Help! Congestion! ~ Or 'how do I get over my fear of the bulb syringe?'
My baby girl has had a cold for over a week now and she really seems miserable sometimes. I have one of the bulb syringes that the doctors recommend using but I'm really afraid of using it.
She's stuffed up all the time and coughs once in a while... it really does seem like she's having some trouble breathing sometimes - particularly at night when she's trying to sleep. I thought that you should only use the syringe if something is visible to extract, but I either see nothing at all up the tiny little pinholes that are her newborn nostrils (usually the case) or there's just some crusty boogies easily grabbed around the outside (once in a while)
I don't know if I should use the syringe or not and, if so, how... I fear somehow harming her with it (one probably largely unfounded fear is worrying over "sucking out her brains" ... what is wrong with me? -.-)
Does anyone else have trouble using this weird tool?
Any ideas on how I can help her feel better?
All help is appreciated, thank you!