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3 Ways to Treat a Stuffy Nose in Babies and Toddlers (With Reasons/Signs)

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It was a Nightmare for Amy, when her 8 months old son, had Congestion (Stuffy Nose) due to a change in weather (Cold). She isn’t able to figure it out, how to deal with it, and soothe the baby. She lives in a place, where the winter season is longer than summer. Due to this, her baby always has the problem of cold and congestion.

While sleeping, the baby wasn’t comfortable at all and his tiny nose was making his condition worse to breathe. Due to congestion, her son refuses to take the breastfed and sometimes bottle feeding, as stuff nose was bothering him. Actually, babies can’t breathe through their mouths in the first few months, as infants are commonly described as obligate nasal breathers. It means that for babies it would be difficult to breathe through their nose, in case of a blocked nose.

After looking at her son’s condition, Amy decided to do her own search and find the right medication for cleaning her son’s stuffy & dry nose. Below are the few methods, she adopts and able to find the perfect solution for her son’s Nasal Congestion (stuffy nose). And, she was happy to share being findings with others.



Reasons for Nasal Congestion in Babies and Toddlers

Let’s Discuss, What are the reasons behind the Babies or Toddlers Stuffy Nose and provide the Right treatment.

6 Signs Your Baby Has a Stuffy Nose/ Nasal Congestion


3 Ways to Treat a Stuffy Nose in Babies and Toddlers

1 # Saline Nose Drops

Saline is nothing but simple saltwater, which you can buy from any pharmacy or you can make the saline solution at home. Whether your child has congestion or not, but it’s better to keep one bottle of saline drops at home for any case of a midnight emergency.

How to Make Homemade Saline Solution Recipe


8 cups water (filtered water for sure)
1/2 tsp non-iodized salt


How to Give Nasal Saline Drops to Babies or Toddlers


2 # Cool-Mist Humidifier or Vaporizer

Note: Don’t use a warm mist humidifier or hot water, steam to babies, as it can burn the baby if he or she is too close.


3 # Nasal Aspirator or Nasal Suction Bulb

It’s another way to clean a baby dry or stuffy nose, but it should be tried last. Before using the Aspirator/Bulb, try to use the saline solution for the relief. But in case, it’s not working, then you can buy the nasal aspirator or bulb of some reputed company or brand to clean your baby nose. But the question is how to use a nasal aspirator safely so that it doesn’t hurt the baby.

 How to use a Nasal Aspirator or Suction Bulb 


The Best Nasal Aspirator Products for Babies and Toddlers


Baby Electric Nasal Aspirator

Electric Nose Cleaner and Snot Sucker with LCD Screen, USB Rechargeable 5 Adjustable Settings and 4 Reusable Tips

Baby Nose Sucker with 4 Silicone Tips and 3 Suction Levels, Rechargeable Snot Sucker Includes Bonus Nasal Tweezers and Drop Bottles and Clean Brush Baby Nasal Aspirator 

Safe Hygienic and Quick Battery Operated Nose Cleaner with 3 Sizes of Nose Tips

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Baby Nasal Aspirator The Snotsucker, Hygienically & Safely Removes  A Baby Snot Sucker with Adjustable Suction Power Top Fill Cool Mist Humidifier 4L Ultrasonic Vaporizer for Babies
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Cool Mist Humidifier  2L Water Tank Humidifiers Baby with Night Light – Auto Shut Off and Filter-Free, 2-Year Warranty (2020 Edition) Humidifiers for Large Room Bedroom (6L), Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Air Humidifier for Babies Room Wireless Mini Humidifier for Babies1L Water Tank, USB Rechargeable Battery Operated
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