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Snufflebabe FAQs

Snufflebabe Vapour Rub

Snufflebabe Vapour Rub

Snufflebabe Vapour Rub Patient Information
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Q. Is Snufflebabe Vapour Rub suitable for newborn babies?

A. Snufflebabe Vapour Rub can be used from the age of three months. Below this age it’s best to consult your GP, pharmacist or health visitor.

Q. What are the active ingredients in Snufflebabe Vapour Rub?

A. Eucalyptus oil, menthol and thyme oil. These have been used for many years in vapour rubs and inhalation remedies to help relieve congestion.

Q. Can Snufflebabe Vapour Rub be used together with other products?

A. Snufflebabe Vapour Rub can be used alongside the rest of the Snufflebabe range. Speak to your GP, pharmacist or health visitor if you're giving your baby any other medicines.

Q. Are there any side effects?

A. Sometimes, allergic reactions may occur where the product has been applied such as skin rash or reddening. If this reddening is excessive or any other unusual side effects occur, speak to your GP, pharmacist or health visitor.

Q. Does Snufflebabe Vapour Rub contain any ingredients derived from animals?

A. No, none at all.

Q. Is there any alcohol in Snufflebabe Vapour Rub?

A. No, it's completely alcohol free.

Snufflebabe Nasal Aspirator

Snufflebabe Nasal Aspirator

Q. At what age can I introduce the Snufflebabe Nasal Aspirator?

A. The great news is you can use it with confidence from birth, safe in the knowledge that it has been recommended – and can even be prescribed – by doctors.

Q. When is the best time to use it?

A. It’s particularly handy before a feed or before bedtime, but anytime your baby has a snotty nose is good! If the mucus is very dry, try moistening it with a saline solution, like Snufflebabe Nasal Drops or Nasal Spray.

Q. I’m scared some of my baby’s mucus will end up in my mouth! Is this likely to happen?

A. Don’t worry, this isn’t the case. The unique re-usable filter means there is no way any mucus can transfer from your baby’s nose to you. It’s all held in the aspirator’s chamber, which can be easily cleaned out and washed along with the filter before you put it back together for next time.

Q. How far do I put the end of the Nasal Aspirator into my baby’s nose?

A. You don’t put it in at all, that’s the beauty of it and one of the reasons your baby won’t mind you using it. Just put it under each nostril in turn and suck. You control the suction, and it’s not possible to over-suck (never blow, though).

Q. Do I have to sterilise the Nasal Aspirator?

A. There’s no need as it’s non-invasive (i.e. you don’t need to put it inside your baby’s nose). Just wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.

Q. Can my baby take medicine at the same time as using the Vapour Oil, Nasal Drops, Nasal Spray and the Nasal Aspirator?

A. Yes, no problem.

Q. How long can I use the Nasal Aspirator for?

A. There’s nothing to say you have to stop using Snufflebabe Nasal Aspirator by a certain age as it’s entirely safe and non-intrusive.

Q. Can I suck too hard?

A. Absolutely not. You are in complete control of the Aspirator and you’ll be able to gauge how hard or how gently to suck for good results. Don’t worry – you can’t hurt your little one with it and all the gunge from their nose will be safely contained in the special chamber. Why not practise first? Put a little water on a level surface such as the highchair tray or plate and see how easy it is to suck it all up.

Snufflebabe Nasal Drops

Snufflebabe Nasal Drops

Q. What's the difference between Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Snufflebabe Nasal Spray?

A. They are the same saline solution, but in different formats. Snufflebabe Nasal Drops come in a sterile container and are great for newborns, while Snufflebabe Nasal Spray is easier to use for slightly older, wrigglier infants.

Q. How often can I use Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray?

A. Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray don’t irritate the nasal lining and so you can use them as often as needed.

Q. Can Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray be used from birth?

A. Yes, both Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray can be used from birth onwards.

Q. Are Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray just for congestion from colds?

A. As well as relieving nasal congestion from colds, Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray can also be used to help clear congestion caused by hay fever, dry nasal mucosa and to ease other respiratory problems.

Q. What should I do if I accidently give my baby more than 1-2 drops in each nostril?

A. Don’t worry. It’s highly unlikely that this will have any adverse effect on your little one. This product is a salt solution and is not medicated. It can be used as required and there are no known overdose issues.

Q. What if the symptoms don't clear?

A. If nasal congestion persists, consult your doctor.

Q. Can my baby take medicine at the same time as using the Vapour Oil, Nasal Drops, Nasal Spray and the Nasal Aspirator?

A. Yes, no problem.

Snufflebabe Nasal Spray

Snufflebabe Nasal Spray

Q. What's the difference between Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Snufflebabe Nasal Spray?

A. They are the same saline solution, but in different formats. Snufflebabe Nasal Drops come in a sterile container and are great for newborns, while Snufflebabe Nasal Spray is easier to use for slightly older, wrigglier infants.

Q. How often can I use Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray?

A. Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray don’t irritate the nasal lining and so you can use them as often as needed.

Q. Can Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray be used from birth?

A. Yes, both Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray can be used from birth onwards.

Q. Are Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray just for congestion from colds?

A. As well as relieving nasal congestion from colds, Snufflebabe Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray can also be used to help clear congestion caused by hay fever, dry nasal mucosa and to ease other respiratory problems.

Q. What should I do if the solution accidently goes into my baby’s eye?

A. Wipe the area with a cool damp cotton pad. This product is a saline solution – mostly just salt and water (much like natural tears) – and so is unlikely to have any adverse effect on your baby’s eye. If you do notice any redness, irritation or other symptoms, please let us know and also consult a health professional such as your GP, midwife, or pharmacist.

Q. What if the symptoms don't clear?

A. If nasal congestion persists, consult your doctor.

Q. Can my baby take medicine at the same time as using the Vapour Oil, Nasal Drops, Nasal Spray and the Nasal Aspirator?

A. Yes, no problem.

Snufflebabe Vapour Oil

Snufflebabe Vapour Oil

Q. Is Snufflebabe Vapour Oil safe to use near my baby?

A. Yes. Use it from birth as a room vapour – just add a few drops to a bowl of warm water or to a damp cloth over a radiator.

Q. Why can’t I use the same decongestant I use when I have a cold on my baby?

A. Because the formulation is just too strong for a little baby whose immune system is weak. Many decongestant remedies sold for babies are recommended only from when the baby is at least three (and sometimes six) months old. The good thing about our vapour oil is that it performs like a full-blown decongestant but can be used in the room from birth.

Q. Can my baby take medicine at the same time as using the Vapour Oil, Nasal Drops, Nasal Spray and the Nasal Aspirator?

A. Yes, no problem.

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