To overcome baby nasal congestion, mothers can give their little ones warm soup with garlic seasoning.
Based on research from the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the compound allicin in garlic helps the immune system, while vitamin C accelerates the healing process.
Giving warm soup is a way to deal with baby nasal congestion that mothers can do at home, without the need for a visit to the doctor. However, if symptoms do not improve, do not hesitate to take your child to the doctor.
8. Use a Saline Nasal Spray or Drops
A saline solution (salt mixed in water delivered through a nasal spray or drops) is a simple and safe method to relieve a stuffy nose for infants, toddlers, and children. It works by reducing the production of and loosening the mucus that clogs the nose.
So that your little one is comfortable, use this medicine when they are lying down. Next, slightly raise the child’s head and spray or instill the medicine 2-3 times into the baby’s nostrils.
In addition to saline spray, mothers can also use saline in the form of drops, to reduce and loosen mucus and overcome baby nasal congestion.
For nasal drops, lay the baby down and lift their head. Then, instill the medicine 2-3 times into each nostril and wait for 60 seconds.
Usually, after application of the spray or drops, the baby will sneeze or cough and expel the mucus.