Blowing nose or using tissue

Andrea - posted on 06/16/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hello,

I was hoping that maybe someone would have some advise on teaching you child how to use tissue. My son hates it when I wipe his nose! I have tried to show him how to do it, but he just takes the tissue or napkin, makes an 'ahhh-choo' sound then throw the tissue away from him. Then he laughs. Silly boy.

So if you have any tips or trick on how to teach your child to blow/wipe their own nose, I would love that!

Thanks!!

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Tracey - posted on 06/16/2010

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I haven't done this yet but will when me and my son are over the cold we have right now.
I was told if you take a straw and place it just slightly up one nostril (I'm guessing you close the other one) and get them to blow bubbles in a glass of water with it. That teaches them how to blow through their nose :) lol if anything it will be funny :)

Would love to hear of any other ideas

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Joy - posted on 06/22/2010

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My 22 MO son will grab tissues to wipe his 9 MO sisters nose when it is running and he will wipe his own or ask for a tissue when he needs one. He hasn't quite figured out the blowing part as he does just make the sound as if to blow. I like the idea of blowing bubbles in water with a straw using his nose. It should make for a comical video when i finally do get him to try it. Wish me luck. :)

Andrea - posted on 06/22/2010

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Thanks so much for your tips and comments! I will be giving some of them a try! I let you know how it goes.

Sharranoda - posted on 06/21/2010

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When i wanted to teach my son how to potty i would breath in and out like he stinks if it got on his diaper. He started to copy me, but he would breath out more. One day his nose was running and I did the stinky breathing and gave him tissue and told him to do it.

Bailey - posted on 06/21/2010

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i just taught my dauther this one, i put the tissue up to her nose and say blow and i blow thru my nose at the same time, it worked great for us, and shes doing very well at it. hope this helps!

Rebecca - posted on 06/19/2010

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the wipes thing works that how my son learned and he has been blowing his nose sense he was 18 months the only thing now is he blows it all the time now lol

Renee - posted on 06/16/2010

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My daughter loves the smell of baby wipes. We let her use them when she sneezes and now she mimics the sneezing to blow into the wipes. I don't know why she liked it but it worked. She would rather do it herself than leave it to me. A friend of mine was impressed when she grabbed the tissue and blew her own nose in Feb.

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