Is your little one suffering from a cold or congestion? Saline nasal sprays are a great way to clear their little noses before a feed or before bed.
I would recommend the Calpol nasal saline spray as it seemed the gentlest spray after much investigation!! Available at http://www.milltownpharmacy.ie/p/calpol_saline_nasal_spray_15ml
It’s suitable from birth. Some of the other sprays can be a litle stronger but give them more of a fright!
Available at http://www.milltownpharmacy.ie/p/nasosal_saline_nasal_drops
If a baby is very congested Vicks do a great steam vaporiser which can be left running overnight in their bed room – a worthy investment as there is only so much twenty minutes of standing in a steamy bathroom can achieve! This product helps to keep mucus thin and running and stops it accumulating in the chest. It can help to reduce the risk of infection and offers great relief of symptoms of coughs and colds in babies – especially overnight when they can be most troublesome! You can also add a few drops of olbas for children to the dish on the Vicks vaporiser when children are older than three months. This helps to keep the sinuses clear which reduces congestion and prevents a build up of mucus in the chest. I have to say the vick warm steam vapouriser is without doubt the most useful healthcare product I have bought for my children. We have used it from birth up to three years regularly. Read more about it here : http://www.milltownpharmacy.ie/p/vicks_warm_steam_vaporiser
If your baby is persistently congested or their mucus is a colour other than clear such as yellow, green or red then do bring them to their GP.
I hope you have found this article helpful and if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me by sending a private message to the WonderBaba facebook page (www.facebook.com/wonderbabacare) or by calling me (Sheena) at Milltown totalhealth Pharmacy in Dublin 6 on 01 2600262! I am always happy to help!