Using a saline nasal spray on children
Having a cold may dampen your little one’s spirits. The constant sneezing and coughing, the headaches and the irritating runny nose can feel like a complete nightmare, but it is important to remember that there’s plenty you can do to help your little one feel more like themselves again.
One of the symptoms of a cold is a stuffy nose, which can impact your child’s breathing. When your little one has a blocked nose, a saline nasal spray, such as CALPOL® Saline Nasal Spray can be used to help clear their nasal passages.
Your child may be struggling to sleep due to their blocked-up nose, but a nasal spray can help, as it can aid sleep by easing nasal congestion.
Using a nasal spray on a child can be a tricky task so follow the tips below:
If your child is under two years old:
Lay your child down and turn their head to the side.
Put the nozzle into a nostril and press the spray head once.
Repeat in the other nostril.
Wipe nozzle after use.
If your child is over two years old:
Put the nozzle into one nostril, holding the bottle vertically.
Press the other nostril closed.
Press the spray head once and spray deeply, breathing in at the same time.
Repeat in the other nostril.
Wipe nozzle after use.
You can find more details here.
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CALPOL® Saline Nasal Spray (from birth) for congestion relief. Non medicine. Always read the label.



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