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Baby boogers

My 8 week old son has some huge boogers form when he sleeps at night. They are deep down inside his nasal passages, and using the nasal aspirator irritates them causing them to bleed a little. He has no other symptoms, so he cant' be sick. Any ideas on ways to prevent or a gentler way of extracting them?


Asked by Gal51 at 10:27 AM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (6)
  • If you nurse, use a little breastmilk rather then saline to loosen them before aspirating.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 11:01 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Use saline drops to help loosen them first. A humidifier or vaporizer in his/her room should help too.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 10:33 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I felt so bad for your baby that I almost forgot to answer. You can use a humidifier. It will help keep the air moist, and help baby breath better. Or, if baby doesn't like a bath yet, you can get in the tub with him and with warm water. The heat from the water can help soften the boogers in the nose, and keep it moist. If nothing else, you can try saline drops. Put them directly in the nose, and it will help keep the nostril moist.


    Answer by krissyvelazquez at 10:35 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Yep what the PP says. Humidifier at night since AC and heater pull moisture out of the air and Saline Nose Spray. Little Noses is a good brand and the saline comes out in a fine mist even when spraying upright. Once it's moistened for awhile, you can suction out the boogers since they will be more mucousy.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:42 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Moisture in the air can't be the problem ... we have a swamp cooler, not an a/c ... it uses humidity to cool the air.

    Comment by Gal51 (original poster) at 10:52 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Use some saline drops before he goes to bed and put a cool air humidifier in his room pointing in his general direction. That is what we had to do with out son when was having the same problem. They told us that too much sucking with the asparator would cause the bleeding and to just use the drops and only suck if we see a booger near the front. Hope the little guy gets rid of his boogies soon, nothing is more pitiful than a baby sick

    Answer by melisa.cantrell at 11:35 AM on Sep. 7, 2010