A rubber (aspirating) bulb can be used to remove
mucus from a baby's nose or mouth when a cold or allergies make it hard for the
baby to eat or sleep. It is best to use the rubber bulb to clean the baby's
nose before feedings and before the baby goes to sleep.
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Position the baby with his or her head tilted
Squeeze the round base of the bulb with
Gently insert the tip of the bulb tightly inside the
Release the bulb to remove (suction) mucus from the
Use the bulb to remove mucus 2 to 3 times a day.
Put a few saline nose drops in each side of the baby's nose before
suctioning to help break up the mucus. Suctioning too frequently can make the
congestion worse and can also cause the lining of the nose to swell or bleed.
After using the bulb, wash it in warm, soapy water. Rinse well and squeeze to remove any water.