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Blow their nose?

my son is almost 9 and can not blow his nose. His therapist and teachers have tried to teach him, I have tried..so frustrated because he gets frustrated and is constantly sucking the snot in and saying he can't breath. Anyone have any tricks? 

by on Oct. 13, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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benny1031
by on Oct. 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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Mine has not do e this yet I've tried to have him blow out his nose by taking a deep breath in and closing his mouth we're still working on it we have had a little bit of success .
Charizma77
by Carissa on Oct. 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Glad he is starting to "get it"!


Quoting benny1031:

Mine has not do e this yet I've tried to have him blow out his nose by taking a deep breath in and closing his mouth we're still working on it we have had a little bit of success .



heathers5500
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

My 5 yr old cam, but he won't it's a sensory thing.

MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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Quoting Charizma77:

Saline spray is wonderful, huh?

 

Quoting MomOfOneCoolKid:

I don't have a suggestion per say b/c DS was able to "get it" at a very young age.

Sometimes saline spray helps get the mucus out.

 

 

Yeah. Its commonly recommended by most pedis. There's no side effects and it can only help. And its inexpensive.

 

Nickmom1118
by Nicole on Oct. 15, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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I don't think my son will be able to do this for a while. He is getting ready to be 4. He is a mouth breather and doesn't like keeping his lips closed. We think its a sensory thing. So, until he can get control of that, I don't see him being able to blow his nose. Saline spray is what I use.

aprilmaydawn
by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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Not at all. wow I would've never thought that this would be something that others go thru :} He does try however the sensory part of it annoys him, I just get the big bulb thingamajob & use that..His OT said her sister has a machine that does the job as well.

aprilmaydawn

Hottubgodess
by Jackie on Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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Mike could - but he hated to be dirty.  LOL 

princess_1983
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:22 PM

My son is 5 and can't do it by himself.

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