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Disclosure: Please note that I am not a medically trained professional. I have provided an
overview of what has worked for my family but please consult with a professional for any health-
Try these winter tips for kids.
The weather is changing and the kids are all back in school – and chances are at some
point your child will come home telling you that their nose feels icky. In our house, we
often find ourselves battling dry nasal passages!
Drug-Free Options for Little Noses
I know many of today’s moms, like myself, are often searching for drug-free products
made with naturally sourced ingredients for her family.
Simple solutions can be used to make everyone feel more comfortable – even the tiny
Especially during the cold, dry winter months the nose requires a certain level of
hydration to stay healthy. Dry and uncomfortable nasal passages can be tough on
infants and children.
Use a purified seawater solution that hydrates the nasal passages. This can provide
some gentle soothing and be used up to 6 times throughout the day.
We like to use an isotonic nasal spray like, hydraSense ® Ultra-Gentle Nasal Mist. It is
made with mineral-rich, 100% naturally sourced seawater from the Bay of Saint-Malo,
France, whose powerful tides constantly renew the seawater’s composition. And it’s
easy and comfortable to use!
The hydraSense® daily nasal care line, consisting of hydraSense® Ultra-Gentle Nasal
Mist, hydraSense® Nasal Care Single-Use Vials, and hydraSense TM Soft Comfort Tip
Nasal Aspirator can be found in the Children’s Medicine Aisle only at Walgreens or
walgreens.com. The products of the nasal care line are drug-free solutions to help
mothers take care of their children’s nasal care needs.
For infants under six months, please consult your pediatrician prior to use. Visit
hydraSense.com for more information about the daily nasal care line to determine the
product that is right for your child. Sea. The Difference. HERE.
Keep your child elevated as much as possible to help the mucus drain naturally. When
you are lying flat the mucus has no-where to go, just causing more stuffiness and
discomfort. You can use an extra pillow at night or for the infants; elevate the mattress
by propping it up slightly from underneath (you should NEVER place a pillow in an infant
Lots of Liquids
Push liquids so that your child can stay hydrated. Keeping the body adequately
hydrated will help thin the mucus, making it easier to drain or cough up.
Steam & Humidity
Keeping the air moist will also help loosen the mucus. Let the hot shower run and
steam up the bathroom. Sit in the moist, steamy room with your child and let the air do
its job. Another tip I received from an ER nurse is to take the baby for a walk in a
stroller on a humid night before bed.