You may think it's funny but it's snot.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lauryn has suddenly forgotten how to blow her nose. She JUST.WON'T.DO.IT.

I go through all the same routines we've always done, which basically consists of holding a tissue to her nose and instructing her to blow. Nope. She sniffs instead.

No nose-blowing is happening.

So all day and all night she is either drippy or sniffy. Ugh.

She won't blow her nose, and she won't cough up/spit out the junky drainage that rattles around in her throat at night. Which leads to unending hacking and coughing.

My world is in a state of upheaval and sleep deprivation because my three year old doesn't know how to properly deal with her snot.

I'm open to suggestions.

Blogger Jessica had this to say:

My 2-year-old sniffs instead of blowing. Drives me crazy! So we still use the little bulb-squeezy thing we used when they were babies. It does get the snot out, but it's not pleasant for anyone involved.

March 17, 2009 at 4:54 PM 

Blogger Catrina had this to say:

I can sympathize. Wyatt has NEVER learned to blow his nose. I try to instruct or come up with analogies to get him to blow OUT and so far we've had no success. Good luck!!!

March 17, 2009 at 6:02 PM 

Blogger KC had this to say:

Medicine! Mucinex or something when all else fails.

March 17, 2009 at 7:42 PM 

Blogger SkiTwo had this to say:

I'm thinking the wipe routine is all you are going to get right now until she decides to do differently.

How about a humidifier at night? Have you tried that and ear plugs? Wait: that sounds lame: who would want to put ear plugs in their ears during the nighttime to sleep and then not hear the kids if they needed something.

Scratch that: just the wipe routine and the humidifier: that's all I've got.

March 29, 2009 at 12:54 AM 

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