Children’s cold is always a test not only for the child, but also for the parents. A baby at the age of one or two years, as a rule, cannot say where he has a pain, you cannot put him to bed, you will not put under a towel to breathe over potatoes. A particular problem during such periods is cleaning the nose.
While the baby does not know how to blow your nose
To clean the baby’s nose, you have to use special accessories for nasal hygiene. Usually required:
– Cotton flagella
The most important thing is to clear the nose, thereby allowing the child to breathe freely and prevent the infection from spreading. You can rinse your nose with a syringe or pipette, for example, with chamomile decoction, suction the nose contents with an aspirator, and clean up the remnants with cotton flagella.
I want to say that I am a little afraid of washing the nose, especially under pressure. Once after our washing, my daughter started a terrible otitis, and now I try to do it very carefully.
Of course, all parents want the child to learn to blow his nose as soon as possible. In general, according to doctors, children learn to blow their nose from the age of eighteen months to about three years. Someone can master this business earlier, someone later. There are special techniques that help teach a child in an adult way to free the nose from excess mucus.
How we learned to blow our nose
Our son taught us dad. At that time, the son was not even one and a half years old. It turned out, we can say casually. In the bathroom during bathing and in the process of playing dad clamped his son’s nose. It seems he wanted to teach him to hold his breath. He did this after the child breathed the air. The son held his breath for a second (for some reason he did not go straight to the mouth), and then, when he was released, he exhaled loudly.
As it happened in the bathroom, droplets flew from the nose at the moment of exhalation. My son liked the game, and then he put his nose on his dad. I note that this happened when the son was healthy, and he did not have a cold.
Apparently, he remembered this game and, when he had a cold, we successfully repeated it. Clamped to him (as it should be) one nostril and offered to blow a nose. True, we didn’t part with the aspirator at all. Apparently, sometimes he is just lazy to blow everything out to the end. But anyway, now the treatment of the nose with us is easier.
Experts advise to play with the child: ask to blow a feather out of his nose, blow out the candle, blow off the foam in the bathroom. I think that the main problem here will be to explain to the child – it is necessary to blow and it is with the nose. You can also depict a puffing hedgehog or a steam locomotive and simply show the child how it is done.
I think the effectiveness of these methods depends on the age and ability of the child to repeat and depict.
Probably everyone has their own secrets in teaching the child such a useful business. Please share them in the comments!