The first time I saw an ENT specialist, she gave me a tip that has been a life saver. She told me to put 1 drop of Saline into each side of Elias' nose 3-4 times a day, and if he is batteling a cold, 10 times a day. The reason for this is children with Down Syndrome have narrow ear and nose canals, this will help drain any fluid/mucus that isn't moving through. I have been doing this since Elias was 2 months old and it has made life so much easier.
- He sleeps better when he has a cold.
- It helps drain fluid.
- Elias has never had an ear infection that we know of.
- The saline solution is natural.
- He doesn't fight it, in fact I think he likes it!