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This is HOW TO safely give your little one a saline nose rinse!
DISCLAIMER: AS ALWAYS.... Seek the advice of a medical professional. I don't claim to be any sort of expert! Just a Mama, sharing what works for me - and never pretending to "know it all", by any means.
I find it MUCH easier and more comfortable to do it for my child, when I thoroughly know how to do it for myself. This video explains the Benefits of Nasal Rinsing and How to do it properly.
Fair Warning! This is NOT my most glamorous side. But I hope it helps some Mama's out there to give their littles better sleep by unclogging, and thinning out their mucous and soothing their nasal passages!
SYRINGE: You can use a normal (like for medicine) syringe found in any drugstore and cut off 90% of the tip, and then filing down the edges,(just use a nail file) so that your syringe can have a short tip, and thus, not hurt your baby's nose!
10 Tips (all are more thoroughly explained in the video starting at 3:35)
1. DO NOT USE TAP WATER
2. Use Distilled Water
3. Add appropriate dose of Saline - I like these packets. Read instructions on box!
Here is someone else doing a nasal rinse that is perhaps gentler/shows a way to hold a smaller baby. (...But I will say that I would have liked to see her lean that little baby more forward when doing it!) However... it shows a different and perhaps gentler bulb/syringe thing... (and a smaller baby) .... So watch this one too if that sounds appealing!
I hope this helps you! Feel free to leave comments on the video, or on facebook or down below if it helps you! Pass it along!
"Becoming a mother changed me. I have more love, passion, and fulfillment in life; which in turn, enriches my artistry. Please join me in normalizing motherhood within the performing artist's culture."
- Rachel Sparrow
Rachel Sparrow is a professional singer, musician,(violin, piano, ukulele) actor, teacher, arranger, writer, and most importantly: a wife and a mommy of two littles. She loves to help parents make everyday life musical with their kids as well as share backstage stories, and performance experiences here. She earned her Master's degree in Voice Performance from Northwestern University, and also holds two Bachelor's degrees in Voice, and Music Education (certified to teach k-12 vocal & instrumental music) from Idaho State University. She is also a certified Music Together Director (music class for birth-5 yrs). See about Rachel.
"Think Outside Your Box" means 3 things:
1. Be Selfless - think beyond your own "box". (and for singers, there's more to life than your voice box!) You're capable of helping and healing others.
2. Feel Empowered to bust out of the proverbial
"box" made of societally-induced-parameters.
3. Be Bold. Innovate. Stretch yourself. You can do anything if you set your mind to it.