The creeping crud hit our house early this year and we spent much of October wiping goopy noses, so I was fortunate to have a SinuCleanse Kids Mist kit ($15) in the house. The kit comes with three vials of preservative-free saline solution (aka salt water) that provide about 200 spritzes of ultra-fine saline mist. The bottle has a long, slender tube that lets you put just the tip at the base of baby’s nostril then pump the bottle with your fingertip.
According to the company anything that touches the delicate lining of a child’s nose can cause irritation, so it’s nice that you can use this device without putting it inside the nose. I tried it on my 7-month-old son and found it really helped to loosen the goop and made it easy to wipe his nose. He didn’t even mind the little puffs of mist. It’s recommended for newborns up to kids 12 years but I admit I was wishing I had one for myself.
Pros: I liked knowing that all I was spraying was pure saline. Besides, it worked!
Cons: You will need a kit for each child so they don’t pass their colds back and forth.
Deal: You can print a coupon for $2 off on the SinuCleanse website.