No matter what the season – spring, summer, autumn or winter – someone in our household always has a cold. It’s usually me, I think I have a weak immune system. The feeling of having a blocked nose is awful [majorly annoying] for me, never mind for babies who can’t really communicate and need their nose to breathe through.
I was recently invited to test out Sterimar. Sterimar is a natural sea water nasal spray which can be used to provide relief from and help to clear up congestion, colds, allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis and rhino-pharyngitis. We tested two of the products in the range – Sterimar Baby & Sterimar congestion relief. The only ingredient in the baby version (suitable from birth to 3 years old) is clean natural sea water from Brittany, with copper salt and manganese salt added in the adult version (which can actually be used from 3 years old).
Each version contains 150 sprays so will last quite a while. Sterimar baby can be used as often as required, whilst the congestion relief can be used 2-6 times a day.
To use Sterimar you simply:
- prime the spray by briefly pressing the nozzle
- insert the nozzle into the nostril (for babies you must lay them down on one side or sit up with their head tilted to one side)
- press the nozzle briefly and let any excess solution run out of the nose, before wiping
- repeat in the other nostril.