Ahhh-choo! Bless you! Colds are never fun and often unavoidable, particularly in winter. NUK has prepared a short list of tips and tricks to make those sniffly days and nights a little more bearable!
Although baby may not be interested, keeping up regular feeds of either breast milk or formula is important. Just like adults, staying hydrated is important to replace fluids lost from fever and respiratory tract evaporation, and for the common cold, helps loosen mucus too.
Suck out the snot.
Mucus is a common cold symptom and can make breathing and sleeping difficult. Unfortunately babies haven’t learnt the skill to blow their nose, so require a little help to relieve congestion. Use the NUK Nasal Decongester to clear sinuses; simply hold the nozzle up to one nostril, press the other nostril gently with your fingertip, squeeze the pump ball and gently reduce pressure, this will extract mucus from your baby's nose leaving them with a clear, snot free nose! The alternative? Use your mouth! Oh, a mothers love…!
Try a humidifier.
Dry air is a colds worst enemy making throats drier and airways more congested. Run a humidifier in the nursery while baby sleeps to help soothe sore throats and blocked noses by adding back moisture into the air. The humidifier will also release ‘white noise’ - a relaxing sound that will remind baby of inside of the womb.