How Do You Blow Your Nose
How do you BLOW YOUR NOSE?
Nathan is having a LOT of problems with this. I only realised this when he had a cold recently. His nose was dripping, and he had to carry a tissue box everywhere he went. The box emptied out in an hour! I was really shocked as the drip wasn’t THAT bad!
So I started observing him a bit more. I realised he would take one tissue, wipe it across his nose and toss it. And when the nose starts dripping again, he takes another tissue, wipe it across his nose and toss it!
My next step was of course to tell him “BLOW YOUR NOSE!!” I was this close to telling him, stop wasting the tissues!!
And I was shocked at his reply. “I don’t know how!!!”
This is what we tried:
Follow me! (And I’ll blow my nose, and he’ll stare at me in return)
Showed video of people blowing their noses (he’ll go “EWWW”)
Push out everything from your nose with a big sniff (he’ll hold the tissue and say I can’t)
Take a deep breath and let it go with your mouth closed (he could do a small sniffle)
I’m stuck. How do you teach a child who is 7 yo how to blow his nose? Help!
1.Fold the tissue half into a rectangle.
2. Hold the rectangle horizontal across both nostrils
3. Close one nostril with one hand while the other hand trying to “catch” the mucus coming out from the open nostril
4. Blow until something came out
5. Fold the rectangle with the “thing” inside and do the same with other nostril
I once read the below steps from a website :
1. Twist the tissue thin and long enough to be stuff into one or two of his nostrils.
2. Ask him to try to ‘blow out’ the tissue (hint: by blowing air through his nose).
Hope it helps 🙂
I don’t have any advice on how to help. With my kids, it came easy.
I have them hold one nostril closed with the tissue and then close their mouth and breathe out really fast. Good luck!
haha! My son is 3 1/2 and doesn’t know how to blow is nose yet. My 18 month old daughter does though! Maybe I could have her teach him LOL
Teaching one of my daughter’s to blow her nose was so much easier than the other. I think it just varies by child.
I never thought about this but it makes sense that they wouldn’t just ‘know’. Closing one nostril seems like a good idea and following the tips others suggested above!
Bless his heart!! I hope you got it all figured out!
Wow, this is a good question. Maybe tell him to pretend he is trying to blow out a candle with his nose only.
Something that works much much better for me than nose blowing is to stick a strip of breathe right across my nose.. words wonders!
I’m the wrong person to ask. My son didn’t learn until college! He was just a dabber up til that point.