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So I’ve heard and read many stories of kids putting things up their noses, but never actually expected my daughter to be one of them. Simply because she hasn’t actually done anything even remotely silly like normal toddlers do.

So a few nights ago, my daughter was eating her dinner.
As usual, I stood at the bench and waited until she was done, so I could keep an eye on her and get the kitchen cleaned up while she ate.

Next thing I hear her saying ow, ow… I turned to her and asked what the problem was. She pointed to her nose and said ow. I looked at her nose and couldn’t see anywhere it looked sore, so I left her to continue eating.
Again, she said ow and pointed to her nose… So I thought well maybe its a sore inside her nose annoying her. So I grabbed a small torch, covered her eyes and shone the torch in her nose. I saw something green. So I had another look and realized there was a pea up her nose!

I thought to myself, how am I supposed to get that out? So I told her to blow her nose, but that didn’t work. She kept trying, but no luck.

I then thought back to my first aid training. Choking – mouth and nose are connected… Which means, if I can blow into her mouth, that air will go through to her nose.
So I proceeded to cover the nostril that didn’t have the pea in it, I blew gently into her mouth, and to my surprise, the pea came out of her nose!

I was so relieved, and she seemed happier. It can’t have been very comfortable for her. I just hope she doesn’t do anything like that again!

Posted by Allyssasmumma, 5th March 2020

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  • I would have been terrified! Children put weird and wonderful things up their noses not realising the dangers. Good on you for knowing what to do!


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