With the weather getting colder, more of our babies are picking up coughs or colds. When the temperature took a sudden drop a couple of weeks back, I noticed Jasmine was much more fussy, lost her appetite and started sneezing a lot. Sure enough she had a cold. Frustrating for her, struggling to breathe and frustrating for us as we can’t explain to her she has a cold or help her blow her nose. With most cold products on the market being too strong for a 9 month old baby, Snufflebabe kindly sent me some products to try.
My favourite product was the vapour drops, Jasmine has a humidifier in her bedroom – which is great product I never would have thought to buy pre Jasmine. I simply add the drops to water in the humidifier which steams while she sleeps. I could see that this really made a difference to her breathing and it definitely helped free up her airways.
I had not used a Nasal Aspirator before, despite hearing great things about them I find them a little daunting looking at them. Once I used it though – it couldn’t be simpler and is completely hygienic to use.
Firstly, if your babies nose is blocked and dry, use a little of the Snufflebabe nasal drops (saline that is suitable from birth). Then put the nozzle at the entrance of the babies nostril (but not inside) right next to any visible mucus. Then suck through the mouthpiece. It’s not possible to over suck – never blow though. I was a little worried I would get it in my mouth BUT it’s not possible, all mucus collects hygienically in a sealed chamber.
So it easy, hygienic and most importantly I noticed an instant improvement in Jasmines breathing. It also helps to prevent further complications such as ear infections, coughs and stomach upsets. I’d definitely recommend the Snufflebabe range for little ones.
It’s all reasonably priced and it’s good to be stocked up as you never know when you may need it! It’s available from a range of pharmacy’s or you can pick it up at Boots, Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s. You can also visit the Snufflebabe website and check out their range of great products.
* Disclaimer- I was sent Snuffle babe products in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.