/2009

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I use saline drops to loosing and then the bulb syringe...also I elevate the mattress a little..

Marianne - posted on 11/30/2009

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Thanks for all the suggestions, we ended up going to the doctor and they suggested the bulb and saline stuff and that it was just a cold. we also put a humidifier closer to his bed to keep the air moist and it seems to help at night. thanks again for all the great information

Kelly - posted on 11/29/2009

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Hi my baby (now 17 weeks) had that problem from 2 days old. When he was 5 weeks I took him to the doctor and he said my bub had picked up a strep bug from the hospital which was cleared up with some antibioticsin 2 days. It makes for a very happy baby afterwards.

Jessica - posted on 11/27/2009

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If he is gasping for air then you should take him to the doctor but my daughter had this problem and the nose drops and bulb syringe didnt work and she was gasping for air etc just the same and i kept taking her to the doctor and the emergency room and the doctors just kept telling me the same thing..use the drops and the bulb syringe well it did NOT work and i was getting tired of hearing it because it was not helping and she was getting worse so i did what my mom said to do and gave her dymetap cold medicine (doctors say not to just because it makes the babies sleepy) and it was the only thing that worked and within 1 week she was better and never had the problem again (the snot will come out with the bulb syringe after a few doses) i would just give her a TSP in every other bottle and half way through drinking the bottle you will notice the difference.

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I had that problem with my son a few weeks ago and the dr told me to use baby saline spray then suck them out, It helped alot and he was able to sleep and eat without gasping for air.I hope this helps good luck.

Dawn - posted on 11/26/2009

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My baby has had a stuffy nose too, & we use the drops called little noses & let them sit for a few seconds & then suck them out with the snot sucker

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