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Old 05-08-2005, 05:54 AM   #1
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Saline drops???

The pediatrician gave us samples of saline drops for my 2-week-old, but I don't remember when I'm supposed to use them. He gave them to us after we mentioned she sneezes a lot and we thought she might be allergic to our dog. This morning, she seems to have a stuffy nose and I was wondering if I should use the saline drops. Is that what they're for? Also, I have a hard time with the concept of putting any liquid in my infant's nose. Does this really help?

 
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Old 05-08-2005, 07:11 AM   #2
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Re: Saline drops???

They really do help if they are really stuffed up, if your little one istn't too bad, I wouldn't bother. Just use an eye dropper and put one or two drops in each nostril. And be prepared with kleenex cause sometimes they sneeze it all back out right away! My DD hated the drops so much I dreaded when she got sick, but sometimes you have to do whatever works. HTH

 
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:36 AM   #3
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Re: Saline drops???

Thanks for the info. She's still napping, so I'll see how stuffy she is when she wakes up. It's good to know the drops work before I go and put them in her nose. When my 10-year-old was an infant, they didn't have half the things they do now, so this is all new for me.

 
Old 05-09-2005, 11:45 AM   #4
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Re: Saline drops???

My 4 month old gets congested frequently. I don't use the drops, they are too much of a hassle...who needs that when you dealing with an unhappy baby.....I use Simply Saline for babies....I found it at both Walgreens and Walmart .....it has a special tip so that you don't stick the nozzel too far into the babies nose...and it is a mist, not drops......it works wonders.....try it, you'll be amazed at how much easier it is to work with....

 
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Re: Saline drops???

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My 4 month old gets congested frequently. I don't use the drops, they are too much of a hassle...who needs that when you dealing with an unhappy baby.....I use Simply Saline for babies....I found it at both Walgreens and Walmart .....it has a special tip so that you don't stick the nozzel too far into the babies nose...and it is a mist, not drops......it works wonders.....try it, you'll be amazed at how much easier it is to work with....

WOW I wish I would have found something like that when my DD was little....sounds so much easier.

 
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