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Tip for things lodged up the nose...

Since Jace decided he wanted a turn in the "I've got something stuck up my nose" spotlight with a kernel of corn at dinner I thought I'd re-post one of my favorite tot medical tips (since I paid a $20 copay to learn it and I want to get my money's worth....)

 

If your tot gets something stuck up their nose do NOT go digging for it with tweezers (like I did).  Chances are great that you're gonna shove it further up the nose.

Instead lie them on the ground and act like you're gonna do CPR on them.  Plug the non-blocked nostril, open their mouth and blow a quick puff of air into their mouth.

The object will come flying out (and likely hit you in the cheek).

Fun times in toddler-ville at our house!!!

 

And.... another $20 of DH's hard earned dollars if someone can PLEASE explain the fascination with shoving stuff up there in the first place!!!

 

 

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Total score: 6 pregnancies, 5 losses, 2 amazing blessings that I'm thankful for every single day.

Re: Tip for things lodged up the nose...

  • again?!? OMG!

    I'm copying this info down.

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    again?!? OMG!

    In his defense.... different kid AND he was really too young to watch and learn the lesson when Dylan did it the first time.  He spent his time standing on a chair and flipping the lights on and off as the pedi and I worked on Dylan's crayon.  Guess he didn't realize it might be important to pay attention.

     

    Yes.

     

    Again.

     

    The difference was that this time DH's reaction was:

    "Just leave it in there.  It'll fall out eventually." 

    And my reaction was to laugh first and then take 2 seconds to go get it out.  (in comparison with the panic, tweezers, and frantic doctor calls of the first time around).

    I'm digging this second kid thing.

    I actually feel like I might actually know what I'm doing some days!

     

    Our IF journey: 1 m/c, 1 IVF with only 3 eggs retrieved yielding Dylan and a lost twin, 1 shocker unmedicated BFP resulting in Jace, 3 more unmedicated pregnancies ending in more losses.
    Total score: 6 pregnancies, 5 losses, 2 amazing blessings that I'm thankful for every single day.
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  • lol...Funny on how the second kid we are way more relaxed on things.

    I suppose he had to try it to see what happens too! When this happens to us, at least, I'll know what to do while my DH freaks out. Maybe I should tell him... thanks for posting!

     

     

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    lol...Funny on how the second kid we are way more relaxed on things.

    I suppose he had to try it to see what happens too! When this happens to us, at least, I'll know what to do while my DH freaks out. Maybe I should tell him... thanks for posting!

    Can you imagine a 3rd?? LOL  That one might walk themselves home from the hospital LOLLLLLL

    And yes this is a GREAT tip!! Can you imagine having to use it and people around you looking like 'how in the HECK did you know to do that??"

  • Holy hell, I just snorted tea up my nose!  You crack me up!
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  • Excellent info. And BOY OH BOY your Jace sounds like he keeps you on your toes!
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  • That's actually great advice!  When Kira shoved a piece of carrot up her nose a few months ago, they just told us to use saline or they'd have to go up and dig it out.  I had a similar thought with blocking one side, but not accessing the canal from the mouth. ;)  Fortunately with everything I tried, saline included, she eventually sneezed and it came out!
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