Becoming parents is the most wonderful feeling on this earth. And when it is your first time you are on top of the world. The more exciting it is to hold the little bundle of joy in your hands, the more overwhelming is the feeling of anxiety.I remember my good old days when Nirvaan was an infant and every single thing would make me anxious. One such reason was snuffles. Snuffles was nothing but the mucus collection in my baby’s nostrils.
I had many sleepless nights because Nirvaan was not able to sleep properly due to his blocked nose. And I was clueless about the reason. Even today when Nirvaan has cold his sleep, he is disturbed due to the same reason. But now I have a remedy for it. In this post I am going to discuss about snuffles and how my baby is able to sleep peacefully again.
Snuffles (Blocked Nose) in Infant and Babies
The children between the ages of 0-1 years are obligatory nose breathers. They can’t breathe from their mouth in case of blocked nose. Neither do they know how to blow their nose to clear the congestion.
They breathe and breastfeed at the same time. In case of blocked nose, they are not able to breathe while breastfeeding, and hence, tend to get cranky while feeding.
Hunger and sleep deprivation adds to more crankiness and it becomes a nightmare for the new parents.
Snuffles (blocked nose) in toddlers
Fast forward to today. I am a mother of a toddler who knows how to blow his nose and can communicate the discomfort. But does that make him less cranky? No! He gets really cranky when he has a cold, refuses to eat properly and has a disturbed sleep.
Blocked nose is still the same problem as it was in infancy. As a mother I hate to see my baby in discomfort.
The best medicine for recovery from cold is sound sleep and he is not able to sleep properly. And even today I have to handle a cranky child.
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What’s the remedy?
I was introduced to Nasivion saline solution Nasal drop for Nirvaan by my dad, who is a doctor. The moment I told him that he is not able to breastfeed and gets cranky, he asked me if his nose is blocked. The first night I used the nasal drop on him, he slept peacefully for hours. And believe me that was a big relief for me as a mother.
The Brand that we trust
The only brand of Nasal drop that we have used till now is Nasivion. I have used Nasivion Mini Baby nose drops when Nirvaan was an infant. One drop into each nostril, 2-3 times a day for a 0-1 year old child. I always gave it to him before sleep time, which was once before his afternoon nap and once before he would sleep for the night. It ensured a slight recovery from cold as well.
Now we use Nasivion Pediatric Nose drops which is meant for children from 1-6 years of age. The dosage is 1-2 drops into each nostrils 2-3 times a day. I apply these drops before his nap time and night time before he goes to sleep. And once before he leaves for his play school so that he can play peacefully and also eat well.
Nasivion Nasal Saline Solution is a first line of treatment, as it is safe and can be used by anyone. If the problem is aggravated then one should consider using Nasivion (Mini) Baby Nose Drops or Nasivion Pediatric (Child) Nose drops depending on the age of the child only and only after consulting the doctor.
Nasivion is the reason why my baby sleeps peacefully even today. From his infancy till today he gets a sound sleep all thanks to these nasal drops. You can check more about the products their usage and dosage on their website.
Disclaimer: It’s a sponsored post but all opinions and views expressed in this post are entirely based on my experience.