Any tips on getting a four-year-old to blow his nose
July 27, 2011 8:18 PM Subscribe
How do you get a 4 year old to blow their nose
posted by chris88 to Human Relations (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Guess its a pretty simple question - but one we are struggling with, so I'm hoping other parents out there might have some tips or tricks to help us.
Our son is almost 4 and can't, or won't, blow his nose.
He actually didn't quite grasp the concept originally - he breathed in through his nose rather than blowing out when we were trying to explain it to him.
About 2 months ago he did actually manage to get it right - he blew his nose on a few occasions across a number of days. Cue celebrations.
But he has since sopped doing so, saying he is not able to, or can't remember how to, do so.
We've tried all sorts of things to get him blowing his nose but to no avail. Thing is, his sinuses sometimes play up and any irritation is prolonged by not being able to blow his nose. And his nose then becomes blocked and he becomes uncomfortable.
So, any ideas?