How to educate
a child to blow his nose?
Newborns do not know how to blow their noses, and it will take 3 to 5 years before the child fully learns this important skill. What should be done we do to evacuate excessive nasal discharge in newborn or to provide regular nasal hygiene and To solve these problems there are easy convenient nasal aspirators which help get rid of mucus and crusts in the nose, suitable for babies and older children.
Aspirator is indispensable tool when you need to clean the nose urgently. You should educate the child to blow his nose without haste in a calm friendly atmosphere and in playful way.
Why it is necessary to teach a child to blow the nose and clean mucous discharge?
1Rhinitis in children can quickly lead to complications. The eustachian tube (i.e. the canal connecting the throat, nose and ear) in children is short and wide, so nasal mucus can get into the middle ear cavity and cause otitis. Abundant mucus should be removed in time (blow out or with a help of aspirator) to avoid inflammatory complications.
2Nose stuffiness affects the mood, sleep, appetite of a child.
3If nasal obstruction is chronic —this may lead to to a lack of oxygen and, therefore cause problems with the child development.
4Crusts in the nose prevent effective "fight" against viruses
At what age should a child be educated to blow his nose?
It is desirable that by the time the child enters the kindergarten, he already knew how to blow his nose without the external help. Some children quickly learn the skill of blowing, and others need time. The first "training" can be offered to a child starting from 1.5-2 years. It can be fun and easy exercises that will educate to blow air out of the nose.
3 games that will
educate to blow a nose
If you see that the child is ready to learn how to blow his nose, try the following games.
How to blow
the nose properly?
When the child has learned to blow air through the nose, you can proceed to working out the "technique" of blowing. The proper way is to open a mouth slightly, clutch one nostril with the finger and blow another into a paper tissue. The "blowing pressure" should not be too strong.
A few more tips:
Blowing with both nostrils at the same time is ineffective
To facilitate blowing, use Aqua Maris drops for babies or Aqua Maris Classic spray . Seawater helps to dilute the mucus and crusts in the nose and easily remove it.
The child shouldn’t blow his nose if he has a nasal mucosa edema. In this case, you must first use vasoconstrictors and get rid of mucus when oedema is reduced
Caution: do not force the child to blow his nose — this may lead to otitis
It is better not to teach the child to blow his nose during illness, when he is irritable and capricious
What if I can not teach my child?
If the child refuses to learn to blow his nose or if it does not work, postpone the "workouts" and continue using the aspirator. The kid will necessarily blow his nose, just while he is not ready to master this skill.
How to find you Aqua Maris®
Aqua Maris® products are pioneers among the agents using the unique properties of natural seawater. Aqua Maris® products help to provide gentle and natural hygienic care for the nasal mucosa.
For children 1 + and adults.
Seawater helps to remove accumulated mucus and naturally facilitate its removal by cleaning the baby’s nose. Aqua Maris® for Children gently and evenly irrigates the mucosa, moisturizing and restoring its functions.
For children older than 1 year old and adults.