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7 week old with cold

(10 Posts)
Samr85 Wed 26-Sep-12 13:08:36

Any advice to help feed my daughter with blocked nose. Saline solution isn't working n feel liked tried everything! Please help.

Whatevertheweather Wed 26-Sep-12 13:11:43

I'm using this Nuk Nasal Decongester from Boots on my 6 wo DD's blocked up nose. It's surprisingly effective and strangely satisfying

Samr85 Wed 26-Sep-12 13:13:38

Is that ok to use on 7 week old? Where would I get it from?

Samr85 Wed 26-Sep-12 13:16:46

Just re-read your message. Thanks for your advice. Is it given the same as saline solution? Before feeds etc?

Whatevertheweather Wed 26-Sep-12 13:36:19

You can use it whenever they seem blocked - it sort of sucks the mucus out its not drops. You just press it in, pop the end in their nostril, press the other nostril close then release and it gently sucks the mucus out into the nozzle.

Whatevertheweather Wed 26-Sep-12 13:36:57

Oh and you can use it from birth and boots sell them

Florin Wed 26-Sep-12 13:40:55

I have one of the snot suckers which you put one end up your baby's nose and the other you suck (don't worry there is a filter) incredibly effective especially if my husband does it. Everyone i know with the bulb sort say they are hopeless compared to the ones you suck. Also put saline spray up their nose first as that softens it and makes it easier to come out

Samr85 Wed 26-Sep-12 13:59:09

Sounds great. I shall give it a go. Thank you so much.

Sirzy Wed 26-Sep-12 14:24:27

Feed little and often throughout the day but make sure she is getting lots of fluid and having wet nappies

VoterColonelSebastianDoyle Wed 26-Sep-12 14:34:02

Put some Karvol in an oil burner in her bedroom (obviously well away from her cot or moses basket) about 2 hours before bedtime and that will really help unblock her little nose while shes sleeping. If you havent got an oil burner putting a few drops in a bowl of hot water in the room has the same effect. Hope you little one is better soon. thanks

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