FAQs

Will baby breathe through their mouth if their nose is blocked?

This depends on the age and stage of the baby. Newborns are "obligate nose breathers" which means they can't breathe through their mouths in the first few months of life. You can help ease nasal congestion from birth with Snufflebabe Nasal Drops, the Snufflebabe Aspirator and Snufflebabe Vapour Oil used as a room vapour. From 3 months you can introduce Snufflebabe Bath Bubbles and Vapour Rub into your baby's routine. Baby's natural ability to breathe through their mouths when their nose is blocked usually happens around 6 months of age. If you are concerned about your baby's ability to breathing always contact a health practitioner.

Are Snufflebabe Bath Bubbles suitable for newborn babies?

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

What are the key ingredients in Snufflebabe Bath Bubbles?

Eucalyptus, Camphor, Thymol and Menthol.

How do I use Snufflebabe Bath Bubbles?

Add a little squeeze of Vapour Bath Bubbles to warm running water and mix for a gentle, soothing bath.

What if irritation occurs after using the product?

If irritation occurs discontinue use. If this irritation is excessive or any other unusual side effects occur, speak to your GP, pharmacist or health visitor.

What if Snufflebabe Bath Bubbles gets into baby's eyes?

If this should occur rinse well with clean warm water.

Is Snufflebabe Vapour Rub suitable for newborn babies?

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.

What are the active ingredients in Snufflebabe Vapour Rub?

Eucalyptus oil, Menthol and Thyme Oil. These have been used for many years in vapour rubs and inhalation remedies to help relieve congestion.

Can Snufflebabe Vapour Rub be used together with other products?

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

Are there any side effects?

Sometimes, allergic reactions may occur where the product has been applied such as skin rash or reddening. If your baby experiences any side effect at all, you should speak to your GP and discontinue use. You can help contribute to the safety of this medicine by reporting any unwanted side effects at www.MHRA.gov.uk/yellowcard; alternatively you can call Freephone 0808 100 3352 (available between 10am-2pm Monday – Friday) or fill in a paper form available from your local pharmacy.

Does Snufflebabe Vapour Rub contain any ingredients derived from animals?

No, none at all.

Is there any alcohol in Snufflebabe Vapour Rub?

No, it's completely alcohol free.

Can I use Snufflebabe Vapour Rub in my baby's nose

No, don't put the product in your baby's nostrils.

My baby has broken skin, can I still use Snufflebabe Vapour Rub?

No, keep the product away from your baby's broken skin.

When should I not use Snufflebabe Vapour Rub on my baby?

Don't use Snufflebabe Vapour Rub if your baby is allergic to any of the ingredients or if your baby is under 3 months, unless advised by a GP, pharmacist or health visitor

At what age can I introduce the Snufflebabe Nasal Aspirator?

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.

When is the best time to use it?

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.

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

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.

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

You don’t put it in at all, that’s the beauty of it and one of the reasons your baby shouldn’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).

Do I have to sterilise the Nasal Aspirator?

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.

Can my baby use other products from the Snufflebabe range at the same time as using the Nasal Aspirator?

Don't use Snufflebabe Vapour Rub if your baby is allergic to any of the ingredients or if your baby is under 3 months, unless advised by a GP, pharmacist or health visitor

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

What if the symptoms don't clear?

If nasal congestion persists, consult your doctor.

Can my baby use other products from the Snufflebabe range at the same time as using the Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray?

Yes, no problem.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Don’t worry. It’s highly unlikely that this will have an 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.

What if the symptoms don't clear?

If nasal congestion persists, consult your doctor.

Can my baby use other products from the Snufflebabe range at the same time as using the Nasal Drops and Nasal Spray?

Yes, no problem.

Is Snufflebabe Vapour Oil safe to use near my baby?

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.

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

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.

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

Yes, no problem.