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Newborn stuffy nose

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Cottagecosy Wed 01-Feb-17 03:14:15

Hoping someone has a magic suggestion to save my sanity!

Dd is 4 weeks and has had a bunged up nose since she was born. We were told it's normal mucus etc and would clear it's self in time.

Problem is she can't settle at night in her crib because she is so bunged up. It's horrible watching her struggling. She can often sleep on me (presumably because she is more on her side) but I'm getting no sleep! Slightly confusingly she is generally ok on her back during the day?!

Crib is already raised head end. Have been using saline spray. Nasal sucker doesn't seem to get anything out.

Has anyone got any ideas of what may help so I can get some sleep??

Apologies if I don't reply straight away- may dose off as I'm sitting here with her!

firsttimemum15 Wed 01-Feb-17 03:19:11

Saline soeay/ drops to try the mucus but for now try running the shower and getting the bathroom steamy. My lo loved tge sound of tge runnibg shower too

Cottagecosy Wed 01-Feb-17 03:21:56

Thanks firsttimemum. Yes we've been using the saline religiously but it doesn't seem to do much. Have also tried shower trick and she seems to improve for an hour or two but then it's back to being bunged up.

Aliveinwanderland Wed 01-Feb-17 03:29:35

We used snuffle babes vapour rub and a calpol plug in when DS was smaller. It says from 2 months I think but our GP said it would be fine.

Maybe ask your health visitor or GP if you can try them.

usernoidea Wed 01-Feb-17 03:48:48

Is she breast or bottle? If breast she could be more congested due to your dairy intake......

girlelephant Wed 01-Feb-17 04:36:54

If you are allowed to use them I second the Calpol plug-in & Snuffle Baby.

lightcola Wed 01-Feb-17 05:19:09

I put s bit of snuffle babe on a bib and attach it to the basket out of reach.

Cottagecosy Wed 01-Feb-17 11:16:26

Iv not heard off snuffle baby, thanks I'll go and have a look now.

I am breast feeding. I didn't realise it could be related to dairy! Would there be other signs too? Poo seems normal.

usernoidea Wed 01-Feb-17 12:51:12

I think their can be other symptoms too of dairy intolerance or lactose intolerant.....or something else diet related . Google it
It also could be just bunged friends kids were like that until 6 ish weeks...

usernoidea Wed 01-Feb-17 12:52:17

Ps take the nasal pump thing and frisbee out the window - they're a total gimmick

Cottagecosy Wed 01-Feb-17 13:25:16

Usernoidea that made me laugh- yeah it doesn't seem to do much, I think because the mucus is further back in the nose/ throat.

That sounds promising about your friend, hopefully a few more weeks and things may improve. I just expected it to clear quicker than this!

And re dairy- I don't think she has any of the other symptoms but I will keep it in mind just in case

gazingatthestars Wed 01-Feb-17 20:31:22

Cottage are you sure it's mucus or is it snoring? I only ask as if it's snoring you should go to GP and ask about upper airway issues such as floppy larynx.
If it's a long running cold then I'd ease off the saline as too much can make it worse.

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