Easy Tips for Relieving Your Baby’s Blocked Nose

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Easy Tips for Relieving Your Baby’s Blocked Nose

Tips for Relieving a Newborn’s Blocked Nose:

To help maintain healthy nasal functioning and nasal immunity in young babies and toddlers, there are a few simple things you can do to:

  1. Keep the baby’s room well ventilated and ensure the surroundings are kept clean and dust-free.
  2. If you suspect your baby is sensitive to dust and other airborne particles, try an air purifier with a HEPA which can help remove irritants and allergens in the air.
  3. If your baby has a cuddly soft toy or security blanket, wash this regularly.
  4. Some parents find a humidifier or a mist vaporiser handy if the air is quite dry where you live. Dryness can lead to mucus dryness which may result in a blocked or congested nose.
  5. Use a preservative-free, isotonic nasal saline like FLO Baby Nasal Saline Spray. Simply spray the saline into baby’s nose and gently wipe their nose with a clean tissue. This cleansing action can help wash away excess mucus, germs and airborne irritants in baby’s nose. To help sleep and feeding, try using nasal saline 10-15 minutes before baby’s feeding or sleep time.

If your baby has a blocked nose, their sleep and feeding may be disrupted, and this can impact the whole family. By incorporating a few little changes around your home and environment, you could make all the difference.

Important points to remember when choosing a nasal saline product for your child:

  • Use a gentle nasal saline that can be used daily
  • Look for a “preservative-free” nasal spray
  • Make sure it’s easy to use and can spray at any angle.

Explore the FLO Kids and Baby nasal saline range to find relief for your child. Visit your local pharmacy or explore our online product finder for more information.


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