Gross but practical lol

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Gross but practical lol
Thu, 04-05-2012 - 4:08pm
So my one year old has a very runny nose. It's been going on for a few days, she's showing no signs of being sick and is also drooling up a storm. I think it's most likely teething but the mucus is getting pretty annoying. I wipe and wipe and wipe and there is always more dribbling out. I can't get near her with the suction thingy so I thought it would be so good if she could just blow her nose. Well she figured out a way! She will latch on, bury her face in my breast and blow. She then pops off with clear nostrils and I'm covered in boogers lol. Today it went to the point where she asked to nurse, pulled this little trick, then crawled away merrily to hunt the kitty lol. Be careful what you wish for!
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Registered: 04-13-2008
Fri, 04-06-2012 - 1:52am

Perhaps try it with her in a steamy bathroom while you shower together. At least you could wash it all off quickly.


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Registered: 06-10-2008
Fri, 04-06-2012 - 8:14am
LOL!!!!! When did you ever dream your breast would become a handkerchief??

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Fri, 04-06-2012 - 9:40am
LMAO....resourceful one she is. You are a very lucky mommy! :)
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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 6:00pm

LOL, I tell the moms in the hospital the best use of the bulb suction they are given is to 'threaten' their older kids that you'll use it if they don't blow their nose. I never thought of suggesting the breast as a


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