does anyone have a solution to a stuffed nose the saline thing doesn't work

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Lisa - posted on 11/18/2008

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If you are breastfeeding, my maternal child health nurse said that putting a drop of your breastmilk in their nostrils will work better than the saline.....I haven't had to try it yet though, but I will definitely be trying that when the time comes.

Jeannette - posted on 11/15/2008

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I used nasal suction when he was really little (a month or two). He recently had a cold (9months) and it made him so mad I couldn't do it. I figured as long as he can breathe and nurse well then why worry. But humidifiers and taking him in the bathroom with a warm shower running are great ideas. By the way, I used the lanolin ointment for nipples under his nose to prevent redness from wiping and to make it feel better. I figured if he can suck on it, it must be ok.

User - posted on 11/13/2008

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Sound gross but my friend used to do it to her baby that had coupe. She said it was the only thing that worked. She actually covered the baby's nose with her mouth and sucked it all out.

Jackie - posted on 11/15/2008

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hi there, there are plug- in, that vicks vaporub have made that helps in there room.that way it does not burn on the skin but does help him to still breath i in . it worked for my two boys.

Carolyn - posted on 11/13/2008

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Turn the shower on all the way hot and get it good and steamy. That should loosen him up a bit.
Also, if it's not really bothering him, other than being gross, don't stress about it too much. :) A little baby vic's under his nose helps too.

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Tina - posted on 11/15/2008

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hi have you tryed something called snufflebabe,you mite get it at your chemist or at a supermarket,hope that helps

Shae - posted on 11/15/2008

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Depending on how old your baby is...be aware of using the Vicks vapor rub, or other things like that directly on their skin. I asked my dr. (because my baby is 2.5 mos.), and they told me I couldn't use it until they are a bit older, because of skin sensitivity issues. (for most babies in general, I guess). But to get the same effect of the vapor rub, you could rub some on a cloth and attach it near/on their crib so that they still have scent of it nearby to help clear out congestion. Or, the vicks vapor rub humidifiers would be a good solution too.

Melody - posted on 11/15/2008

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try a vicks pack. You can get them at the RX. They are kind of like a bandaid. a friend of mine would put the patch on a onesie if the baby was under 2

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I actually just read in the Parenting magazine that a couple of drops of your breastmilk in the nose and then use the booger-sucker. Your breastmilk is full of antibodies and all kinds of good stuff! It is also good for minor cuts and scrapes and pink eye. I know it sounds strange, but it is supposed to work!

Tara - posted on 11/14/2008

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Just recently heard about the wet sock treatment. I tried it on myself and it worked. You first soak your feet in warm water and soak socks in cold water. Remove your feet from the warm bath and put the cold socks on. Put a pair of fleece or wool socks over the cold wet ones and go to bed. The socks will be dry in the morning. Sounds terrible but did work on my sinuses. Supposed to help any congestion issues. If you notice any changes in the morning repeat for a few nights.

Alyssa - posted on 11/13/2008

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I use the cool mist humidifier, some saline nasal MIST (much better) and then suck it all out. I recently just started trying the Highlands cold tablets to help dry up the nose. I also bought a plug in that runs vix tablets for the bedroom and rub vix all over the chest before bed. I also use the menthol bath and my baby loves it.

Carol - posted on 11/13/2008

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I use a vaporizer at night and it helps to break the congestion up. I use it for several nights and seems to help my son.

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I take a Q-tip, dampen the end, and lightly go up and get what can't be blown out. I know it seems gross but I've done it with my son and some of my friends children. The key is gentleness.

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try a snot sucker!!! I know it sounds gross, but ti really works!! and also try vicks vapour rub mixed with baby lotion & rub it on the baby's chest that works for my guys!!!

Sandra - posted on 11/13/2008

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Standing in the bathroom with the steam on helps loosen things up. Also a vicks waterless vaporizer in the room at night helps my daughters when they have colds.

Gressa - posted on 11/13/2008

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Have you tried a warm bath with menthol bubble bath wash. It gets the mucas flowing and then while you are in the bath you can clean it all out and then when you get out of the bath rub him down with the "little noses" menthol and add some saline. Right before bed is the best time!!

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