Relieving a Congested Baby – 4 Strategies

January 09, 2013 1 min read

Did you know babies can’t blow their own nose? If you’re reading this, you probably did. So, you have a congested non-nose-blowing baby. What do you do? There are a few options.

   Nasal Clear Aspirator1. Aspirator

Nasal aspirators deal with the problem head on by simply sucking the snot out of your baby’s nose. I recommend the Nasal Clear Battery Operated Aspirator from Mabis, because it plays music to calm your baby, is dishwasher safe, and battery operated. But if you want a more economical aspirator, try a simple bulb syringe.

  2. Breast Milk

Breast milk can be dropped into your baby’s nostrils to loosen mucus. It works the same as a saline solution, only it has the added benefit of breast milk’s antibacterial properties.

  3. Humidifiers

This one works for adults as well! Humidity thins out mucus and moistens nasal passages, making it easier for mucus to drain out. We offer several child friendly, animal-shaped humidifiers. Unlike vaporizers which also release a fine mist, humidifiers don’t boil water. This makes them safer, especially if you have young children who might knock one over.

  4. Keep Your Baby Upright

Lying down makes congestion worse. You may not be able to hold your baby upright all day, but simply elevating the top end of his or her mattress will help.