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Best Remedy to Unblock Your Baby’s Nose

With the onset of monsoons, viral infections are on a high. Cold, cough, stomach ache and diarrhoea become common in every household. It is very difficult for a mother to see her baby falling sick due to these. Children become cranky all day and are unable to sleep at night. This is a very painful sight for a mother.

During monsoons, when the weather becomes cooler, children also suffer from blocked nose. Children get extremely cranky because of the discomfort caused due to nasal congestion. Both the bacteria and viruses are there all through the year but they become more active during the rainy season. There could be many reasons for the increased viral infections and common colds during this time – the cold, the growth of germs in stagnant water, mixing of clean and infected water and decreased immunity. 

How Nasal Congestion Affects Babies?

1)    Obligatory nose breathers

Babies who are less than 1 year of age are obligatory nose breathers which means that they can only breathe through their nose. When they suffer from Nasal congestion, they have difficulty breathing. 

2)    Mental and physical growth

Chronic nasal congestion leads to mouth breathing. Mouth breathing disrupts our natural body mechanics and adversely affects other bodily functions. 

3)    Food intake of toddlers

Toddlers are obligatory nose breathers. With a blocked nose, they use their mouth to breathe. When they are eating food they find it difficult to breathe. A blocked nose also affects their hunger since they cannot smell or taste the food. 

4)     Kids become highly cranky and restless due to nasal congestion.

What are the symptoms of nasal congestion in children below 6 years of age?

1)    The nose is runny and drooling all the time. 

2)    You can hear a whistling sound in the breathing of the child.

3)     Nasal congestion leads to snoring while the baby is sleeping. 

4)    You will find the child picking up on his nose often. 

Best remedies for nasal congestion in babies

  1.    Increase the humidity in the room with the help of a humidifier. 
  2.    Increase the intake of liquids and water throughout the day.
  3.    Give steam inhalation to babies to give relief from congestion.
  4.   Put a well squeezed towel soaked in warm water gently on the forehead and around the nose to give warm compress. 
  5.    Give a lot of quiet time and rest to recover speedily. 
  6.   Give saline solution nasal drops to relieve the nasal blockage.
  7.    For children above 2 years of age, place a pillow under the mattress so that there is an angle with the child’s head higher than the feet. This may help out in draining mucus out of sinusitis.
  8.    Consult a doctor if the blockage persists and take proper medication. 

About Nasivion Nose Drops

Nasivion nose drops is a nasal decongestants in an easy drop form. It unblocks the nose and provides relief to the baby. It comes in different strength according to the age of the child. Give it only after consulting a doctor.

  1. a)    Nasivion (0.01%) Mini is for infants below 1 year. 
  2. b)    Nasivion (0.25) Paediatric is for children between the ages of 1-6 years. 
  3. c)    Nasivion saline nasal solution helps soothe nasal dryness and improve nasal hygiene.

Give the dosage as per the advice of the doctor. 

Nasal congestion is troublesome not only for the baby but for mothers too. Maintaining hygiene and sanitation in and around the house proves beneficial especially during the monsoons as it checks the growth of bacteria and viruses.

Hope you found these tips helpful do share with me your experiences and tips in the comments box below. 

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#Bar-A-Thon Day 5: Give Me Five

“Dad, I told you I don’t want to get married.”

“Just meet the boy once, after that you can decide whether you want to go ahead or not.”

Knock, Knock…

She opened the door, “Sushant?”

Happy and surprised to see her college best friend, she could not hold herself, “so you are the boy…”

“Ya, it’s all because of your dad. Somehow he got to know that we liked each other and…”

“And I called his parents to talk about you two shy birds. Mr Verma was too happy with the proposal. So? Give me Five!”

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This post is written as an entry for Day 5 of the Bar-A-Thon Edition 3. I am taking up the theme of A Marathon of 100 words stories combined with todays prompt – Give me Five

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#Bar-A-Thon Day 4: Four Corners of the World

It’s a grand ceremony. People from the four corners of the world have gathered here. My father, my mother and all my friends are here. I have made them all proud today. It’s a special day for me for they will honour me with the Param Vir Chakra today.

Neeta, my beautiful wife, looks beautiful as ever holding our baby in her arms. She climbs the stairs to join me on the stage.

I am so happy to see her yet so sad!

How I wish God had given me a few more years to live with her!

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This post is written as an entry for Day 4 of the Bar-A-Thon Edition 3. I am using the theme as a Marathon of 100 words story challenge combined with the prompt for today which is “four corners of the world”.

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#Bar-A-Thon Day 3: Three’s A Crowd

The setting was perfect, Manasi was looking gorgeous in her black dress while Sumit looked like a Greek god in his black suit. After six months of having a baby, they had planned a dinner date leaving their baby in the custody of grandparents.

The waiter took the order, Manasi was waiting for some romantic conversation.

Sumit’s phone rang. A call by one of his clients took a good half an hour after which the rest of the evening was gone with Sumit making arrangements for his client’s visit.
“Three’s a crowd,” she thought as they sat in the car.

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This post is written as an entry for Day 3 of the Bar- A- Thon Edition 3. I am using my theme as the marathon of 100 word story challenge combining with the prompt for today which is ‘Three’s a crowd’.

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#Bar-A-Thon 2018 Day 2 – Lesser of Two Evils

Her family was planning her marriage. She resisted and opted for M.A. Statistics only to realise it was not meant for her.

“Dad, any marriage proposal for me?”

“Yes, but he is a divorce`.”

“It’s ok dad. It will work.”

Her semester was coming to an end.

“Dad, any other?”

“Yes, but the age difference!”

“It’s ok, dad.”

“He drinks too.”

“No worries, dad.”

She got engaged.

Her exams were approaching.

“They are asking for an early marriage.”

“It’s ok, dad.” She chose the lesser of two evils for that was the only way to skip her exams.

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This post is written as an entry for Day 2 of the Bar- A-Thon Edition 3. The prompt that I am using is the marathon of 100 word stories combined with the prompt for today which is ‘lesser of two evils’.

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