Maxyn had congested nose a day after she turned a month old. Her Ate Ayex passed her some cold virus. Since she has very little nose, she had a hard time breathing and became a sound sleeper. After a few days, she’s still like that and it bothered me a lot. I consulted with my What to Expect the First Year book and found that I could use a nsal aspirator to remove the mucus. That same day, I went to SM Hypermarket to get one.
We didn’t have one when Ayex was an infant so this is really my first time to use an aspirator. I’m glad the book has instructions because I’m clueless and I was afraid I might hurt Maxyn.
To use and aspirator:
- Put the baby in an upright position.
- Put the silicon tip of the aspirator inside the baby’s nose and press the bulb to start suctioning the mucus.
After I used the aspirator, I removed it from the bulb and washed it with running water. After that, I placed it in a container with warm water before I assembled it again.