Tre's Adoring Apples
As Tre got older and started to army crawl, I purchased an Imaginarium Alphabet & Numbers Foam Puzzle Mat- 36 Piece. The mat covers a large area of the floor creating a protective crawl space that is also waterproof. I just place him in the center with toys at the corner and let him have a go.
As his congestion was reduced, I use Little Remedies Sterile Saline Nasal Mist to moisten and eliminate some of his cloggings. I tilted his head to the side as instructed and snot came out of the opposite nostril. This was easy and effective.
A friend recommended NoseFrida’s The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator and I feel like this was the best investment ever. I felt the suction was able to clear so much more. My son still hates any device that may help clear his nose, but he wasn’t as hostile towards this instrument.
The Humidifier was run day and night along with vaporizer filling. We live in the desert so it’s dry and the humidifier helped dampen the air with slight relief. I noticed he seemed to breathe a little easier with the humidifier and vapor.
A Steamy Shower always does the job. When I get sick, I find that a steamy shower always seems to help unclog my nose. As I tried this with my son, it additionally works for babies.
The good ole’ fashioned Vics Vapor Rub, seemed a little harsh for my infant. I found Zarbee’s Soothing Chest Rub was a great natural alternative. I was able to smooth over his chest, back, and under his nose to help reduce congestion.
Juanita C. Clare
Just a new mother to an amazing little boy learning things as we grow.