How To Teach Kids To Blow Their Nose?

How To Teach Kids To Blow Their Nose?

1 Nov 2022 | 3 min Read

Manisha Pradhan

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Almost all parents have seen their kids struggling to blow their nose. A stuffy nose can make kids uncomfortable. While parents would love to help their little ones with it, it is something a toddler needs to learn to do themselves. Just like other hygiene habits like wiping their hands with wipes or washing them before and after meals, brushing their teeth, etc. it is important to teach kids to blow their nose too. 

Here are some ways you can teach your kids to blow their nose.

Fun Ways To Teach Kids To Blow Their Nose

The Foggy Mirror:

This a simple game that you may play with your child to help educate them on how to blow their nose. All you have to do is have your child find a mirror, tell them to squeeze one nostril shut, and then urge them to push air through their other nostril toward the mirror. Urge them to puff bigger and more forcefully each time, then watch how much fog they can produce. Keep baby wipes handy to clean the mess.

Blow The Tissue Game:

It takes practice to master the art of blowing air through the nose or the mouth. Blowing requires effort, unlike regular breathing. Play the blow the tissue game with your child by encouraging your child to take a deep breath while you hold a tissue a little away from their face. 

Ask your toddler to blow the tissue by blowing through their nose while they keep their mouth closed. Then gradually move the tissue further away and ask them to blow harder. This will help to teach them the concept of blowing with force through their nose. You can start the game by you taking up the challenge first.

Race The Cotton Ball Game:

This is a great game to teach kids to blow their nose. You can play this game by placing some cotton balls on a table or any flat surface, while you and your child use your noses to blow them and move them ahead. Let your child win the game so that he/she gets encouraged

Sticker Diagrams:

Make a sticker chart to track your child’s nose-blowing progress. Give them a sticker for their chart each time they blow their nose to encourage them.

Things To Keep In Mind

  • Teach your child to discard the tissue as soon as they are done blowing their nose.
  • Always keep a garbage can nearby when instructing your child to do this.
  • Teach them to wash their hands with a baby handwash after they blow their nose. 

To teach kids to blow their nose, may seem like a daunting task as your little one may take time to grasp this skill but with a little patience and encouragement, your toddler will soon be reaching for the box of tissues on their own the next time he/she needs to blow their nose!

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