My Baby Is Smiling Now – I Have A Solution For His Blocked Nose

My Baby Is Smiling Now- I Have A Solution For His Blocked Nose

As a mom, I am sure you have stayed up many nights when your baby couldn’t sleep because of a blocked nose! I know how it feels, I went through the same thing with my own baby and it always left me teary eyed as it made me helpless and sad.

As a new mom staying in a nuclear family, a lot of things were unknown to me. One of the most important things that I didn’t know was comforting a baby with a cold! Common cold isn’t so simple after all!

The Exhausting Day

I still remember the first winter, when my baby was just 6 months old! He had caught a cold and was uncomfortable since babies are obligatory nose breathers. He would only be comfortable when I held him upright on my shoulders and walked around. By the end of a few hours, my shoulders used to hurt and my hands were heavy as logs. My hubby offered to take turns and then he continued the same routine. After a few hours, both of us were exhausted and none of the home remedies seemed to be offering much relief.

The domino effect of blocked nose

Cranky behavior

My son, who was otherwise a very playful child, suddenly became very cranky. No amount of toys, food or chatter would help pacify him. Helpful elderly neighbors suggested steam and warm wraps, which seemed to be working. However, my son seemed to have lost all interest in fun and was only interested in crying his lungs out.

Losing Appetite

Another thing that I observed was his disinterest in food. He seemed to hate solid food. The only thing he seemed to be interested in was water or milk! While the elders suggested I should try and give him something hot, he refused anything that was beyond lukewarm. So we resorted to lukewarm water and milk. As I fed him milk and water, I started feeling guilty about not trying hard enough to feed him, but at that point I was exhausted and he seemed to be on a solids strike!

Sleep Deprivation

The whole day went in a daze! My son wouldn’t play, wouldn’t eat and wouldn’t sleep! The blocked nose was not letting him sleep. Initially we were clueless about a blocked nose affecting his sleep and tried to feed him, checking his diaper and the other normal routine. However, after a while we realized that the moment I picked him up, he would quiet down a bit.

We spent the whole night taking turns and carrying him in an upright position. By morning, my helplessness had turned into anger, which later ended up in despair! I just wanted him to sleep for some time! As we rushed to our pediatrician, the first thing the doctor did was put a drop of Nasivion mini (baby) nose drops in each of his nostrils.

After checking my son and prescribing him medicines, my doctor asked us to keep Nasivion handy. The doctor prescribed 1 drop in every nostril 2-3 times a day. I could see the difference it was making in my baby’s life. My son started looking comfortable.

As per doctor’s suggestion, a continued use of Nasivion for 3 days showed its magic and in no time, my baby was back to being the happy, healthy baby that he was. Since that day, Nasivion is a part of my medical kit at home.

Learning is a part of motherhood and as my children grew older, I have understood a few more tips that can help the child overcome the discomfort of a blocked nose. Here are a few tips that I picked up along the way.

One can opt for Nasivion (Mini) Baby Nose Drops (0.01%) or Nasivion Pediatric (Child) Nose drops (0.025%) depending on the age of the child. As Nasivion is the first line treatment, if the situation is aggravated then consulting the doctor before its use is must. 

Some simple tips for common cold

  1. Let your child drink a lot of fluids. Water, juice, milk, soups etc. Adequate hydration helps in thinning out the mucus and flow well on the outside.
  2. Prop your child’s head on a pillow or put him/her to sleep in a car seat. Elevated head position helps in keeping the nose clear and less congested.
  3. Steam works well. If your child is old enough to take steam, give it to them, to relieve the discomfort.
  4. If the child is small and cannot take steam. Create a humid area. I used to make a bedsheet tent and coupe up in it with my child while keeping the steamer turned on in the tent. Increased humidity helps loosen up the mucus in baby’s nose
  5. Keep a saline solution nose drop like Nasivion Nasal Saline solution handy. As it has a salt ingredient it can easily be used on your baby’s sensitive nose.
  6. If the problem is aggravated then after consulting the doctor, one can opt for Nasivion (Mini) Baby Nose Drops or Nasivion Pediatric (Child) Nose drops depending on the age of the child.

These tips along with Nasivion has helped me ensure that my baby is smiling. Even after 4 years, I still use Nasivion for my child. Hope this post helps you tide over the sleepless nights that you may encounter because of cold. Common cold can be frustrating and difficult for a baby, if you wish to use Nasivion as a remedy remember to consult your pediatrician before use.

 What’s your take on common colds? What tips or solutions have you found helpful? Do share in the comments below.

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36 thoughts on “My Baby Is Smiling Now – I Have A Solution For His Blocked Nose

    Shraddha Bhalla

    (August 11, 2018 - 9:27 pm)

    Such great tips ! I am very prone to getting colds so I can truly appreciate these tips and what a difference they would have made in your little one’s life
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    richa mina

    (August 11, 2018 - 10:03 pm)

    wow, nice tips you’ve given to take care of blocked nose since children are nose breathers so it’s a big problem for mothers. great post for moms.

    Aritra Chakrabarty

    (August 12, 2018 - 1:36 pm)

    Nasal congestion is a common problem among infants n these are great ways to combat that. Thank you for sharing 😊

    Kajal kothari

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:34 pm)

    Loved the article and the details. Very helpful tips too for cold which is a very common problem.

    Dipali Bhasin

    (August 13, 2018 - 2:34 pm)

    Nasal congestion is as uncomfortable for the baby as it is for the restless, anxious mother. Your tips will be helpful to all the mommies with newborn babies. Informative!

    U K

    (August 13, 2018 - 11:49 pm)

    Nasal congestion can lead to major issues if ignored, especially in babies and infants. Great tips. 🙂

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    Alpana Deo

    (August 14, 2018 - 1:49 am)

    For infants and young kids, when the noae is blocked, they don’t k ow any other alternative. Nasal drops definitely help to give them some relief. Happy baby makes the mom happy.

    Ruchi Verma

    (August 14, 2018 - 7:04 am)

    Your tips are so perfect not only for kids but for mom’s too and I love that you covered it so perfectly… seriously nasal problem for kids is really worried issue for mom’s and you gave perfect solution

    Priyal

    (August 14, 2018 - 9:57 am)

    Nasivion nasal drop is the best to give relief to kids from blocked nose, I am personally using it for my kids from last few years
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    Roma Gupta Sinha

    (August 14, 2018 - 11:40 am)

    We all moms sail in the same boat dear, glad we discovered Nasivion to get rid of the dominos effect you rightly pointed our dear
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    Jhilmil Bhansali

    (August 14, 2018 - 3:52 pm)

    Stuffy nose is really a sad situation for babies as they face problems sleeping, playing. I have been using Nasivion for my son and it is a perfect drop along with home remedies.

    Sayeri

    (August 14, 2018 - 4:30 pm)

    For this blocked nose baby can’t eat and breathe properly and as a mom you will feel so helpless! But now its time to say good bye to blocked nose because we have nasivion now.

    Akanksha

    (August 14, 2018 - 5:53 pm)

    This was the much needed post. Honestly, I need this more than anyone. My son often catches cold and gets blocked nose easily which irritates him a lot. It affects his sleeping patterns and he gets really cranky. Saline drops are quickest way to clear congestion x

    Neha Sharma

    (August 14, 2018 - 6:23 pm)

    This is a must-read post for all the parents. We can ease the discomfort in kids caused due to the blocked nose by following these simple tips. Thanks for sharing Neha!

    Jhilmil D Saha

    (August 14, 2018 - 7:05 pm)

    My daughter also used to face so much problem with blocked nose when she was younger. I too foubd a solution with Nasivion

    Dipika Singh

    (August 14, 2018 - 7:13 pm)

    Baby smiles when they have sound sleep during the night-time. Nasivion has helped me big time when daughter was under one. Blocked or stuffy nose was a major culprit for sleepless nights.

    Tina

    (August 14, 2018 - 8:56 pm)

    blocked nose is a big problem in babies in any season! Nasivion helps to give them relieve. I use it too.
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    Princy

    (August 14, 2018 - 9:12 pm)

    since I have personally used this and found this super helpful, I have started recommending this to my mum friends.

    Mrinal Kiran

    (August 14, 2018 - 9:13 pm)

    Nasal congestion is hard to bear even for adults.. can only imagine how uncomfortable it would be for babies and kids… Nasivion is really helpful!

    Khushboo

    (August 14, 2018 - 10:39 pm)

    These are some really helpful tips for parents. Nasal congestion for kids is not good.

    Siddhi

    (August 15, 2018 - 1:16 am)

    Extremely helpful tips. Best post I have read today. My baby often gets nasal blockage. This post will be quite helpful.

    Bushra

    (August 15, 2018 - 11:21 am)

    Blocked nose can lead to many problem and make it difficult for both child and parents. Nasivion looks like a Effective solution to nasal congestion

    Humaira

    (August 15, 2018 - 11:39 am)

    Amazing Nasivion nasal drops. Nasivion is the trusted brand and quite affordable. This nasal drop is best for kids to get relief from nasal swelling and pain. Great thoughts.

    Papri Ganguly

    (August 15, 2018 - 11:50 am)

    nasal congestion of my little one gives me nightmares. Navision nasal spray is effective to get rid of nasal congestion

    Priyanka Patwari

    (August 16, 2018 - 8:00 am)

    Nasivion is a trusted brand for sure. It works like magic. I am using it for my daughter and say bye bye bocked nose problem..

    Ghazala Naseem

    (August 16, 2018 - 11:39 am)

    Nice and useful article , taking care of young one is so important as they cannot themself explain their problem .

    Priyadarshani Panda

    (August 19, 2018 - 9:40 pm)

    i know blocked nose is such a nightmare..i have been through it with a new born thanks to nasivion we sailed through it without much hassle.

    Amrita

    (August 20, 2018 - 9:04 am)

    An important way to keep babies comfortable is the nasal saline drop, at our home too.This will help many new moms .

    Kavita Singh

    (August 20, 2018 - 9:52 am)

    Oh, the monsoon and blocked nose of my toddler has given me many sleepless nights. I am going to share it with other moms who are struggling with this situation 🙂

    Gurjeet Chhabra

    (August 20, 2018 - 9:52 am)

    I can relate myself. Mom and baby know what congestion does, it seems a small thing but causes a lot of problems. I am using nasivion for both my kids whenever congestion problem occurs

    Anubhuti Seth

    (August 20, 2018 - 11:47 am)

    Sleep deprivation is a big problem during blocked nose issues. Taking important steps early helps getting relief soon. I use Nasivion drops since the initial years and am very satisfied with it.

    Pooja Kawatra

    (August 20, 2018 - 11:49 am)

    I think we all moms can relate to these days when our little one has got blocked nose and congestion with those sleepless nights. Good, we have a great solution now.

    Shubhada Bhide

    (August 20, 2018 - 2:27 pm)

    These are some great tips to get rid of colds for babies. Nasal Congestion is really a serious issue for babies and toddler.

    prisha

    (August 20, 2018 - 7:09 pm)

    a blocked nose for an infant can be a true menace. very helpful tips on tackling them!!

    Haimanti Bhattacharjee

    (September 14, 2018 - 7:22 pm)

    I can feel your pain as well as the relief… I think more or less every child suffers from severe nasal congestion and their parents(specially first time parents) have a hard time… Nasivion and the other tips will come in handy for all the parents…

    Priyanka Patwari

    (September 15, 2018 - 1:31 am)

    Nasivion is really very promising .. After using it to my daughter i say tata bye bye to block nose problem.. #MyFriendalexa #Flavorsofworldread

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