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Before nasal aspirators how did people effectivley remove snot from infants??

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Asked by veronicamw at 12:46 PM on Oct. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • I'm not sure I want to know 'cause I can only think of one way...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:47 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • I tried the nasal aspirator one time and gave up. When my Son was an infant, I would carefully use a Q-tip just at the opening of his nostril sideways and carefully swab it and most would just come out. If he was really plugged up, I would use saline nasal spray and it would just come out right away and I would use a tissue.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:01 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • My mom would suck the snot out of my son's nose. After I yelled at her she never did it again.

    Answer by paige8608 at 1:16 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • i tried using those once. it didn't work, so i never used one again. the baby i have now wipes her nose on her blanket, she just moves her head back and forth. she has been doing that since at least 3 months old. if i feel the need to remove anything, i just use the tip of a receiving blanket.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 1:23 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • paige- that's what I was afraid of... lol.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:27 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • Blow in one nostril and it will come out the other. Add a little saline first...

    Answer by Anna92464 at 7:08 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

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