Edit: This giveaway is CLOSED!
As many of you know, Darah goes to daycare 4 days each week. Her classmates are beautiful children. They are full of love, joy, and also….SNOT. No doubt, Darah makes her own contributions to the communal pot of icky in her room at school, as well. She and most of the other kids have that perpetual “daycare cold.” It makes me so sad to see her with a runny, snotty nose.
We have been using the bulb syringe that was sent home with us from the hospital, and it can get a fair amount of mucus out. The problem is that it totally freaks Darah out. She screams every time we use it. It makes for a tense and sad minute or two multiple times each day. I’ve been looking around online to see if anyone out there has come up with a less torturous solution. And I’m very pleased to report that someone has.
Let me introduce you to a company called SinuCleanse. This is the leading manufacturer of neti pots in the U.S. They have developed a product especially for the youngsters out there. The Kids Mist can be used on anyone ages 0-12. The Kids Mist is a nasal irrigation system that uses a saline solution. From their site, “Nasal irrigation helps facilitate removal of mucous by thinning it and also helps flush allergens from nasal passages. It has also been shown to help reduce the dependency upon medication for treatment of allergies.” The basic idea, in layman’s terms, is that you squirt some saline solution up your nose. It is an extremely effective method of fighting off runny/stuff noses. However, to squirt water up a child’s nose sounds extremely difficult, at best. The Kids Mist has a method that is gentle. The nozzle does not have to go inside the nostril but can stay just outside of it, and it squirts out a fine mist of the solution, so it isn’t overwhelming or scary.
When I received the Kids Mist to try out, I was still a little bit nervous about it, so I did what any mom would do and I tried it out on myself first! The sensation of having some liquid go up your nose was a little bit surprising, but it was not at all overwhelming. My nose was slightly stuffy when I tried it (part of the joy of that daycare cold is that everyone gets it, not just the baby). It did clear out my nasal passages for about an hour, which was pretty cool!
Then I tried it out on Darah, and she reacted similarly to me. She was a bit surprised by the water, but she didn’t cry. HALLELUJAH! SinuCleanse recommends that you use the Kids Mist at every diaper change, as nasal irrigation is something that must be done fairly frequently in order to be most effective.
Overall, we are enjoying having the Kids Mist around to help us keep the dreaded snotty nose at bay. It hasn’t eliminated her daycare cold, yet, but it does seem to really help her not be so stuffy, and that means she breathes (and sleeps!) better. Thank you, Kids Mist!
The Kids Mist retails for $9.99 and comes with a 3 week supply of saline solution. You can pick it up at places like Walgreens and Kroger or you can purchase it online here.
Win it!: SinuCleanse wants to help your little one out with those summer allergies and daycare colds! One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader will win a Kids Mist! Hooray! The contest will run until Tuesday, June 1st at 7:59pm CST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States.
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