what is a good way to clear a baby's nose when its conjested?

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Tinker1987 - posted on 11/03/2012

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they make something now like the Bulbs you put under their nose and the parent sucks the snot out by inhaling,there is a filter so the boogers wont go in your mouth sounds nasty but they work better then those Bulb things. and ya saline drops is about all you can do. sleeping with a cool mist humdifier helps colds as well.

Erin - posted on 01/28/2010

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Do you have a humidifier? If not go into the bathroom, turn on the hot shower and let it get all steamy in there and just sit with the baby. I used saline nose drops by I think the brand is "Little one's". Also do you have one of those bulb things they gave you in the hospital? Use that if you do, but it doesn't need to put shoved up the nose just the tip. good luck, I hope you find something that works:)

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Tasha - posted on 11/03/2012

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The saline drops aren't working for me at all .......his cold is only getting worse

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When my daughter had her first cold we used saline drops and a bulb syringe. It worked pretty well.

Beck - posted on 01/30/2010

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We also found that when our little man got his first and (touch wood) only cold at 8weeks old that we slept him in his little swing - being nearly upright helped keep his nose clearer - gosh they were a horrid few days, so glad we have not had any more since then (he is now 11mths). Good luck with it.

Heather - posted on 01/30/2010

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those nose suckers are really hepful if they will let you...if they are under a year old, then definitly use!

Marianne - posted on 01/30/2010

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a tiny tiny little bit of vicks baby vapor rub on their chest. and a vicks vaporizer in their room for about two hours every night. works wonders. Good luck

Jo - posted on 01/30/2010

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I agree with everyone else, saline drops and the bulb syringe. Also, you may want to invest in a cool mist humidifer.

Julie - posted on 01/30/2010

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I used saline nose drops or you can get it in a spray then the aspirator. You could also use a vaporizer in your babies room at night especially, you just put some water in it and add vicks drops, i found that helped.

Tricia - posted on 01/30/2010

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Although the baby syringes are hated by babies I was forced to use one on mine as she spent a few days in the hospital with severe respiratory issues. Part of the problem was the congestion in her nose and they had to put tubes in to suck it all out...so I found that the syringe by "little noses" that also comes with the saline drops is easiest and more effective to use than the others. It's shaped to better "suck it out" But use the drops too.

Kym - posted on 01/29/2010

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when my baby was young he was conjested all the time due to allergies I tryed a nasal asperator but he fought it so it didn't do a good job. I got a Nosefreda which worked great. You put it near their nose and suck. It sounds gross but it has filters so you don't get any germs or muck in your mouth.

Megan - posted on 01/29/2010

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We use the saline spray, and the nasal syringe. When you suck out the right side, be sure to hold the left shut, and vise-versa, it works a lot better that way!

Benny - posted on 01/28/2010

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nasal aspirator or what in general called bulb syringes. they work fine with nasal obstructions. + instill a saline drop to both nares.

Meagan - posted on 01/28/2010

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try saline nose drops...& then a nasal aspirator to clean em. we use that when my son is congested & it works. a cool mist vaporizer is said to help also

Amy - posted on 01/28/2010

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there are things u can buy from the shop to clear the nose they sort of suck it up (baby doesnt like it much but it does work!) i got mine in a safty first kit. works wonders

Kylie - posted on 01/28/2010

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you can buy infant saline sprays...i used the brand little nonses and it really helped in those early month to clean congestion so bubby could sleep and nurse and still breathe.

Liane - posted on 01/28/2010

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Saline nose drops and a bulb syringe/nasal aspirator. They don't love it so you'll have to hold him/her still but it works every time. Hope this helps!

Jasmin - posted on 01/28/2010

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I would try one of those bulb syringes (spelling?), you know, they use them in the hospital when the baby is born to get all the junk out of their airways. Also, depending on the age, you can try to use saline drops first, to get everything flowing and then suck it out with the bulb. Hope that helps!

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