You know the drill. You put your little angel to bed, at last, cooing at their perfect little face. You are about to sigh peacefully and pat yourself on the back after another (semi) successful day of parenting, when you hear it. The dreaded sound of your child's nose as it sniffles and snuffles. Your little one has a blocked nose and you know what that means. The whole routine goes out the window and you must face a period of no sleep and poor feeding with an uneasy little human.
As parents, we would all do absolutely anything-including give an arm and a leg- to stop that awful sound and make our babies feel better. Thanks to Snufflebabe, this isn't necessary. Snufflebabe recommends a few simple ideas that you can do to relieve your child's nasal congestion and keep discomfort at bay.
1. Keep your child’s room warm and comfortable
Keep your baby’s bedroom humid by placing a bowl of warm water under the radiator. To combat those sniffles, add a few drops of Snufflebabe Vapour Oil to the bowl, or even sprinkle some on a damp cloth on the radiator. This will release soothing vapours of lemon, pine and tea tree oil which will act as a natural decongestant to help clear breathing.
2. Keep your baby hydrated
One of the most effective ways of combating a stuffy nose is by keeping your baby hydrated. Keep a sip cup or bottle of cool water at the ready. Encourage your little one to take regular sips to help them recover fast.
3. Change up your baby's feeding habits
Instead of their regular feeding routine try spreading out their meals throughout the day so that they have smaller portions more frequently. Smaller measures of food are easier on their digestive systems and will allow your baby’s body to fight the bugs or infection that may be causing the sniffles.
4. Prepare for bedtime
Spending time getting ready for bed properly is one way to get on top of the sniffles. Giving your baby a bath may be a good way to help soothe them if they are upset by flu symptoms; although some babies like baths more than others and if your baby tenses up, a bath might not be the right thing for them. Babies who enjoy taking a bath might enjoy it even more if you add some toys to the bath for them to play. Adding Snufflebabe’s New Vapour Bath Bubbles to their bath may help to relieve their stuffy nose so that they can breathe easier, feed comfortably and hopefully sleep for longer.
When putting them to bed, elevate your baby’s head by placing a pillow under the mattress. Then, lightly rub a small amount of Snufflebabe Vapour Rub onto your baby’s chest or throat. This will help ease their decongestion.
5. Use Snufflebabe Nasal Spray when they are active during the day
Though the discomfort is worse at night, you can combat a blocked nose during the day too. A great way to do this is by using the Snufflebabe Nasal Spray as it's quick and easy to apply- especially for wriggly babies! 1-2 sprays in each nostril as needed throughout the day will naturally clear your baby's blocked little nose, getting them one step closer to a more peaceful sleep and back to feeding as normal.
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