Nasal breathing is very important for newborns because breathing through the mouth
is almost impossible in this age group: the tongue pushes the epiglottis back.
Newborns cannot clean their noses from mucous and crusts which actively form during
the heating season. Obstructed nasal breathing leads to infection which spreads to
the nasopharynx and ear drum (rhinitis, adenoiditis, otitis), thus disturbing the
process of sucking and swallowing. The baby is then restless and even rejects
Regular nasal hygiene care from the very birth:
It's better to clean the nose in the morning together with other hygienic
No cotton buds should be used to clean the baby's nose because they can injure
the tender mucosa.
In order to soften crusts and moisturise the nasal mucosa medicine should be
uswed like that: pass 1-2 drops into each nasal passage, then use a soft cotton
turunda to remove mucous and crusts.
You may repeat the procedure to completely soften and eliminating crusts from
the nasal cavity.
How to protect your child if somebody from your family gets ill with ARVI?
Limit kids/ communications with the ailing family member
The ailing person should use a face mask
The room should be ventilated regularly
Maintain optimal humidity and air temperature (60% RH, 18°С) in the child's room
In order to wash viruses and bacteria from nasal mucosa use two Aqua Maris® drops for each nasal passage 3 times a day, then
remove nasal secretion with an aspirator.
The risk of a baby getting ARVI is higher in families where elder children go to
kindergarten or school.