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    Default Tips for helping a blocked nose/a cold

    My 3 week old has been getting a blocked nose n seems to be getting a bit of a cold. Was just woundering if n e one could provide idears that i could try to relive the symptoms.

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    Hi merran... When my DD was a bub and got the sniffles the doctor recommended Fess spray. You can buy the baby version and it comes with a little snot suckerouterer... (for lack of a better word). Basically you spray a little of the saline solution in their nose to losen it and then you use the sucker to get rid of the snot... Worked ok. Was a bit weary of it at first as they are so little but it seems to work.

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    Thanks heeps. Can u just pick it up at the chemist. Yeah i didnt know what i could.do as shes so little. N its so hard to she her sick

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    Few drops of breast milk will help unblock noses as well

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    I use Fess saline drops or spray with the aspirator to suck out the snot. I find it too tricky to get breast milk in (would have to fuss around with droppers etc) and the saline works really well.

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    Yeah i feel terrible cause i think im the one that gave her the cold. I bf n assumed it would provide anit bodys to help her. N i tryed to sterilise n not breath on her n such n guess it just didnt work (its our first baby aswell so we kinda paniked)

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    Aspirator... Thanks Hollywood, I was having serious issues remembering the name of it. Snot suckerouterer doesn't sound very nice LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by merranharrison View Post
    Yeah i feel terrible cause i think im the one that gave her the cold. I bf n assumed it would provide anit bodys to help her. N i tryed to sterilise n not breath on her n such n guess it just didnt work (its our first baby aswell so we kinda paniked)

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    It happens. Poor bub. She will be ok, try the Fess or the BM and see how she goes. All you can really do is give lots of cuddles and keep an eye on her. It sucks when they get sick. Especially when they're so little. Good luck.

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    I just went an bought that fuss stuff with the 'snot sucker' hopefuly it helps her. N hopefully its just a stuffy nose. Thanks everyone for your help. Much appreciated .

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