You will need
- rubber bulb;
- - a syringe without a needle;
- -special saline or sodium chloride.
Before rinsing the nozzle remove the mucus from there. This can be done with a small rubber bulb, which must be in your medicine cabinet. The kid may not like this procedure, as well as generally washing the nose. But it must be done, otherwise all efforts will be wasted. The solution will simply flow out back.
Special children’s saline can be bought at the pharmacy. Usually there are several types of them, and you can choose the one which more than anything else matches both your goals and age of the baby. Follow the instructions exactly. If there is no suitable product for sale, do it yourself. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in a liter of water. You can take hot water to prepare, but before the procedure it is necessary to cool to room temperature temperature .
Prepare the syringe. It is better to take a small diabetic 5 ml, that is exactly how much solution you will need. The needle must be removed. If you have only a larger syringe, carefully monitor the amount of fluid.
Put the baby on a barrel. Pour water in small streams first into one nostril, then into another. If the nose is blocked, the child’s mouth is usually open, but this must be monitored. Observe that the baby does not choke on the solution. If this suddenly happened, put it on your stomach and pat it lightly on the back.
If the doctor has prescribed drops, drip them after washing. It is dangerous to engage in self-medication; not all medicines used by adults or even older children are suitable for a baby.