One of the most frustrating and tiring things as a mom to young kiddos is when they get sick or are dealing with allergy issues. Usually that means less sleep, cranky kids, tears and lots of frustration for everyone. For us, the dreaded stuffy nose is the worst, especially for the baby of the house.
Did you know that babies don’t breathe out of their nose the first few months? Until about three or four months old, babies have not yet developed the reflex to open their mouth if their nose is stuffy. This is exactly why a young infant with a stuffy nose is so cranky and miserable.
Below are a few helpful tips for dealing with sickness in your littlest ones.
Using nasal saline, such as NeilMed Pedia Mist Saline Spray, is a great way to help loosen up all that stubborn mucus stuck in their tiny passages. Simply sit baby up (prevents it from runny down their throat) and spray into nostril(s). My children both hated this at first, but got used to it after several uses. The saline spray will help to cleanse, moisturizes and soothe tiny nasal passages.