Can I Put Saline Drops While Baby Is Sleeping?

How do you unblock a baby’s nose while sleeping?

Fill a humidifier and run it in the baby’s room.

Try not to use Vicks medication – the moisture alone when placed close to the crib can help the baby breathe while sleeping.

In fact, even when your baby isn’t sick, a humidifier adds moisture into dry air which can help relieve irritated, dry skin..

What position should baby sleep when congested?

Babies feel better being in an upright position. It allows congestion to clear and breathing becomes easier which promotes restful sleep.

How do you clear a newborn’s nose?

Squeeze one to two drops of saline nose drops in each nostril to help loosen any dried mucus and then use a rubber suction bulb. To use it, first squeeze the bulb. Next, gently stick the tip of the bulb into a nostril. Finally, slowly release the bulb and it will pull out clogged mucus.

Can I put nasal drops while baby is sleeping?

If you have a particularly frustrated or squirmy baby, it may help to have another adult assist you in keeping the baby’s head still or her hands from grabbing you. Use saline drops to clear the baby’s nose before feeding or sleeping.

Can saline drops hurt my baby?

When nasal congestion causes breathing discomfort for your baby, Saline Spray and Drops provide safe, non-medicated relief.

How do you use saline drops on a baby?

Put 3-4 drops into each nostril using the nose dropper. The nose drops may make the baby sneeze (Picture 1). After giving the nose drops, hold your baby with his head back for about a minute. This will give the saline time to thin the mucus.