KIDS AND BABIES
The "Sniffles"... What is it?
We know how much you love watching your baby explore and experience the world around them. We also know how stressful it can be when your baby is feeling unwell and not breathing properly. As a parent you worry about what you could do to help them.
#Sniffles is not the name of a favourite pet, but rather a condition otherwise known as a blocked nose. A blocked nose is one of the most common causes of babies not feeling well in the first few months of life. A baby’s nose and nasal passages are very small, and even the slightest build-up of mucus can make it difficult for them to breathe. Babies are unable to blow their own noses to clear the mucus – making them breathe through their mouths. This could make it difficult for them to feed and sleep. 1, 2
Contrary to popular belief, the "sniffles" are not only caused by colds and flu – but any type of infection can make it worse. 1
"Sniffles" occur when the inside of the nasal passages swell up and produce more mucus in response to: 3
• Dry air: in winter time; and the use of heaters or fireplaces
• Irritants: such as smoke, dust, or perfume
None of the information contained herein should ever replace the advice of your healthcare provider.
For more detailed information please download the "SNIFFLES" - A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR MOM pamphlet below:
Definition of the "Sniffles":
Related to sniffles: rhinitis, Runny nose
intr.v. snif·fled, snif·fling, snif·fles
1. To inhale or exhale audibly through a runny or congested nose.
2. To weep or whimper lightly.
1. The act or sound of sniffling.
2. sniffles A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the.
snif′fly (snĭf′ə-lē, snĭf′lē) adj.
sniffles. (n.d.) The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary. (2007). Retrieved July 23 2019 from The Free Dictionary
DID YOU KNOW?
A car’s air conditioner works miracles cleaning air filled with pollen. Don’t be shy to use it when travelling with your child.