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Old 12-11-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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how can i help my 5 month old with her stuffy nose

how can i help my 5mnth old with her stuffy nose

 
Old 12-13-2009, 06:59 AM   #2
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Re: how can i help my 5mnth old with her stuffy nose

take her in the bathroom and shut the door, turn on the hot shower, and let it steam up the room and stay in there for 10-15 minutes, then suction out her nose, run a vaporizor in her room at night, and make sure she gets lots of fluids

 
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:37 AM   #3
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Re: how can i help my 5mnth old with her stuffy nose

Hi - I agree with 'lost and confused', especially about using a small syringe to clear out her nose. Be sure you squeeze the syringe very lightly so that you don't scare the baby. I used this method on all three of my now-adult children, and it helped very much to clear the nose. I didn't like using a vaporizer, but many do. Good luck. Mabent

 
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Re: how can i help my 5 month old with her stuffy nose

We also used saline drops to try and break loose the congestion. I'd make sure to get the bathroom nice and steamy and give DS a bath in the morning and before bed. Would use the saline drops and bulb syringe before bed, so he could sleep and eat better.

 
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Re: how can i help my 5 month old with her stuffy nose

we use the saline also.. i usualy used saline and then sucked out his nose at every diaper change

 
Old 12-15-2009, 12:12 PM   #6
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Re: how can i help my 5 month old with her stuffy nose

I agree with sucking out the nose. My son (7 mo) is constantly congested. He HATES the sucker, but it does help. The salene drops also help. I hope he feels better soon!

 
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