Whatever your age, a blocked nose can be uncomfortable. It makes breathing difficult, often forcing you to do so through your mouth, which in turn can cause a sore throat and make everyday things like eating and sleeping more difficult.
Children and adults can overcome a blocked nose relatively easily. But for babies, it’s different. Like so many other actions that require voluntary effort, they are at the mercy of their parents or carers. Inevitably this leads to discomfort and distress on the baby’s part, particularly when their sleeping and eating cycles become disrupted.
But luckily, there are ways that you can help – and one in particular to know about: the nasal aspirator. Found in paediatrician clinics across the country – and now, more and more widely available to buy – nasal aspirators let you clear your baby’s nose simply, hygienically and effectively.
This article will help you find out more about nasal aspirators, understand how they work and how to use them. As with any medical issue, medicine or medical device, if you have any questions, consult a healthcare professional.