Saline

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!

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