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What do I do for my newborns stuffy nose?

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Asked by dustynichell at 3:02 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Did the hospital give you a nose syringe?

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:08 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • pretty much all you can do is all home remedies. use a bulb syringe or saline drops to flush out the nose, invest in a cool mist humidifer and put it where the baby sleeps. if you dont have one you can steam up a bathroom with a hot shower and sit in the bathroom with the baby. if the baby is in a crib, you can elevate the mattress a little by folding up a blanket or towel and tucking it under one side. thats pretty much all you can do! some recommend vicks vapor rub, but it can be too harsh for a newborn's lungs

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 3:09 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Depends on how old your baby is i got the baby vicks rub for babyies only. it was 3 months and up .

    Answer by jessyka795 at 3:56 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • my daughter had the same problem actually she still does and she's 4months. our dr. said to use the "Little Noses" nose drops. Put a couple drops in each nostril (you CANT overdose on saline nose drops so dont worry about that), let the drops loosen up the boogies in there and then take the bulb and suck out what you can, becareful not to shove the bulb too far in or u can give ur little one a bloody nose.

    Answer by __TORI at 6:11 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • saline drops and a cool mist humidifier worked for us. (doctor suggested the two items)

    Answer by suzzanna at 6:56 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

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