Chop up onions to help baby with blocked sinuses and runny nose

28 Feb

It’s amazing what a chopped up onion can do – did you know it can be the perfect natural decongestant and remedy for a blocked nose?

When our little boy had his first proper cold at about 3 months, with a blocked nose and a terrible sounding cough, a friend in Switzerland suggested we cut up an onion and place it next to his crib. Now as we share the room with our baby, this also meant we were exposed to the horrible stench of a chopped up onion – and let me tell you, the smell is potent!

But to our surprise, it really works. When our boy woke for his night feed his nose was noticeably clearer than when he went to sleep. And then in the morning, a few hours after the onion had dried up, his sinuses got congested again.

Now at nearly 6 months he just got his second cold. And once again we’ve placed an onion next to his crib and again it has really helped him to sleep. It might be coincidence but so far I have to agree with my friend: it really works!

Some other natural remedies for blocked sinuses:

  • You can try a nasal saline spray, they are available in most pharmacies
  • Use a Baby Nasal Aspirator to temporarily relieve the symptoms
  • Karvol decongestant drops (from 3 months)

3 Responses to “Chop up onions to help baby with blocked sinuses and runny nose”

  1. Lolly October 27, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    I have a runny nose right now, my nose was totally congested last night, I barely could breathe on my mouth (and i hate doing that!) so I did the same thing with the chopped onion and it worked! I could finally breathe! Too much to be just a coincidence, right? 🙂

    • designermummy October 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

      Hi Lolly, it works for us every time, and our son is 2 now! Glad it helped you too! 🙂

      • Lolly October 30, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

        I have always prefered natural stuff against chemicals and drugs. So when I catch a cold or something I try to win the game by using the nature power 😀 People are skeptical when they hear someone talking about this kind of things (without even trying, like d’oh!), but it always works if you understand the process of auto-healing and how to improve your immune system 🙂
        I wish a lot of health to you, your family and your sweet little baby! ❤
        Greetings from Romania!

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