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My 3 year old son can't blow his nose.

Does anyone have any great ideas on how to teach him? My eight year old son can't do it, either, I have tried but I guess I am not a good teacher for nose blowing. HELP!

 
kimjroberts

Asked by kimjroberts at 10:40 AM on Oct. 4, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • When he's healthy, have him try to blow little scraps of tissue paper across the table by breathing out through his nose hard. It lets him feel what to do and see the results.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:46 PM on Oct. 4, 2008

  • I can't help, but I'll be watching this one. My 10 y/o son can't blow, but my 5 y/o daughter can. Go figure!
    bdotmom

    Answer by bdotmom at 10:59 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

  • can you show him how to breathe out of his nose. then tell him to breathe out alittle harder. my 6yr.old nephew can't do it either. but that's how i got my kids to do it.
    pam228

    Answer by pam228 at 11:13 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

  • Don't laugh, I didn't blow my nose until I was like 13. i always just wiped what was running out with a tissue. I think Kaycee14 has a great idea!
    humaniterian87

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 1:11 PM on Oct. 4, 2008

  • I taught mine how to do this in the bathtub. When they would get water on or in their noses I would tell them to blow it out. ( I would demonstrate this). Once they understood that feeling of blowing out , they got the whole blowing their nose thing. Both my boys blew their noses at around 3 years of age. I know how helpful it is. Good Luck
    fbic72

    Answer by fbic72 at 3:35 PM on Oct. 4, 2008

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