Fuzzball, being the brother of a two-year-old, has gotten sick thrice now, and he’s only 14 weeks old. He has been up the past three nights many a time, since he hasn’t been able to breathe so well. Since baby cold medication is out, the only real relief I can give him is nursing (hard because he can’t breathe) and a combination of saline drops and the nasal aspirator bulb…a.k.a. The Booger Sucker.
Here’s the thing with the booger sucker: it works…but only if your baby will let you use it on him or her. Fuzz hates this little bulb so much that he will flip his head back and forth so briskly that I end up almost poking him in the eye or face. If I do manage to get a good suck or two out of him, he will protest loudly during and give me a solid Mad Cry afterwards. Sometimes T and I have to do it together: one of us holds his face still and the other sucks the snot. That is fun, let me tell you.
I’ve heard there are other fancier versions of the nasal bulb that work well, but apparently, the babes aren’t always fond of them either. It’s a long wait until the little guy figures out how to blow the boogies out, though. Perhaps they are worth the investment.
Any tips for a stuffed up Fuzzball and his tired Mom?