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.

"Wind, you are powerful"
It will be easier for the child to understand how to blow out the air out of the nose if he learns to blow with his mouth. Ask him to depict a strong wind — inhale the full chest of the air and exhale through the mouth with effort. And then make the task more complicated: ask the child to blow out air with a closed mouth through the nose.
"Racing on feathers"
Arrange the race! You will need a few light feathers (by the number of participants of the "races"). The task is to blow through a nose on the feather and try to keep it as far away as possible. The winner will be the one whose feather finalizes the first or ahead of the "competitors".
"Storm in a teacup"
Take straws for drinking and a glass of water. Straw should be brought to the nose (but not inserted deeply inside!), and the other end lowered into the water. The child is asked to blow bubbles, blowing air through the nose. If you worry that a child can accidentally inhale water you can replace it by a scattering of confetti on the table.

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.

Aqua Maris® Spray
Aqua Maris® Spray gently and evenly irrigates the nasal cavity, enriching the mucosa with microelements of the Adriatic Sea, which trigger natural mechanisms of self-cleaning and protection, boosts resistance to the introduction of pathogenic bacteria and viruses.
For children 1 + and adults.
Aqua Maris® Nasal drops for Children
Aqua Maris® for Children
Aqua Maris® drops is product for daily nasal hygiene and treatment rhinitis in children from the very birth.
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.
Аква Марис® Плюс
This product is designed to regenerate the nasal mucosa damaged by inflammation, prolonged use of vasoconstrictive agents and local hormonal agents and with a so-called dry rhinitis. Dexpanthenol as a component of Aqua Maris® Plus helps to repair and restore the mucosa. Seawater, rich in salts and minerals, moistens the mucosa and stimulates local immunity, a mechanism through which the nasal mucosa can cope with viruses and bacteria.
For children older than 1 year old and adults.
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