How to teach a child to blow your nose and in whatage to start learning

Blowing nose is a simple but important skill for every little
baby During the cold season, when the nose is clogged with snot, the baby should
blowing out to clear the nasal passages from the accumulated mucus,
which, by the way, is an excellent environment for development
bacteria. There is a single proper blowing technique with which
It is necessary to introduce the baby in the first years of life. To do this
You can, by giving a personal example, or by using educational games.
Below you will learn how to teach a child to blow a nose correctly and in
what age can begin training.

Runny nose in children happens very often. This is due to colds and
SARS. Some parents do not pay much attention to the cold,
mistakenly assuming that he cannot harm the child. it
not this way. Free nasal breathing is necessary for normal
intake of oxygen into the body.

The content of the article

  • 1 Why teach a child to blow snot
    • 1.1 Secrets of successful learning
    • 1.2 When to start learning
    • 1.3 How to learn
    • 1.4 Simple exercises for the little ones
    • 1.5 Education for children 3 years
    • 1.6 Learning to use a handkerchief / napkin
    • 1.7 If it fails
    • 1.8 We help to clean the spout
    • 1.9 And the last moment
  • 2 Доктор Комаровский: Как правильно сморкаться
  • 3 Mom teaches baby to blow her nose
  • 4 Brovchenko family. How to blow a nose to a child
    чтобы there were no complications on the ears

Как научить ребенка сморкаться

Why teach a child to blow snot

If a child has a runny nose, constantly clogged nose does not just interfere
breathing is fraught with complications. The mechanism is: the mouth is constantly
open, because of this, the mucous membranes of the mouth, nasopharynx and bronchi dry up
becoming the gate of a bacterial infection that can become
cause serious complications:

  • sinusitis – inflammation of the paranasal sinuses and thick purulent
  • otitis media – inflammation and swelling of the ear (reason: stagnation and thickening
    mucus in the nose);
  • tonsillitis – inflammation of the pharyngeal and palatine tonsils (reason:
    constant sniffing and swallowing nozzles).

All these diseases can become chronic. Besides
In addition, prolonged rhinitis:

  • provokes irritations (constantly weeping skin under the nose
    becomes irritated and extremely painful. Sometimes children even
    cry from pain when parents try to wipe their nose off);
  • becomes a cause of prolonged coughing due to
    nasopharyngeal mucus;
  • Когда у ребенка забит нос ухудшается общее самочувствие,
    the body receives not enough oxygen. The kid gets tired quickly,
    becomes irritable, restless and
    scattered. Sleep is disturbed, loss of appetite occurs.

That is why you need to teach the child yourself.
blow your nose. it поможет избежать возможных осложнений при
runny nose

Также, что немаловажно, если вовремя не научить ребенка
blowing his own nose, he may have problems with communication in
kindergarten or school (children can laugh for snot under his nose or
the habit of wiping them with a sleeve).

While the child is small (up to about two years), parents need
independently remove mucus by washing the nasal cavity with saline
solution (funds can be purchased at pharmacies). And with one and a half or two
years it’s time to start learning this hygienic procedure.

Secrets of successful learning

Start learning should be when the baby is positive.
In the period when it is in a good location
духа, абсолютно здоров, а нос его дышит свободно. If a child
feels bad, naughty, upset, then all parenting
усилия будут тщетны и мама получит только капризы и

At first, perhaps, nothing will turn out. therefore
parents should be patient, cheer up the kid and
tune it to a positive result.

When to start learning

Age, when they begin to learn to blow your nose, depends on
features of the development of the baby. The best time to start
training – 2 years. Some learn the procedure and in 1.5 years,
others at 4. The main thing is for the baby to clearly understand what they want from him

Pediatrician, MD Дэн Леви: “Обычно дети начинают
blow your own nose by about 2 years old or even earlier, and before
this, if necessary, you just need to rinse the nose with salt
solution. After the solution is instilled, the child either remains himself,
or just help him with an aspirator. And in every way encourage desire
baby learn to blow your nose ”.

How to teach

  1. We blow by mouth. First you need to teach your child to blow mouth.
    Blow out soap bubbles, blow bubbles under water during
    bathing (boil), score goals with cotton balls or crumpled
    use notes in the improvised gate on the table, in spring
    dandelions (this will be useful for diction as well).
  2. We blow nose. After baby
    научился преднамеренно дуть через рот, можно переходить к
    nose. Все по той же схеме — просим малыша закрывать ротик и
    blowing through the nose on different objects.
  3. Explanation. When will you feel that the baby is already
    многое понимает, попробуйте объяснить ему, зачем нужно blow your nose.
    Покажите, какая некрасивая слизь у него в nose. Tell that from
    it can get sick. But do not overdo it, not to cause
    compulsive fear of getting sick!
  4. Scarf / napkin. After baby already
    more or less learned to blow snot from the nose, go to
    self-use scarf or napkin. For schooling
    use very soft or disposable tissue
    салфетки — not to cause неприятных ощущений.

It is difficult for small children to explain what actions are required of them.
waiting, so it would be logical to just show by example how
right. Be sure to take a soft handkerchief, as tough
оставят неприятные ощущения и ребенок больше не захочет blow your nose.
It is important that he understand – it is necessary to blow the air out, not into himself.
Turn this process into a game so that the baby is not afraid in the future.
runny nose, and perceived it as unusual, perhaps even fun
test. Blow your nose together – it will help to get closer and faster
consolidate a good habit.

Simple exercises for the little ones

For children under 2 years old, Dr. Komarovsky recommends
Use the following exercises in a playful way:

  • Fuuu. itт способ обучения высмаркиванию
    for absolutely small children. First you need to loudly say “Fuuu”
    baby must repeat. Next, the mother offers the child to repeat
    phrase nose;
  • Blowing feather. Mom puts a feather on the table
    or small pieces of paper (an ordinary napkin is perfect), and
    offers the baby to blow off the subject. First, the paper is moved with
    using mouth breathing, then use nasal breathing. Wherein
    need to explain that you can blow air only from one nostril,
    the other should be covered with a finger. To be more fun, you can
    play football and score goals with each other
  • Hedgehog. Tell your child how a hedgehog puffs,
    Show a picture of this cute rodent. Ask for
    repeat snorting;
  • The train. Your baby is no longer just a baby, but
    real locomotive He goes, goes to distant lands. And the locomotive has
    pipe that is buzzing. Close one nostril to the child, and he
    let dudit like a locomotive. Very funny! Try it yourself;
  • Airplane. The airplane is played almost as well
    in a feather. And it’s not necessary to make airplanes,
    anything can be blown away: lumps of paper, small napkins,
    кусочки ваты и пр… Самолёты нужно поставить на аэродром
    (baby’s palm) and offer them to run. This will require
    take a deep breath with your mouth and blow air through one nostril.
    Be sure to perform the method of execution on your own
    an example. You can arrange a game-competition “Who is more aircraft
    will launch “;
  • Blow dandelions nose. This game is very
    like the baby. Blow on the parachutes first mouth, then
    use a sharp exhalation through the nose;
  • Fog. Ask for ребенка закрыть одну
    nostril and release air through the nose to the mirror to form
    foggy place. Ultimately, your child will need
    learn to gently push air from one nostril at a time.

The right way to blow your nose is to pinch one
nostril to release air from the opposite nostril. Then
repeat from the opposite side.

Such games will not only teach a child to blow his nose, but also
promote saturation of the body with oxygen and strengthen the respiratory
the system.


Education for children 3 years

If your three or four year old has not yet mastered the skills of blowing his nose, then
You can also play games with him, which are described in
previous section. Besides того, детям от трех лет и старше можно
показать все приемы гигиенической процедуры на собственном an example.
At this age, kids are real “monkeys” and with pleasure
repeat after the elders.

Games while swimming. In a good way
learning will be games while swimming. It is necessary to show the child how
You can blow your nose with the palm of your hand. To interest the baby
You can make a game of competition.

Candle game. At 3 years old, the child is quite possible
entrust to play the classic game for learning strong expiration
nose. Of course, leave the child alone next to a burning candle.
it is impossible, but in your presence it is safe. Ask for задуть
his candle exhale from the nose. Here the child will try to blow like
can be stronger. A burning candle is not a piece of paper for you;
terribly interesting.

Pediatricians recommend adhering to certain rules when
blowing out:

  1. The child must understand that it is necessary to clean each nostril by
    the queue. Wherein одна должна быть плотно зажата.
  2. Too much mucus blowing can cause nasal
    bleeding as well as snot getting into the nasopharynx and ears that
    will lead to the development of tonsillitis or otitis. To decrease
    pressure on the eardrums, mouth should be a little
    open up
  3. For blowing your nose, you need to use a soft handkerchief or paper.
    disposable wipes.

Learn to use a handkerchief / napkin

As soon as the child understands how to control the flow of air from
own nose, he is ready to try to do it with
using a scarf or napkin.


First, hold a napkin instead of a child to show him where
place it. A child should not pinch their nostrils or wipe their nose,
until he starts blowing air. Yet again, it sounds simple but
It may take several attempts to do this.

The child will need to practice placing the napkin right at the door.
the base of the nose and hold it with your fingertips.

First, the child needs to learn how to show off using
both hands, and later he learns how to handle a single napkin
by hand.

If it fails

If a child does not manage to blow air out of the nozzle and
blow your nose then take a break in learning. Go back to
Exercises in one to two weeks.

Frequently, such situations when a baby demonstrates in the game
excellent results, but it’s not clear
it turns out. The reason may be too thick discharge. To kid
just not able to push it out of the nose. In this case, the nose
instill a few drops of saline, and when the mucus becomes
more liquid, try again.

We help to clean the spout

If the runny nose caught off guard, but the baby has not yet been able to teach
self-blowing snot, then alleviate the discomfort
can be washed with saline or instilled with
pipettes of special children’s tools. Directly with cleaning
cotton flagella, pear or aspirator will help, but kids are not very
they love it when unpleasant devices are introduced into their nose.

Perhaps it is such a dislike for loud mechanical “things”
and help speed up the learning process, the child will start
�“Push out” interfering mucus. However, especially scary scary
tools can not, because you can cause psychological trauma
and then the crumb will not only be afraid of a cold, but it can also begin

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crusts and congestion

And the last moment

When teaching a child to blow your nose (and not only to him), parents
should be patient, be friendly with the child, not
scold him for failures. Be sure, sooner or later baby
learn to blow your nose, but by showing attention and tact, you save it
trust and desire to learn.

Do not force the child to do the exercises if he does not have
mood or desire. Go back to занятиям чуть позже.

ЧИТАЕМ ТАКЖЕ: как научить ребенка
self wipe ass

Доктор Комаровский: Как правильно сморкаться

Dr. Komarovsky will explain how to blow his nose, and
warns parents of wrong actions when blowing their nose

Mom teaches baby to blow her nose

Brovchenko family. How to blow a baby’s nose in order to
there were no complications on the ears

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