Since cold & flu season is just around the corner, I thought I would share.
Poor DD was so congested she couldn't fall asleep last night. After looking around online, this is what I tried:
1) run the shower on hot and sit with her in the steamy bathroom for 10 minutes
2) drip some nasal spray into her nostrils (I just turned the bottle upside down and let it run out instead of spraying it)
3) tried to suction out the mucus with the bulb aspirator (I say tried because she did NOT like it so I basically got one squeeze on each side and that was it).
It really made a big difference - I think the steam was the biggest help. She fell asleep almost immediately after calming down from #3.
I was proud that I figured out a solution without having to call my mother!