How to use KidsMist™ for Different Age Groups
Newborns and Infants
• KidsMist™ is safe and effective for newborns and infants, and is a better option rather than
aspirating mucus from the baby’s nose using a bulb syringe, as bulb syringes are easily
contaminated by bacteria and fungus and difficult to clean.
• Bulb syringe use in infants can damage the sensitive tissue inside the nose, leading to more
congestion and blockage of the mucus pathways, resulting in thicker mucus and increased
difficulty breathing through the nose.
• Most parents feel the need to remove thick mucus from their baby’s nose, but when doing so
with a bulb syringe, caregivers may create problems with recontamination and damage to the
mucosal lining of the nose.
• Damage to the mucosal lining will increase nasal congestion leading to blockage of the nasal
mucus pathways, resulting in thick and/or hard dried mucus trapped in the nose.
• When the KidsMist™ natural solution is sprayed in the nose, it works to break up thick mucus
and allows the mucus to flow to the back of the nose to be swallowed, allowing parents to feel
comfortable without using a bulb syringe.
• One spray in each nostril is recommended with every diaper change to keep nasal mucus thin
and flowing naturally.
• Store your KidsMist™ at the diaper changing table to remind yourself to use it.
• KidsMist™ is portable and easy to carry in a diaper bag.
Toddlers and Preschoolers
• It is best to use your free hand to steady the child’s head when spraying the nose.
• If the child is unable to blow the nose, the nasal saline may be sniffed back and swallowed –
remember, mucus was designed by nature to be swallowed.
• If the child is able to blow the nose, try multiple sprays in each nostril, followed by blowing
the nose and repeat these steps until the nose is clear.
School Age and Adolescents
The device may be used independently or by a parent or care giver. Adult supervision is always recommended until the child is successful at spraying the nose independently.
• Start by bending the tubing of the Kids Mist device to a 45 - 90 degree angle.
• Place multiple sprays in each nostril, followed by blowing the nose.
• Repeat these steps until the nose is clear.
• Children over the age of 7 years old, consider a nasal saline wash using a Neti Pot or Squeeze®
bottle, in addition to the nasal saline spray.
When is the SinuCleanse® Neti Pot or Squeeze® bottle appropriate for children?
• A nasal wash uses a higher volume of nasal saline that is rinsed through the nose using a
Neti Pot or Squeeze® bottle.
• A nasal wash may be tried when your child is able to blow the nose effectively and is interested
in trying something other than the spray.
• Adult supervision is recommended when using a Neti Pot or Squeeze® bottle with children.
• Begin by using smaller amounts of nasal saline to rinse the nose, then gradually work up to
rinsing a Neti Pot or Squeeze® bottle through each side of the nose.